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5 upcoming events

  • Murder mystery

    Culture and entertainment History
    Murder mystery
    Time: 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort Malden National Historic Site
    Cost: $12.10 per person
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Channel your inner detective and help find the murderer in a classic “who done it?” with a historical twist! Explore the fort to uncover clues and interview suspects to find the guilty party. Prizes for some and fun for all!

    Wheelchair accessible, except for the second floor of the museum and the Pensioners Cottage which are not accessible.

  • Live music by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps

    Culture and entertainment History
    Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort Malden National Historic Site

    Tap your toes to the beat of marching tunes as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps from Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake pays a visit to Fort Malden National Historic Site.

    Hear 18th and early 19th century music including the pre-dawn reveille bugle wake-up call, the opening notes of the corps’ daily job as the fort’s clock, and timekeeper for soldiers’ routines.

    Learn how the Fife and Drum Corps were an essential low-tech walkie-talkie with the high-pitched fifes and low-pitched drums sending musical signals across great distances to direct artillery, cavalry and troops on a chaotic battlefield.

    The Fife and Drum Corps is a fan favourite in Amherstburg and Fort Malden, and it is always a pleasure to hear the shrill of the fifes and feel the booming drums.

    Experience date

    Performances on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

  • Escape Room & Games Festival

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History Sports and recreation
    Escape Room & Games Festival
    Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort Malden National Historic Site
    Cost: $34.30 Escape Pass | $9.80 Festival Pass
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Tickets on sale June 26, 2019. Call 519-736-5416 or visit Fort Malden.

    Escape Pass ($34.30) – 4 escape room experiences and access to all non-escape room experiences
    You will be asked to select your top four escape rooms (see list below). Teams of two to six are asked to register together. We will do our best to match your selections. There are a limited number of spots available, first come, first served.

    Festival Pass ($9.80) – Admission to the festival and access to all non-escape room experiences: games, food and entertainment.

    This event is weather dependent – cancellations will be posted on Facebook.

    Wheelchair accessible, except for the second floor of the museum and the Pensioners Cottage which are not accessible.

    All ages event.

    Escape Rooms

    Accept the challenge! Bring a team and test your skills against the region’s best mobile escape rooms. Your team will be challenged by four different escape rooms. When the clock is ticking, can you decipher the clues to solve the puzzles and escape in time? Your team of two to six will have 15 minutes to solve the clues and escape.

    1. "Mayhem in the Marquee" (Fort Malden National Historic Site)
    2. "Disarm the Bomb" (Hidden Trail Escape Rooms)
    3. "The Cell" (Hidden Trail Escape Rooms)
    4. Escape Room (Breakout Canada - Kingsville - Surreal Escape Experience)
    5. "Exodus Picnic" (Exodus Windsor Escape Rooms)
    6. "Exodus Truth or Dare" (Exodus Windsor Escape Rooms)
    7. "The Spy Within" (Fort Malden National Historic Site)
    8. "Confined to the Barracks" (Fort Malden National Historic Site)
    9. "The Cure" (Fort Malden National Historic Site)
    10. "Recipe for Escape 2.0" (Fort Malden National Historic Site)

    An escape room is a physical and mental adventure game. Players must solve a time-limited series of challenging puzzles and riddles to escape the room. Players must escape the room before time runs out - and time matters!

    ☠️ Learn how to do an escape room! Everyone with a Festival Pass or an Escape Pass is welcome to learn how to do an escape room by trying “Skullduggery in the Scullery” presented by Exodus Windsor Escape Rooms.

    Games

    New games added this year! Get a Festival Pass or an Escape Pass for access to all the best outdoor games! Battle against your friends in a sumo match, jousting, or one of the many new games added this year!

    • Axe and arrows
    • Video games trailer
    • Sumo ring
    • Laser tag
    • Jousting
    • Waterfight area
    • Yard games

    Food and Entertainment

    Stay for the whole day! Between escape rooms and games, relax on the river and enjoy entertainment and food for purchase. The Friends of Fort Malden will also offer a beer garden and refreshing coolers for visitors who are 19+.

    • Picnic area
    • BBQ, beer and refreshing coolers in the licensed area
    • Live DJ from 11 am to 5 pm
    • Live music with “Radio Unplugged” from 5 pm to 9 pm

  • Art by the River

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History
    Art by the River
    Location(s): Fort Malden National Historic Site
    Cost: $5 per person, children 12 and under are free with an adult.
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Experience Essex County’s original Arts & Crafts show with over 150 artists and artisans from across Ontario! Art by the River is a major fundraiser for the Gibson Gallery and a Labour Day weekend tradition since 1967! Presented by the Gibson Gallery

    Wheelchair accessible, except for the second floor of the museum and the Pensioners Cottage which are not accessible.

  • Essex County in the War of 1812

    Culture and entertainment History
    Essex County in the War of 1812
    Location(s): Fort Malden National Historic Site
    Cost: Youth free | Adults $3.90 | Seniors $3.40
    Wheelchair Accessible

    10 am to 5 pm

    Did you know that Fort Amherstburg was the headquarters of the Right Division of the British Army in Upper Canada during the War of 1812? Join us as re-enactors bring the War of 1812 to life with period encampments, musket and cannon firings, cooking demonstrations, and battle recreations.

    Wheelchair accessible, except for the second floor of the museum and the Pensioners Cottage which are not accessible.