3 things to do in Windsor this weekend

Summer is half over but there's still plenty to do in WIndsor-Essex, as CBC Windsor's Mike Evans tells us.

Summer is half over but there's still plenty to do in Windsor-Essex, as CBC Windsor's Mike Evans tells us.

It's a long weekend with lots on tap. Here are four things to do:

1. Military Heritage Days

Those attending Military Heritage Days can experience tactical demonstrations, military encampments and unique children’s activities.

The event takes place at Fort Malden National Historic Site.

Actors portraying soldiers from 1812 will be on site doing musket demonstrations, artillery demonstrations and talking about history with the guests.

Military days runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m..

For more information, people can visit the town of Amherstburg website.

2. Sun Parlour Rodeo

Kingsville will host the Sun Parlour Rodeo for the 12th year.

The rodeo takes place on the Pavao family farm.

"My dad had the bright idea 12 years to bring something unique to the area," said organizers Stephanie Pavao. "My favourite part is giving back to the community."

The rodeo donates proceeds to a number of charities.

This year, all the funds go to the We Care for Kids Foundation, which helps fund all the local pediatric care units at hospitals in the region.

The family hosts the rodeo, but the animals are brought in by the Rawhide Rodeo Company.

Rawhide is a professional rodeo company that tours all over the United States and Canada.

"This rodeo has grown immensely. It's the only one that gives 100 per cent of the proceeds to charity groups," said B.J. Prince, one of the cowboys from the Rawhide Rodeo Company.

3. Ford City Market

The farmer's market opens Sunday in Ford City. It will be a weekly event through September.

Every Sunday has its own theme. This week's theme is Henry Ford's 150th Birthday.

There will be cake, story telling and photographic displays to mark the occasion. The market itself will have a wide selection of venders, artists, a cafes, organics and more.

The Market starts at 10 a.m. and is open until 2 p.m. It's located at 1168 Drouillard Rd., the Gino A. Marcus Community Complex.

Every Friday, CBC Windsor's Mike Evans finds you things to do in Windsor-Essex. To hear even more about this weekend's event, click the audio box at the top left.