Windsor-Essex is a unique and special one that has all the amenities you could ask for and is also the most socially progressive. This is apparent in our local businesses, friendly and welcoming people and  vibrant LGBTQ2S+ community.


The Come OUT & Play Guide has been at the forefront of the Windsor-Essex LGBTQ2S+ scene for the past 7 years. By maintaining our strong community presence, the Come OUT & Play Guide has become the premier choice for businesses and organizations looking to our area’s best publication to reach savvy LGBTQ2S+ residents and travelers. The guide is an important resource for the Windsor-Essex region, from shopping to service organizations, from nightlife to health & wellness, from counselling to spas, from arts/theatre to restaurants, this guide has it all!. Organizations and businesses listed in this directory have supported the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and/or recommended by those in the LGBTQ2S+ community in Windsor-Essex.

The Come OUT & Play Guide is produced by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, a non-profit organization that strengthens the sense of community and contributes to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTQ2S+ individuals on the Windsor-Essex area through the cultivation of connections. We create opportunities for these connections though our annual festival, social programs and initiatives, and providing advocacy for the community.


We will be distributing 10,000 digest-sized full colour glossy guides and we mind where every copy is distributed to make sure it ends up in quality hands and is not a wasted exposure. We ensure that someone picking up this publication is a local LGBTQ2S+ resident or out-of-town traveller from either and that this presents a new business relationship opportunity for our area and advertisers. Thus, we have a two-pronged distribution method:

IN TOWN DISTRIBUTION                                              

▪ All Participating Advertisers (throughout Windsor-Essex)

▪ Caesars Windsor Tourism kiosk - Downtown

▪ Pelee Island Winery Information Centre (Kingsville)

▪ Provincial Tourism Office (Downtown Windsor)

▪ Tourism Windsor-Essex kiosk (Downtown)                               

▪ Waterfront Tourism Windsor-Essex kiosk (Windsor)
▪ Windsor-Essex Pride Fest office (Windsor)

OUT-OF-TOWN DISTRIBUTION                                                      
▪ Provincial Tourism Office (Tilbury, Ontario)

The Come OUT & Play Guide will also be supported online with a business directory complete with pictures, description and contact information. In addition, a printed version will also be distributed at the 2020 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest at  Lanspeary Park on Ottawa Street in August with an annual attendance of over 7,00 attendees.