New Winter Activity in Downtown Amherstburg

Well Amherstburg has an opportunity for you to shake off hibernation and get outside. Will it be warm? No! The bottom line is we are Canadians, we will never beat the season of winter so why not embrace it?!

The new event TRUE Festival is an opportunity to get outside and warm your soul with the beats of DJs Kevin Bailey and Josh Karmin. That’s right! We are going to keep ourselves warm with 70’s disco hits and the warm hospitality of downtown Amherstburg businesses as they open their doors with special offers. Be sure to rest your dancing feet at the festival and channel your inner lumberjack by throwing an axe with Bad Axe or participate in a Canadian experience with traditional maple syrup activities with John R. Park Homestead.

Want to get an early start? Look no further than the Cupid Dash .5k as a fun and quirky activity to get you in the spirit of the season. You read it correctly, it is 500 metres of valentine antics to get your heart pumping. The TRUE Festival is a free event and to participate in the DASH you will need to register. Don’t wait to register for this spoof on a traditionally “serious” run and earn your gold cupid wings (first 250 registered). Join as a lonely heart or register with your tribe or family. This will be a great way to show our environment a little love on Valentine’s as a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

So find a pair of snow pants or bring out that one piece snowsuit you never wanted to wear. Swap a winter hat for a wig, or better yet, wear both and enjoy this festival which celebrates our diversity and love to get down on it!

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