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2020 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest COVID-19 Update

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest recognizes that the safety and wellbeing of members of the LGBTQ2S+ community remains our number one priority. During these difficult times we know many people in our community, and beyond, are looking for support and guidance. Windsor-Essex Pride Fest celebrations have always been a place of love, allyship and compassion, and we are confident that this year will be no different.

Since the declaration of the pandemic in March, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest has been working closely with local officials on developing a path forward for the annual festival, while adhering to all public health guidelines. After many months, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest reached a decision to deliver this year’s Pride virtually and even though we are unable to celebrate in person this year, we’re looking forward to bringing everyone together online, through a series of exciting virtual Pride Fest events.

The virtual festival will take place from August 22 – 23, and will feature both local and international talent. Festival favourites such as the official Flag Raising, Speaker Series, Entertainment and of course the Parade, will be delivered in new and innovative ways.

Stay tuned for more details on the timing and programming of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest being released in the coming weeks.