EVENT CALENDAR - Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island



EVENT CALENDAR - Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
Kingsville Fantasy of Lights
The Wedding Odyssey
Through the winter months, Lakeside Park in Kingsville
is magically transformed in to a sea of colorful
As one of the largest running trade shows south of
Toronto, you will be sure to find all you need to plan
the perfect wedding.
Open daily, Free admission
519.733.2123, www.fantasyoflights.ca
Lakeside Park – 315 Queen St, Kingsville
10am – 5 pm, Fashion shows 12:30 pm & 3 pm,
$10 admission
519.978.9477, www.weddingodysssey.ca
Ciociaro Club – 3745 N Talbot Rd Oldcastle ON
Saturday November 21, 2015 to Friday January 08, 2016
Harlem Globetrotters
Saturday January 09, 2016 to Sunday January 10, 2016
Friday January 01, 2016
Winter Bites Restaurant Week
A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge
of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry,
basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family
entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.
It’s time to give winter a kick! Diners can indulge in a
3-course meal from only $10-$35!
2:00 pm, $19.50 – $83.50
519.974.7979 ext 4681, www.wfcu-centre.com
WFCU Centre – 8787 McHugh St, Windsor
Monday January 11, 2016 to Sunday January 17, 2016
519.982.5212, www.windsoreats.com/winterbites
Various locations in Windsor-Essex
Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour
Saturday January 02, 2016
Take a jaunt with us through historic Old Walkerville,
learning about its architecture as well as some well
known and not so well known tales associated with
the neighbourhood. With a resurgence of interest
in the Canadian Club brand, guests can learn all
about a history of smuggling and gangsters during
prohibition from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Frost 2016 featuring Aaron Pritchett
Friday January 15, 2016
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, $50/per person (Advance
purchase only)
519.982.5212, www.windsoreats.com
Canadian Club Brand Centre – 2072 Riverside Dr. E,
Freez’n: A Live Concert Based on the
Movie Frozen
Saturday January 09, 2016
Take a trip to the snowy heights of Arendel and get
lost in a whirlwind of song, dance and snow. Sing
along with Anna, Elsa, Sven, and Olaf. Dance with a
snowman and learn to cast icy spells. All in support of
the Autism Ontario Windsor Essex.
1:30 pm; $25 in advance, $30 at door
St. Thomas of Villanova Festival Theatre – 2800 County
Road 8, LaSalle
Acclaimed for bringing “rock energy” to “country
audiences”, Pritchett’s passion and intensity for his
art overflows on stage and spills into his unwavering
dedication to his fans.
8 pm, $25/adult, $15/Student (plus fees)
519.252.6579, www.chryslertheatre.com/events
Chrysler Theatre – 201 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor
Eddie Money & Starship
Saturday January 16, 2016
Rock out to Top 40 hits including Grammy nominated
“Take Me Home Tonight,” “I Wanna Go Back” and
more! Also performing is one of the world’s most
iconic 80s rock bands Starship featuring Mickey
Thomas. Featuring “We Built this City” and “Sara”.
9 pm, $20 & up
519.258.7878, www.caesarswindsor.com
Caesars Windsor Colosseum – 377 Riverside Dr. E,
Winter Celebration
Hallam Observatory Open House
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show
Join the University
of Windsor School
of Creative Art
and the Windsor
Orchestra for
a fundraising
evening including
a reception and
concert featuring
the WSO and
selected SoCA Alumni soloists!
The Hallam Observatory is open to the general
public one evening every month. If the skies are
clear we provide a naked eye sky tour of the stars
and constellations and use the telescope to view the
Moon and any planets that may be visible at that
time, as well as some deep sky objects. Please note
that this event is weather permitting.
Sing, clap, and laugh
along as you are taken
on a high-energy
musical journey from
coast to coast. Dinner
includes bread, soup,
salad, entree, and
Saturday January 16, 2016
Reception 7 PM, Concert 8 PM, $20/Adults, $10/
519.253.3000 x4212, www1.uwindsor.ca/soca
The Capitol Theatre – 121 University Avenue West,
Wedding Extravaganza – The Big One
Saturday January 16, 2016 to Sunday January 17, 2016
This is the largest wedding show in Southern Ontario
and one of the longest established wedding shows in
Canada. See over 200 wedding suppliers to plan your
wedding from start to finish.
10 am – 5 pm, $12 or $45 wedding party special
Caboto Club – 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor
4 Plus 4
Saturday January 16, 2016
Come on out for a race series with courses that will
shake up your routine with old school single track dirt
trails, mud, branches, streams, and much more. All
events are 8 km in distance this year.
10 am, $15
Little River Park – 8555 Little River Road, Windsor
Dreamclimb 2016
Saturday January 16, 2016 to Sunday January 17, 2016
Climb thirteen floors in the Chrysler building to raise
money for the Neuroscience program at the Oullette
Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital.
10 am
519.254.5577. x 32539, www.raceroster.com
Chrysler Building – 1 Riverside Drive West, Windsor
Saturday January 16, 2016
7 pm, Free admission
519.984.3572, www.rascwindsor.com
3989 South Middle Rd., Comber
Ianni Scholarship Competition
Sunday January 17, 2016
“The Original Canadian Idol”, this special concert
features solo performances by top University of
Windsor School of Creative Arts student musicians
competing for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship.
2:30 pm, $10/Adults, $5/Students
519.253.3000 x4212, www1.uwindsor.ca/soca
Heritage Room, Assumption Hall -400 Huron Church
Rd, Windsor (tentative venue)
Dancing With the Stars Live!
Friday January 22, 2016
Performing two ALL AGES shows! Dancing with the
Stars: Live! is taking its all new production on the road
giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars
dance live in their hometowns. The ‘Dance All Night
Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to
43 cities across America.
4 pm & 9 pm, $35 & up
519.258.7878, www.caesarswindsor.com
Caesars Windsor Colosseum – 377 Riverside Dr. E,
Saturday January 23, 2016
7 pm, $55
519.252.6579, www.
St. Clair Centre for the
Arts – 201 Riverside
Drive W, Windsor ON
The Princess Ball
Saturday January 23, 2016
A scrumptious princess luncheon followed by
entertainment, hair and make-up stations, dancing
with princesses and princes, raffle, silent auction,
photos, and many more magical activities!
12pm – 4pm, Tickets: $50 per person
Facebook: The Princess Ball Essex Kent Chapter
Ciociaro Club – 3745 N Talbot, Maidstone, ON
The Best of The Second City
Saturday January 23, 2016
Spend an evening laughing with The Second
City as they present their favourite and most
hilarious sketches from recent critically-acclaimed
productions, timeless comedy classics, and
uncensored improvisations.
8 pm, tickets starting at $25
519.252.6579, www.chryslertheatre.com
Chrysler Theatre – 201 Riverside Drive W, Windsor ON
Jeffrey Price Trio Recital
Sunday January 24, 2016
Join this University of Windsor School of Creative Arts
Trio for their music recital.
2:30 PM, $15/Adults, $5/Students
519.253.3000 x4212,
Heritage Room, Assumption Hall – 400 Huron Church
Rd, Windsor (tentative venue)
Vance Joy
Monday January 25, 2016
Owl Prowl
Performing an ALL AGES with special guests Reuben
and the Dark. Singer-songwriter of Top 40 hit song
“Riptide,” Vance Joy. Hear one of this year’s hottest
new artists with solo performances of his latest release
“Fire and the Flood,” “Great Summer,” “Georgia” and
Friday January 29, 2016 to Saturday January 30, 2016
Wondering what the owls of Point Pelee National Park
are up to? Discover who, who, who’s out there on
an evening adventure with a park interpreter. Enjoy
the fresh winter air, the peacefulness and dark skies.
Bring the whole family to this invigorating nighttime
8 pm, Tickets start at $20
1.800.991.7777 / 519.258.7878,
Caesars Windsor Colosseum –
377 Riverside Dr. E, Windsor ON
Friday 7 pm, Saturday 7 pm and 9 pm, $14.70 Family/
Group admission
519.322.2365 Ext. 0, www.pc.gc.ca/pelee
Point Pelee National Park -1118 Point Pelee Drive,
Leamington, Ontario
A Luncheon with
Andrew Fass
Dale’s Last Friday Coffee House
Wednesday January 27, 2016
Enjoy lunch with Author Andrew Fass of the popular
book “The Bully’s Trap – Bullying in the Workplace”.
Andrew is a management advisor specializing
in organizational transformations and cultural
11:30 am – 1:30 pm; $35
519.252.6579, www.chryslertheatre.com
St Clair Centre for the Arts – 201 Riverside Drive W.,
Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday January 28, 2016 to Sunday January 31, 2016
Cardinal Music Productions and Korda Artistic
Productions present this award-winning horror rock
musical that tells the story of a hapless florist shop
worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood
and flesh.
Friday January 29, 2016
Come out for a great night of acoustic music,
refreshments and community. Artist CDs are available
at the concert.
7 pm, No Cover Charge ($5 donation)
519.326.8805, www.banktheatre.com
The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place – 10 Erie Street
South, Leamington ON
2 pm, Free
519.977.0013, www.agw.ca
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Drive West,
The Love Boat T2B Gala 19
Saturday January 30, 2016
Help your community and enjoy a memorable night
filled with exceptional entertainment, an appetizer
reception with Hors d’ouevrs from many wonderful
and generous local restaurants, a gourmet dinner,
live and silent auction and a cocktail lounge to be
enjoyed throughout the entire evening.
5:30 pm; $150 pp or $2,500 for corporate table of 10
519.944.5143, T2B Gala 19
Ciociaro Club Windsor – 3745 North Talbot Road,
Opening reception for Winter exhibitions. Enjoy live
music, chatting with artists and curators and a cash
bar. Fridays Live! is a contemporary urban scene with
its thumb on the pulse of creativity.
7 pm – 10 pm, $10 (Free to AGW members)
519.977.0013, www.agw.ca
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Drive West,
An Experiment with an Air Pump
The brilliance and vocal lyricism of Puccini perfectly
meet the orchestra in an outpouring of emotion that
moves to tears and can not be ignored.
Wed – Sat 8 pm, Sat & Sun 2 pm; $21/Adult
519.253.3000 x2808, www.UniversityPlayers.com
Essex Hall Theatre – 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor
Join us for this ongoing series of exciting discussions
with international, national and regional artists,
curators and special guests.
Friday January 29, 2016
La Bohème in Concert
In 1799, on the eve of a new century, a Northern
English house buzzes with scientific experiments,
furtive romances, and farcical amateur dramatics.
Saturday January 30, 2016
Fridays Live!
Thurs, Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sunday 4 pm, $20
519.944.5800, www.kordazone.com
The KordaZone Theatre – 2520 Seminole St, Windsor
Friday January 29, 2016 to Sunday January 31, 2016
Exhibition Panel Discussion
Saturday January 30, 2016
8:00 pm, Pre – concert talk 7:00 pm, Adult/$40 and
up, Child/$14
519.973.1238, www.windsorsymphony.com
The Capitol Theatre – 121 University Ave W. Windsor
Laugh Out Loud A-Thon
Saturday January 30, 2016
A silly fundraiser with great health benefits!
Participants are encouraged to collect laughter
pledges to support the Alzheimer Society of Windsor
& Essex County.
10:30 am – 11:30 am, $25 Registration Fee or collect a
minimum of $50 in laughter pledges
519.974.2220 ext. 237, www.alzheimer.ca/en/
Devonshire Mall (in front of Hudson’s Bay) – 3100
Howard Ave, Windsor
Free For All Walls Project
Canadian Club Heritage Center
Fri & Sat: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm*
Sun: 12 pm & 2 pm
Closed Dec 24 - 25 & 30 - 31 for the Holidays
Guided tours of the Heritage Center
features 16th century Italian Renaissance
architecture, the making of Canadian
Club Whisky, the role this brand played
during the prohibition era from 1920
–1933, C.C. Speakeasy Lounge, a visit to
the Archives, and a formal whisky tasting.
$12/adult; $10/senior
519.973.9503 x204
2072 Riverside Dr. E, Windsor
*5 pm tour is a 45 min Prohibition Highlights Tour
Walkerville Brewery Tours
Tours begin in our Retail Shoppe, with an overview of
historical Walkerville, the contributions of the Walker
family, and a look at the brewing industry in Windsor/
Essex from the late 1800’s to today. At the brewery
you will view our 25HL brew house and learn about
the brewing process. Then, sample the available beer
in the Tap Room.
Sat: 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm & 5 pm, $7/adult (19+ only)
Tap Room and Shoppe hours:
Sun – Wed: 11 am – 6 pm, Thurs – Sat: 11 am – 7 pm
525 Argyle Rd, Windsor
Canadian Transportation Museum &
Heritage Village
Tues - Sun 9 am - 4 pm
The Museum showcases one of the finest collections
of antique, vintage and hot rod cars and trucks in
Canada South. The Village features over 20 heritage
buildings from the late 1700s up to the late 1920s.
Museum: $6/adult, Village: $7/adult ,
Package: $11/adult, Children & Family rates available
6155 Arner Townline, County Rd 23, Kingsville
An ongoing project where alleys are turning into
galleries as professional graffiti artists create wall
murals. Contact ARTCITE for locations.
Anytime, Free admission
Artcite Inc - 109 University Ave W, Windsor Tour the Ford City Murals
Self-Guided Tour
Explore the murals and fascinating auto history along
Drouillard Road. A self-guided Mural Tour booklet is
available at our Tourism Information Centres.
Free – Self-guided tour
Ford City BIA: Drouillard Rd (from Riverside Drive to the
north and Seminole St to the south), Windsor
The Art Gallery of Windsor
Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday’s in the Studio, 1 pm – 4 pm
Every Sunday
Hosted by local artists, this free workshop is open to all
ages and features a new art project each week!
Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection
From April 4 (ongoing)
This new collection exhibition will focus on three core
topics which support curriculum needs and visitor
interest: Portraiture and the Body; Form and Design
Through Abstraction; and Canadian Heritage and
the Land. The gallery will also include The Salon
Wall, a splendid reconstruction of salon-style display
dominantly profiling the Gallery’s pre-20th-century
painting collections, and the Moving Image Program.
Bonnie Devine: Treaty Robe, for Tecumseh
September 26, 2015 – January 10, 2016
An iconic sculpture by renowned installation artist
Bonnie Devine that will enlighten generations of
audiences in Windsor and Essex on the rich histories
and vibrant cultures of this region.
Raphaëlle de Groot: The Summit Meetings
October 3, 2015 – January 17, 2016
A large-scale installation by Montreal-based artist,
Raphaëlle de Groot, that stages gatherings of objects
from diverse sources and origins, presenting them as if
they were the protagonists of an important gathering
of leaders.
7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc
October 3, 2015 – January 17, 2016
This exhibit offers diverse audiences from the many
nations across Canada an unparalleled opportunity
to appreciate and engage with the work by one of
Canada’s most important early artist alliances—the
Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated (PNIAI).
Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective
October 21, 2016 – January 22, 2017
A career-review as proposed by this retrospective is a
timely undertaking to widen knowledge on Pelkey’s
contributions to contemporary photography.
Free admission
519.977.0013, www.agw.ca
401 Riverside Dr W, Windsor
Adventure Bay Family Waterpark
& Cannon Cove
Comedy Quarry Comedy Nights
Every Friday and Saturday
Soak up the fun with an ocean of awesome features:
5 giant waterslides (including Python, Whizzard and
Master Blaster), Flow Rider surf experience, wave
pool, Lazy River, Splash Zone, and much more. For
dry fun, Cannon Cove is a play place 3 levels high for
ages 3-12.
LOL! We are Windsor’s premiere comedy club, bringing
you the best atmosphere, talent, food & drink this side
of the Detroit River!
Weekdays (closed Wednesdays) 4 pm – 8 pm
Mondays & Fridays Early Bird** 10 am – 1 pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 8 pm
Cannon Cove Daily 9 am – 8 pm
Ottawa St, Windsor
Full Day: 42” and over/$23; Under 42”/$18
After 4 pm: 42” and over/$17; Under 42”/$14
Early Bird: 42” and over/$16; Under 42”/$11
Cannon Cove: $6/pp (1/2 price with waterpark tix)
**During early bird hours, only Lazy River, Splash Zone, Tot
Loch, and the Wave Pool will be in operation.
Windsor residents receive a $5 discount for the waterpark
519.974.2782, www.adventurebay.ca
401 Pitt St.W, Windsor
Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 pm & 10:30 pm, $15/per person
226.346.0646, www.comedyquarry.com
Comedy Quarry (lower level of Rockhead Pub) – 1444
Leo’s Komedy Korner
Leamington Fairgrounds – Old Gymnastics Bldg
Erie St N & Wilkinson Dr, Leamington
519.736.8269, www.komedykorner.com
Windsor Sportsmen Club
2401 Dougall Ave, Windsor
Kingsville Community Farmers’ Market
Windsor Spitfires Home Games
Various dates
The team has been thrilling hockey fans in Windsor
and Essex County with its exciting brand of Junior
hockey for over 35 years.
Windsor Express Home Games
Various dates
The club will try to make history in 2015-2016 to
become the only team in the NBL Canada to threepeat as champions!
A true tourism hot spot for all ages, Colasanti’s offers
retail plants, a Petting Farm, 18 hole indoor mini golf,
kiddie rides, bumper cars, inflatables, an arcade, a gift
shoppe, restaurant and more!
Mon – Thurs: 8 am – 5 pm, Fri – Sun: 8 am – 6 pm
Free admission
519.326.3287, www.colasanti.com
1550 Road 3 E, Kingsville
Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm(year round)
Located inside Windsor Sportsmen’s Club featuring
live stand up comedy.
Every Friday and Saturday
$22 Adult admission
1.866.969.9328, www.wfcu-centre.com
WFCU Centre – 8787 McHugh St, Windsor
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens
Leamington Farmers’ Market
7:30 pm, General admission tickets $5, Reserved
courtside tickets $10 (limited)
1.866.969.9328, www.wfcu-centre.com
WFCU Centre – 8787 McHugh St, Windsor
LCBO Classes – January 2016
Enliven the winter months with one of our many
inspired events. Our classes are a shortlist of what
makes cold weather special.
519.972.1772, www.lcbo.com
LCBO The Roundhouse Centre – 3165 Howard
Avenue, Windsor, ON
Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm(winter season)
23 Mill St W, Kingsville
EPIC Wine Country
Wineries of Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC)
Come uncork our passion! Meander along our Lake
Erie North Shore and visit any one of the almost 20
wineries to sample award-winning vintages. See, smell,
sip and savour robust reds, crisp whites and delicate
ice wines our region’s winemakers so diligently create.
Check out our wine route map and visit one of our
many events that celebrate food, wine and song.
Approximately 11 am – 5 pm
(hours and prices vary by winery)
Various locations, Essex County and Pelee Island