Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

Disney's The Little Mermaid

East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer presents the musical production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. The show runs May 5-7, May 12-14 at 7pm. There is a matinee performance May 7 at 1pm.Tickets are $10.

INFO Varies, East Elgin Secondary School, Aylmer

Bring It




BRING IT is a  ‘Confidence’ conference for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. The day offers the opportunity for the participants to discuss problems they have in school, home and social networks. Facilitators will be working with girls in small groups to elicit conversations and questions and to guide the participants to understand their own ability to help themselves, find sources for help and be a positive influence for others.



To help the participants cultivate confidence and internal strength. To help them understand that confidence is not something one feels all of the time. It is something that requires time to build and develop. The noise of the countless voices coming at us from both outside and inside creates anxiety and stress. Sorting through the competing voices and landing on the ones that serves our most empowered self is a practice that can take years to master. True confidence, the kind that serves us throughout our life, comes when we can draw upon our inner voice, strength, and wisdom to help us navigate any situation that comes our way. It is never too early or late to learn and develop these skills.



250 or so London and area girls (anyone from out of town is welcome to attend).  This Event is for girls who are leaders already or are developing as leaders; as well as girls who are working on finding their inner strength and voice; girls who want to find skills and tools to manage day-to-day challenges relevant to them; girls who want to be a positive influence to others.  We want girls supporting girls and through the Youth Leaders: young women of today helping our young women of tomorrow.



Brescia University College
1285 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H2



Saturday, May 7, 2016
Registration: 8:00 am – All attendees must be signed in by an Adult in order to attend.

Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 2:30 – All attendees are to be picked up/ signed out by an Adult.

We take the security of our Attendees very seriously so please ensure drop off and pick up as requested.



INFO 8am - 2:30pm, Brescia University College - 1285 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H2

Thamesford Lions Country Music Night

Thamesford Lions Country Music Night featuring "The Ozarks" Saturday May 7th, 2016 8 - ? Thamesford Recreation Centre 85 Middleton Street, Thamesford Snacks provided tickets $15 for more info call 519-317-6974 or 519-285-3952

INFO 8pm, Thamesford Recreation Centre - 85 Middleton Street, Thamesford

Sea Shanties and Shenanigans

Sea Shanties and Shenanigans Sat.May 7, 8pm ! A Celtic Pub Night,with live music at the Victory Legion Branch, to raise funds for Homeless Veterans. 3 Great Bands: The Great Lake Privateers, Johnny & The Shenanigans, Three Penny Piece Fantastic Door Prizes, 50/50 Draws Plus a Screeching in Ceremony A Great Night for a Great Cause Tickets $13(advance) $15 (door) Victory Branch Legion, 311 Oakland Ave, London For more info: 519-455-2331

INFO 8pm, Victory Branch Legion - 311 Oakland Ave, London

LUSO's Laughs for Literacy Fundraiser

LUSO's Laughs for Literacy Fundraiser When: May 12, 2016 Hours: Fun starts at 6:30 Where: Polish Combatants Hall, 80 Ann, London, ON N6A 1P9 Price: $50 Contact: 519-452-1466 Web site url: LUSO Community Services is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Laughs for Literacy with the return of the improv group Shut the Front Door. The evening will include a buffet dinner, basket raffles and silent auction at the Polish Combatants Hall on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Tickets are available through LUSO for $50 in advance. LUSO offers a variety of community-based programs focused on supporting literacy development. The need has never been greater in our community. At least 1 in 3 children in London ages 8 to 14 is not meeting the literacy and numeracy standards established by the province. We hope you can join us and support the cause!

INFO 6:30pm, Polish Combatants Hall - 80 Ann

7th Annual Trooper Mark Wilson Ride Event


INFO 9am - 1pm, St. Joseph's Parkwood Institute - 550 Wellingon Rd

Sparta’s annual Garage Sale

Sparta’s annual Garage Sale Saturday May 14th 2016 9am-3pm Come see what treasures we have for you this year. More info contact

INFO 9am - 3pm, Sparta's Candles

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Music of Woodstock – Absent and Present

Jeans ‘n Classics – The Music of Woodstock – Absent and Present May 14, 2016 Woodstock and the Woodstock generation, hippies and love beads have become synonymous with the music of the late sixties. Join the Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony, band and vocalists and relive the moments that were, and those that could have been at Woodstock if some of the invited artists had not declined to attend. This concert benefits Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. For tickets contact Allison 519 455 6623 ext 229 Concerts take place at: London Convention Centre 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8 Doors open at 7pm, Concert is at 8pm Tickets are $55, $69 and VIP $125 

INFO 7pm, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street London, ON N6B 1P8

Railway City Ragtime Band Fundraiser

Dave Hoy’s RAILWAY CITY RAGTIME BAND will be performing at a fund raising concert and silent auction at St. Anne’s Centre, 20 Morrison Drive in St. Thomas on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The event celebrates 60 years of Religious Life for Sister Mary Boere whose smile, grace, and gentle yet firm manner has touched everyone in the community. The fun-filled event will raise funds to support the Holy Angel’s Restoration Project and the N E T Infuse Youth Ministry. Silent auction items have been donated by members and friends of the congregation. They include original paintings, pottery, wood carvings and many unique items. The Railway City Ragtime Band plays the music of Scott Joplin and other contemporary composers and presents a sound that is both lyrical and upbeat.

Tickets are $25 and are available at Holy Angel’s - 519-631-3052 and St. Anne’s - 519-631-3640

INFO 7pm, 20 Morrison Drive, St. Thomas

its 25th Annual Firefighter’s Breakfast

The North Middlesex Firefighter’s Association – Parkhill Station - is hosting its 25th Annual Firefighter’s Breakfast, Saturday May 21st at the Parkhill Fire Hall – Main Street, Parkhill. Admission is just $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and free for preschooler and younger. The breakfast runs from 7-Noon and this year enjoy our expanded menu. Remember to bring a canned good for the Ailsa Craig and Area Food Bank and receive $1 off. Funds raised will go into the Firefighters Fund and stay in the community.

INFO 7am - 12pm, Parkhill Fire Hall – Main Street, Parkhill

Dashwood Fireman’s breakfast

Dashwood Fireman’s breakfast Saturday May 21/16 from 7:00am – 11:00am. Come for a delicious start to your day at the Dashwood Pavilion on Centre St. (South on Region Road #2 off of Hwy #83) Adults $7.00, kids $4.00 Pancakes, eggs, pea meal bacon, turkey sausage, potatoes, toast and coffee or juice. While you here take advantage of the community wide garage sales as well

INFO 7am - 11am, Dashwood Pavilion on Centre St

Queen Victoria's Birthday

Queen Victoria's Birthday Monday May 23 2016 Celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Victoria’s birthday. Join us for nineteenth century games and historical speeches all in reverence to our longest reigning monarch. Her majesty might even brave the sea journey to visit with her subjects in the Upper Canadian town of Fanshawe.

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Barn Dance Jamboree/Campout

Barn Dance Jamboree/Campout at the Blyth Arena Complex May 26 to May 29 featuring camping, Campers' Jam Sessions, Open Stage, Friday night Bluegrass Show, Musical Flea Market, Saturday night Barn Dance Show & Dance, Sunday morning Country Gospel Show. Event schedule, a list of performers and a price list are available on website Campers and walk ins are welcome to attend .

Contact email is or 519 530 8000

INFO Varies, Blyth Arena Complex

Educational Animal Display and Pony Rides Open House

Educational Animal Display and Pony Rides is hosting their 3rd annual open house! There wll be close to 80 vendors on site, pony rides, petting zoo and bounce castles. Admission is free with small charges for various activties.

It's that time of year again! Last year was a huge success so here's hoping this year is even bigger! For those who don't know, we are open to the public two days a year and this is it! It's free admission. Lots of things to see and do...Pony, rides, petting zoo, Bouncy castles and lots of Vendors!!!

Vendors, if you are interested, pm myself or Velma. The cost is only $10 a day! This is an outdoor event. You will need a Tent and table.

Saturday May 28 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday May 29 10 am - 5 pm

And there will be an atm on site!

Here is a link to our facebook event page

INFO Varies, 51080 Woolleyville Line Aylmer Ontario N5H 2R1

Tiny Tots 28th annual Trike-a-thon

It's Tiny Tots 28th annual Trike-a-thon Saturday, May 28th from 9-12. Join us for food, fun, carnival games, tricycle races, silent auction and more. Tiny Tots Co-op Preschool, 217 Furnival Road Rodney

INFO 9am - 12pm, . Tiny Tots Co-op Preschool - 217 Furnival Road Rodney

B&GC Race for Kids



Race for Kids event –Saturday, May 28th

Capital One Race for Kids™ is an urban adventure race where you compete in a team of four adults in a race to the finish line, completing 10 fun challenges along the way. This Adventure takes place right here in London! Participation will help support children and youth in our community to be the best they can be!

The Boys and Girls Club of London is a non-profit family recreational facility that provides activities for children and youth whenever school is out.

Our program services are planned to provide fun with a purpose where children and youth enjoy a safe place of their own.

Many of our members get involved and benefit from the development opportunities, working to build leadership skills and gain practical work experience.

The Club offers hope, inspiration and opportunities to help people reach their full potential. By promoting physical health, mental health and emotional well-being, our programs help young people succeed in school, form positive relationships and mature into healthy, responsible and caring adults. We are committed to helping children and youth reach their full potential.

INFO 10am - 1pm, Boys & Girls Club of London - 184 Horton Street

Community Fun Fair

Lambeth Village Co-op Preschool Is hosting a Community Fun Fair on Saturday May 28th from 10:30am-2pm. Admission is FREE and tickets can be purchased at the door for food and activities. There will be a Fire Truck, bouncy castle, Kennedy's Kridders, crafts, carnival games, BBQ, silent auction...and more! Come on out for a day of FAMILY FUN!

INFO 10:30am - 2pm, Lambeth Village Co-op Preschool

1st Choice Home Solutions and Paws United

1st Choice Home Solutions and Paws United are hosting a Pet Rescue BBQ at the Pet Value on 1202 Oxford St. West. 100% of the Proceeds will be going to Paws United. We will be selling Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Beverages and offering Free K-9 Cookies. Paws United will be on site doing a meet-and-greet with the Dogs who are up for adoption! If you are not able to come but would like to donate head to

INFO 11am - 2pm, Pet Value on 1201 Oxford St West, London

Walk for Autism Speaks

INFO 9am, Western University Community Centre - 340 UCC Building

27th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Join Junior Achievement London & District for the 27th annual golf tournament fundraiser to raise funds to continue to educate students through delivering programs on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Denise at 519.439.4201 ext. 231 or

INFO Varies, RiverBend Golf Community

Oxford Women in Networking

Join Oxford Women in Networking - Next event: Monday May 30th, 2016 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Tickets include: Hot Buffet Dinner at Ody's & Our Speaker: Laurie Knechtel Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, Laurie Knechtel, will take you step-by-step through the simple keys to effective email marketing. at the Quality Hotel and Suites in the Burtch Room 580 Bruin Blvd. Woodstock, ON N4V 1E5 $40.00 Member Ticket:The Medium & the Message $35.00 Earlybird rate before May 8 $50.00 Guest Ticket :The Medium & the Message $45.00 Earlybird rate before May 8 OWIN hosts regular lunches in Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Norwich. Information:

INFO 5:30pm - 9pm, Quality Hotel and Suites in the Burtch Room 580 Bruin Blvd. Woodstock

the Addiction Services of Thames Valley's POSSIBLE campaign

Raise awareness and funds to further the mission of the Addiction Services of Thames Valley's POSSIBLE campaign. The purpose of the POSSIBLE campaign is to shift perceptions around addictions. Join us for a live auction on June 2nd 2016 from 5:30-9:30 at the Best Western Lamplighter (591 Wellington Road, London, ON) in support of those struggling with addictions.

INFO 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Best Western Lamplighter - 591 Wellington Road, London

Melbourne Mud Madness

Melbourne Mud Madness. 6395 Parkhouse Drive, Melbourne June 4, 2016. Trucks $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Registration 8 am - 11 am. Spectators $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Event runs 12 pm - 5 pm. Live music in the field 7 pm to midnight. Camping available. For more information call Jeremy at 226-448-4816 Like us on Facebook.

INFO 8am - 11am, 6395 Parkhouse Drive

Denise Pelley and the London Pro Musica Choir

Melville United Church Accessibility Project presents an evening with Denise Pelley and the London Pro Musica Choir singing old and new gospel favourites. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Coldstream Community Centre, 10227 Ilderton Road, Coldstream. Tickets are $25 each and are available by calling 519-666-1288 or 519-232-9067.

INFO 7:30pm, Coldstream Community Centre - 10227 Ilderton Road, Coldstream.

Cantorion Choir Spring Concert

Cantorion Choir Spring Concert

“Come to the Music 

This marvelous annual concert supports the choir and the London Community Chaplaincy Music & Arts Programmes.  The choir is directed by Kim Nikkel, a talented choral director here in London.  In addition to Cantorion, five instrumentalists (clarinet, bass, percussion, guitar and violin) will bring their musical talents to the performance.

Where there’s Spring, there’s Music!

INFO 2:30pm, Chalmers Presbyterian Church - 342 Pond Mills Rd. at Commissioners

6th Annual Dr. Ed Brecevic Memorial Smash and Drive golf and tennis event

Golf, tennis, dinner, silent and live auctions and lots of fun for a great cause. The 6th Annual Dr. Ed Brecevic Memorial Smash and Drive golf and tennis event for the ACT Now for Cancer Fund will be held Wednesday June 8 at Greenhills Golf and Country Club. The ACT Now Fund helps patients at London Health Sciences Centre’s Cancer Program pay for treatments that are not covered by OHIP and that they can’t afford. For information and to register, go to or


INFO Varies, Greenhills Golf and Country Club

Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

June 11 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy at Gibbons Park (2A Grosvenor St) Registration starts at 10am and walk is at 11am. 

INFO 10am, Gibbons Park - 2A Grosvenor St

23rd Annual London Brain Tumour Walk

This year will be the 23rd annual London Brain Tumour Walk. It will be held June 12, 2016 starting at 8:30 am. The location of the event is, Victoria Park.

Every day 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. There is no cure. Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. We walk to help anyone affected by any type of brain tumour. Support from people like you means the estimated 55,000 Canadians living with a brain tumour can find hope. Hope through research. Hope through patient and survivor support. Hope for a cure. Register now at

For more information please visit:

INFO 8:30am, Victoria Park, 580 Clarence St, London

Run to the BBQ

Run the District because you love BBQ!

We’ve marinated up a saucy run that promises fitness, fun, food and good times.

FEATURING A NEW COURSE: Run to the BBQ is a 5K, early evening jaunt that kicks off outside the Metroland Media Agriplex. Follow your nose back to the finish line for a post race party featuring awards, ribs and the best brisket in town! 19+ participants will also receive 1 ticket to the Beer & BBQ Show to continue the party!

Friday June 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Metroland Media Agriplex

5K. Open to all ages and abilities. Walkers are welcomed.


5K Registration

$45.00 Before May 30, 2016   |   $50.00 After May 30, 2016


  • Official New Balance Run To The BBQ technical tee when you register before the early bird deadline
  • Admission to the London Beer & BBQ Show after the run and sample tickets (19+ only) or Western Fair tickets for our under 19 runners
  • Grill-tastic medals!



INFO 7pm, Metroland Media Agriplex - Western Fair District

A Day on the Farm

Event: A Day on the Farm
When: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19
Description: Come to Fanshawe Pioneer Village and meet our sheep, pigs and poultry and discover how they contribute to the farm. Learn all about sheep and wool with a sheep shearing demonstration in the fields. Then, try your hand at carding and spinning in Elgie Log Cabin. On Saturday, visit the ‘sheep to scarf’ demonstration hosted by the London District Weavers & Spinners to learn all about processing wool. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride around the village and help us make cheese, butter, and rope and grade eggs at Jury Farm. Make your own farm animal at our craft station and play some Victorian games on the green. Treat Dad to a delicious Father’s Day Buffet in the Pioneer Village Café featuring Roast beef with baked potatoes, seasonal vegetables and fresh strawberry shortcake! Admission: $7 Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810 

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

Great Lakes Airshow



The 2016 Great Lakes International Air Show will delight spectators of all ages. Check back often as new performers are added.



Take a look at some of the incredible photos taken at the 2013 airshow.



Whatever the budget, Great Lakes International Airshow has a package that fi

ts your needs.

INFO Varies, St. Thomas Municipal Airport

The 2016 Great Lakes International Air Show

Confirmed for this year’s event is the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demonstration Team. Flying the McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet, the team will thrill audiences throughout North America. Sitting in the cockpit for this year’s season is Demo Pilot Captain Ryan ‘Roid’ Kean. The team’s theme this year is the 75th Anniversary of the WWII British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) in which Canada and the Elgin County region played a major role. The 2016 paint scheme for the CF-18 reflects this theme, with training scheme yellow the predominant colour. Ryan and his team are looking forward to entertaining the GLIAS audience this June with an awesome flying display showcasing the abilities of this world class air superiority jet fighter, and the personnel who both maintain and fly it.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the Skill, Professionalism and Teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces.

INFO 10:00am - 6:00pm, St. Thomas Municipal Airport

Relay For Life

It’s a Journey. Go the Distance. #AcceptTheBaton Join Relay For Life and proudly carry the baton. Every step you take helps fund vital support services for those living with cancer and Canada’s most promising cancer research. Share this post and encourage others to #AcceptTheBaton. Local Relay events are being held at: London – June 4th, 2016, TD Waterhouse Stadium from 5p.m. – 11 p.m. See St Thomas – June 25th , 2016 St. Joseph’s Catholic HS from 6 p.m. – 12 midnight. See 

INFO Varies, Varies

Fresh Horses

FRESH HORSES An evening of Garth Brooks music with Fresh Horses in the Carousel Room at Western Fair District. Saturday June 25. Join us for Dinner and the Show or just the Show. Get tickets at

INFO Varies, Western Fair District - Carousel Room

13th Annual Wheel/Walk-a-thon Fundraiser

COME WALK WITH ME FOR INDEPENDENCE Saturday, June 25th 2016 in Greenway Park, London Registration: 11am We invite everyone to come out and support the Independent Living Centre London & Area's 13th annual wheel/walk-a-thon fundraiser! All the money raised by this event help the ILCLA to remain a valuable resource for people with disabilities, their families, and the general community. Participate in the walk on either the short or long route, enjoy a break at the halfway point activity, and finish off the afternoon at the BBQ afterwards! We’ve got some great prizes for participants this year and you could win just for bringing in your pledges! Contact the ILCLA for more information. Phone: 519-660-4667 Email: Website:

INFO 11am, Greenway Park, London

Dominion Day

Event: Dominion Day
When: Friday, July 1
Description: Come celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way with cheap and rational enjoyment at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Get out your Sunday best and come to our Dominion Day celebrations. Patriotic speeches, carnival games and cake and lemonade are a few of the activities that will bring the past to life. A temperance tea will be held for the supporters of the teetotaller movement at 10:30 in the Tavern. This year’s interpretive date is 1877. Enjoy a red and white special at the Pioneer Village Café: BBQ ribs and chicken with potato salad coleslaw and traditional rice pudding. Admission: $7 Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO 10:30, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

Summer Theatre

Summer Theatre
CHICKEN FEATHER by Jeff Culbert PERFORMANCE TIMES July 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 27 at 7:30 pm Description: When Canadians were called to fight in The Great War in 1914, droves of Londoners rose to the challenge. But some of the men who chose not to enlist were publicly shamed by young women who pinned white feathers on them to show their disapproval. Chicken Feather follows the relationship of a young man who gets pinned and the young woman who pins him.

THE CHEESE POET – A Dairy-ing Melodrama By Adam Corrigan Holowitz PERFORMANCE TIMES July 6, 12, 21, 26, 28 at 7:30pm Matinee: July 13, 20, 27 at 2:00pm Description: The delightful Ontario folk legend James McIntyre, “the Ingersoll Cheese Poet” is put in a Don Quixote-esque adventure full of hijinks, hilarity, song and heart. If you liked The Angel of Long Point you will love our new Souwesto melodrama THE CHEESE POET! James McIntyre has spent his life in Ingersoll working as a carpenter and writing poetry about cheese. Now in his twilight years he embarks on a quest, with his loyal assistant Sam, to bring peace to world through construction the fabled ten ton cheese. Complication arises when he is pursued by his greedy nephew Edwin and a curmudgeonly university professor intent on dispelling his dreams of peace through cheese!

Tickets: $15.00 each, admission included. Plays start at 7:30 pm and run approximately 90 minutes. Book on-line at Advance booking is recommended. Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO 7:30pm, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

TD SunFest


 Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures
July 7-10, 2016 ~ Victoria Park, London, Ontario

The 22nd edition of TD Sunfest is set for July 7th - 10th, 2016 in Victoria Park, and will feature over 35 top international and national world music & jazz headliners, complemented by more than 300 eclectic food, craft and visual art exhibitors.  With an annual attendance that keeps soaring to record heights (more than 250,000 visits in 2015!), London's free-admission Sunfest is considered one of the largest and most culturally diverse music festivals in Canada and a premier tourist destination. 

Full event details will be available later this spring at the festival's website

INFO Varies, VibraFusionLab - 355 Clarence Street

Art in the Barn

ART in the BARN 200+ vendors, the areas largest summer arts & crafts event. Jewellery, pottery, stained glass, hand made toys, clothes, soaps, candles and more. Famous Pancake Breakfast 9am-11am Food vendors, music. FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING JULY 9, 2016 9am-4pm Dorchester Fairgrounds 4939 Hamilton Rd Dorchester

INFO 9am - 4pm, Dorchester Fairgrounds - 4939 Hamilton Rd, Dorchester

Day Out with Thomas

Start your engines! The Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 is rolling into St. Thomas July 16 & 17 and July 22-24, 2016 hosted by the Elgin County Railway Museum at the St. Thomas-Elgin Memorial Centre.

Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway as well as participate in a day full of Thomas & Friends™ themed activities.  Tickets are $25 plus tax for ages two and up, and the event is rain or shine. Visit

for tickets.



INFO Varies, Elgin County Railway Museum - 225 Wellington Street St. Thomas, Ontario

Expressions In Chalk

Expressions In Chalk is a free performance and open to the public for the Civic long weekend, July 28 to August 1, 2016, from 9 am to 11 pm daily. Pastels are the medium and works produced are temporary. Expressions In Chalk is dedicated to bringing the art of street painting to citizens and artists of London, through public performances and special events. Utilizing local artists and art groups we strive to promote the city as a creative art destination. Our website is

INFO 9am - 11pm, Victoria Park

Fanshawe Frolic Dance Weekend: The Victory Bond Ball

Event: Fanshawe Frolic Dance Weekend: The Victory Bond Ball

When: July 30-31, 2016 

Description: The whole Village is turning out to support this “Dance to Victory” First World War event. Join us as we celebrate the Canadians spirit on the Homefront during the last years of the First World War when campaigns and events were held to sell Victory Bonds. These were the days of rousing marches and one steps, waltzes and even the daring tango! Period costumes are encouraged but not required, no previous dance experience required. At the Saturday workshops, Dance Mistress and Historian, Mme. Cathy Stephens will teach you all the basic and simple steps you need to know to be able to do all the dances at the ball. Join us afterwards at the village for a country supper followed by dancing to authentic dance music of the era. Sunday there is more fun at the Family Frolic featuring period music and simple dances that are fun for the whole family, followed by afternoon tea at the Tavern.

Cost: Tickets for the whole weekend are $50. plus HST per person. That includes a 2 day pass to the Village, 2 dance workshops, a full country supper, the evening ball and the Family Frolic informal dance and tea on Sunday*. *Admission to the Family Frolic and tea alone is covered by the $7. admission fee to the Village on Sunday. Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

The First World War

Event: The First World War

When: Sunday July 31

Description: On August 4th, 1914, Britain and Canada declared war on Germany. The ensuing conflict lasted until November 11, 1918 and more than 60,000 Canadians were among the dead, wounded or missing. Come participate in over a dozen activity stations, including tours of our onsite trench, a First World War Fashion Show and Suffragette Rallies, which explore different aspects of the First World War. Presented in partnership with the History Matters Association Admission: $7

Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

Wee Royal Tea

Event: Wee Royal Tea When: Sunday, August 7 Description: Calling all Lords & Ladies, Princes & Princesses, Kings & Queens for a royal celebration of teatime traditions! Learn about the history of the High Tea, enjoy cookies and iced tea served in a real china cup, create your own crown and join in a grand procession around Queen Victoria’s Park let by Cinderella and Price Charming themselves. Afterwards, enjoy a puppet show, storytelling and dancing fit for any King or Queen! Admission: $7 Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

A Day for the Dogs

Event: A Day for the Dogs When: Sunday, August 14 Description: Bring your four legged family members to A Day for the Dogs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Meet dog groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase a variety of doggy toys, fashion, food and more. Enjoy agility shows by “Cruisin’ Paws Agility” followed by “Kids Race the Agility Dogs” contests. Between shows, test your dog’s abilities with the Cruisin’ Paws Agility equipment. Enroll your dog in one or all of our contests and compete for great prizes from our sponsors. Presented in partnership with Cruisin’ Paws Agility Admission: $7 Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

Fanshawe Agricultural Fair

Event: Fanshawe Agricultural Fair When: Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 Description: Experience all the pleasures of a 19th century rural fair with threshing demonstrations, fair games and musical entertainment. Submit your own handmade article, home grown produce, or home made treat for judging (see the Fair Brochure for details. Articles must be submitted before 9am on August 20, 2016). View the historic Threshermen’s dinner and enjoy your own in the Pioneer Village Café featuring Shepard’s pie, mixed greens and bread pudding. Presented in partnership with the Tri-County Heritage Club Admission: $7 Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

INFO Varies, Fanshawe Pioneer Village - 1424 Clarke Road, London

Annual Craft and Artisan Sale

Over 55 London is holding their annual Craft and Artisan Sale. The event will host over 50 art and craft vendors from London and a silent auction. As well as live entertainment from local musicians and dance studios. There will also be free face painting and free food for the whole family. Over 55 London’s mission is to help seniors in the London Community enhance their quality of life through the provision of products, services and employment opportunities. Over55 London thrives on support from the Community in order to provide the services that help seniors remain in their homes. Come out to our Craft and Artisan Sale on August 20th from 9 am to 4 pm and support Over55 and the community that we serve. Live…Laugh…Eat…And Donate


INFO 9am - 4pm, Over 55 London - 78 Riverside Drive

Melbourne Hog Stompin' Outdoor Concert 2.0

The Melbourne Agricultural Society is very excited to announce that they will be hosting the Melbourne Hog Stompin' Outdoor Concert 2.0 on Friday August 26th!! This year our performers will be, Ryan Langdon from Niagra Falls and... Genevieve Fisher from London!!! We are very excited to be having these talented artists come out to Melbourne!! The evening will begin with Line Dancing lessons on the track at 7:00pm, with the performances to follow, and fun competitions throughout the evening! Food and drinks will be available throughout the night. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, so get your tickets in advance!! Tickts will be available at the Melbourne Port Hole, Melbourne Farm Equipment, from Agricultural Society members, or at (519)289-5225.

INFO 7pm, 21886 Melbourne Road, N0L 1T0

Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada

Event: Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada When: Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 Description: Dispatch received from the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment, Grenadier Company: “Citizens…His Majesty’s crown forces will make an aggressive attempt to reclaim the territories of Western Upper Canada. It is our intention to garrison our forces at the Village of Fanshawe and choose this ground to halt the advance of the American forces. Beware of spies in your midst.” Which side will you support? Experience the life and battles of a soldier in 1812 at this premier regional event. An 1812 tavern meal is on the menu at the Pioneer Village Café. Presented in partnership with the Upper Canada Military Re-Enactment Society. Admission: $7 Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

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The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA®) is pleased to announce that London, Ontario has been selected to host the 39th edition of Country Music Week, September 8-11, 2016. This four-day music extravaganza will culminate with the Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast on Sunday, September 11.

Country Music Week will be held in London September 8-11, 2016 with the CCMA Awards Broadcast being held on Sunday, September 11. Before heading to London, Country Music Week 2014 and this year’s CCMA Awards will be celebrated in Edmonton, Alberta September 4-7. In 2015, Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards head to Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 10-13. For more details about the Canadian Country Music Association, Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards, please visit


INFO ., Budweiser Gardens & Various Locations, London ON

London Airshow

Airshow London | Sept 17 & 18, 2016 | London, Ontario

The loudest ticket in town goes on sale this Friday – May 6th as Airshow London advance sales begin.
Tickets can be ordered online or purchased in person at the Budweiser Gardens main box office and its campus outlets at Western and Fanshawe. Single day admittance, two day passes, front row seating and VIP packages are all up for grabs. General adult admission tickets start at $30 dollars and include free parking passes and shuttle bus service from various lots. Preferred paid parking options can also be purchased. Check online for details and take advantage of advance ticket price savings for the entire family.
Airshow London is set to fill the skies September 17 and 18th. Pilots and crews from military fighter demonstration teams from across the continent will be descending on London International Airport for a weekend of unprecedented power. Already confirmed for touchdown are two exceptional examples of active military aircraft. Canada’s CF18s will prove their reputation for outstanding versatility in delivering solid fighter and attack abilities and joining them on the tarmac and in the air are the F-22 Raptors, direct from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The F-22 is a premier dominance fighter capable of pulling a crowd to its feet – every time.
The Canadians will be standing on guard for the entire weekend. The Snowbirds precision team commands a crowd’s undivided attention and the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team – The Skyhawks has all eyes looking up and hearts beating fast.
The T-33 brings the early era of jet fighters to the forefront and spectators won’t believe the speed and agility of London’s own - Pete McLeod’s Edge 540. Pete competes around the world as part of the Red Bull racing team.
Ground displays will feature interactive fun for everyone and a chance to get up close and personal with pilots and crew.
Additional teams and aircraft will be announced.
For more information visit 

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London Fall Bridal Show

London Fall Bridal Show September 17 & 18, 2016 - Noon to 5 pm The London Convention Centre 
Email: Admission: $12.00 (tax included) Daily Fashions Shows - Win Great Prizes

INFO 12pm - 5pm, London Convention Centre - 300 York Street

Cancer Fights Dirty But So Do We

CANCER FIGHTS DIRTY BUT SO DO WE. Get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers. The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5 km stretch of Canada’s muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. It’s where your inner child runs free while testing your endurance, strength and ability to keep a straight face. This women’s only event is open to all fitness levels. Whether you’re used to running 10k or just running after your toddler, you can take on this challenge. Date: September 24th, 2016 Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Boler Mountain, 689 Griffith St, London N6K 2S5 To register or donate today, visit or call 519-432-1137.

INFO 10am - 3pm, Boler Mountain - 689 Griffith St, London

Doors Open/Culture Days London

Event: Doors Open/Culture Days London When: Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 FREE ADMISSION Description: The Village doors are open and the admission is free for Doors Open London and Culture Days. The Pioneer Village Café features Roast Pork with applesauce, scalloped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, homemade soup and fresh pie. Presented in partnership with London Heritage Council and London Arts Council. Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

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Thanksgiving At the Village

Event: Thanksgiving At the Village When: Monday, October 10 Description: Villagers gather in thanks for the bountiful harvest. Join the celebration! Learn about the history of apples and their preservation for the winter. Reserve your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pioneer Village Café available all weekend. Sittings at 12 pm and 2 pm feature roast turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, root vegetables, homemade soup and fresh pies. Thanksgiving Day will be the last day the Village is open for the season. Admission: $7 Café Dinner: Adults - $18 Children 12 and under - $8 (Reservation required) Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

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The Midnight Village: A Tragical History Tour

Event: The Midnight Village: A Tragical History Tour When: Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16 Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23 Thursday, October 28 to Saturday, October 30 Description: Follow the crooked signpost to THE MIDNIGHT VILLAGE. Its Villagers are some of creepiest, eeriest citizens of London's past. A homicidal physician. The only woman ever hanged in London. A haunted doll from Eldon House. Plus seven other spooks. Enjoy the terrifying treasures of Fanshawe Pioneer Village after dark as you follow the ghostly lantern and learn the scary secrets of old London town. Performances at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm on Sunday nights and 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Tours leave every 10 minutes. Book on-line at Advance booking is recommended. Cost: $11+HST Directed by Jason Rip. Presented in partnership with Fanshawe College Theatre Arts Technical Production Program Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

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Light The Night Walk

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light The Night Walk October 15th, 2016 in Victoria Park The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s 5th Annual Light the Night Anniversary Walk in London, Ontario. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is Canada’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. Each year, in communities across Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) Light The Night Walks and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers and their families, and survivors. Light The Night Walks are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, families and friends gather in select sites across Canada as thousands of walkers carry illuminated lanterns showcasing their relation to the cause; a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, a red one to walk as a supporter and a gold one in memory of a loved one lost. Register and Join us on October 15th in Victoria Park and help us bring light to the dark world of cancer.

INFO 5pm, Victoria Park, 580 Clarence St, London

Dickens’ Dinner

Event: Dickens’ Dinner When: Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, Friday December 2 and Saturday, December 3, Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10, Description: Enjoy a traditional 19th century country Christmas dinner served family style and featuring local roast goose, root vegetables, squash soup, cabbage salad, pickles and for dessert; mincemeat pie or plum pudding. After dinner, experience a play based on a short story by Charles Dickens. About the play: “Keep My Memory Green” a play by Jason Rip Professor Redlaw spends Christmas Eve haunted by the phantoms of his past. A mysterious visitor gives him the chance to forget all his memories, good and bad. Surrounded by many good, happy people to whom the joy of Christmas comes naturally, will this haunted man profit from his supernatural bargain? Cost: Tickets $50.00 each plus HST. Maximum of 50 tickets per performance. Book on-line at Advance booking is required. Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810 Presented in partnership with Fanshawe College Theatre Arts Technical Production Program

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A Visit with St. Nicholas

Event: A Visit with St. Nicholas When:Saturday and Sunday, December 3&4 and December 10&11 Description: Families are invited to a Visit with St. Nicholas. Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, followed by a baked gingerbread man to decorate for dessert. Hop aboard a horse drawn wagon for a beautiful winter ride around the Village and visit a selection of buildings preparing for Christmas. Of course, the day would not be complete without a visit with St. Nicholas himself. Cost: $12+HST Available sittings: Saturday and Sunday sittings available at 9:30, 11:00, and 1:00 p.m. Book on-line at Advance booking is required. Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario (1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3B4) Phone Number: 519 457 1296 X810

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