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Recreation Facility Rental Fees - Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

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Belle Vue And the Reynolds Sisters

Belle Vue is one of two Palladian buildings declared nationally significant in Canada and is recognized as an important historic site federally, provincially, and municipally. Discover the history of this once grand mansion and the two artists that lived there.

Watercolour World

Visit the Mudpuppy Gallery to see many creative pieces made with water colour.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Bring your kids to see the Easter bunny for the day and try to hunt for chocolate eggs! Also enter into a kids colouring contest filled with great prizes chosen by the Easter bunny himself.

In Pursuit Of The Golden Key : Dennis White & Stephen Gibb

A collection of 32 paintings by author/artist Dennis White and artist Stephen Gibb.

April, PA Day Camp

Experience life as a soldier in 1812! Adventures, activities and food!

Best Darn Heritage Tour

Enjoy a two hour informative and entertaining walkabout and canoe trip on River Canard. Feel the history and glory of River Canard come alive with First Nation burial sites, local French Family history, St. Joseph Church, a bow string arch bridge, the commemorative War of 1812 Hancock and so much more!

Fort Malden Opening Day

Fort Malden opens for our 76th year! There will be many activities for the entire family!

Horticulture Society Plant SALE

SALE SALE SALE!! From one garden to the other!

Amherstburg Farmers Market 2015

Enjoy all the great local products produced by local farmers and businesses. This well established Market is entering its 6th season so come out and delight in the fresh produce, fish, flowers, baked goods, jams, and many other specialty products.

Amherstburg Doll Museum 2015

While at the Amherstburg Farmers' Market on Saturday, take time to visit the adjoining Doll Museum outfitted with 100’s of dolls from around the world. A great family outing!

Horticulture Society Plant SALE 2015

From one lush garden to another! This sale is an annual favourite. Perennials are sold to support the Community’s Horticulture Society!

STUDENT PIX : Student Digital Photography GECDSB

Through the lens of fresh eyes…The Gibson Gallery is pleased to join with the Greater Essex County District School Board to present the 10th Annual Student Pix, an exhibit featuring approximately 250 digital photographs by elementary and secondary students from across Essex County.

Sip into Summer

Enjoy wines of all kinds from different participating local wineries. At each location you will have the chance to try a food pairing matched with a premium wine.

Sips, Sounds & Bites

Visit EVERY Sunday to enjoy live entertainment on the patio. Enjoy tapas prepared by a different chef every week from 1pm-4pm. Sip on a glass of wine or our signature sangria's with a picnic basket, and soak in the music and view.

Beat Night

An evening of original poetry, music and story telling. Hosted at the Downtown Espresso Café, Dalhousie St.

Beef in the Burg

Beef in the Burg Fundraiser! Famous roast beef sandwich meal, live entertainment, face painting, games, balloon animals and raffle prizes to be won! All proceeds go toward supporting Rotary projects in your community.

Ribs and Ragtime

The 6th annual Ribs and Ragtime garden party welcomes all to experience an evening of jazz music and delicious ribs and chicken.


The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association is dedicated to the preservation of the history of local people whose love of flying established an airport that has flourished and grown since the 1920's.

Blockhouse Dedication and Activities

The Blockhouse is an important part of Amherstburg's history and its reconstruction has just been completed. Join us for the dedication.

Amherstburg Fire Fighters 26th Annual J. Wimpy Tiefenbach Volleyball Tournament

The Amherstburg Fire Fighters J. Wimpy Tiefenbach Volleyball tournament is back for its 26th year of fun and competitive volleyball. In this “Seek your own level” tournament, teams can join one of four competitive divisions and play to win.

Amherstburg Garden Tour and Stroll

A tour like NEVER before…music, art and nature. A self-guided tour of eight homeowners’ gardens. NEW this year is the addition of an appointed neighbourhood to stroll along with winery experiences.

Rations and War-Cake, A World War Two 70th Anniversary Exhibit

See a variety of uniforms and learn about specific battles, the home front, food rationing and much more. This interactive exhibit is the real McCoy and sure to impress.

Canada Day and Return Of Fort Malden

Celebrate our Nation's birthday at the National Historic Site of Fort Malden. Enjoy the activities of the day!

Canada Day Festival

Enjoy free activities throughout the day and end it with a spectacular fireworks finale along the Detroit River! This traditional event is the best in the region and not to be missed!

Canada D’Eh 5K Run

Participate in a Canadian 5k run! All finishers get an amazing Canada D’Eh Run Maple Leaf collectors Medal.


Looking for a great way to make it through the lazy days of summer? Exciting, fun filled weekend where there is something for everyone. Food, entertainment, rides, children’s act ivies, a licensed area and best of all …mouth watering racks of ribs!

Hands on Heritage

Join us on Sundays to see a demonstration and learn a new skill. There is a wide range of activities... baking, candle making, crafts, butter churning, sausage making and much more.


The Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Artists is an active group of like minded artists who regularly meet year round to paint in the largest studio in the world, the great outdoors.

The Annual Verdi Club Festival

Come join the celebration of Italian heritage and community. Fun for all ages. Entertainment daily.

Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy Show

Car show on the downtown streets of Amherstburg. All makes and models are welcome. Dash plaques for the first 500 entries. Free to spectators!!!

Emancipation Dinner & Dance

Join us as we celebrate freedom and the anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of great music, food and company.

Military Heritage Days

Come to Fort Malden National Historic Site to see 2000 years of military history, learn to march like a British Soldier, or dress up as a boat and participate in a water fight to recreate the Battle of Lake Erie. Discover even more through interactive opportunities, such as tactical and musical demonstrations, and various military encampments will be sure to inspire long lasting, unique memories for all.


Two prize winning local representational artists share their visions. Plein air artist Bobbi Wagner utilizes vibrant Impressionistic colours, oil paint and pallet knife to create beautiful landscape paintings.

Woofa-Roo Pet Fest

Woofa~Roo Pet Fest, Presented By The Windsor Star, Is A FUNTASTIC Festival For Pets And Their People! Don't miss our specialty vendors, silent auctions, pony rides, exotic parrots, or our informative pet-ucation center.

D’Angelo 28th Annual Open House

Join us in celebrating our 28th Annual Open House. Food and wine by the glass will be available for purchase. Free tours/tastings. Live music. Everyone welcome.

Wet & Wildlife Hawk Run

Get Wet. Be Wild. Misting station, water gun snipers and fun with foam along this 5K walk or run at the beautiful Holiday Beach Conservation Area, followed by a beach party.

Art by the River

Love art? Join over 150 topnotch artists and artisans in Amherstburg, August 29 and 30. All art is juried and personally handmade by the artists. Enjoy the art, music and history at Art by the River!


The Gallery is pleased to host this special project of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers.

Shores of Erie Concert Spectacular!

Fort Malden national Historic Site of Canada, 100 Laird Avenue This is a must hear concert of the year! Enjoy superior entertainment!

Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

A toast to the Tastes!! A perfect blend of regional wines, fine cuisine and an eclectic mix of live entertainment on the magnificent waterfront grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada. Our 10th anniversary will host spectacular programming!

CELEBRATION : Annual Members Exhibit

The fifth annual exhibit showcasing the art of the members of the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts.


Evolving from decorative artist, Mary shares her journey into expressive oils, acrylics and watercolours focusing on her love of the outdoors.

IGNITE THE NIGHT ~ River Lights Winter Festival Kick Off Celebration!

Step into a Christmas card from the past. With over 200 displays, the lighting of the municipal tree in the olde town square kicks off the festivities.


Come Christmas shopping at Holiday Art at the Gallery in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.

Recent News


Still Looking for Applicants for the Property Standards Committee

The Town has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Property Standards Committee. Click to learn more. read more

Essex County Libraries Will be Closed on Monday March 23, 2015.

This includes the Amherstburg branch. Click here for more information. read more

Revision to 2015 Council Meeting Calendar

The 2015 Council Meeting Calendar has been revised to allow for Special Meetings of Council. read more

Town Wins "Municipality of the Year" Award from Festivals & Events Ontario

The Town wins this award for municipalities under 50,000 in population and shares it with the Town of Collingwood. read more

The Media Comments on the Town's Financial Situation and Proposed Budget

Teresinha Medeiros from CKLW AM800 comments on Amherstburg's financial situation & the proposed budget. read more

2015 Mosquito Control Program

Council has approved a mosquito nuisance control program for the Fraserville area of Town. read more

Media Comments Regarding Amherstburg's Financial Situation and Proposed Budget

Teresinha Medeiros from CKLW AM800 comments on Amherstburg's financial situation & the proposed budget. read more

Still Looking for Applicants for the Property Standards Committee

The deadline for accepting applications to the Property Standards Committee has been extended. read more

The Proposed 2015 Budget

Administration has presented the Proposed 2015 Budget. View the budget and provide comments here. read more

Budget Meetings for Public Input

Meetings will be scheduled to obtain public input regarding the proposed 2015 budget. Click here to read more. read more

Time Change to Council Meetings!

Change of Start Time for Regular Meetings of Council read more

Council Orientation - Finance

Town Council receives orientation from the Finance Department. read more

Snow Removal Reminder

Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks on highways adjacent to occupied or unoccupied premises. Click here for more information. read more

Notice: Noise By-law Exemption Request

Council will consider an exemption to Noise By-law 2001-43 on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. read more

2015 Dog Tags

Renew or acquire your 2015 Dog Licenses now. Please click for more information. read more

Winter Resident Reminder - Sidewallk Snow Removal

Please click for more information. read more

Update on the Financial Services Review

The Director of Financial Services provides an update on initiatives based on the Financial Services Review recently prepared by Deloitte LLP. read more

New Council Inauguration Ceremony

Please click here for an invitation to the inauguration ceremony for the new Council. read more

Essex Powerlines Public Info Session

Essex Powerlines is hosting a Public Information Session on Tuesday, November 26, 2014 to provide information regarding electricity distribution and electricity rate applications. read more

Postponement of Council Meetings

The October 6 and November 3, 2014 Council meetings have been postponed due to limited municipal business on the agendas. These meetings have been rescheduled to Monday, November 17, 2014. read more

Town of Amherstburg - Financial Management and Practices Review

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Report by Deloitte LLP on Town of Amherstburg Financial Management and Practices read more

The Building & Planning Departments have Moved!

The Building & Planning Departments have moved to a new location at the Libro Centre at 3295 Meloche Road! read more
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