4 things to do in Windsor-Essex this weekend
One of the busiest weekends of the summer is upon Windsor-Essex.
CBC Windsor's Mike Evans runs down just a few of the things to do in the region.
1. Pride Fest Windsor Essex
Pride Fest Windsor Essex kicked off Thursday with a bowling night and the pride flag was raised Friday. The celebrations continue on through the weekend.
The festival takes place at the Riverfront Festival Plaza, there will be food venders, family activities and live music, too.
"River Rock" happens Friday night. Local bands, such as Unquiet Dead, the Blue Stones and Years of Ernest will be performing until about 1a.m.
Saturday night there's an event called the "White Party. Everyone is encouraged to wear white. There will be a DJ, bands and acrobatics.
Sunday includes a popular event - the Pride Parade. It's colourful, people dress up in costumes and the odd water gun may be fired among participants.
People can learn more about the festival's schedule on its website.
2. Military Muster in Essex
The event is two days of war re-enactments, living history displays, military venders and military machines.
A very detailed replica of a First World War trench will be constructed. Second World War tanks and other military vehicles that still work will be on display.
The Military Muster happens in the Town of Essex at the Essex Centre, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They have a website as well.
3. Woof-a-Roo Pet Fest
Woof-a-Roo is a first-time event taking place in Amherstburg.
There will be all kinds of events for four-legged, furry friends.
There will be dock diving, agility tests, pet acupuncture, human howling competitions and a speed fetching competition for dogs and their owners.
The event will also feature a great Dane named Zeus, the world's tallest dog. Zeus, from Kalamazoo, Mich., stands 44 inches high.
"He's a therapy dog that goes to hospitals and meets and greets people. He's here on a mission. He's raising funds for the Windsor-Essex Humane Society," Woof-a-Roo Pet Fest organizer Lorene Clayton said.
Those who attend can pay to get their photo taken and get a paw print "autograph" from Zeus.
Woof-a-Roo takes place Saturday and Sunday at the United Communities Credit Union in Amherstburg.
For more information people can check out their website.
4. The 154th Comber Fair
The fair starts Friday and continues until Sunday.
There's a beauty pageant, wrestling, a steer and heifer show and a demolition derby.
Among other things, a hypnotist named Jimmy G, is going to try to set the world record for mass hypnosis.
More than 1,500 people are expected in the audience.
"We're not going to turn people into zombies or anything like that," Jimmy G said. "We are going to allow people to allow powers of their imagination and subconscious minds to create hypnotic effects."
"Everyone can be hypnotized, but it's whether they are willing to be hypnotized."
Jimmy G is performing two shows, one Friday and one Saturday. Saturday is the record attempt.
If people would like more information on the Comber Fair, they can check out their website.