This Weekend in London

June

Are you counting down the days until school is out? We sure are! Some schools are out tomorrow, some have another week, and the rest will be done on their heels. The end of school lunches is near, and that’s a pretty good reason to celebrate in my mind. This wonderful city seems to be in agreement because there is a lot going on this weekend! Festival season has officially begun with a bang.

TOUCH A TRUCK

The Parkwood Children’s Daycare Centre is hosting their 7th annual Touch a Truck event at Rona North this Saturday, June 13 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Admission is $5 per person. See a collection of amazing vehicles, from the driver’s seat! Honk the horns, push the sirens, and speak with the drivers. Food, refreshments, and children’s activities will be provided.

TVCC FAMILY FUN DAY

If you have a child who is a client of Thames Valley Children’s Centre, you are invited to a day of fun and adventure at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre on Sunday, June 14. This is a free event for all family members which includes a family swim, entertainment, pizza, treats, face painting and more! Please RSVP HERE by the end of TODAY.

LONDON FRINGE FESTIVAL

The London Fringe Festival is alive and running through this weekend. There are still plenty of great shows and artwork to take in, including Nuit Blanche on Saturday night. For a full list of theatres and performances, please see the above link.

DUNDAS STREET FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 13 is London’s car-free street festival along Dundas Street from Ridout to Wellington. The festival begins at 10:00am and will have live music from noon until 11:00pm and vendors all day long.

LONDON MAJORS BASEBALL

The London Majors are playing the Toronto Maple Leafs this Friday, June 12 at 7:35pm. Bring the family and enjoy the historical Labatt Park.

FIESTA LONDON

Sunday, June 14 is Fiesta London! the Mexican Festival at the Covent Garden Market. The festival runs from 11:00am to 9:00pm and will be featuring a whole day of events, Pinata’s, Taco eating contest, music, dancing, folklore, and more!

 

Dundas Street Festival

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This Saturday, June 13 is the annual Dundas Street Festival celebrating the best of Downtown London. This car-free event will have Dundas Street closed to cars from Ridout to Wellington. There will be bands playing on three stages, vendors, food, art, and fun! This is a family-friendly event open to everyone, so walk, ride and play downtown this weekend.

ON STAGE

There will be live music on three stages from 12noon until 11:00pm

BURRITO BOYZ STAGE

Between Wellington and Clarence beside the Library

OUR STREET LONDON STAGE

Between Clarence and Richmond in the Impark Lot

FANSHAWE COLLEGE STAGE

Between Richmond and Talbot in Market Lane

For a full lineup of bands, when they are playing, and at which stage, see HERE.

VENDOR LINE UP

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