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New Boutique Hotel In Amherstburg Weeks From Opening

April 23, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Amherstburg, Hotel STRY (pronounced Story, like a book) will open at a landmark building at 70 Murray Street that has been restored to its former glory.

TRUE Fest performers amaze crowd in Amherstburg

January 30, 2024

Hundreds of people whooped and cheered Saturday as drag queens took to the stage in downtown Amherstburg

New Photo Frame In Amherstburg

November 29, 2023

A new waterfront legacy project was unveiled in Amherstburg Thursday morning made possible through an investment from the WindsorEssex Community Foundation in celebration of their 40 Years of Inspiring Philanthropy.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Windsor Essex

November 23, 2023

Amherstburg on November 25 at 6 p.m. The parade starts in downtown Amherstburg at Sandwich Street, ending at Toddy Jones Park. The event is part of the River Lights Winter Festival.

Amherstburg Open Air Weekends wins “The Most Wonderful Event of the Year” at the 2023 Biz X Awards

November 20, 2023

Check out page 49 of the November/December issue of Biz X Magazine to see Amherstburg Open Air Weekends named "The Most Wonderful Event of the Year"

Thousands gathered for a bagpipe parade in Amherstburg, Ont., for CBC show Still Standing

October 2, 2023

A southwestern Ontario town that will ring a bell for Essex County locals was the star of this week's episode of Still Standing, a CBC program that features comedian Jonny Harris exploring the ins and outs of Canadian small-town life.

Amherstburg’s Uncommon Festival weaves its magic

September 20, 2023

If you can get your head around that, you’d be into the world of steampunk, the theme of the annual Amherstburg Uncommon Festival, which took place over three days on the weekend.

Amherstburg Uncommon Festival Returns This Weekend

September 14, 2023

Step into a world where steampunk meets wizards! This uncommon event is packed with more shows and excitement than ever before.

Outrageously Fun Amherstburg Uncommon Festival Returns This Weekend

September 14, 2023

Get ready to embark on a whimsical journey from September 15th to 17th as the enchanting and utterly outrageous festival returns to downtown Amherstburg. It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss, where the worlds of steampunk and magic collide in the most delightful way possible.

Amherstburg’s Uncommon Festival returns this weekend

September 14, 2023

This year’s uncommon event will feature more shows and excitement than prior events. Those attending can win prizes at the most extravagant costume contest or take in one of the many street performances and activities that come alive in the historic downtown streets.

Uncommon Festival Returning to Downtown Amherstburg

September 14, 2023

Expect the unexpected at the Amherstburg Uncommon Festival. You're invited to step into a world where steampunk meets wizards.

Large Photo Frame Coming To Amherstburg

August 15, 2023

Amherstburg Celebrates TRUE fest: Sumertime Edition on Saturday

June 24, 2023

Arms in the Neighbourhood: Amherstburg

May 31, 2023

Welcome to Arms In The Neighbourhood, a captivating new digital segment brought to you by Biz X magazine! In this episode, Arms Bumanlag along with Windsor Aerial Drone Photography embark on a delightful journey to the charming town of Amherstburg, where they explore must-attend events for pet lovers and culinary enthusiasts alike.

Amherstburg’s Open Air Weekends 2023 by BizX Magazine

May 31, 2023

Amherstburg Open Air Weekends tops list of 2023 Ontario festivals

April 4, 2023

Things to do in Amherstburg Ontario

April 4, 2023

What to Do in Amherstburg Ontario

April 4, 2023


February 17, 2023

Amherstburg Farmers Market

February 17, 2023

Canadian Staycation

July 23, 2021

A virtual walk on the spooky side

October 30, 2020

LASALLE – On Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4 pm, Visit Amherstburg is launching a very different type of interactive tour. Their new app-based Old Amherstburg Ghost Tour is a new interactive attraction that utilizes augmented reality to blend old spooky stories with new technology.

The Best Small Towns to Visit in Ontario

August 6, 2020

Our borders are closed. Our flights have been cancelled. But if there’s one thing to be thankful for when living in Ontario, it’s that we have PLENTY of places to visit right here in our backyard.

Insiders Guide: Amherstburg’s Open Air Weekends

August 5, 2020

I spent last weekend exploring Amherstburg’s Open Air Weekends & other outdoor events. The Open Air Weekends run from Friday – Sunday every week and allows an area of Dalhousie St. to be blocked off to vehicular traffic so that is opened up for pedestrians and socially distanced patio dining. The Open Air Weekends allow stores to expand onto the road and showcase their products out in the sunshine.

Amherstburg’s new TRUE Festival seeks to attract LGBTQ2+ visitors

January 16, 2020

Inclusivity is the theme of Amherstburg's new TRUE Festival, which will put an outdoor dance pary and a 500-metre "Cupid Dash" on Dalhousie Street on February 15, 2020.

Work underway at Fort Malden National Site

November 24, 2019

Park House Museum officially recognized as place of national historic significance.

November 9, 2019

Amherstburg Freedom Museum Celebrates Renovations at Annual Ribs and Ragtime

June 10, 2019

During its 10th annual Ribs and Ragtime garden party and fundraiser, the museum offered a night of delicious food and entertainment from Windsor jazz band Black Orchid. This year's event coincided with the completion of the Freedom Museum's renovations, which were made possible by an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant.

Amherstburg municipality among the best in Ontario

March 6, 2019

Amherstburg has been named the 2019 Municipality of the Year, won Best New Festival or Event for the August Uncommon Festival, and saw its River Lights Winter Festival ranked as one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario.

International Doll Collection Finds a Home in Amherstburg

January 17, 2019

What could be the largest international doll collection in Ontario will be shown on a rotating basis at the Gordon House Information Tourist Centre on Dalhousie Street.

Hotel-Condo Development Planned for Amherstburg

October 19, 2018

It was the second hotel development announcement in two days for a town that currently boasts no such accommodations.

$10M Hotel Planned for Amherstburg

October 18, 2018

It's kitty-corner to the town's Libro Centre sports complex, which hosts major sporting events that can expand even larger if the town can provide accommodation.

Expect the Unexpected

August 1, 2018

Steampunk adventurers, Harry Potter-style wizards, and teapots will roam Dalhousie Street this weekend for the first ever Amherstburg Uncommon Festival - an event the municipality describes as "most unusual."

Celebrating Canada

June 14, 2018

Amherstburg is gearing up for a day-long celebration of all things Canada on Sunday, July 1. The focus of Canada Day festivities will be at Fort Malden.

Downton Abbey Invoked at Amherstburg Garden Tea Party

May 27, 2018

Fans of sophisticated garden tea parties donned costumes reminiscent of the English television drama Downton Abbey Sunday, for the first-ever Rhododendron Garden Tea Party in the Kings Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg.

5 Blooms for Amherstburg

September 20, 2017

The Town of Amherstburg has received a 5 Blooms - Bronze rating and special mention for Educational Value of Plantings in a category for municipalities with a population between 15,001 and 50,000 people.

Birders flock to Amherstburg for Festival of Hawks

September 18, 2017

Raptor enthusiasts will flock to Holiday Beach Conservation Area in Amherstburg this weekend in hopes of catching a mass migration of predatory birds as they head south.

Video Highlights Bellevue House in Amherstburg

April 18, 2017

In September 2016, the town of Amherstburg voted to purchase the historic home which was listed as one of the top 10 endangered properties in Canada.

Painted Rocks Turning Up All Over Amherstburg

April 12, 2017

Hundreds of communities have enticed residents to peek under bushes and behind trees for colourfully painted rocks for no other reason than the pure joy of finding one.

Holiday Beach a Hawk Haven

September 26, 2012

Audobon ranks Holiday Beach one of the best places in North America to watch hawks.