Fiesta London!


Fiesta London is bringing the sounds, culture and taste of Mexico to London this weekend! Come to the Covent Garden Market on Sunday, June 14 from 11:00am to 9:00pm for a beautiful cultural experience for the whole family.

This year, there are five fun ways for you to get involved: the chihuahua parade, the jalapeno eating competition, the taco eating contest, the Mexican charro scream contest, and the burrito eating challenge. There are great prizes for the winners! If you are interested in being a part of any of their contests, please register in advance HERE.

The schedule is jam packed with live music, dancing, folklore, pinata breaking, and even a chihuahua dog parade! There will be food and lots of entertainment. All are welcome to this family event.

11:00am Opening Event
11:05am CHIHUAHUA Dog Parade Reliance Home Comfort
11:45am Piñata Breaking Liliana Lara, All-Risks Insurance
12:00pm Mexican Folklore Adolfo Ranchero & Ana De Mexico
12:20pm Piñata Breaking Collége Boréal
12:45pm TACO Eating Contest Start Communications
1:00pm Mariachi Music Mariachi Viva Mexico London Heritage Council
2:00pm Opening Ceremony
2:30pm Mexican Ballet Le Ballet Mexicain de Montreal CIC Canada
3:15pm EL GRITO Mexicano Adolfo Ranchero Elencanto Salon Spa
3:45pm BURRITO Eating Contest Quesada Burritos & Tacos
4:15pm Piñata Breaking Carranza LLP
4:30pm Mexican Ballet Le Ballet Mexicain de Montreal London Heritage Council
5:30pm Mariachi Music Mariachi Viva Mexico CIC Canada
6:30pm JALAPENO Eating Contest La Jornada Hispanic Newspaper
7:00pm Piñata Breaking RONA
7:30pm Colombian Folklore Ritmo & Café
8:00pm Argentine Tango, Salsa Juan Marin, Tango Studio
8:15pm Fushion Bellydance Sol & Luna
8:30pm Mexican Folklore Adolfo Ranchero & Ana De Mexico
9:00pm Closing

This Weekend in London


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!