The weather forecast is looking absolutely gorgeous for this upcoming weekend. Get out there and enjoy it with these events taking place throughout the region:
MILL ST. NIGHT MARKET
Friday, June 7
The Town of Leamington will hosting their Mill St. Night Market. The first market in May was such a huge success and we expect the streets to be packed full this Friday.
If you haven’t heard, Mill Street in Leamington has been going through a revitalization and will be the location for new night markets, officially known as the Mill St. Night Market. It gets transformed into an awesome people space. The markets will be held once monthly from May through November from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
The Mill St. Night Market will feature delicious street food, handcrafted items, vintage clothing and antiques, craft beer and cocktails, local wine and music. They’ll be free for the public to attend and open to all ages.
Speaking of eats. WindsorEats will be on hand serving up some deliciousness. WindsorEats will be serving up our Elotes. Elotes are Mexican street corn.
SUNSET PADDLE AT POINT PELEE
Friday, June 7
We’re incredibly lucky to have Point Pelee National Park just minutes away from the city. So when they host special events like their Sunset Paddle, you absolutely need to take advantage of it.
Have you ever wanted to enjoy a paddle of the marsh at night? Here’s your chance. Join Pelee Wings Paddlesports for an evening paddle through the marsh and explore it like few others have.
Paddling not thing? Join park staff for a stroll around the boardwalk and learn how we study the natural world after dark. You’ll have the chance to become part of our Marsh monitoring program and hear just how active the marsh is at night.
The fun begins at the Marsh Boardwalk at 8:30pm. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a kayak, please call Pelee Wings Paddlesports at 519-326-5193.
LIVE OUTDOOR VIEWING OF NBA FINALS
Friday, June 7
If you’re a big basketball fan, are rootin’ for Canada or just love being in large, excited crowds, you’ll want to head to downtown Windsor on Friday for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Join the Toronto Raptors faithful at Jurassic “Clark” Windsor and cheer on Canada’s team at Canada’s first line of defense in downtown Windsor. It is one of only 10 sanctioned outdoor screenings in Canada for the NBA Finals.
Gates open at 7pm for this free all ages event.
Food concessions and a licensed bar will be available. Guests are welcome to bring along blankets and folding chairs.
Organizers are suggesting that attendees make their way to Jurassic Park Windsor at 7:00pm and encourage everyone to visit and support establishments in the downtown core as a lead-up to tip off at 9:00pm.
WINE TRAIL RIDE
Saturday, June 8
Meander through the farmlands along the Lake Erie coastline a la bicyclette and fall in love with Canada’s southernmost region on our award winning Wine Trail Ride.
Our friendly guide will lead you to enjoy world-class wines at Essex Pelee Island Coast wineries.
We’ll roll through the scenic, flat countryside at a leisurely pace and take in the sights, sounds and smells of a burgeoning wine appellation.
The rides were named the Best Culinary Tourism Experience in Ontario and the Innovator of the Year for the Canadian tourism industry. WindsorEats was also named the best tour company in Windsor-Essex and best small-medium sized tourism business in Canada.
Guests will enjoy tastings at 4 wineries in the Essex Pelee Island Coast, indulge in a progressive meal at stops along the ride, take in a scenic cycle along county roads all while having an experienced cycle guide ride along with the group.
Cost is $135 per person and includes all wine, food and bicycle rental.
FREE WINDSOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and sunscreen as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra hosts two free outdoor concerts this weekend.
First, the WSO Brass Quintet will be at the Heritage Gardens in Essex on Saturday at 7:00pm. On Sunday, the quintet will then be doing a 7:00pm performance in the Windsor Sculpture Garden in Windsor along the riverfront.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CRAWFISH BOIL
Sunday, June 9
Love crawfish? Love sitting on a patio? Love being gluttonous? If you fancy any or all 3 of those things, you should head to Nola’s this Sunday.
The New Orleans-style restaurant is hosting an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil for only $40 per person.