May Long Weekend Events & Activities in London
A go-to list of family activities and events taking place during May long weekend in London: Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
Do note that Ontario is under Stay-at-Home Order.
The province has announced that outdoor recreational amenities like golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate parks can reopen starting May 22nd. Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people.
**Youth aged 12 and older can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments across Ontario starting May 23rd.**
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
Champian Fulton | May 21, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Robi Botos | May 23, 2021 | 2:30 PM
$20 For A One Month Subscription
Bake for Kids’ Sake
Bake a birthday-themed dessert over the May long-weekend and raise money to create a fabulous new space. Details
May 21 – 24, 2021
Breathing, Blustering, Bellowing Black Holes
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – London Centre’s May meeting will be hosted online using Zoom and is open to the public. Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency, Professor at Western University will speak on the topic: “Breathing, Blustering, Bellowing Black Holes”. Details
May 21, 2021 | 7:30 PM
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
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
Drawing Art Class Anime/Manga
In this interactive virtual class, participants will learn how to draw anime/manga. Details
Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
… the Long Weekend! Even if you are stuck indoors or confined to your backyard, you can still enjoy a great time. Freshen up your space with beautiful blooms from your own garden or your local florist. Order a snack or dinner from your local bakery or restaurant.
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.
Go for a walk
Spring is here. It’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. London has a lot of green spaces that can be enjoyed. Check out one of these Nature Attractions and Hiking trails in and around London.
- 25 of the Best Nature Attractions and Hiking Trails in London
- 50 Nature Attractions & Hotspots in and around GTA
80ML is an online project created to mark 80 years of Museum London. It brings 80 art and artifacts from the Museum’s collection together with the diverse written responses of 80 Londoners.
80ML is a celebration of the London community through the Museum. Details
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 and eraser. Details
Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 2:30 PM
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 the nearby park.
Start your Reading Journey
Books are great sources of adventure. Although London Public Library locations are closed, online services are still available open. Get started on your reading adventure. Details
Pick up at various Library Branches, London
Free with your library card
“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
Explore from Home
Enjoy London’s top attractions safely from home.
- Museum London – Virtual exhibits, online lectures, online collection, Imagination Station programming, Museum @ Home Play
- Museum of Ontario Archaeology – Virtual tours, fun kids crafts, infographics on educational activities
- Royal Canadian Regiment Museum – “Museum from Our Home to Yours!, weekly features from their collection, Speaker Series
- Fanshawe Pioneer Village – online videos, learn about the Victorian period
- London Children’s Museum – activities for kids, science experiments, DIY crafts, play prompts, and artifact examinations
- Jill’s Table – virtual cooking classes
Enjoy Musical Concerts
Tune in and listen to live music streamed from all over the world! Details
Fun with Science
If you are looking to try new things, check out our list of science experiments that are super fun, easy, and educational. Details
Watch Theatre Performances
One positive outcome of the pandemic is that you can now access theatre performances from all over the world online. See what’s on show this weekend. Details
Explore the World From Home
With travel being restricted, there are no ways to physically enjoy a trip to distant places. But the good news is you can explore these places virtually. From Canada’s arctic, cities, National Parks to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, Egypt’s Heritage Sites, and scenic train rides, you can now enjoy many travel destinations virtually.
Plan Your Summer:
It is now the time for planning your summer vacation in Ontario.
- 50 Bucket List Ideas for Summer in Ontario
- Guide to Planning a Summer Boating Trip on Trent-Severn Waterway
- Unique Summer Adventures in Southwestern Ontario
- 25 Nature and Wilderness Adventures in Ontario
- 100 Adventures in Ontario Provincial Parks
- 25 of the Best Parks to Go Camping Near Toronto
- 25 of the Best Provincial Parks to Go Camping This Summer in Ontario