WindsorEats is throwing a celebration that’s all things Windsor, Ontario!

On May 18-19, 2024, the 519 Day Party will include live local music, special cocktail menus featuring local beverages, local artists and vendors, and of course, local food!

So, what’s in store for this celebration of Windsor? Here’s a look at our Ultimate Guide To 2024’s 519 Day, a complete breakdown of what to expect when you attend:

Where & When Does It Take Place?

The 519 Day Party takes place at WindsorEats, located at 400 Erie Street East from 2pm to 11pm on Saturday, May 18, and from 2pm to 8pm on Sunday, May 19.

Is It Really Free To Attend? Really?

Yes! All guests can attend the event for free and it’s also open to families and pets.

What Will There Be To Eat?


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There will be 3 main food vendors at 519 Day serving up some delicious eats. First, our resident food truck, Rico Taco will be serving up Mexican food, including the incredible birria tacos that they were the first to introduce to Windsor.

Next up, Frylicious will be serving some amazing sandwiches (try the steak sandwich!) and poutines.

Finally, we’ll also have Kaeru Snack Bar serving up Japanese street food from Windsor’s newest food truck.

There Will Be Local Artists!


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With artwork lined up all down our alleyway, we’ll be welcoming some local artists who’ll be setting up shop, showcasing and their creations on site.

Current vendors include:

  • Denial will be setting up and selling his artwork
  • Brand Dead is offering their Windsor themed clothing and gifts
  • Shane Wright will be on site with his artwork

Will There Be Live Music


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Duh! Not only will we be having live music playing, but, we’re making sure it’ll be Windsor-themed all night long.

On Saturday, Max Marshall will be hitting the stage from 3pm to 5pm. He’ll be followed by Ryan Yoker from 530pm to 8pm, before the night finishes with Andrew MacLeod from 8pm to 10pm.

On Sunday, will see Ryan Yoker return from 2pm to 5pm.

Get A Windsor-Themed Tattoo, For Realsies

You read that right! Get flash Windsor-themed tattoos on site. Tattoo artist Heather Thibert is returning and will be set up on site offering real black and white Windsor-themed flash tattoos to any guests brave enough to get one. You’ll be able to choose a slice of pizza, a feather hat, a 519, and more and be able to show off your Windsor pride to all.

Cocktails Inspired By Windsorites

We’re making some cocktails that are inspired by some pretty awesome Windsorites that inspire us!

The Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris is the organizer of the Jane’s Walk Windsor-Essex and does so much more for the community. When she told us she’s on a current Tom Collins kick and a fan of pineapple, we made a Pineapple Mint Collins to commemorate her.

The Rich Garton

CTV Windsor journalist Rich has a penchant for tequila and Mexican flavours, but we also knows a good journalist needs a lot of coffee to keep them going. So we combined the two and made a Latin inspired, “espresso martini”. Only thing is, it’s better than that.

The Lisa Williams

Lisa’s voice is synonymous with mornings in Windsor on AM800. When she’s not drinking wine, she gravitates towards margaritas so we made her a Jalapeno Strawberry. Margarita that represents her sweetness as well as the spiciness she sometimes shows her co-host, Mike Kakuk.

The Renaldo Agostino

Councillor Agostino burst onto Windsor city council like a bull in a China shop trying (successfully) to make change for his constituents. He doesn’t have time to sit in one place for fancy drinks. It’s a shot of Lot 40 rye whisky.



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That’s right. The WindsorEats location has been gaining a reputation for making some pretty kickass margaritas, so we’re utilizing our mobile bar, The Traveller, for a patio bar that will only serve our 4 margaritas and margarita flights that night.

Just remember, our flights are popular and limited. Even with lots of actual flight bases, sometimes there’s a wait as all of them are out to customers.