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2020 Windsor-Essex Pride Festival
Thursday, September 10 to Saturday, September 12
Since its humble beginning as a small march of about 100 people in Windsor back in 1992, the Pride Festival has become one of our community’s most anticipated cultural attractions. Now 27 years later, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest continues to promote equality and diversity through a range of fun-filled events created for all to enjoy.
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest recognizes that the safety and well-being of members of the LGBTQ2S+ community remains our number one priority. During these difficult times we know many people in our community, and beyond, are looking for support and guidance. Windsor-Essex Pride Fest celebrations have always been a place of love, allyship and compassion, and we are confident that this year will be no different. The virtual festival will take place from September 11 – 13, 2020, and will feature a flag raising, workshops, local and regional entertainment.
Schedule of Events
Friday September 11, 2020.
Pride Flag Raising Ceremony. In celebration of 2020 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, you are invited to join us for the annual tradition that kicks off our festival each year, this symbolic ceremony brings to light why our annual festival of diversity is so important to the LGBTQ2S+ community.
Online with Facebook Live
Charles Clark Square
215 Chatham Street East LIMIT 100 People
Saturday Sept 12, 2020
Brunch Out with Pride Fest. It’s drag. It’s brunch. It’s a little bit of chance. But It’s all for a good cause! Windsor-Essex Pride Fest cordially invites to the Rockstar Music Hall for a special drag brunch to benefit the 2020 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest. Each ticket sold gets you a delicious brunch prepared by Rockstar Music Hall, a fantastic drag show, and a donation towards Windsor-Essex Pride Fest year-round social programs. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
10:30 am, $30
Rockstar Music Hall, 2418 Central Ave, Windsor
How Society Affects The Development of a Health Body Image within the LGBTQ+ Community . Join us as we discuss the relationship between eating disorders, body image and the everyday language we use about food as well. Build new pathways to self-acceptance, take pride in who you are and learn new tools for individuals and the LGTBQ+ community as a whole so that we can work together towards a healthier mind and body.
All participants must register to receive the seminar Zoom link and password
10:30 am, Free
Online via Zoom
Gender and Sexual Diversity 101. Mental Health & Addictions Workshop. Learn about LGBTQ+ terminology, gender identity vs. sexual identity, mental health and addiction in the queer and trans community, inequalities in social determinants of health, and how to overcome systemic barriers.
Online via Zoom
Speaking of Race With so much more in the news lately about anti-black racism (ABR), where does that all fit in with the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities? Let’s get the conversation going, as we explore diverse social identities and how cultural competency can play a role in understanding ourselves and each other.
Connected with Pride – DJ Sumation Windsor-Essex Pride Fest invites you to connect online with us so grab a beverage, snack and enjoy Saturday night of Pride Fest weekend with a Facebook Live event featuring DJ Sumation from Toronto, Ontario spinning the beats for your pleasure.
8 pm – 9:30 pm
Connected with Pride – DJ Kevin Bailey Windsor-Essex Pride Fest invites you to connect online with us so grab a beverage, snack and enjoy Saturday night of Pride Fest weekend with a Facebook Live event featuring Windsor’s own DJ Kevin Bailey spinning the beats for your pleasure
9:40 pm – 11:11 pm
Sunday September 13, 2020
Pride on the Patio. We want you to enjoy a little physical Pride Fest so we are hosting PRIDE ON THE PATIO featuring DJ Mankind and special performances by Disco Jesus, Hawaii Goodvibes, Chanel and Robyn Rink. Ticket sales will benefit Windsor-Essex Pride Fest year-round social programs.
12 pm – 4 pm, $10
The Barbershop Bar, 2587 Howard Ave, Windsor
Pride Day Celebration Better fashionable late, then no Pride Fest at all! Join us for the 2020 Pride Day Celebration as Windsor-Essex LGBTQ2S+ communities & allies come together in a new and different way to celebrate this year! It will be broadcast on www.wepridefest.com, Facebook Live and Youtube. The celebration will feature special messages from local representatives, community members, our dedicated sponsors and many more.
12 pm – 4 pm