Discover Amherstburg: Your Go-To Guide for Local Events & Attractions

Welcome to Amherstburg, where history meets charm and excitement awaits around every corner. In our vibrant town there’s no shortage of things to see, do and experience.

Whether you’re a history buff eager to explore our rich heritage, a nature enthusiast looking for an adventure, or a foodie in search of local delicious flavours, Amherstburg has something for you. Join us as we showcase our top attractions, activities, local shops and hidden gems that make Amherstburg a must-visit destination.

Let’s dive in and discover the best of what Amherstburg has to offer this spring!

Gibson Gallery

Open for the Season: Gibson Gallery

The Gibson Gallery has opened for their 2024 exhibit season.

Gibson Gallery is located in a renovated former Michigan Central Railroad Station, ca. 1896. Experience a full season of exhibits showcasing Essex County artists, travelling exhibits from Ontario museums and artisan shops.

Admission is FREE, but donations help support this heritage site. Find them at 140 Richmond Street Thursday through Sunday from 11am-5pm.

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Navy Yard

STARTING APRIL 26: Boats in the 'Burg: A River Town History Collection

The Marsh Historical Collection’s newest exhibit will run from April 26 through July 12th.

Join them for an exhibit featuring Amherstburg’s vibrant history as a marine town, exploring different topics including shipping, salvage work, tugboat races, lore, passenger steamers, local mariners, and more!

Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am – 4pm

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freedom museum

APRIL 28: Jane's Walk's Amherstburg Day!

The 2024 Jane’s Walk Festival in Windsor-Essex runs from April 26 – May 5, with a full day in Amherstburg on Sunday, April 28. Check out the five different tours happening in town that day.

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Doll museum case

MAY: Doll Museum & Visitor Information Centre reopens

The Gordon House experienced a refresh this winter and we are excited to share our new look for the spring season.

Starting this May, experience our new visitor information centre area, our Gordon House experience display, and the doll museum.

Located at 266 Dalhousie Street.

park house museum outside

STARTING MAY 3: Music off the Back Porch

Music off the Back Porch returns at Park House Museum on the first Friday of the month from May to October starting at 6:00pm

Come experience this free musical gathering and listen to local musicians play off of the museum’s back porch.

Donations are welcome! Check out Park House Museum for updates.

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Potted Provence lavender plants at a farmer's market.

STARTING MAY 4: The Amherstburg Farmers Market at GL Heritage Brewery returns

Support local farmers and artisans this season at the Amherstburg Farmers Market located at GL Heritage Brewery. Experience a variety of vendors, weekly entertainment and enjoy the brewery each weekend.

Join them every Saturday from 9am until 1pm from May 4 to October 12. Open rain or shine.

Fresh finds await!

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Man dressed as soldier in front of Fort Malden holding a lantern

Experience Amherstburg's history at Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada

Opening for the season on May 18. Fort Malden, formally known as Fort Amherstburg, is a defence fortification located in Amherstburg, Ontario. It was built in 1796 by Britain in order to ensure the security of British North America against any potential threat of American Invasion.

Fort Malden stood guard during the war of 1812, a time when the threat of American invasion was very real. The Americans occupied this fort for almost two years after the British abandoned it following their defeat at the Battle of Lake Erie. Fort Malden commemorates a period when the destiny of Canada was determined by military action.

Come discover this historic treasure!

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Open Air Weekends return May 31!

Join us downtown Amherstburg every weekend for open streets, live entertainment, children’s activities & more. 2024 event information coming soon.

Friday night vendor markets return EVERY FRIDAY this summer. Apply to be a market vendor here

Rhodendron gardens in Kings Navy Yard Park

JUNE 8-9: Garden Tour: A bloomin' good time

The Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour returns this year on June 8 and 9 throughout Amherstburg

Pick up your tour maps and experience all of the wonderful public and private gardens our beautiful town has to showcase.

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Freedom Museum Sign

JUNE 8: Ribs and Ragtime returns

Join the Amherstburg Freedom Museum for their annual Ribs & Ragtime outdoor garden party located at the museum.

Tickets are $60 and will be available at the museum.

Contact them today at 519-736-5433, or visit the museum at 277 King Street.

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There’s more to discover in Amherstburg. Navigate through our website to find about more about our community, upcoming events and places to shop and visit!