There are so many awesome things to do this summer in London from participating in world class festivals to¬ visiting historical sites.
1.¬ Canada Day
Kick off summer holidays with a grand¬† Canada Day celebrations.
2. Imagination Station
This event features drop-in programs for kids and adults focused around collaboration and creativity. There will be several opportunities to participate in art-making as well a visit to exhibitions. ¬†Don’t forget to explore¬†this art and history museum for a deeper look at Canadian culture.
Select Sundays | 1:00pm 4:00pm at Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North
Enjoy four days of exemplary music, dance, crafts and cuisine from around the globe. This unique, high profile event features over 30 top professional world music & dance, and jazz ensembles based in Canada and abroad.
July 4 – 7, 2019 at Victoria Park, 509 Clarence Street, London
4. Rock the Park Music Festival
Enjoy musical performances from a variety of well-known artists including Alessia Cara, Lady Antebellum and Marianas Trench.
July 10 – 13, 2019 at Harris Park, 530 Ridout St N
5. Movies Nights in the Park
Enjoy outdoor movies. From Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse¬†to¬†Captain Marvel, you have a plethora of options. Text “MOVIE” to 226-210-0399¬ to get text reminders for each movie
Summer at Victoria Park.
6. Home County Music and Art Festival
Enjoy live musical performances by amazing Canadian artists, explore craft booths featuring local artisans, various food vendors and a family area for kids activities.
July 19 to 21, 2019 at Victoria Park, 509 Clarence St.
7. Colombian Gastronomy Festival
Enjoy authentic Colombian food and Latin music at the very first Colombian Gastronomy Festival.
July 20, 2019 at Covent Garden Market, 130 King Street
8. London Rib Fest
Enjoy delicious rib vendors as well as great food from all around the world including enchiladas, tacos, slush drinks, falafel, hard ice cream and so much more!
August 1 – 5, 2019 at Victoria Park, 509 Clarence St.
9. Expressions in Chalk
Experience this free event celebrating the art of street painting through performances and events.
August 3 to 5, 2019 at Victoria Park, 509 Clarence St.
10. Village Table
Order a takeout from Village Table and support¬ Meals on Wheels London.
11. Disney’s Newsies
Go on a day trip to Grand Bend, enjoy the beach and end the beautiful day having a delightful time at this enchanting musical theatre ¬†of a well known story.¬†Featuring the hit songs ¬†‚ÄúCarrying the Banner,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSeize the Day,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSanta Fe,‚ÄĚ¬†Newsies¬†is an uplifting Broadway blockbuster with a timeless message that inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.
June 27 to July 13¬†at Huron Country Playhouse, 70689 B Line
Check out this fun festival for dogs, their owners and animal lovers. There will be great vendors and thousands of people and their pets.
August 17, 2019 at Plunkett Estate, 9282 Elviage Drive
13. Thames Valley Trail
Hike or Bike the Thames Valley Trail!
14. The Covent Garden Farmers‚Äô Market
Visit this farmers market for fresh, organic, local produce, free cooking classes, live music and family story time.
Thursdays & Saturdaysat Covent Garden Market, 130 King St.
15. Twilight Tuesdays
Enjoy evening hikes, storytelling and sing-along by the bonfire with your family on Tuesday evenings.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM¬†at Longwoods Conservation Area, 8348 Longwoods Road
16. Jazz for the People
Enjoy this¬† free concert series featuring local and regional jazz musicians.
Wednesday June 26, July 24 & August 28 |¬†¬†07:15 PM – 08:45 PM¬ at the London Public Library, Central 1st Floor Wolf Performance Hall
17. Go Fishing
From June 29 to July 1, is ¬†license free fishing days. Have a fun time fishing at Thames River!
18. Chil Frozen Yogurt Bar
Enjoy delicious sweet treats throughout the summer from this yogurt place. They offer an extensive selection of flavours and toppings so you can always try something new.
19. Sundance Balloons
Get unique views of London including their parks, Thames Valley River and much more on a hot air balloon ride.
20. Storybook Gardens
For a day of adventure, check out this kids amusement park which brings nursery rhymes and fairytales to life. There are numerous storybook locations to visit including the castle, frog pond and the enchanted forest.
21. Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Whether you want to explore the daily life of children in the 19th and early 20th century by doing different chores or experience the pleasures of a 19th century fair on August 19th and 20th as Fanshawe Pioneer Village and the Tri-County Heritage Club present Agricultural Fair, visiting this open-air living museum is a fun way to¬†¬†to learn about former rural communities and the development of London and a summer’s day in London.
22. East Park Golf Gardens
Head over to this play area for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including¬†go karts, batting cages driving range, mini golf, indoor rock climbing, bumper cars, jungle gym and arcade games.¬†You could also cool off at their water park.
23. London Regional Children‚Äôs Museum
Check out this museum ¬†and enjoy¬†family-friendly activities and creative exhibits including a dinosaur gallery, arctic experience and science experiments centre.
24. Family Circle Restaurant
Enjoy some comfort food at this family friendly eatery. This place is known for their home-style menus and daily specials.
25. Springbank Park
Check out the largest park in London which is stretched along the Thames River, featuring 30km of trails.
26. Banting House
For a historical educational experience, visit the ‚Äúbirthplace of insulin‚ÄĚ. You will have the opportunity to learn about Dr. Frederick Banting and the discovery of insulin.
27. Jill‚Äôs Table
Check out this speciality store for a unique shopping experience and various cooking classes including ‚ÄúMexican with Jill‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPass the Pie Please!‚ÄĚ
28. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
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Visit this military museum to learn more about the military experience. Take a look at preserved artifacts and archives.
29. Medway Valley Heritage Forest
Walk this scenic forest trail and get a close look at diverse ecosystems and wildlife.
30. Heeman Greenhouses & Strawberry Farm
Visit Heeman Greenhouses to pick your own locally grown, fresh blueberries and raspberries. This is a great outdoor experience for everyone! ¬†OR you can a day trip to ¬†Kustermans¬†or Clovermead Adventure Farm¬†¬†to have a farm adventure and to pick the best things that grow in Ontario!
31. Spray Pads/Wading Pools/Outdoor Pools
32. Sifton Bog¬†
Hike trails and hills to see diverse wildlife including birds, frogs, small mammals and rare butterflies.
33. Merla Mae Ice Cream Ltd.
This old-style ice cream place is known for their soft serve ice creams, chocolate shakes and dipped cones.
34. St. Peter‚Äôs Cathedral Basilica
Check out this stunning basilica with intricate stain class windows and architecture.
35. Try the Potter‚Äôs Wheel!¬†
Join for a class at London Potters Guild!¬†Make pieces using hand building techniques including pinch pots, slab building and coil building.
36. Exodus London Escape Rooms
Bring your family together to solve clues and think critically in order to get out of a locked room within a limited amount of time.
37. Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Visit this museum to learn more about Ontario communities and their culture through presentations, programs and exhibits including a virtual walk through Iroquoian longhouses and learn more about the Lawson Village is a sixteenth century, pre-contact Neutral Iroquoian village.
38. Westminster Ponds
Check out this nature preserve which consists of several ponds and natural habitats. A great place to see migrating birds, you could hike the trails or bike along the asphalt areas and also fish here!
39. The Early Bird
Sleep in late and then visit this casual, well-known eatery which features all-day breakfast. They also are known for their perogies and fried chicken.
40. Neighbourhood Parks
Check out one of the various neighbourhood parks this summer including Cresthaven which features a soccer field, basketball court and swing set.
41. Treetop Adventure Park
Try some exhilarating new activities at Boler Mountain like zip lining, swinging bridges and rope courses.
With 18-hole mini putt Glow-Golf Course, Billiard Room with 14 tables, and Playdium Lite Games Room, 44 lanes of state-of-the-art 5-pin and 10-pin bowling, Fleetway¬†should be on your list of rainy day fun ¬†ideas or for those extremely hot day!
43. Heart Of London Walkabout Tour
Rediscover London this summer with this new free walking tour app while meandering along the riverside at the forks of the Thames River!
44. Passion for Dance
Learn how to dance! This dance studio offers a variety of workshops, lessons and special events like themed dances and presentations.
45. Adventures on Wonderland
Head over to London‚Äôs largest indoor play place for great play structures, tunnels, mazes and much more!
46. Southside Eatery
This restaurant serves large portions at great prices in a family friendly atmosphere. They have extravagant breakfast options like ‚Äėsuper duper‚Äô which includes a pancake, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, fries and toast, all for only $10.29!
47. Fanshawe Conservation Area
Plan a camping trip near home at Fanshawe Conservation Area. ¬†Take time to fish for Bass and Pickerel, or rent a canoe or kayak for a few hours on the reservoir. Check out over 20 km of hiking and biking trails that offer pleasant strolls and beautiful scenery.
48. Laser Quest
Head over to Laser Quest, for a night full of fun. There are also great deals on food and drinks or you can bring your own.
49.¬†Visit a comic store!¬†
Discover new comic books – explore¬†London‚Äôs exclusively Anime store,¬†Neo Tokyo ¬†or other comic stores like L.A. Mood Comics and Games, Heroes Comics and Cards, Worlds Away Comics and Cards or The Comic Book Collector.
50. Flagswipe Paintball
Get your family and friends to check out this place for paintballing, archery and air soft.
51.¬†St Mary’s Quarry
Visit Canada’s largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool for a fun day out in the sun!