Summer Round Up: Seven Events Not To Be Missed in 2023!

Amherstburg is renowned for its award-winning events, and this summer has no shortage of them in store!

Open Air Weekends

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Amherstburgs Open Air Weekends! Take the time to explore a variety of businesses or dine at an outdoor patio. You may choose to take advantage of carry out service at any Amherstburg restaurant and enjoy it outside in the King’s Navy Yard Park in the Take-Out Court located in the square near the fountain. Enjoy lots of fun activities on the streets like life-sized chess, ping pong, corn hole and crafts for the kids like rock painting and paper airplane making!

FREE Yoga in the park and live entertainment every weekend!

We begin the summer festivities with a big BANG! The Amherstburg Canada Day Festival and Fireworks is an event for those who would like to celebrate all things Canadian in a fun way. Enjoy food trucks with delicious treats, activities and games for kids, performances from local entertainers, the splash pad, concert and a spectacular fireworks finale along the river! This is the time of year you want to pull that red tutu out of your closet, or bare our Canadian Flag as your cape and show your Canadian pride! Learn more

Canada Day in Amherstburg

Ribs and Ragtime

Band playing outside of the Freedom Museum

Ribs and Ragtime June 10th! The annual Ribs and Ragtime garden party welcomes all to experience an evening of jazz music and delicious ribs and chicken. Advance tickets required. All proceeds go to supporting the Amherstburg Freedom Museum.


Woofa Roo Pet festival

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Get along little doggy! Dogs are welcome to bring their well-behaved humans to Woofa Roo Pet Fest – the summer’s furriest (and cutest) festival June 24 and 25th. Animal lovers from far and wide will witness some of the most obedient canines in North America as they are tested in agility, dock diving and luring courses, or can watch stunt dogs and dog races if preferred! There will be pony rides, specialty vendors, and charity contests as well. Just don’t forget to swing by the adoption circle, where a variety of good boys (and girls) will be waiting to find their forever homes. This is the region’s only pet and family-friendly festival!

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Just when you think Amherstburg has gone animal crazy, it switches gears. Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy Show is one of the most respected car shows in Ontario, July 30th. Over 600 cars line the streets of downtown Amherstburg, from hot rods and classic vehicles to the historic variety of decades past – the quality of vehicles is extraordinary! While downtown, be sure to take in the sights and enjoy local food at one of the many downtown restaurants.

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Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy Show

Picture of steering wheel of vintage car.

Fort Malden

Fort Malden scenery

Fort Malden Garrison Day! Wander through the historic encampments, learn to march like a soldier and become a Fort Malden explorer! Blacksmithing, open fire cooking, story telling and more! Watch as the Fort comes to life with soldiers and families from the 19th century. Bring the whole family! Step back in time and enjoy a day of living history! This is an exciting event you won’t want to miss! August 5th 2023, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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The art of the escape then transforms to works of art at Art by the River Festival. Over 100 artists and artisans showcase their works of art the weekend before Labour Day Weekend each year. Enjoy food, live entertainment and glorious scenic views from the historic grounds of Fort Malden. You are sure to leave with an original art piece that speaks to you or would make a perfect gift for that hard to buy for person.

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