What to Do in Amherstburg, Ontario: One of the Most Historic, Picturesque Towns in the Province
- July 5, 2022
In 2020 Council and Administration recognized the challenges that the pandemic had presented for local businesses and the need to offer alternative solutions to allow our businesses to continue to operate under the provincial response framework. The program allowed local businesses to operate aspects of their business on the sidewalk or on-street parking areas in front of their business. This program continued to support the town-wide reopening of commercial businesses in a practical and safe manner.
In 2021, the program grew with additional businesses taking part in the program and extra activities and entertainment in the streets. This made Open Air a reliable Staycation Destination and created a welcoming community atmosphere.
The 2022 Amherstburg Open Air footprint and hours have altered to accommodate business requests. If you are a business within the footprint we highly encourage your participation.
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In 2020, as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Town of Amherstburg implemented the Amherstburg Open Air Weekends. The core downtown streets were closed off from vehicular traffic to make the area safely walkable and allow the businesses to operate outdoors. This resulted in a welcoming atmosphere, enhancing Amherstburg’s attraction as a visitor destination and enhanced economic growth.
2021 Open Air saw additions in programming with outdoor games, additional musical entertainment, scavenger hunts and yoga in the park.
The 2022 Amherstburg Open Air Weekends is set to take place every weekend from May 21 till October 2 making the program a reliable destination to not only improve the quality of life for it’s residents but to also increase the attraction to visitors as a fabulous “Staycation Destination.”
Stay tuned with more detailed information.