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City of Windsor 127th Birthday Celebration & Annual Mayor’s Walk 2019
May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate The City of Windsor’s 127th Birthday with the 13th Annual Mayor’s Walk along the riverfront followed by lots of family fun and activities at the Vision Corridor on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Join Mayor Drew Dilkens for the 13th Annual Mayor’s Walk followed by the City’s 127th Birthday Celebration.
These free family oriented events mark the beginning of the truly impressive 2019 summer festival season. The celebration not only provides Windsor residents with the opportunity to enjoy Victoria Day weekend with family and friends, but brings us together for a community celebration of Windsor’s birthday.
Annual Mayor’s Walk – 10:00 AM
Everyone is invited to gather at Ambassador Park in the morning for The Mayor’s Walk which begins at 10:00AM.
Warm up with Parks, Recreation & Culture, and Facilities staff. Mayor Drew Dilkens, members of City Council and special guests will be on hand for the event kick-off, and representatives of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County will be there too handing out country flags representing the homelands of many cultures and heritages that make Windsor such a multicultural and diverse place to live.
The Mayor’s Walk will once again proceed along the waterfront from Ambassador Park to Dieppe Gardens. Everyone will pause at the base of the Great Canadian Flag for the singing of our national anthem and then continue back through Dieppe Gardens toward the Vision Corridor adjacent to the Art Gallery of Windsor, Adventure Bay Family Water Park and the Chimczuk Museum.
Windsor 127 Birthday Celebration – 11:00 AM
Following the walk everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy a big celebration party with stage entertainment, food, activities, birthday cake, and more.
Mayor Drew Dilkens will welcome the community to the annual birthday party at the Vision Corridor just outside Adventure Bay and the Chimczuk Museum. The party will include free birthday hot dogs and cupcakes (while supplies last); entertainment on the ShowMobile outdoor stage; activities; crafts; face-painting; games; and displays in and around the park. Enjoy 2-for-1 admission to Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union and free admission to the Chimczuk Museum, all in celebration of Windsor’s Birthday and International Museum Day.
Riverside Drive West will be closed between Church Street and Bruce Avenue from 9am-3pm to accommodate the festivities.
These festivities are brought to you by the City of Windsor and are made possible in part through the sponsorship of many businesses and community organizations, including KPMG, Zehrs Markets, Tim Hortons, AM800 CKLW, CTV, YourTV, snapd Windsor, the Windsor Star, Caesars Windsor Cares, Optimist Club Riverside, the University of Windsor, and Windsor Essex Community Foundation.
Everyone is invited to join the celebration and take photos to capture the special moments and share them online using #Windsor127, #HappyBDayWindsor, #YQG and #CityWindsor.