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Summer Festival Preview: Walkerville Art, Walk & Rock

Thursday July 23rd, 2015, 3:00pm


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The 13th Annual Art, Walk and Rock takes place on the streets of Walkerville this Weekend.

The summer street party starts Friday at 5pm and continues Saturday from 11am to 6pm with street-side entertainment continuing until 11pm.

From Wyandotte Street to Gladstone Avenue, see an eclectic collection of Essex County’s finest artists and small businesses showing off what it means to live, work and play in Walkerville. Participating businesses will also individually showcase art from all mediums: performers, creatives and additional artists.

This year, visitors can expect to get Kiss’d with Kiss tribute band Destroyer taking the main stage at 8pm Friday. Saturday, they continue with rock legends Liverpool Echo playing favourite Beatles tunes.

“We’re inviting the world to stroll through the heart of Walkerville to see why we’re hot,” said Joe Fratangeli, WBIA Event Chair. “We are excited to be in our 13th year and we’ve supersized the fun for the whole family!”

Streets will be lined with buskers, oversized games, face painters (with Kiss make-up for Friday night) and henna tattoos. Find live art community murals, belly dancing, vintage cars and even a horse and carriage ride.

You can even hop down the “way-too-long Hop Scotch Path” to stop in at Walkerville Brewery for the Luv Local craft show and Bloomfield House drum circle.

On Saturday, patios will be open for breakfast at participating restaurants and the energy continues with Yoga in the Street by Breathe Pilates & Fitness at 9:30am Lion & Martial Art performances start at noon; Kung Fu at 2pm.

All weekend long, the brand new Art in the Parkette will feature some of our hottest upcoming talent next to our historic clock in Jubilee Park.

New this year, a photo scavenger hunt will lead you to win Walkerville Dollars with “Spotted in Walkerville: See, Spot, Share.” Just spot the logo and post your photos with friends, family or selfie-sticks.

Check out more information of the Windsor-Essex Summer Festival Guide.

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