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FREE Family Swim

Jun
02

Date: June 02, 2017

Location: 242 Talbot Street North, Essex, Ontario

Celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month - Play Everyday! FREE Family Swim on Friday, June 2nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Please note: Spaces may be limited in free programs to ensure the safety of all participants.

See the attached calendar for all the free events taking place in June.

 

Jamboree

Jun
03

Date: June 03, 2017

Location: Viscount Estates Community Centre, 235 Victoria Avenue, Essex, Ontario

Bring your lawn chair to Viscount Estates Community Centre on Saturday, June 3rd for a Jamboree.

Musicians are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and jam.

Admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Essex Area Food Bank.

 

 

Colchester Walleye Derby

Jun
10

Date: June 10, 2017

Location: Colchester Harbour Marina - 100 Jackson Street, Colchester, Ontario

Head out to the Colchester Walleye Derby hosted at Colchester Habour - the Walleye Capital of Canada - by the local Lions Club.

The event draws participants from near and far. The Kinsmen host the hospitality tent – lots of food and beverages! Activities include door prizes, beer tent, fish fry, cash prizes, and children’s play area. DJ entertainment will follow the derby awards and prizes.

A Million Possiblities - Stationary Row Event

Jun
10

Date: June 10, 2017

Location: BeachWalk Family Fitness, 317 Talbot Street North, Essex, ON

In December of 2017, Colin Sanders will be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean – from the Canary Islands to Antigua – in a solo journey of 4,000 km to raise awareness and funds for Community Living Ontario and member associations across the province. As part of this journey and to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people who have an intellectual disability and their families, Community Living Essex County will be hosting a Stationary Row Event on June 10, 2017. Join us at BeachWalk Family Fitness in Essex for a Stationary Row Event in support of people with an intellectual disability in Essex County and their families. Collect pledges, participate solo or along with friends, family or coworkers and row for a great cause! Prizes awarded for highest pledges, and exciting rowing challenges all morning long!

McGregor Music Festival

Jun
11

Date: June 11, 2017

Location: 11071 Concession Road 11, Essex, Ontario

This annual festival, held as a fundraiser for the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, runs from noon to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11.

Admission: Adults $5, Kids Under 12 $2.

Raffles, Car Show, Pig Auction, Food, Cash Bar.

 



Essex Blood Donor Clinic

Jun
20

Date: June 20, 2017

Location: 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex, Ontario

Give Life....Donate blood. Bring in a friend to donate the gift of life. Every minute of every day someone in Canada requires blood or blood products.

Essex Blood Donor Clinic
Essex Centre Sports Complex
Tuesday, June 20
1:00pm - 7:00pm
New Donors and Walk Ins Welcome!

For additional information or to book an appointment: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Seniors Dinner Dance

Jun
21

Date: June 21, 2017

Location: 62 King Street East, Harrow, Ontario

The Harrow and District Seniors Committee will be holding a Seniors Dinner Dance on the third Wednesday of each month at the Harrow Knights of Columbus Hall.

Featuring Gord Ciliska.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. Dinner served at 5:15 p.m.

Open to all seniors. $10.00 per person.

Parking at the rear of Harrow Shoppers Drug Mart.

Essex Fun Fest

Jul
06

Date: July 06, 2017

Location: 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex

The 2017 Essex Fun Fest will take place July 6 to 9 at the Essex Centre Sports Complex grounds on Fairview Avenue West.

This year’s event is still in the planning stage. Some of the usual events include the following:

  • Annual Fun Fest Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • Essex Centre BIA Classic Car Show on Saturday afternoon
  • Midway
  • Kids’ Zone
  • Flower Show
  • Fun Fest Breakfast
  • 5K Family Fun Walk/Run at Sadler’s Park
  • Sunday morning interdenominational church service at Sadler’s Pond
  • Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search
  • Live entertainment

The fireworks are scheduled for SATURDAY night, with the rain date set for Sunday.

 

Explore the Shore

Jul
29

Date: July 29, 2017

Location: County Road 50, Harrow, Ontario

The north shore of Lake Erie contains all kinds of treasures. Travel along County Road 50 during Explore the Shore and visit over 30 businesses offering unique specials that showcase their talents: local food, art and gift shops, restaurant specials, blueberry picking, wine tasting, vineyard and orchard tours, kids activities and more!

 

Get Your Red and White ON: Canada 150 - Colchester 225 Celebration

Jul
29

Date: July 29, 2017

Location: Colchester Harbour and Park, Colchester, Ontario

2017 is Canada's and Ontario's 150th anniversary. And it's also Colchester's 225th!

Join the Town of Essex in celebrating these important milestones at this one-day, family-friendly event at Colchester Park.

Activities will include a beach volleyball tournament, children's activities, a heritage plaque dedication and official speeches, musical entertainment for the whole family, and spectacular fireworks over Colchester Harbour at dusk.

Watch for further details to be shared as the event approaches.

Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show

Aug
11

Date: August 11, 2017

Location: 11081 Concession 11, McGregor, Ontario

The 33rd Annual Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show takes place August 11 to 13 this year.

Threshing demonstrations, stock lawn tractor pulls, and antique tractor pull demonstrations. Featured tractors and machinery: International.

Be sure to take in the parade of tractors and other vehicles through the hamlet of McGregor on Saturday morning. Parade lineup is 8:30 am at the McGregor Community Centre and parade starts at 9 a.m. sharp. ending at Co-An Park.

See vintage tractors, steam and gas engines, farm equipment, Carl Smith Saw Mill, craft vendors, entertainment and much more.

 

Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show

Aug
12

Date: August 12, 2017

Location: 11081 Concession 11, McGregor, Ontario

The 33rd Annual Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show takes place August 11 to 13 this year.

Threshing demonstrations, stock lawn tractor pulls, and antique tractor pull demonstrations. Featured tractors and machinery: International.

Be sure to take in the parade of tractors and other vehicles through the hamlet of McGregor on Saturday morning. Parade lineup is 8:30 am at the McGregor Community Centre and parade starts at 9 a.m. sharp. ending at Co-An Park.

See vintage tractors, steam and gas engines, farm equipment, Carl Smith Saw Mill, craft vendors, entertainment and much more.

 

Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show

Aug
13

Date: August 13, 2017

Location: 11081 Concession 11, McGregor, Ontario

The 33rd Annual Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show takes place August 11 to 13 this year.

Threshing demonstrations, stock lawn tractor pulls, and antique tractor pull demonstrations. Featured tractors and machinery: International.

Be sure to take in the parade of tractors and other vehicles through the hamlet of McGregor on Saturday morning. Parade lineup is 8:30 am at the McGregor Community Centre and parade starts at 9 a.m. sharp. ending at Co-An Park.

See vintage tractors, steam and gas engines, farm equipment, Carl Smith Saw Mill, craft vendors, entertainment and much more.

 

Lost Arts Festival

Aug
13

Date: August 13, 2017

Location: 915 County Road 50 East, Harrow, Ontario

This is the region's original makers' faire! See demonstrations of lost arts and learn about how to become more self-sustaining. Re-enactors' camp, hands-on activities, live music, livestock displays, and games for children.

Essex Blood Donor Clinic

Aug
15

Date: August 15, 2017

Location: 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex

Give Life....Donate blood. Bring in a friend to donate the gift of life. Every minute of every day someone in Canada requires blood or blood products. Essex Blood Donor Clinic Essex Centre Sports Complex Tuesday, August 15 1:00pm - 7:00pm New Donors & Walk Ins Welcome! For additional information or to book an appointment: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Harrow Fair

Aug
31

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: 134 McAffee Street, Harrow, Ontario

This is the 163rd year for the Harrow Fair!

Local volunteers have organized and hosted this annual agricultural fair every Labour Day weekend since 1854.

Highlights of the fair are almost too numerous to name... a mom calling contest, a pie auction, "bossy" bingo, a tractor pull, livestock and competitions galore.

Don't miss the Harrow Fair Parade on Saturday, September 2nd starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Depot and winding through downtown Harrow to the Harrow Fairgrounds.

Check out the Harrow Fair website for a detailed schedule of events.

McGregor Mug Run and International Beer Fest

Sep
23

Date: September 23, 2017

Location: 11071 Concession Road 11, Essex, Ontario

The McGregor Mug Run is a 5km Run/Walk through the streets and trails of McGregor. This year the event takes place on Saturday, September 23 with the start and finish line located at Co-An Park.

 

 

Harvest and Horses Festival

Oct
01

Date: October 01, 2017

Location: 915 County Road 50 East, Harrow, Ontario

Celebrate the fall harvest season on the farm at John R. Park Homestead.

Ghost stories in the attic, corn husk crafts, cider and sausage making, seed saving and more.

Meet the horses that made harvest possible 200 years ago! Enjoy the parade of breeds and a BBQ lunch.

Harvest Moon

Oct
17

Date: October 17, 2017

Location: 915 County Raod 50 East, Harrow, Ontario

Get hands-on in the harvest as you make your own traditional craft, help to press the fresh apple cider and listen to a scary story by candlelight in the 1842 farm house.

$15/person. Pre-registration required. Register online at www.harvestmoon2017.eventbrite.ca

 

Deck the Holidays Workshop

Nov
25

Date: November 25, 2017

Location: 915 County Road 50 East, Harrow, Ontario

Ring in the holiday season with a hands-on wreath-making workshop using natural materials from the forest and farm.

Registration fee includes all materials and expert instruction, a tasty mug of warm cider or cocoa, and a holiday snack from the Homestead's hearth. $20 per person.

Pre-registration is required.

Register online at www.decktheholidaysworkshop2017.eventbrite.ca

 

Eve of St. Nicholas at John R. Park Homestead

Dec
10

Date: December 10, 2017

Location: 915 County Road 50 East, Harrow, Ontario

See the Homestead in its holiday splendour. The pioneer house and farm are decorated with materials gathered from the farm and forest. Warm up with mulled cider and roasted chestnuts. Meet St. Nicholas' historic counterparts- Ruprecht and Belsnickel. Check the 'list' to see if you have been naughty or nice this year. Make a gingerbread cookie and traditional ornament to take home.

 

Candlelight Christmas at John R. Park Homestead

Dec
12

Date: December 12, 2017

Location: 915 County Road 50, Harrow, Ontario

See the 1842 Homestead decorated with natural materials from forest and farm, craft a traditional ornament, bake on the hearth, and ring the sleigh bells. Costumed guides will take visitors through the house and farm after sundown. Various stops along the way offer guests a seasonal participation experience straight from the days of John and Amelia Park.

$15 per person. Pre-registration is required.

Register at www.candlelightchristmas2017.eventbrite.ca