Sunfest

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For the 21st consecutive year, Sunfest is coming back to London this July. Running from this Thursday, July 9 to Sunday, July 12 in Victoria Park, this is a festival dedicated to showcasing the arts from around the world. It’s a celebration of music, dance and artwork! Bring the whole family downtown to see everything from Cuban salsa to Celtic traditional folk music.

THE DETAILS

Thursday, July 9 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 6:00pm until 11:00pm.

Friday, July 10 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 12:00noon until 11:00pm.

Saturday, July 11 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 11:30am until 11:00pm.

Sunday, July 12 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 11:30am until 11:00pm.

ADMISSION to the festival is FREE for everyone!

In addition to the music and dancing, there will also be vendors selling crafts and artwork from around the world and amazing cuisine.

 

Beer and BBQ Show

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Nothing says summer like a cold drink by the BBQ, am I right? This weekend is all about doing just that – only better! The London Beer and BBQ Show is coming back to the Western Fair District, Canada Building this weekend. There will be lots of beer, wine, spirits, and food, as well as entertainment and demonstrations on how to make your backyard BBQ the place to be. Many craft beers from across southwestern Ontario will be represented and paired with some delicious BBQ. Come hungry and thirsty!

THE DETAILS

The Beer & BBQ Show is open today from noon to 10:30pm and tomorrow from noon until 5:00pm

Western Fair District, Canada Building

THE LINEUP

Saturday has a lot of entertainment the whole day through, beginning with an Oktoberfest Keg Tapping, a Media Cook Off, live bands, and Farm Boy reps to show how to cook the perfect steaks.

Sunday will also have live music on stage, grilling demonstrations, and Chef D to show everyone how it’s done.

For the full schedule, see HERE.

ADMISSION

Admission is $15 per person at the door

This is a 19+ event, no babies, toddlers or children will be admitted.

 

 

Farm Boy

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It is the mantra of every healthy eater at the grocery store: shop the perimeter, skip the centre aisles. Sound familiar? Farm Boy takes that one step further by just removing the centre aisles. Instead of a grocery store full of processed, packaged, high-sodium, high-sugar, bags and boxes of things that make nutritionists cringe, they’ve removed all of that stuff and what is left is Farm Boy’s selection of fresh produce, fresh seafood and sushi, Ontario-raised, grain-fed meat, an extensive deli counter, salad bar, antipasto bar, breads, a large selection of cheeses and dairy/dairy-substitutes, and a whole bunch of store-made, ready to eat meals and snacks such as sandwiches, pizza, pasta, soups and desserts. There’s even a space for you to take your food and eat it there if you can’t wait until you get home ;)

In addition to all of the fresh food, Farm Boy also has their own private label dried goods, sauces, seasonings, tortilla chips, and the like, as well as a selection of packaged foods by other small brands. Think of it like shopping in the natural foods section of your traditional grocery store – you will find nuts, seeds, kale chips, dried fruits, bulk snacks, and the like, most with GMO-free, organic or other labels that set them apart from the big labels.

IF YOU GO

Farm Boy is now open in two locations in London:

1045 Wellington Road South

109 Fanshawe Park Road East

They will soon be opening:

1415 Beaverbrook Avenue

Londonlicious

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Londonlicious is back! The winter edition is running from now until Sunday, February 8.

WHAT IS IT?

Londonlicious is a chance for everyone to try out some of London’s restaurants from the very popular to the best kept secrets. Over thirty restaurants are participating with their own unique set menu’s for lunch and/or dinner at price points of $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, or $40 which will showcase the best that each restaurant has to offer.

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London Wine & Food Show

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This weekend is the 10th annual London Wine & Food Show at the Western Fair District, Agriplex Building. This three-day show combines wine from wineries across Ontario with delicious food from local restaurants. It’s not just for wine-lovers though, there will also be new areas featuring craft beers, spirits and liquors.

Thursday, January 15

In honour of the 10th anniversary, you can kick off the event with $10 admission tickets when purchased in advance for Thursday night. The doors are open from 5:00pm to 10:30pm. Highlights for Thursday evening include a Fire Fighter Fashion Show at 8:00pm and a String Quartet at 7:00 and 9:00pm.

Friday, January 16

The Wine Ladies will be there on Friday night at 6:00pm and 8:00pm with an interactive Wine and Chocolate demonstration and there will be a Nova Vita Fashion Show at 7:00pm. Stick around for a lesson in making sushi from scratch from Wonder Sushi at 9:00pm. The night kicks off at 5:00pm and the doors close at 10:30pm.

Saturday, January 17

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