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2021 Windsor Essex Family Day Guide

All event dates and times are updated to the best of our ability.

In person events are not permitted indoors, and outdoor services are restricted to five persons. Any events are encouraged to be virtual moving forward.

Please contact the event organizer directly for accurate hours and event status.

Saturday, February 13 to Monday, February 15

Chase away the mid-winter blahs with exciting activities sure to appeal to the entire family. Browse through our Windsor Essex Family Day Guide for your personal cheat sheet to fun, laughter, and family memories.

Self Guided Dark Sky Night

Saturday, February 13, 2021. Explore the park on your own after dark and experience the dark skies of Point Pelee. You will have the opportunity to stay late and see what goes on after dark. Note that there are no formal programs on these evenings. Visitors can pick up a seasonal star chart at the gate upon arrival. The park is open until midnight, unless otherwise stated.

519-322-2365, www.pc.gc.ca
Point Pelee National Park 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Take and Make Saturdays

Saturday, February 13, 2021. Enjoy this make and take kit ready to be picked up at Chisholm Library. Each kit will have all the supplies needed for kids age 5 and up to make a cool craft. Kits available first come first served while supplies last – no registration. This kit includes supplies to make 3 musical instruments: plastic egg maracas, popsicle stick harmonica, and paper tube kazoo. Please note, the paper tube not included. Just ring the bell at Chisholm’s back door (near the parking lot) and ask for a kit.

Chisholm Library – 1075 Ypres Ave, Windsor

Essex County Library -Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Cups


Ontario Family Fishing Event

Feb 13 -15, 2021. Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.
There has never been a better time to go fishing with your family!

Participants fishing without a license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days.

12:01 am Saturday to 11:59 pm Monday

Art Gallery of Windsor Virtual Tour

Sunday Feb 14, 2021. Learn about the artistic approach and vision of the AGW’s permanent collection through an informative and interactive virtual tour! FREE with pre-registration, public tours of the permanent collection are led by the AGW’s knowledgeable Gallery Guides, exploring themes in the Look Again! Exhibition.

Free, Pre registration required

Julie’s Paint Party

Sunday Feb 14. Join us for this  ‘Cactus Love” paint party.
free, 12 pm
Facebook: Julies Paint Party

Sketch Art Workshop Pottery-To-Go Kits

Order online 24/7 to have your kit ready for next day contactless pick-up from the Sketch Shack!  All Pottery Includes Brushes, Paint, Detailed Instructions, and Professional Kiln Firing. If ordering 2+ pieces, we include all paint colours. For single piece orders we include 6 primary colours. Orders are ready same day and available for Contactless Pick-Up from the “Sketch Shack” between 9am and 7pm everyday. Once you’ve finished painting your Pottery at home, you can now drop it back off to the Sketch Shack. to be professionally fired in the kiln. We will send you a text message to let you know it is ready for contactless final pick-up.

226-280-4704, sketchartworkshop.square.site
55 East Pike Creek. Tecumseh

Vito’s Pizzeria – Pizza Kits

Dinner and fun for the whole family! Our pizza kit includes 2 doughs, our pizza sauce, mozzarella and 2 toppings of your choice! We’ve also included and easy steps by step guide and a crossword for the kids (or adults) to do while you wait for your pizzas to cook!

519-915-6145, Facebook: Vito’s Pizzeria
1731 Wyandotte St E, Windsor

Windsor Symphony Orchestra Read-ALoud

Calling all book lovers! Join WSO Music Director Robert Franz and WSO Associate Conductor Daniel Wiley for a read-aloud story time of their favourite children’s books!
These short, engaging videos are perfect for children ages 4 through 10 – and their parents! Discover new titles and find new favourites that you can watch over and over. The Read-Aloud with the WSO program is a digital library of children’s stories that can be accessed 24/7 on the WSO’s YouTube channel.


Windsor Symphony Virtual Concerts for Kids

The Digital Concerts for Kids Series features six episodes – four exciting concerts and two discovery episodes where you’ll explore the Capitol Theatre and meet the musicians of the WSO.  Episodes premiere Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from January 9 to March 20.  Between episode release dates, enjoy free read-alongs with WSO conductors Daniel Wiley and Robert Franz, as well as some friends from the Windsor-Essex community.


The information provided in this Guide is for informational purposes only and is based upon sources believed to be accurate and reliable, and we have exercised reasonable care to assure the accuracy of the information. You are responsible for confirming the date, time, price, venue, and details of a listing by contacting the appropriate organizers directly.


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