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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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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Upcoming events

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Revive Wellness Sessions

Join the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest every Wednesday at 6:30pm on a FREE fitness journey to a better quality of life... together!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 9:00 pm - Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:00 am
Hollywood Stars Dance & Art Show

A night with the stars! Join the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and AVB Podcast as they help kick off the 2018 Windsor-Essex Pride Festival week in Windsor with the “stars” of Brokeback Mountain, Bridget Jones Diary 2, and Scott Pilgrim. On August 4th Villains Beastro becomes the hottest spot in the city, we’re rolling out the red carpet for you! With a dance party on the main floor and an art show upstairs, we’re starting Pride Week right. Don’t miss out, this will be one for the books!

We’re also putting a call out for LGBT+ visual artists! Our upstairs art show is for you! If you’re looking for a place to sell or just show off the things you’ve created email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get involved!

Sunday, August 5, 2018 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

A peer facilitated social support group for partners, friends, families, and allies of the trans community. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Trans Spectrum

A peer facilitated social support group focused on creating a sense of community and socialization in a safe space. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Gaymes Night

Like board games, or just love having a gay ol' time? Maybe you're just BOARD and have nothing to do? Come to Windsor-Essex Pride Fest's bi-weekly LGBTQIA+ GAYMES NIGHT at St. Clair College! GAYMES Night is a FREE social event for anyone LGBTQIA+ who likes playing games and meets every other Tuesday night from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Student Life Centre at St. Clair College located 2000 Talbot Road West.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Panel Discussion on Arab LGBT+ Community

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and Canadian Arabs for Rights & Empowerment (CARE) present a panel discussion on Arab LGBT+ community in Windsor-Essex and region.

Community News

  • LGBTQ youth offered new program in Amherstburg

    29 June 2018
    Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and The House Youth Centre have joined forces to launch the first QConnect initiative in Essex County, offering programing and activities for young people who identify as part of the LGBTQ community....

    29 June 2018
    Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and Amherstburg's The House Youth Centre officially launched the LGBTQ Connect Program for Youth. (Friday) AM800 The Centre on Brock St. just a few blocks from Richmond St. in the City's core — will h...
  • WEPride Rides a rolling social event for LGBTQ+ in Windsor and Essex County

    05 June 2018
    THE WINDSOR STAR Cyclists gather at the base of the Great Canadian Flag every Wednesday from May 16 to Sept. 26 and hit the road about 6:30 p.m. for a 10-15 km slow roll along the river and through neighbourhoods like Walkerv...


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We are a powerful statement of our region's 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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Windsor Essex Pride Fest

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

536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L1

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