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Cannon in a park
The Gibson art gallery
kayak at crystal bay
north american black historic museum
sunset over water
wetlands and wild lillies
King's Navy Yard Park
Bountiful Vineyards
Fort Malden Soldiers Ready to Shoot
Man Canoing on River Canard
Amherstburg Gateway Waterfall
Gibson Art Gallery Caboose

Current Events

Against the grain

A selection of art inspired by wood! Woodworkers Exhibit plus "Between the Branches" a tribute to trees.

Festival of Ice

Take part in the tradition of warming up to the fire with mug of warm mulled wine and live music paired with amazing food.

Family Day Fun

Life in the Fort during the dead of the winter! filled with winter activities and warm up in the cookhouse.

Artists of the future

General Amherst and Villinova students are w frelcomed to explore all the exibits and put entries in as well

This and That show

Experience art by local artists

March into March Break

Many enjoyable activities for children to experience a whole new life style for the week!

March Break Mania

Enjoy our second floor children’s hands-on activity room. Take the time to enjoy each activity and read the fun facts about its history… puzzles, board games, card games, build a mini log cabin, crafts, read in the book nook, or try our scavenger hunt and more.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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 Fort Malden Horticultural Garden Tour

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.

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 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!

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 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 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.

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!

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!

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.

Written Imagery-A showcase of Aspiring Artists

Artists aged 8 to 18 compose a small poem or haiku and also create a piece of art to accompany their poems.

Recent News


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 Municipal Council Meeting Calendar

Click here to view the 2015 Municipal Council Meeting Calendar . *Note - this calendar was revised on January 14, 2015. read more

2015 Dog Tags

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

Applications for Committee and Board Appointments for the 2014-2018 Term

The Town is seeking applications from residents who would like to be considered for appointment as a Committee or Board member. read more

Town Council - Orientation

Orientation of the new Council included presentations from each organizational sector. 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

Vote 2014

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