Summer in the City
With Ontario finally moving into Stage 3 of it’s reopening plan, we know that you’re ready to get out of your home and into the summer. We’ve put together a locals guide to some amazing activities, and events going on in Windsor Ontario, so that you can make Summer 2021 the best summer yet!
#1. Downtown Farmers Market
At the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market you’ll find farm fresh fruit, vegetables, produce and unique artisan food products from the best our area has to offer! Located at the corner of Pelissier St. &, Maiden Ln W., every Saturday from 8am – 1pm.
For more information, a list of vendors, and info on parking check out their website!
#3. Malden Park Hiking & Bike Trails
This 175-acre park features the highest hill in Essex County and some of the best views of Windsor. Naturalized biking and cycling trails wind up and down the hills and through paved and wood-chipped trails. Featuring a concert area, reception centre, various picnic spots, and a dog park – there is something for the whole family at Malden Park!
Cost is FREE. For more details on the park, visit their website. For hiking routes click here!
#5. Tune Up the Parks
Most annual festivals were either cancelled, or moved online for the 2021 season. However, “Tune Up the Parks” is going on every Monday in Colchester Park and every Wednesday at Heritage Gardens. The concerts kicks off at 7pm.
For more information and details on performers check out their website!
#7. Shop the Olde Walkerville Neighbourhood
Walkerville is one of the most unique neighbourhoods you’ll find in Canada, with a rich history steeped in the rollicking days of smugglers during Prohibition, the birth of the auto industry, and many “firsts” for a model 19th town.Unique shops, boutiques and restaurants line these streets, inviting a leisurely stroll with shopping and an excellent dining experience.
Check out the local business listings and plan your visit today!
#9. Visit Windsor's Sculpture Park
Located primarily along the waterfront trail downtown, open year-round, and completely FREE! The Windsor Sculpture Park is a museum without walls, a unique park showcasing more than 31 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists.
For more information and additional locations visit the sculpture park website!
#2. WIFF Under the Stars
Windsor International Film Festival is hosting an outdoor screening event July 23 – 25. WIFF is transforming Charles Clark Square into an outdoor cinema! With a state-of-the-art LED screen, and sound that will fill the square, they are bringing a slate of great movies to watch Under the Stars. Cost is FREE but registration is necessary. Register on their website here!
#4. Bird Electric Scooters
Take a ride on a Bird Electric Scooter. This pilot program came to Windsor at the beginning of May 2021 and offers electric scooters for rent at various points throughout the city. If you rent one of these fun scooters please ensure that you are following all of their safety rules and stay off of the sidewalks!
More information can be found on their app which you can download here!
#6. Explore a Craft Brewery
Did you know that Windsor Essex is home to 12 craft breweries, with 6 located in the City of Windsor? Most have sampling, tours, and experiences avaialable! Make sure you check in advance due to COVID restrictions and capacities.
Check out Windsor Essex Tourism’s website here for all 12 locations!
#8. Cool Down at Dari de Lite
Unique to and only available in Windsor, Dari de Lite is now in its 50th season! Known by many as the city’s best soft-serve ice cream it is definitey worth checking this local business out. Be preapred to wait as there is often a line-up, but don’t worry it moves fast!
For location and business information check out their Facebook page here!
#10. Stroll through Devonshire Mall
If you want to beat the heat indoors, be sure to check out Devonshire Mall. Built in 1970 at the location of the former Devonshire Raceway, a horse racing track, that had existed since 1935. It hosts a vareity of retail stores, a food court, and a Cineplex theatre.
For store listings, hours, and promotions check out their website!
850 Wyandotte St W.