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City of Windsor Birthday Celebration

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Each year, we celebrate the City of Windsor's birthday with a Mayor's Walk along the riverfront and a birthday party. This is an opportunity to join in some free family fun and celebrate Windsor alongside citizens from all across the city.

Windsor's 125th Birthday Celebration in 2017

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 and Saturday, May 20, 2017
 
Our birthday party in 2017 commemorates the anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Windsor (April 14, 1892) through a vibrant festival of visual arts; music; performance; dance; historical interpretation and storytelling; literary arts; food; and more, in and around Downtown Windsor. The event includes evening activities on both Friday and Saturday in Downtown Windsor; the Annual Mayor’s Walk along the waterfront; the ceremony for the Raising of the Great Canadian Flag at the foot of Ouellette Avenue and Riverside Drive; a First Nations presentation; a reading of the City’s Act of Incorporation; a reading from our Poet Laureate, Marty Gervais; entertainment stages; arts and activities zones; games; free admission to the Chimczuk Museum and much more! This event is made possible through generous funding from Canadian Heritage's Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage grant from the Government of Canada.

Event Details (in progress)

While specific event details are still in progress, the 125th Birthday Celebration will include:

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Downtown Windsor Street Festival in the evening
  • Extended patios
  • University of Windsor's "Night Flight" pole vault event
  • Mission Mile Fundraising Run/Walk
  • Outdoor big screen broadcasts of the MasterCard Memorial Cup games
  • Entertainment at various stages throughout Downtown Windsor

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Annual Mayor's Walk along the waterfront, from Ambassador Park to Dieppe Gardens (10AM start time)
  • Raising of the Great Canadian Flag at the foot of Ouellette Avenue at the waterfront (10:45AM start time)
  • 125th Birthday Celebration Ceremony at The Vision Corridor; outside the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre Presented by WFCU Credit Union (noon start time)
  • 125th Birthday Celebration Vision Corridor Festival (Noon to 4PM) - featuring BiggWiggle
  • Announcement of the selected artist(s) to create the Windsor125 Public Art Installation in 2017
  • Free admission to the Chimczuk Museum (10AM to 5PM)
  • Lobby activities/programming at Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union (10AM-4PM)
  • Bouncy castles
  • Monster mural painting
  • Activities on Riverside Drive; in front of the Chimczuk Museum and Art Gallery of Windsor (Noon to 4PM)
  • Downtown Windsor Street Festival in the late afternoon/early evening
  • Extended patios
  • Outdoor big screen broadcasts of the MasterCard Memorial Cup games

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