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may 30, 2019

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Discover the London on this side of the Pond

As their tagline says…London is ON! This sleepy university town has become a great place to visit, with loads of festivals and events, outdoor activities, great museums, markets and more. Easy access via highway 401 means that London should be on your list.

Museums

article1_may302019.jpgLondon has a surprising number of great museums for a smaller city. Some of the standouts include the Museum of Ontario Archaeology which has archaeological artifacts of 10,000 yrs of human history in Ontario. It also has the Lawson archaeological site – a 16th century Indigenous village settlement – and a Traditional Pow Wow & Harvest Festival September 14 - 15, too! London Children's Museum is focused on hands-on learning experiences, innovation and creative discovery. Royal Canadian Regiment Museum showcases an important piece of Canadian history since the 1860s.

Festivals

article2_may302019.jpgThe London is ON! tagline is meant to signify that there is always something happening in London and that is so true! Festivals include TD Sunfest - July 4-7 which features 35+ top world music & jazz acts, international cuisine & crafts & visual art and it is FREE Admission! Home County Music & Art Festival - July 19-21, London’s longest running summer festival, features 3 days of Canadian music + Canadian crafts, food, and craft beer garden. Or head over to Western Fair District. They have year-round events, music, racing, sports, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, & a weekend market plus their signature event- the 144th annual Western Fair, Sept 6-15.

Activities

article3_may302019.jpgEast Park is a great place for Summer Fun with its New State of the art Wave Pool, 7 slide water park, gokarts, rock climbing, bumper cars, batting cages, mini golf, driving range, & 18 hole executive golf course. Boler Mountain - Treetop Adventure Park is not just for summer but it really does rock when it gets nice. See the Carolinian forest from the Treetops on Zip Lines, Rope Courses, Swinging Bridges, Tarzan Swings, & Pirate Nets.

Other Cool Stuff to Do

article4_may302019.jpgHave you ever wondered how beer is made? Take Labatt London’s Hometown Brewery Tour which includes a guided tour of the brewery & of course, a sampling session. (MUST be pre booked by email or phone) Covent Garden Market & Outdoor Farmers’ Market  has year round fun with an indoor market and outdoor seasonal market. Visit its Public Square for  Music/theatre festivals & community events year round and its winter ice rink.

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Featured Events


Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival

May 31-June 2, 2019
Memorial Park, Streetsville (just W of Mississauga, GTA)

featured_events_1_may302019.jpg2019 marks the 47th Annual Bread & Honey Festival and it’s pure fun for the whole family! There are live performances for kids & adults, carnival rides & games, a beer garden, hands-on activities & of course, FREE Bread & Honey.

Fleetwood Country Cruize-In

May 31 – June 2, 2019
London, Ontario (SW Ontario region)

featured_events_2_may302019.jpgIf you love cars – this is for you. If your best friend, brother, sister or spouse loves cars, go with them, because there’s loads of entertainment and fun for everyone. It’s Canada's largest outdoor car show! Classics, Hot Rods & Specialty Vehicles are on display. Rock 'n Roll Bands & food vendors entertain and feed you. This year, see Paul Revere’s Raiders & Tony Orlando in concert. Celebrity appearances by Joe & Amanda from Iron Resurrection and Gene Winfield, Customizing Legend! A multi-charity event.


Dunnville Mudcat Festival

June 6-9, 2019
Dunnville, Ontario (Central Ontario)

featured_events_3_may302019.jpgThe Theme for the 5th annual Dunnville Mudcat Festival is Superheroes! There’s loads of fun and entertainment for kids & adults alike. There will be a parade, midway, their famous fireworks display, street dances, Bavarian Garden, live music, children's entertainment, a strongman/strongwoman competition and so much more! Bring the family and check it out.

Featured region: london

featured_may302019.jpgLondon is getting cooler and cooler, with loads of things to do, including Music, arts, culture, festivals, adventure & more,  some of which are highlighted above.  It is always adding new events and beefing up old ones to constantly make them better like Start.ca Rocks the Park 2019 – July 10-13, a highly anticipated outdoor summer festival that dedicates each night to a different kind of music, from rock, to country to hip hop!

 

ONLY IN ONTARIO

only_in_ontario_may302019.jpgPoint Pelee National Park
Did you know that one of North America's premier bird-watching hotspots is in SW Ontario? Point Pelee National Park has long been considered a bird-watcher’s dream spot with more than 390 species of birds recorded in the Park. Its central location on the continent is perfect for spotting rare species and is also one of the best locations to observe bird migration.

Print Edition 2019

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