Things to Do in London in June

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Credit: City of London

A go-to list of family activities and events in London in June, 2021.

Go Fishing

 

You can cast a line and reel in that big catch at Ontario Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.

Enjoy License Free Fishing on June 19 – 20, 2021. Fishing regulations and other rules still apply during license free days and National Park fishing license is required to fish in Canadian National Parks.

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Park It At The Market

Enjoy evenings of great eats, live entertainment and local vendors! Details

Wednesday & Thursday | 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Queen’s Park, 900 King Street, London

Drive-In for Thrive-In Kids

Drive-In for Thrive-In Kids from your own home! Park yourself in a comfy spot and tune in virtually to support a great cause. Join us on June 18th for a night of fun featuring a pre-show party, the original Jurassic Park movie, and a silent auction. Snacks included! Details

Friday, June 18, 2021 | 07:00 PM – 09:45 PM

Online

$25.00 for an at home movie package that includes a snack package, link to watch party, and access to a silent auction.

Have fun Splashing

Bring the little ones down to Storybook Gardens’ On The Riverbank Splash Pad and beat the heat! Let your kids run around and get sprayed, splashed, and dumped on as they cool off from the summer heat. Details

Various dates

Storybook Gardens’ On The Riverbank Splash Pad, Storybook Lane, London

Drawing class Cartoon/Comic Art

This class is for youth that already loves to draw. You will learn the in’s and out’s of cartoon drawing for comic book illustrating. Come, develop, and advance your own unique style. Bring a sketchbook, assortment of pencils, markers, eraser, and other drawing tools. Ages 10 & up. Details

Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 | 2:30 PM

Online

$15; $40 for all 4 classes

Father’s Day Tea Box

 

Experience a delightful afternoon tea from the comfort of your home. Enjoy a unique blend of strawberry tea with subtle notes of orange pekoe which compliments an assortment of sweets deserts. A thoughtful gift for the fathers and the men in your life. Details

Sunday, June 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Eldon House, 481 Ridout Street North, London

$25.00 – $28.00 incl. HST

Brain Tumour Walk

On June 27, 2021, join the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for live-streamed opening ceremonies and gather a group of family and friends to #EndBrainTumours.

The Brain Tumour Walk Program raises money to fund brain tumour research, support services, trusted information, and advocacy to help brain tumour patients and survivors live longer, better, and with hope. Details

June 27, 2021

Wherever you are

Fundraiser

Fun at the Adventure Farm

Take the kids to the Clovermead Adventure Farm! Whether it’s cooling off at the Splish Splashpad, getting lost in the cedar maze, or visiting the goats and chickens at the animal barn, Clovermead has activities for the whole family. Details

Monday – Saturday | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Clovermead Honey Shop & Adventure Farm, 11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer

$10

Go Birding

Get to know your city and explore new spaces near you. There are many fabulous birding locations near London to visit, download a bird ID app, and try to name all the birds that you can spot. Details

Only visit places nearer to you due to Covid-19.

Fun at East Park Golf

Golf and Driving Range and Mini Golf are open at the East Park! The tee times must be booked online. East Park also has a Foot Golf course. FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf where players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible.

East Park also has a 1,800 feet of g0-kart racing track that will thrill both novice and experienced drivers. Also check out their batting cages that are equipped with a Slowpitch and Baseball. Details

Golf | Daily | 7:00 AM – Dusk
Driving Range | Daily | 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Mini Golf | Daily | 9:00 AM – Dusk
Foot Golf | Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday | 7:00 AM – Dusk
Batting Cages & Go-karts | Weekdays | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Saturdays & Sundays | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

East Park Golf, 1275 Hamilton Road, London

See detailed pricing here

Movies Under the Stars: Parking Lot Edition

Enjoy the night watching movies on the big screen! Details

Various dates

Grand Trunk Shops Parking Lot, 105 St Patrick St, Stratford

$25

Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat

Join a virtual tour as artist Esmaa Mohamoud and curator Matthew Kyba present the works in To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat. Taking inspiration from the African American writer Ralph Ellison, artist Esmaa Mohamoud explores the ways in which Black bodies at once appear―and yet are rendered metaphorically invisible―within the spaces they navigate. Details

Various dates

Online

Free

FCLMA Jazz, Classical & World Music Awards Gala

Annual FCLMA Classical, Jazz & World Music Awards Gala.

Ft performances by: Mark Swan Music Quartet
Marque W. A. Smith Tony Deluca Anthony Borek
Magisterra Soloists
Rant Maggie Rant
King’s University College Chamber Choir
Rachelle Courtney – Jazz Vocalist
Nevin Campbell
Erich Knapp
Camila Montefusco
Matthew Bermudez
Michael Vanhevel
And a special performance by the Middlesex-London Health Unit #Allstars. Details

June 6, 2021

Facebook livestream

19th Annual Forest City London Music Awards

Presented by Unifor Canada with performances by Lost in Japan, Thunder Queens, Typo & King Cruff, Leanne Mayer, CJ Lee, and Patrick James Clark. Details

June 12, 2021

Facebook livestream

Covent Garden Market

Shop the local produce and wares from Covent Garden Market! Shop flowers, decor, food, produce, and more. Details

Monday to Saturday | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

130 King Street, London

See public art

 

Looking for something new to do in London while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out some of London‘s public art features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city.

Aeolian Phoenix Sessions Present…

The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions are intended to provide patrons with a cross-section of the music going experience. From classical to jazz, rock to country, and bluegrass to folk, the Sessions aim to bring music back into your home and heart. Details

Alex Baerg | June 4, 2021 | 2:30 PM
The Fitzgeralds | June 11, 2021 | 7:30 PM
The Rebekah & Jurecka Duo | June 25, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Valdy | June 23, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Online

$20 For A One Month Subscription

Head to the Boler Mountain

The Boler Mountain Treetop Adventure Park is open! Enjoy zip-lining and mountain bike trails. Details

Thursday to Sunday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Boler Mountain, 689 Griffith Street, London

Varies

Go Biking

Cycling is a great way to exercise and also to explore new places and well-trod paths. So wheel out your bicycle and check out the bike paths and lanes in London. Bike Map

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The Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer

June 20th marks the 23rd Annual walk/run for prostate cancer. This signature event is one of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC (PCFBC) largest fundraisers which allows us to continue to promote awareness, assist support groups, and support research. Details

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Wherever You Are, Canada

Free to $35

Dish On Food Cooking Class

Join Growing Chefs! Ontario’s Executive Chef, Katherine Jones, as she guides you through local and seasonal recipes. Details

June 11, 2021 | 6:30 PM

Free to register

Hike or Discover Nature Attractions in London

London has a lot of green spaces that can be enjoyed. Springbank Park, Sifton Bog, Meadowlily Woods, Thames Valley Parkway and Thames Park are a few of the popular green spaces. Check out one of these Nature Attractions and Hiking trails in and around London.

RESOLUTION: A Century of Photographic Art

Enjoy a virtual tour of Resolution: A Century of Photographic Art with narration by curator Cassandra Getty. This exhibition has something for everyone including Micheal Lambeth’s early social realism, Suzy Lake’s feminist portraits, the Indigenous voices of Shelley Niro and Greg Staats, and Osheen Harruthoonyan’s fantasy photographs. Details

Play Outdoors

All outdoor courts and recreational areas like Baseball diamonds, Batting cages, Soccer, football and sports fields, tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts, basketball courts, BMX parks, skate parks, cycling tracks and bike trails, horse riding facilities, shooting ranges, including those operated by rod and gun clubs, playgrounds, portions of parks or recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment, arche1y ranges, lawn game courts, including lawn bowling, bocce and croquet courts are open.

Enjoy a Tee Time

Golf courses in the City of London are open. Book a tee time to enjoy golfing at Fanshawe Golf Course and Thames Valley Golf Course. Details

Paint Nite

Get creative this weekend with virtual paint nite. Browse through the many pictures, select the one that strikes your fancy, get your supplies and start! Details

Various dates

Online

$15

Head to a nearby Provincial Park

Ontario provincial parks are open to visitors. Be it to enjoy a walk or just relax in the outdoors, fish or enjoy boating, provincial parks are great places to spend your time.

Did you know that Ontario Provincial Parks are Free to Visit Four Days a Week. You can also get permits in advance.

You can now visit Ontario parks for free by borrowing day-use permits from participating Ontario libraries.

Enjoy a Picnic

Order a takeout of your favourite goodies from a local restaurant or bakery. This not only supports local businesses but also saves you the hassle of preparing for the picnic. You don’t have to venture far – have one in your backyard or at a park.

Plan Your Summer:

 

It is now the time for planning your summer vacation in Ontario.

Plan to go camping either in provincial parks or national parks (reservations open) and plan your Ontario adventure.

Ideas:

Upcoming Events

27 Jun

31361 Shackleton Line, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0, Canada

June 27, 2021

5196706949

$400.00 per person

How do you want to show up in the world once everything “opens up”? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of re-emerging into a broader sense ...  »

21 Jun

Korny Korners Farm, 6193 Blackwell Sd Rd Sarnia

June 21, 2021 To October 31, 2021

519-542-5232

$0 - $14.50

Korny Korners Farm is Sarnia Lambton’s Summer and Autumn Destination for Farm Fresh Food & Family Fun. Summer/Autumn Admission Includes: Pedal Go-Karts Farmer Roger’s ...  »

18 Jun

Wherever You Choose

June 18, 2021 To June 27, 2021

403-284-1121

$15-130

Now in its sixth year, Strength in Abilities recognizes the strength individuals have to embrace their abilities and imagine a world filled with possibilities. Individuals of all ...  »

17 Jun

Various Stores, Canada

June 17, 2021

Free Admission

Record Store Day is a day that celebrates independent record stores all over the world with parties, in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that ...  »

17 Jun

Kustermans Berry Farms, 23188 Springwell Rd, Mount Brydges

June 17, 2021 To June 30, 2021

519-264-9199

Pre pay $4 (1 litre)

Get fresh strawberries from the Market or pick your own! Ready picked strawberries will be available in the market ​ You do NOT need to pre-book your time ...  »

16 Jun

Queen's Park, 900 King Street, London

June 16, 2021 To September 30, 2021

Free

Stop by Wednesday & Thursday Evenings for delicious eats from local food trucks, and shop from some of our Market Vendors while you're there!  »

12 Jun

City-wide, London

June 12, 2021

$64

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to London, ON on Saturday the 12...  »

11 Jun

Clovermead Honey Shop & Adventure Farm, 11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer

June 11, 2021 To October 30, 2021

519-773-5503

$11.99 - $19.99

The Clovermead Adventure Farm has over 50 attractions so your children can burn energy in a healthy and naturally interactive way! Whether it’s cooling off at the ...  »

11 Jun

Storybook Gardens’ On The Riverbank Splash Pad, Storybook Lane, London

June 11, 2021 To September 6, 2021

$3

Storybook Gardens’ On The Riverbank Splash Pad and the Humpty Dumpty Roller Rink (inline and roller skating) is currently open to pre-registered guests. Bring the little ones ...  »

10 Jun

In The Sky

June 10, 2021

Free

This year, you can see an annular solar eclipse on June 10 beginning at sunrise in southern Ontario, through Greenland, and ending at sunset in far-eastern Russia. This ...  »

04 Jun

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd, Blue Mountains

June 4, 2021 To June 6, 2021

7054460256

$25.75 to $28.50

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is re-opening on Friday, June 4th! Situated within one of Canada’s UNESCO biosphere reserves and dating back 450 million years, our location is ...  »

28 May

Boler Mountain, 689 Griffith Street, London

May 28, 2021 To October 31, 2021

Varies

Zip zip hooray. It’s officially treetop season. The Treetop Adventure park will be opening May 28th for the 2021 season! Boler Mountain’s Treetop Adventure Park is ...  »

01 May

Ontario Parks

May 1, 2021 To September 2, 2021

Free

The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable to get safely outdoors and enjoy nature by providing free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday ...  »

27 Jun

Online

June 27, 2021

5196427755

Free

On June 27, 2021, join us for our live-streamed opening ceremonies and gather a group of family and friends to #EndBrainTumours. Our Brain Tumour Walk Program is our largest ...  »

18 Jun

Online

June 18, 2021

$15

After a decade in the spotlight highlighted by two JUNO® Award nominations, multiplatinum success, tens of millions of streams, and sold out shows, a period of reflection ...  »

17 Jun

Online

June 17, 2021 To June 18, 2021

416 903 2135

FREE Admission

Make your dream of being your own boss a reality with the support of a credible franchise system at the Virtual Franchise Canada Show! With more than 50 ...  »

17 Jun

Online

June 17, 2021

9059314320

$25 - $30

If music is a language, what could be more intimate and eloquent than a conversation between two instruments? Striving to mimic the human voice was an important ...  »

16 Jun

Online

June 16, 2021 To June 20, 2021

$5 to $23

The 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival will run from June 16-20 with film screenings, talkbacks with participating filmmakers and industry programs. We’re thrilled to share the ...  »

15 Jun

Online

June 15, 2021 To June 17, 2021

Free

The first-ever Canadian Virtual Beauty Festival will be live on beautyfestival.ca from June 15-17, 2021. Over the course of three days, you can tune in for free ...  »

14 Jun

Online

June 14, 2021 To June 26, 2021

Free

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Red Dress Production Co-Production with the support of Common Boots Theatre Blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of people in her ...  »

12 Jun

Online

June 12, 2021

$10 -$15

(Clean comedy show) Laughter is the best medicine! Get your fill of the gut-busting stuff online, courtesy of some of the funniest women on the planet: Rachel ...  »

11 Jun

Online

June 11, 2021 To July 4, 2021

Free admission

Watch world-famous operas from the comfort of your home! Monday, May 31 | Puccini’s Turandot (From October 12, 2019) Tuesday, June 1 | Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila (From October 20, 2018) Wednesday, ...  »

11 Jun

Online

June 11, 2021

$50.85

Jim Beam Presents Live From Inside, After over 30 years together, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction, and more than a few songs that have reached anthemic ...  »

05 Jun

Online

June 5, 2021

$27

Gemma New, Conductor Dominic Desautels, Clarinet HPO 20-21 Composer Fellow: New work Mozart: Clarinet Concerto R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Principal Clarinet Dominic Desautels makes his debut ...  »

04 Jun

Online

June 4, 2021

$15

Agent provocateur, and juno award winner Carole Pope and her band perform groundbreaking songs covering the expanse of her career from High School Confidential to This is ...  »

02 Jun

Online

June 2, 2021 To June 8, 2021

$17.50 & up

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOOK DEATH SQUARELY IN THE FACE AND HOW DO YOU FIND THE STRENGTH TO CRAWL BACK TOWARDS LIFE? Be transported from the comfort ...  »

01 Jun

Online

June 1, 2021 To June 30, 2021

Free

Introducing Bloom Festival, a festival celebrating the artistic works that have bloomed out of Toronto in this turbulent, transformative year. Over a year ago, our world shut ...  »

31 May

Virtual

May 31, 2021 To June 6, 2021

$0 - $80

The Guelph Dance Festival has something for everyone! Virtuosic, athletic, culturally diverse, theatrical and fresh. Come out, experience contemporary dance and celebrate with us each Spring. Performances ...  »

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