We're More Than Just a Festival

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.

But, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest has made a concerted effort to expand its role in the community beyond our 5-day event. Our board has adopted the philosophy that Pride should be more than just a festival. It should be a feeling that our LGBTIQ+ community should have all year long. Our community should be proud of who they are, where they live and what they contribute to our society.

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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

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:00 am -3:30 pm
Trans Spectrum

A peer facilitated social support group run by WE Trans Support, focused on creating a sense of community and socialization in a safe space. Members of this group will assist each other as they begin and go through transition. Trans Spectrum Groups are held two Sundays a month

Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:00 pm -3:30 pm
T2

A peer facilitated social support group run by WE Trans Support for partners, friends, families, and allies of the Trans community. The focus of this group is to support each other as we support those in our lives that are in transition. This group currently meets twice a month on alternating Sundays

Community News

  • Windsor Pride Fest expanding programming for LGBTQ

    14 August 2017
    CBC News Full-time coordinator and social workers hired to run new programs Downtown Windsor was filled with people in colourful outfits for the annual Windsor Pride Fest parade on Sunday. (Derek Spalding/CBC) Windsor's LGBTQ...
  • Pride Parade brings out colours, camaraderie and a united front

    14 August 2017
    THE WINDSOR STAR All manner of rainbow-coloured participants walked, rolled and cheered down Ouellette Avenue Sunday morning, on route to the Riverfront Festival Plaza, for the annual Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade. The Wind...
  • Windsor Pride Fest Receives Cash Boost

    13 August 2017
    AM800 CKLW The LGBT+ community in Windsor-Essex received a big boost of cash for community outreach programs over the weekend. Windsor Pride Fest has been awarded a Ontario Trillium Grant of nearly $460,000. That money will b...

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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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Windsor Essex Pride Fest

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

536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L1

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