We're More Than Just a Festival

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest (WEPF) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization in the Province of Ontario. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, WEPF brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of our community by providing advocacy and producing inclusive and safe events, initiatives and social programs. WEPF strengthens the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTIQ2S individuals in Windsor-Essex.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s goal is to empower LGBTIQ2S individuals through it’s social and recreation programs and facilitate opportunities for connection and belonging to reduce social isolation. This is done through age-specific activities, peer-facilitated groups, workshops and special events/initiatives.

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Community Resources Directory

Our Community Resources Directory is provided as part of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s mandate to contributes to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of persons in the LGBTTIQ of Windsor-Essex and surrounding communities. This directory serves as a guide to community groups & associations, recreation & leisure pursuits, as well as social services and helping agencies in and around the region of Windsor-Essex. 

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Windsor-Essex Pride Festival

August 8-12, 2018

Every August, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest hosts a massive outdoor festival called PrideFest that features entertainment, activities, vendors, speakers and more. Last year, PrideFest was attended by an estimated 5,000 people, making it one of the largest 5-day events in our region. And, we are hard at work to ensure that the festival is bigger and better every year.

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Expressive Arts Workshop

Expressive Arts Workshop Join the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest for our Expressive Arts Workshop taking place in Kingsville. Anyone can attend so share this with your friends and see you there!

Talking isn't the only form of communication that builds confidence and community. In this six week workshop, participants will explore the use of creative arts as a tool of expression. Each of the following modalities will be incorporated every week, with emphasis on one art form per session.

Authentic movement connects the mind and the body in ways that we, in our hurried way of being, have neglected or abandoned. This session will help participants become aware of their expressive bodies.

The music session will involve drums, flags, and other instruments to give sound to feelings and moods that exist beyond language.

Drama will include warm up exercises, developing character and role playing as a method of expanding perspective. Experiential learning with the expressive self.

Reflective writing and story will take two sessions; focusing on metaphor and symbol for expressing life experiences.

The final session will be a culmination of all weeks in a participant driven presentation of favourite works and/or experiences.

Event Information

Event Date Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Event End Date Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Expressive Arts Workshop - Libro Credit Union
328 Main St E, Kingsville, ON N9Y 1A8, Canada
Expressive Arts Workshop - Libro Credit Union

Community News

  • Pride Fest holds community consultation in Amherstburg

    07 February 2018
    Karen Kahelin (right) listens to Pride Fest Windsor-Essex president David Lenz speak at Amherstburg Community Services.Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is putting new emphasis on the county. Amherstburg Community Services (ACS) held...
  • Pride Fest hosts community engagement to strengthen Essex LGBT

    01 February 2018
    Windsor-Essex Pride Fest hosted its first Essex County-based Community Engagement Session, at the Essex United Church on Tuesday, January 23. The session was held to engage members of the LGBT community and their allies on th...

    24 January 2018
    The Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is reaching out to residents in Essex County. It is holding community engagement sessions in different county municipalities to try and engage the gay-lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community...


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We are a powerful statement of our regions commitment to equality and diversity as well as to strengthen the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTIQ2S people in Windsor-Essex. Your help ensures that this continues to be a number one priority for our community and your organization.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is a non-profit organization that depends on the annual support of sponsors and donors to provide the services and programming to the LGBTTIQ+ community of Windsor-Essex.


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Phone: (226) 348-3378
General Inquiries: [email protected]

536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L1

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