City of Windsor Annual Birthday Celebration
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.
Save the date for Windsor's 131st Birthday Celebration in 2023
The City of Windsor marks its 131st anniversary of incorporation in 2023, and everyone is invited to celebrate at a free community event packed with fun for the entire family. The annual City Birthday Celebration and Mayor’s Walk takes place Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with lots of excitement in store to celebrate our great city.
Event flyer and full details coming soon.
Annual Mayor’s Walk
10:00 a.m. at Assumption North Park on the Waterfront
Gather shortly before 10:00 a.m. at Assumption North Park on the waterfront to 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 Assumption North Park to Dieppe Gardens. We 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 Adventure Bay and the Chimczuk Museum.
Windsor 131st Birthday Celebration
Begins at the Vision Corridor (401 Riverside Drive West) at 11:00 a.m.
- 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 free admission to the Chimczuk Museum and the Art Gallery of Windsor, all in celebration of Windsor’s Birthday.
Temporary Road Closure
- Riverside Drive West will be closed between Church Street and Bruce Avenue from 9am-3pm to accommodate the festivities.
Sponsors and Partners:
- These festivities are brought to you by the City of Windsor and presented by WFCU Credit Union. This event is made possible in part through the sponsorship of many businesses and community organizations, including Atura Power, The University of Windsor Alumni Association, Caesars Windsor Cares, Tim Hortons, Zehrs Markets, AM800 CKLW, Cogeco, and YourTV.
Everyone is invited to join the celebration and take photos to capture the special moments and share with us online using #Windsor130, #HappyBDayWindsor, #YQG and #CityWindsor.
Previous City of Windsor Birthday Celebrations
- 2022 - City of Windsor's 130th Birthday Celebration. Saturday, May 21, 2022.
- 2018 - City of Windsor's 126th Birthday Celebration. Saturday. May 26, 2018. 12th Annual Mayor's Walk
- 2017 - City of Windsor 125th Birthday Celebration. Friday, May 19 & Sat, May 20, 2017. 11th Annual Mayor's Walk
- 2016 - City of Windsor 124th Birthday Celebration. Monday, May 23, 2016. 10th Annual Mayor's Walk
- 2015 - City of Windsor 123rd Birthday Celebration. Monday, May 18, 2015. 9th Annual Mayor's Walk