Fallfest

It’s Summer Festival Season in London

 Local Events Listing London Ontario

My favourite time of year is here; Festival Season at Victoria Park!

Living so close to this 18-acre oasis in the heart of the city affords us the opportunity to visit all the great summer festivals with ease. You can often find us at each of the festivals multiple times in one weekend. It’s just so much fun!

The first summer festival at Victoria Park is taking place this weekend. Here are the details for the Kids Expo, as well as a list of the other festival taking place.

Happy summer!

VICTORIA PARK KIDS EXPO

When: June 14 to 16, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (each day)
Where: Victoria Park, London
What: Food, crafts, games, rides, music, all for the kids!
Cost: Free admission, cost for rides per ticket, or $20 All Day Ride Bracelet (parents ride free)
For more info: canadasbiggestparty.com

LONDON INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

When: June 21 to 23, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm (each day except Friday which starts at 6:00 pm)
Where: Victoria Park, London
What: Many international food choices including Portuguese, Mexican, Italian and Polish, carnival rides, beer, wine, coolers, music and dance.
Cost: Free entry, cost for rides per ticket, or $20 All Day Ride Bracelet (parents ride free)
For more info: canadasbiggestparty.com

SUNFEST

When: July 4 to 7, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (each day, Thursday starts at 6:00 pm)
Where: Victoria Park, London
What: Sunfest is a non-profit community arts group dedicated to promoting cross-cultural awareness and understanding of the arts across a range of disciplines, such as music, dance and the visual arts. There will be over 275 food, craft and art exhibitors as well as many international and local music performances.
Cost: Free admission
For more info: sunfest.on.ca

HOME COUNTY MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL

When: July 19 to 21, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (each day)
Where: Victoria Park, London
What: Some of Canada’s finest songwriters will perform and provide three afternoon workshops sharing the stories behind their songs, juried crafts showcase and 30 different food vendors
Cost: Admission by donation
For more info: homecounty.ca

RIBFEST

When: August 1 to 5, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (each day)
Where: Victoria Park, London
What: Ribs, ribs and more ribs…you be the judge, who serves the best ribs. There will also be carnival rides, 75 bands and 250 exhibitors.
Cost: Free entry, cost for rides per ticket, or $20 All Day Ride Bracelet (parents ride free)
For more info: canadasbiggestparty.com

FALLFEST

When: August 30 to Sept. 2, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (each day)
Where: Victoria Park, London
What: Lasso a steer, carve a pumpkin, navigate a hay maze and enjoy a saloon style bar and 75 food and retail vendors.
Cost: Free entry, cost for rides per ticket, or $15 All Day Ride Bracelet (parents ride free)
For more info: canadasbiggestparty.com

AND THERE’S MORE

Though I am partial to the Victoria Park festivals (it’s my hood ya’ll) there are a plethora of great summer festivals and shows throughout the rest of the city.

Check out The Beer & BBQ Show at the Western Fair Agriplex, The Pride London Festival, and the Festa Italiana at the Covent Garden Market.

As always, please feel free to share any local festival-type events in a comment below.

Have a fun and safe summer!

City Mom

August in London {#LdnOnt}

 

August?

Already?

It’s a little upsetting that as usual, time seems to move the quickest when you’re having fun. So for me, I’m going to make the most of August…I’m taking the month off from blogging and going to spend the time outdoors with my family in cottage country, around town and watching the Canadian Women’s soccer team kick butt in London!

I’ll be back in September with the premiere of City Mom on Rogers TV!

Until then, I’ll leave you with some of the fun and family friendly events taking place in London this month. Enjoy the rest of your summer and don’t forget to get out and discover London!

CITI PLAZA’S ROOFTOP FILM FESTIVAL

When: July 27 – August 10, 2012
Where: Citi Plaza (8th level parking)
Time: 8:00 pm (movies begin at 9:00 pm)
What: Enjoy watching some classic films under the stars on the rooftop of Citi Plaza. Sponsored by BX93 & EZ Rick
Cost: Free!
For more information: Visit facebook.com/citiplazalondon for a list of the movies playing

RIBFEST

When: August 2 – 6, 2012
Where: Victoria Park
Time: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm each day
What: Bands, rides, exhibits and of course Ribs!
Cost: Free admission! $15 All Day Ride Bracelet
For more information: Visit canadasbiggestparty.com

STORYBOOK GARDENS

When: August 3 – 31, 2012
Where: Storybook Gardens
Time: Various times
What: Storytelling, comics, puppet shows, comedy, Rapunzel, Batman and more. August is filled with lots to do at Storybook Gardens. Check out More Info for a full list of events.
Cost: Regular Storybook Gardens admission
For more information: Visit storybook.london.ca

EXPRESSIONS IN CHALK

 

When: August 4, 2012
Where: Talbot Street (between Dundas & King)
Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What: Watch as amazing street art is created in the downtown core. This is a judged contest with various categories and artists.
Cost: Free!
For more information: Visit imadon.org

BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER

When: August 6-11 The Art of Play & August 20-24 Lego Master Builder: Star Wars Edition
Where: London Children’s Museum
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (8:00 pm on Fridays)
What: Explore your creative side with workshops designed to spark your imagination and Lego Master Builders will be in the building to help you make your own Lego creations and explore the world of Star Wars.
Cost: Children’s Museum admission
For more information: Visit londonchildrensmuseum.ca

VICTORIA PARK FALL FEST

When: August 31 – Sept. 3, 2012
Where: Victoria Park
Time: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
What: Rides, food, vendors and fun fall inspired activities.
Cost: Free admission! $15 All Day Ride Bracelet
For more information: Visit canadasbiggestparty.com

As always, please include your family friendly event in the comments below if I have missed your event!

Stay cool & safe,

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