Checking out graffiti in Windsor, Ontario.

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Windsor-Essex


Love cars? The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association is bringing cruisers together for its 5th Ouellette Car Cruise.

This year’s event, taking place August 14, 2020, will look different from past years due to COVID-19. Instead of gathering at Riverfront Festival Plaza as in year’s past, drivers will gather at 5:30pm on August 14 on Riverside Drive, between Goyeau and Glengarry, and must remain in their vehicles.

The cruise will begin at 6:00pm and circuit south on Ouellette Avenue to Tecumseh Road East, east to Pillette Street and north to Riverside Drive.

A veritable feast for the eyes, the Ouellette Car Cruise brings vintage, classic, custom, collector, retro and special interest vehicles, street rods and muscle cars on a slow roll through the downtown core for all to see. Car enthusiasts and families alike will enjoy the parade-style event. It is asked that all attendees to please observe physical distancing and be respectful of downtown businesses and their restrictions during the cruise.



Who doesn’t love a good party? Bring your social circle out to Frank Brewing Co.‘s Parking Lot Party. In addition to an expanded patio, there will be live music from Colton Summers and delicious eats by Butchers on the Block.

There’s no admission to get in, they just ask you follow these simple rules:

  • sanitize hands when you arrive.
  • fill out a sign in sheet for your household (given out by our servers)
  • wear a mask when going inside
  • no table jumping! Stick to the awesome people you arrived with



Get yourself reacquainted with nature, take a walk on the boardwalk or go be the most southern person on mainland Canada by standing at the tip. There are trails to wander and, since it’s Canada’s most ecologically diverse national park, plenty of nature to see. Bicycle rentals are also available to make use of their trails.

WindsorEats will also be at the Northwest Beach serving up refreshing mocktails to enjoy while taking in the sun.

We recommend reading the 10 things we love to see and do at Point Pelee National Park to get you inspired.



There aren’t many activities that you’re actually able to go out and do right now, which makes going on a Wine Trail Ride that much more exciting and fun than it already is. You’ll taste at least 14 different wines and have a progressive feast along the way as you visit local wineries on a leisurely roll through the countryside. Plus, just look at the pure joy on the faces in the photo above. Don’t you want that to be you?



This week, WindsorEats announced a new bicycle tour exploring Windsor, Ontario’s, dynamic urban art while also getting down and dirty creating your own masterpiece.

Artists from around the world have created artwork within the city. The Urban Gallery bike tour will take you through the streets and alleys of Windsor and share the many ways artists used the urban landscape as their canvas.

Guests can than use some of the art they’ve seen as inspiration as they meet up with artists from The Art Lab as they guide you through your own splatter art session. You’ll even be able to bring our artwork home!

The tour breaks from WindsorEats’ traditional offerings as there is no food or drink involved, but is instead focusing solely on the art and culture scene within the city. It’ll begin at 9:00am each Saturday.

While the 13km tour is open to all ages, all guests will need to be required to safely ride with the group on public roadways.

Tickets can now be purchased online.


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