August is full of things to pack your schedule with to make the most of the dwindling days of summer. Here are 10 events that we think are fun and tasty for you to hit up before summer ends.
EAT YOUR CITY RESTAURANT WEEK
Eat Your City Restaurant Week is the perfect week to fill your belly up with great meals and deals from participating restaurants throughout Windsor-Essex. Get yourself a 3-course meal starting at $13 and maybe try a restaurant you’ve been itching to taste. Visit eatyourcity.windsoreats.com for more information.
HEAR & NOW
This is Part 4 in the Hear + Now Concert Series put on by 939 The River and AM800. Head to GL Heritage Brewing Company at 7:00pm for a fun Friday night filled with delicious craft beer and a free show with local indie band Foxhart Fishman!
MILL STREET MARKET
The Mill St. Market has been a huge hit in the town of Leamington this summer, drawing thousands of folks each month to enjoy food, drink music and handcrafted items.
Speaking of drinks, WindsorEats will be there with our Traveller serving up some mojitos to keep you refreshed throughout the night.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
August 9 & 23
If you haven’t been on a Friday Night Lights yet, what are you waiting for? They’re a fun, social event that draws hundreds of colourfully lit cyclists each ride. Along the secret, ever changing route, you’ll visit 3 establishments making this one of the most unique pub crawls you’ll ever go on.
Get your tickets in advance for only $5.
If you love whisky, you don’t want to miss out on the Whiskytown Festival. There will be over 50 different whiskies available to try, including hard to find selections like the Canadian Club 41 Year Old. In fact, we’ve even been able to secure the last bottles of the Woodford Reserve Cherry Wood Smoked Bourbon currently available in Ontario.
There will also be whisky-based cocktails and an exclusive whisky infused imperial stout available from The Grove Brew House.
Tickets are $30 and include 5 tokens. It’s a small, boutique festival so we recommend purchasing your tickets ASAP.
A fun event for all, Windsor’s Pride Fest will fill Lanspeary Park and Ottawa Street with activity.
The “Queens Of Pride” takes place in the park on August 11.It’s 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.
ST. ANGELA MERICI FESTIVAL
You may think of it as solely a religious festival, but, it’s so much more. Just the experience of witnessing an old world procession down the street, carrying a statue, will give you the feeling of being in a small, Italian village. Throw in traditional Italian cuisine cooked up by the Nonna’s themselves, a Scoppa (Italian cards game) and street soccer tournament and more, it really makes the festival more than just about the church and enjoyable for everyone.
Meet at Point Pelee’s famous Marsh Boardwalk for 8:30pm for a serene experience.
Enjoy a warm summer evening under the light of the moon on a moonlight paddle through the marsh. Bring your own canoe or kayak, rent a canoe from the Friends of Point Pelee or reserve a spot on the freighter canoe.
Pre-registration is required.
To reserve a kayak, please call Pelee Wings Paddlesports at 519-326-5193, fees apply.
To reserve a spot on the freighter canoe, call the park at 519-322-2365 ext 0. Space is limited, register early. Freighter canoe fee: $14.60/per person plus admission.
To reserve a canoe call the Friends of Point Pelee at 519-326-6173.
VEGAN SUMMER BBQ
Before summer ends, enjoy the backyard and patio at Rino’s Kitchen with their popular Vegan BBQ. Reservations are strongly encouraged as their vegan nights have sold out in the past.
WINE TRAIL RIDE
Take a ride on the only local, provincial and national award winning cycling tour in Windsor-Essex wine country. Not only will you enjoy a leisurely, scenic ride on your way to sample four wineries, you’ll also indulge in a progressive meal. Tickets for the Wine Trail Ride are $135 per person and include bicycle, wine samples, meal and a guide.