Windsor-Essex Pride Fest kicks off Tuesday

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens prepares to raise the rainbow flag at City Hall with David Lenz of Windsor PrideFest on August 9, 2017. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

The Windsor-Essex Pride Fest kicked off Tuesday with the annual Pride flag-raising ceremony at Charles Clark Square.

The ceremony marks the beginning of the week-long celebration of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Windsor-Essex.

The festival is celebrating its 30th year in the community and bringing back a lot of crowd favourite events like bowling, the Run for Rocky, and a weekend full of entertainment in Lanspeary Park.

The Pride parade will be held Sunday, August 7 starting at 11 a.m. It will begin at Argyle Road and Ottawa Street and travel down Ottawa Street to Lanspeary Park.

A full list of events can be found on the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest website.

While Pride Fest lasts about a week, the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest organization hosts a number of events to support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community year-round.