Pride Festival Event Schedule

07
Aug
2019

Pride Flag Raising

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:00 pm
Free
Pride Flag Raising In celebration of 2019 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, you are invited to join us for the annual tradition that kicks off our festival each year. This symbolic ceremony brings to light why our annual festival of diversity is so important to the LBTQ2S+ community. The ceremony begins at City Hall Square to celebrate the official opening of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest weekend as the Canadian National Anthem is performed by Adam Berga. Join Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Board of Directors, local dignitaries, community leaders, allies, supporters, and our LGBTQ2S+ community as we come together to show support for this important community, cultural and tourist attraction in Windsor and Essex county.
08
Aug
2019

Pride Bowling

Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:15 pm
Free
Pride Bowling It's time to dust off those old bowling shoes, shine up that ball and head on down to Rosebowl Lanes for the annual PRIDE FEST BOWLING NIGHT!
09
Aug
2019

Unplugged

Friday, August 9, 2019 5:00 pm - Saturday, August 10, 2019
$5.00
Unplugged

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest presents "UNPLUGGED". Hosted by 93.9FM’s own Greg Gynp, exciting live bands that will be performing on stage include Windsor’s own Bigg Wiggle, Tara Watts and The Litsters and also featuring all the way from New York, we present New Fame. 

The event will also feature a cash bar, food and merchant vendors and much more. Over 30+ vendors will have everything from apparel to gifts, art to food and beverage.

10
Aug
2019

Pride Saturday Marketplace

Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:00 am -7:00 pm
Free
Pride Saturday Marketplace Windsor-Essex Pride Fest will host ‘SATURDAY MARKETPLACE” as part of its annual festival in August. The event will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 with over 35+ merchant booths full of unique products / food & beverage sold by individual vendors. Kids Zone play area featuring the Home Depot craft area, arts tent, inflatable bouncy castle, golf and face painting. This event will be hosted by Tony Coates and will feature live entertainment from Christian Vegh, Mae James, Tartan Army, Strange Cats, David Faulkner and many more. Donations for the event will be accepted and will benefit the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and its year round social/recreational programming.
10
Aug
2019

Queens of Pride

Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:00 pm - Sunday, August 11, 2019
General Admission: $10 / VIP: $35
Queens of Pride

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest presents "Queens Of Pride". Hosted by 93.9FM The River’s Dan MacDonald, 

A fantastic ensemble featuring Ru Paul’s Drag Race headliners Morgan McMichaels from Season 2 and All Stars Season 3 and Darienne Lake of Season 6. Also featuring DJ Kevin Bailey dishing out the mixes and special performances from a ton of queens including Jezabel Bardot (Toronto), Imarra (Toronto), BOA (Toronto), Dotty Dangerfield (Toronto), Eve Summers (Toronto), Roxy Rhymes (London), Hawaii Goodvibes (Windsor) and Chanel (Windsor) and much more.

The event will also feature a cash bar, food and merchant vendor marketplace, activities and much more. Over 30+ vendors will have everything from apparel to gifts, art to food and beverage.

10
Aug
2019

Glitterball

Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:30 pm - Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:00 am
$5 online / $8 door
Glitterball The 3rd annual Glitterball will take place Saturday, August 11 at 10:30pm at Rockstar Music Hall with two floors of music and entertainment. We welcome you to join us for what promises to be a liberating night to celebrate all things queer in Windsor-Essex. Come and feast your eyes on a world of glitter and sparkly surprises hosted by your MC’s Juicebox and Mel Lucier. Expect a diverse mix of music from DJ Josh Karmin and DJ Mankind as well as special performances from Dotty Dangerfield, Matt Eldracher, Rosalind St. Pixel, Elixia an Viva The Vamp. Tickets are $5 in advance (online only) or $8 at the door. This is a 19+ event.
11
Aug
2019

Windsor-Essex Pride Parade

Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Free
Windsor-Essex Pride Parade

Celebrating its 27th year, our annual Parade will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 11:00am beginning at Ottawa Street and Argyle Road, proceeding down Ottawa Street to Lanspeary Park near Langlois Avenue. The parade and festival have traditionally been attended by the LGBTIQ2S community and their allies from Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. This year’s festival focuses on bringing all different segments and groups together to celebrate the accomplishments we have made in the Windsor-Essex region and Canada as a whole.

11
Aug
2019

Pride Day & Market Place

Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Pride Day & Market Place

After the parade, join Detroit, Michigan’s own Sabin as the official Master of Ceremonies for Pride Day!

The day will have special presentations of " FOOTLOOSE" by Art Collective Theatre, dance performances by Cathy’s Dance Studio. Featuring exciting artists such as the Sarah Smith Band, Nikki & The Dirty Elizabeths and Carly Thomas, special drag performances by Ariel Attack, BOA, Disco Jesus, Geena Hayze, Hawaii Goodvibes and Juicebox and rapping up the day with mixes by our own DJ Mankind. The event will also feature a cash bar, food and merchant vendor marketplace, activities and much more. Over 35+ vendors will have everything from apparel to gifts, art to food and beverage. A donation of $2.00 at the gate would be greatly appreciated by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest to help fund the cost of the event.

 
 
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Windsor Essex Pride Fest

Phone: (226) 348-3378
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