Summerfest Almost Here

In just over a week the 17 days of Summerfest begin.

The midway at the Riverfront Festival Plaza opens June 15th, a week from Friday.

The events get rolling June 23rd with the International Tugboat Races on the Detroit River.

The events are organized by the Windsor Parade Corporation.

Co-organizer Maggie Durocher says their partnership with the Multicultural Council adds to their performances.

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Windsor Parade Corporation's Maggie Durocher outlining Summerfest 2018, Windsor Club, June 6, 2018 (by AM800's Peter Langille)

"It's been such an add-on to what we do because we have our traditional face painters, jugglers, we once again will be bringing back the Fire Guy this year, always a great thing.  But this has added a whole new dimension to our entertainment and we're very pleased and continue to work with the MCC"

Co-organizer David Grimaldi wants people to remember the Canada Day Parade is in a different location.

"It's very important that message gets out to the general public, because we don't want people sitting on Wyandotte Street waiting at 11 a.m. on July 1st.  So again the parade is back downtown on Ouellette Avenue it starts at Giles and Ouellette at 11 a.m."

Midway through Summerfest the 6th Ford Fireworks take place over the Detroit River.

Durocher says they have a special, tickets only, viewing location again this year.