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Summer Fest 2012 is a 17 day festival, which takes place along the scenic riverfront in Windsor Ontario. This festival is a perennial favourite for the entire family, offering something for all ages, and stages. Over the years more than 500,000 people have come out annually to enjoy the many activities, and attractions which run in conjunction with Summer Fest.

This community event which is the hallmark of the Summer Festival Season gets underway June 14 2012, with the opening of world's finest shows midway, directly on the Riverfront. The weekend of June 22-25 will feature commemorative 1812 activities in Dieppe Park. Friday the Tall Ship Appledore IV will be moored at Dieppe Park, with tours taking place. On Saturday June 23 The 36th Annual International Tug Boat Race and Shore Party gets underway at 1pm. At 2pm and 4pm commemorative re-enactments will take place on the river, while story tellers including Shamus, The White Pines Dancers, Ojibway Story Tellers, Provincial Marine and others covey stories and depictions 1812.

June 24 Typhoon Tommy and his jet ski show will be tearing up the river at 12, 2 and 4pm. Watch this spectacular show from the Festival Plaza for the best view on the river.

Once again there will be Buskers on the Midway on June 16,17,22,23,24,29,30 and July 1. Look for the all new Busk Stop signs which highlight the times and entertainment taking place at each of 3 pitches at the Festival Plaza. These perennial favourites will delight crowds from 1-99 with their antics and tricks.

Don't miss the excitement of the 54th Annual International Target Fireworks Show, one of the largest and most spectacular in North America lighting up the sky over Windsor and Detroit on Monday June 25. This annual spectacle draws more than 1,000,000 to the Windsor and Detroit Riverfronts. Don't miss the Summer Fest Riverfront Fireworks Party taking place directly on the Riverfront just east of Plaza Udine. This outstanding event will feature gourmet cuisine, entertainment by Nemesis, the White Pines Dancers, Local Wines, and of course the best seat in the house for the Fireworks. Tickets are $100 per person, and available at the Windsor Parade Corporation.

Of course Canada Day is the hallmark of the festival. The Canada Day Parade, Children's Entertainment, and the Giant 5000 piece Birthday Cake make this a Birthday to remember. This year's parade takes place at on Wyandotte Street East between Devonshire and Glengarry Avenue.

*All new this year, catch the fireworks at the Riverfront on July 1 at dusk. This all new special presentation features highlights of the 54th Annual Target Fireworks Display, accompanied by music and all visible on our special 70 foot screen in the Festival Plaza.*

This event is the official kick off to summer and a long standing tradition among southwestern Ontario residents. Don't miss the Fun. Visit Summer Fest 2012.


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