It’s the unofficial start of Summer: Art in the Park weekend.
The Walkerville neighbourhood will be filled with tens of thousands of people, walking the streets, taking in the many garage sales put on be the neighbourhood residents and just enjoying the company of friends and family.
Here are four suggestions to add to your Art in the Park to-do list this weekend to make it that much better:
1. Morning Stroll Walking Tour
Before you even go to the park on Saturday, take a walk with us as we wind you through historic Walkerville and experience behind-the-scene fun at some of our favourite food and drink establishments in this old company town. Find out for yourself why Walkerville was named of the Canada’s best neighbourhoods by This Old House magazine.
We’ll be visiting local favourites such as Salute Espresso Bar, Thyme to Go and The Willistead. Previous Morning Stroll tours have included participants learning how to pull the perfect espresso and making their own scones from scratch.
The tour begins in the early morning and takes place just a couple blocks from Art in the Park, leaving you plenty of time to take in the vendors.
2. Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market
Want to hit the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market and Art in the Park? You can! There will be a shuttle to take you to art festival from the market at 10:30am and then bring you back down to Charles Clark Square for 1:30pm.
3. Drinks of Walkerville walking tour
Not a morning person? The Drinks of Walkerville tour will start at 1:30pm on Saturday and celebrates what is unique and exceptional about where we live. Windsor has a vibrant and colourful history along an international border that many have no knowledge of. With a resurgence of interest in the Canadian Club brand through hit television programs Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, guests can learn all about a history of smuggling and gangsters during prohibition from a uniquely Canadian perspective, as well as the history of the company town, Walkerville.
Did we mention you’ll be sampling whiskey, beer and bourbon?
4. Self-guided Wine Trail Ride
Wanting to explore some more after Art in the Park? Head out to our wine country and go on a self-guided Wine Trail Ride.
Leave your car at North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, rent a bicycle and ride along the shore. We’ll provide you with a map and suggestions for unique points of interest along the way.
Cycle the shore! It’s really the best way to enjoy our region. Click here for more info.