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Heat event covers Windsor-Essex for the next few days

Heat event covers Windsor-Essex for the next few days

Heat warnings are in effect for most of Ontario Tuesday including Windsor-Essex.

The multi-day event is expected to last until Sunday with daytime high temperatures of 31 to 33 C with humidex values near 40.

Overnight lows near 21 degrees Celsius will provide little relief from the heat.

Tuesday: Clear early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 per cent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 32. Humidex 41. UV index 10 or very high.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of showers early this evening. Otherwise clear. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 23.

Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 70 per cent chance of showers late in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 32. Humidex 41. UV index 10 or very high.

Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 33.

Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 33.

Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 31.

Sunday: Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers. High 29.

Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 per cent chance of showers. High 30.

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Weekend preview: Windsor-Essex entertainment May 12-15

Weekend preview: Windsor-Essex entertainment May 12-15

Here’s a look at what’s happening in Windsor-Essex from May 12-15.


Multi-platinum artist, and multiple-time Juno Award Winner Avril Lavigne launches her first Canadian tour in over ten years with the “Bite Me Canada 2022” tour featuring special guests, grandson and Mod Sun.



Cost: $16

WIFF is back for round two at the Capitol Theatre from May 12-14. Four great films on tap.


121 University Ave

Windsor, ON Canada


The Windsor Classic Chorale will be hosting 3 virtual events from May 13 to May 14 during WCF 2022: a Conductors’ Circle for choral conductors and choir leaders; a vocal technique workshop open to all choral singers; and a streamed virtual concert showcase. All events are open to all, and free of charge.


Tour Times: Fridays 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Experience the story of Canadian whisky – from its vibrant history to the craftsmanship and process behind making it. Sample some of our award-winning whiskies (J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe, Lot No. 40 Rye Whisky, Pike Creek 10 Year | Rum Barrel Finish, J.P. Wiser’s 15 Year Old).


2072 Riverside Drive East, Building 20


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream.

To purchase tickets or for more ticket information contact the Chrysler Theatre Box Office 519-252-6579 | Toll Free: 800-387-9181



May 15 (2pm) live at Hillman Marshes (Essex Region Conservation Authority)

May 15 (7pm) live at Capitol Theatre Windsor

Marsh ticket includes the $6 entrance fee to the park and a donation to ERCA. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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List of summer festivals, fairs and events grows in Windsor-Essex

List of summer festivals, fairs and events grows in Windsor-Essex

After two “un-fair” summers in Windsor-Essex due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers say festivals, fairs and events are scheduled to return in full force this year.

Downtown Mini-ARTcrawl in Chatham

Friday, March 25

The Thames Art Gallery and ARTspace are bringing back the Mini-ARTcrawl after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The galleries along with Art and Heirloom Shoppe, William Street Cafe, and The Co., will host a festive evening of art and creativity in downtown Chatham.

Art in the Park

June 4-5

Art in the Park is held the first full weekend in June of each year and is the signature event that launches Windsor’s festival season. This event is one of Ontario’s largest outdoor arts and crafts shows, with exhibitors from all over Ontario and Quebec. The exhibitors display and retail their wares in booths set up around the 15.5 acres of gated grounds surrounding the beautiful and historic Willistead Manor in Walkerville in Windsor.

LaSalle Strawberry Festival

June 9-12

The 2022 Strawberry Festival will be held at the Vollmer Recreation Complex. The LaSalle Strawberry Festival Parade is held on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. on Front Road beginning at Old Front Road and ending at Sacred Heart Drive.

Windsor Summer Fest and Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2022

The 2022 Windsor Canada Day Parade presented in part by the Windsor Parade Corporation and Wyandotte Town Centre BIA is back. The parade will take place on Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m. on Wyandotte Street East between Devonshire Road and Aylmer Avenue.

Windsor Parade Corporation has begun discussions surrounding the Tug Boat Race, and they are looking for way to host the Windsor Riverfront Fireworks Party. According to a Facebook post on March 7, they do not have a confirmation from World’s Finest Shows if they will be taking part in Summer Fest or whether they will be staging the Midway separately from Summer Fest.

Tecumseh Centennial

July 2-4

The Town of Tecumseh will be hosting a centennial celebration instead of its annual corn festival next summer.

Town officials say resumption of the Tecumseh Corn Festival has been postponed until 2023 so the town can focus on a three-day centennial celebration next year.

A Mayor’s Task Force is making plans for the Town’s 100th anniversary celebration, which will be held July 2-4, 2022.

163rd Annual Comber Fair 

Aug. 5-7

The president’s message says 2020 was an “un-fair” year as COVID-19 restrictions shuttered events across the country. After a two-year hiatus, the Comber Fair is returning in 2022 at 6211-6213 McAllaster Street in Comber.

166th Annual Harrow Fair

Sept. 2-5

The Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society Fair has become a favorite end of summer event for Essex County and beyond. The fair was postponed for two years, but is now ramping up for 2022. The fairgrounds are at 134 McAffee Street.

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Weekend Preview: live events in Windsor-Essex March 10-13

Weekend Preview: live events in Windsor-Essex March 10-13

In-person events are returning full force to Windsor-Essex as COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits lift in the province.

Here’s a look at what’s happening March 10-13:

Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.

As part of the SRC’s career services portfolio, this talk will be centered around Arlene being a Dragon, being a female powerhouse in a largely male dominated realm. How she got to where she is and measuring success. She will be discussing career readiness, sharing expert knowledge and empowering students entering the workforce.

Tickets: Adults: $10+taxes & fees, St Clair College Students: $5+fees (Must show student card before entering the theatre).

Venue: Chrysler Theatre, 201 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor

Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh St., Windsor

Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13

“Bonfires & Beers” takes place every Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 p.m., weather permitting. No reservations are required; pits are available first come, first served. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and pets on a leash are welcome.

Venue: GL Heritage Brewing Company, 8728 Howard Avenue, Amherstburg

Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $7.95+tax

School of Rock Movie Night. Masks must be worn in all common areas of the Chrysler Theatre, including: the theater lobby, washrooms and inside the theatre.

Venue: Chrysler Theatre, 201 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor

Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13

Cost: $30


Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m.

Sunday 2 p.m.

Cardinal Music Productions Presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Living under the constant gaze of Archdeacon Frollo, hunchback Quasimodo yearns to leave the confines of his bell tower and join in the annual Feast of Fools. But when Quasimodo encounters the beautiful, free-spirited gypsy Esmeralda, he finds himself faced with danger – and possibility – greater than he could have ever imagined. Faced with the prospect of his world turning upside-down, Quasimodo must decide: is he strong enough to act and save the ones he truly loves?

Venue: Kordazone Theatre, 2520 Seminole St., Windsor

Friday, March 11, 8:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Cost: $12

Dueling Pianos is back at The Bull & Barrel. Come and experience the world famous Las Vegas Dueling Pianos Show in downtown Windsor. Reservations are required to attend. Enjoy a fun night out listening to two piano players belt out your favourite songs and requests from the last few decades.

This is a 19+ event. Admission is $12 per person (plus tax) and is added to your Food & Drink bill at the end of the event.

Venue: Bull & Barrel, 670 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, Ont.

Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WINPEX is the annual show of the Essex County Stamp Club. The show features 14 dealers selling and buying stamps. A free youth program features a scavenger hunt and free stamps for school aged children. At 2 p.m. there will be a youth presentation ‘How to Discover the World Through Stamp Collecting’. Everyone is welcome. Free admission. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

Venue: Giovanni Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.

Cost: see website for ticket purchase

Ball is back. Season ticket packages, six-game flex packs and single game tickets available now.

Venue: WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh St., Windsor

Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 13

Beethoven was considered an innovator of his time and created a total of nine symphonies. Over 200 years ago, in 1803 he premiered Symphony No.3, an unprecedented piece of music that expands the understanding of life and the world around him. This revolutionary symphony leads into a funeral march for a hero, eventually landing in the Fields of Elysium in the Underworld.

This performance can also be viewed virtually. To purchase tickets for the virtual concert click here

Venue: The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave, Windsor.

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