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Busy weekend coming up in Amherstburg

Attendees dance at McGregor Music Fest 2023

A busy weekend is coming up for events in Amherstburg.


The North Star High School prom is Friday as well as the continuation of Open Air Weekends.

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum hosts its 13th annual “Ribs & Ragtime” fundraiser Saturday evening from 4-8 p.m. The outdoor garden party fundraiser is on the grounds of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, located at 277 King St.


“Ribs & Ragtime” will feature the musical stylings of duo Josh Johnson and Walter Senko. This year’s event is catered by MD's Sports Bar & Smokehouse, featuring a meal of both Broaster Chicken and Ribs, with collard greens, and mac and cheese.

Tickets are limited and selling fast. Tickets are $60 each and may be purchased by cash or credit card at the museum’s reception desk or by phone, 519-736-5433.They are also available for purchase online at

The museum states this year’s celebration is sponsored by the James H. Sutton Funeral Home, and Detroit Memorial Park Association.

“A big thank you to our sponsors and supporters, for helping make this event possible,” museum curator Mary-Katherine Whelan stated in a press release.

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum will be celebrating Emancipation Day with a Dinner & Dance at the Hellenic Cultural Centre in Windsor Aug. 2 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75. The Museum will host the annual Walter Perry Emancipation Golf Classic, featuring an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Coachwood Golf & Country Club. For more information, please contact the museum at 519-736-5433.

The Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society will be hosting its annual Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. It will be held rain or shine.

The starting point is the Toddy Jones Park pavilion, located at 50 North St. in Amherstburg. People can pick up their Tour Access Pass. Addresses of the gardens will be included in the Tour Access Pass. The price is $15.

All proceeds from the 2024 Garden Tour go back into the community through AFMHS programs such as Deck the Town Planters and their community gardens. People are invited to take their time to “stroll The public must use their own transportation to get to the gardens. People can visit them in any order you wish with the option of visiting the gardens in one day or spreading it out over two days. Attendees will need their Tour Access Pass for entry.

There will be a front yard sign in each garden with a Garden Tour marshall there to greet people.

The McGregor Music Festival returns Sunday with the all-day event benefitting the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation. Gates open at 10 a.m. and bands start at 11 a.m. It is held at Co-An Park.

Entertainers this year feature C2C with Charlene, Lookin' Back, All Nighters, Bad Moustache, Jammin' for Wellness, Kenny & the Cruisers, Exit 31 and concluding at 7 p.m. with Crow Bar Hotel. Each band is scheduled to play for approximately one hour.

The McGregor Music Festival will also feature a car show, pig auction, raffles, door prizes and more. It is also a rain or shine event. Admission to festival will be $5 per person. Co-An Park is located at 11071 Concession 11 in McGregor.

Busy weekend coming up in Amherstburg

By RTT Staff

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