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 6-11, 2019

Every August, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest hosts a massive outdoor festival called Pride Fest that features entertainment, activities, vendors, speakers and more. Last year, PrideFest was attended by more than 6,600 people, making it one of the largest 6-day events in our region. And we're hard at work to ensure that the festival is bigger and better every year.

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Upcoming events

Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:00 pm -9:00 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 weekly LGBTQIA+ GAYMES NIGHT!

Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
LGBTQ Connect

Windsor Essex Pride Fest and The House Youth Centre invite you to join us at LGBTQ Connect - Amhertsburg.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:00 pm -9:00 pm

A once a month peer facilitated social event for Trans*, Non Binary, Two Spirit people, their friends, family and allies, run in partnership with WE Trans Support.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Trans Spectrum

A peer facilitated social support group for Trans*, Non Binary and Two Spirit people run in partnership with WE Trans Support, focused on creating a sense of community and socialization in a safe space.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

A peer facilitated social support group run in partnership with WE Trans Support for partners, friends, families, and allies of the Trans*, Non Binary and Two Spirit people.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Windsor-Essex Pride Parade

Celebrating its 27th year, our annual Parade will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 11:00am beginning at Ottawa Street and Argyle Road, proceeding down Ottawa Street to Lanspeary Park near Langlois Avenue. The parade and festival have traditionally been attended by the LGBTIQ2S community and their allies from Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. This year’s festival focuses on bringing all different segments and groups together to celebrate the accomplishments we have made in the Windsor-Essex region and Canada as a whole.

Community News

  • Series Of Gaymes Nights Kicks Off

    06 September 2018
    The Saint SceneSeptember 6, 2018 The first Gaymes Night of the year was held during the first week of classes (on September 4), with several dozen students turning out to the Student Life Centre to compete in Taboo, Heads Up,...
  • Windsor Pride Parade Steps Off Sunday

    12 August 2018
    Windsor PrideFest Parade, August 13, 2017 Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News. Blackburn News By Mark Brown     August 12, 2018 7:30AM     @markbrownradio An annual celebration of Windsor-Essex’s diversity happens this weekend in a new...

    12 August 2018
    The 26th annual Pride Fest Parade makes its way down Ottawa St. on Sunday Aug. 12, 2018. (Photo by AM800's Gord Bacon) AM800 A new route for the 2018 Pride Festival Parade attracted even more energy from the crowd in its...


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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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