Explore Amherstburg’s 2019 Award-Winning Festivals

Festival and Events Ontario has identified two Amherstburg festivals as 2019 WINNERS!

Amherstburg Uncommon

If you are looking for a unique festival experience where you become part of the show, then Amherstburg Uncommon is not-to-be-missed! Dress up as a wizard or steampunker and be ready to PLAY! Meet odd and peculiar characters or be part of the engaging live performances. Kids can explore the world of S.T.E.M. at the Innovation Pavilion. Create and enter the Splendid Teapot Race. NEW this year is a full action packed area created for Hands on Experiences. Learn to make your own magic wand, learn the art of juggling, make your own fancy Steampunk Hat and more. Be curious! Expect the Unexpected! September 25, 26, 27 in the King’s Navy Yard Park.

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River Lights Winter Festival

Warming hearts and lifting spirits during the winter season is Amherstburg’s River Lights Winter Festival. This 6 week festival features over 100 LED displays, a life size Gingerbread Warming House showcasing gingerbread house creations, and an opening ceremony that has hundreds of Santas running the streets of historic downtown Amherstburg. This is a wintertime family favourite. Experience the light displays by driving through downtown Amherstburg, or better yet, explore them on foot while walking downtown holding hands with your little ones. Opening Ceremony for 2020 is November 14 and lights will stay on until January 31, 2021.

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