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.

 

 

This Weekend in London

June

Welcome to Father’s Day weekend! We hope you didn’t forget or accidentally celebrate it a week early (why does it feel like it should’ve been last weekend?)! If you are looking for some last minute ways to celebrate, the city is here to deliver. So much going on, so much fun to be had. Get out and enjoy some of it!

BEER AND BBQ SHOW

Beer. BBQ. A match made in summer heaven. If you’re in agreement, head on over to the Western Fair District, Canada Building. There will be beer, wine, spirits, BBQ, food trucks, live entertainment, demonstrations, seminars, and so much more! This is a 19+ event – no babies, toddlers, children or underage teenagers will be allowed in the show.

SHANIA TWAIN

A new block of tickets has just been released! This is Shania’s big Rock This Country tour with all of her biggest hits and new music. She’s just finished her two year gig in Las Vegas and is now bringing the music across North America. She will be at the Budweiser Gardens for two shows – Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 7:30m.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST WAREHOUSE SALE

North by Northwest is having a huge sale at the Western Fair District Progress Building this weekend. All swimwear, clothing, footwear, outerwear, and accessories will be 30-70% off. For all of the dates and times, see the link above.

LONDON’S KIDS EXPO

The London’s Kids Expo is this weekend in Victoria Park. This event has free admission! There will be food vendors, exhibits, crafts, live performances, and so much fun! There will also be carnival rides – a ride all day pass is only $20 for kids and adults ride with them for free!

LONDON MAJORS BASEBALL

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending it on the ball field with your favourite men. The London Majors are playing two games this weekend: Saturday at 7:35pm against Hamilton and Sunday at 1:05pm against Brantford. Play ball!

 

 

 

 

North by Northwest Warehouse Sale

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North by Northwest is having a huge warehouse sale in London beginning this weekend. There will be big discounts and savings on swimwear, shoes, sandals, jeans, outerwear and more. Everything will be at least 30-70% off! Top brands like Columbia, Hunter, New Balance, Buffalo, Ugg, Toms and so many more. You don’t want to miss this sale!

THE DETAILS

WHERE: Western Fair District, Progress Building

WHEN: The sale begins Friday, June 19 and runs until Sunday, June 28.

Friday, June 19th from 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 20th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 21st from 11:00am-6:00pm

Monday, June 22nd to
Friday, June 26th from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, June 27th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm

London Baby Expo

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If you or your partner are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant or have a baby then this weekend is all about you! Today and tomorrow at the Western Fair District is the London Baby Expo! Like their sign says, the London Baby Expo is one stop shopping for everything that has to do with bumps, babies, and toddlers.

THE DETAILS

Saturday, May 2 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday, May 3 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Western Fair District, Progress Building

EXHIBITORS

There will be over 50 exhibitors with everything from prenatal massage, doulas, and prenatal photography, to furniture, diapers, and childcare. For the complete list see HERE.

ADMISSION

General admission is $7, children under 12 are FREE.

Print off this COUPON for $2 off admission!

 

President’s Choice SuperDogs Show

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If you’re still looking for something to do today and want to be amazed and awed by the furrier side of life, then check out the President’s Choice SuperDogs show at the Western Fair District! Guaranteed to delight and entertain your whole family with their amazing skills, athleticism, and silly antics.

SUPERDOGS

Come see the World’s Highest Jumping Superdog, the National Frisbee Freestyle Champion, the Fastest Superdog in the World and even get a chance to meet the stars after the show!

WHEN

Today, Saturday, April 25 there will be shows at both 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

Western Fair Agriplex Arena

TICKETS

Tickets are $15/person and can be purchased online HERE

Family Pack of tickets for 4 family members can be purchased for $50 online HERE.

 

This Weekend in London

APRIL

** You might notice that our post is BLUE today! That’s because it is WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS  DAY. We have lots of love for our children, neighbours, friends, classmates, cousins, nephews, nieces, sisters, and brothers with autism, all of the therapists, teachers, aides, volunteers, and clinicians who are working with the ASD community and ESPECIALLY all of the LondonMoms out there who are supporting someone with ASD. For more information on ASD and the London branch of Autism Ontario, see HERE

It is Easter weekend and if your kids are school-aged, that means they’ll be home for a whole four days in a row. That is either cause to celebrate or cringe! We suggest you enjoy it! If you’re looking for something to do before or after that giant bunny drops by your house, here are our suggestions. 

EASTER EGG HUNTS

There are a number of Easter Egg Hunts happening in London this weekend, other than the ones that the EB may leave for you in your own home! 

German Canadian Club

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This Weekend in London

MARCH

The March Break may be ending, but you can finish it off with a bang! Lots going on in our beautifully muddy city this weekend, so get out and enjoy it!

LITTLE RAY’S REPTILE ZOO

March 18 to 21st, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo will be bringing their show to you at the Western Fair District. So many animals and critters, live shows and demos! Bring your animal enthusiast to see all of it, interact, and learn. Admission is $12.50, children under 2 are free. The doors open at 10:00am.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR

The Palace Theatre is bringing Beauty and the Beast Jr to the stage this week with LYTE (London Youth Theatre Education). Bring your children to the enjoy the magic of live theatre! Tickets are only $15 for adults, $5 for children and kids under 5 years old are free (in your lap). There are daily shows, buy your tickets early.

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Did you know that the Mama’s and the Papa’s were only together for three years? The Grand Theatre has Dream a Little Dream onstage for their opening weekend and running until April 11.  It follows the rise and fall of the legendary 60′s musical group and perfectly captures the decade and excitement.

BLUE MAN GROUP

Their blue heads and feet may seem a bit odd, but this is a show that entertains everyone who sees it! For two nights only, the Blue Man Group are at the Budweiser Gardens and the second of those is tonight, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

SUGAR BUSH

It’s a short season, so don’t miss it! There is only another week of the regular sugar bush season, though some sugar shacks are extending their season due to the weather. That maple syrup, maple sugar, maple sugar candies, and maple cookies are the best from the source!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Break 2015

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The March Break is finally here! For the vast majority of children and teens, the countdown probably began the first week in January, so let’s make it worth the wait. If you’re leaving our fine city for somewhere warm – enjoy yourself! If you’re sticking around London and your kids aren’t signed up for camps (if you’re scrambling, here is our list), here are some of the highlights of what is going on:

FLEETWAY

Fleetway is ready to celebrate the March Break all week with bowling from 9:00am to 6:00pm (extended to 2:00am on Friday), the rock wall from 11:00am to 8:00pm (extended to 11:30pm on Friday), and all day fun with glow-golf, billiards, and the Pladium Lite games room.

WESTMOUNT SHOPPING CENTRE

Westmount has daily fun for the family with the VOCPRI Charity Used Book Sale daily, Salthaven Wildlife Presentations on March 16, 17, and 20th, and The Fossil Guy on March 18 and 19. See the link for times and more information.

EAST PARK GOLF GARDENS

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This Weekend in London

MARCH

What a fantastic weekend ahead! The world is beginning to thaw and March Break is starting for those kids in the TVDSB and LDCSB. There’s a lot happening in our fine city this week, beginning with all of this:

SUGAR BUSH

It’s the perfect weekend to head out to the sugar bush and sample some of that delicious Canadian maple syrup. There are many in our area to choose from and most are offering a pancake lunch to sample the goods after you see how and where it is made. See HERE for the full list and locations.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

There are three games at the Gardens this weekend: Friday night the London Knights take on the Owen Sound Attack at 7:30pm; Saturday the London Lightning take on the Brampton A’s in the first Playoff home game at 7:00pm, then again for the second Playoff game on Sunday at 2:00pm.

BUILD AND GROW AT LOWES

Once a month, Lowes hosts a Build and Grow clinic for children in grades 2 to 5 and it is happening this Saturday, March 14 at 10:00am. Register in advance in-store. Registration is FREE, but is limited to the first 50 children. See HERE for more information and Lowes locations.

WORKSHOP AT HOME DEPOT

Home Depot hosts monthly workshop for children ages 4 to 12. Their workshop for March is on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00am to noon. Kids will learn to build sports book ends using a hammer and glue. All materials are provided and the workshop is free; parents are expected to stay and participate with their child(ren). Register online HERE.

FOREST CITY DERBY GIRLS

The Derby Girls are having a double header this Saturday, March 14 at the Western Fair District, Canada Building. The event begins at 5:00pm and is a family-friendly, licensed event. To buy tickets in advance, go HERE.

 

 

 

This Weekend in London

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Don’t let the February Blahs get you down! Get out of the cold and enjoy some of the wonderful things happening in our beautiful city this weekend.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

The Bud has plenty of excitement this weekend with the Knights taking on the Oshawa Generals Friday at 7:30pm followed by Nickelback on Saturday night at 8:00pm.

GRAND THEATRE

The Grand has a beautiful new play opening on the stage this week. Intimate Apparel is the story of an African American seamstress set in New York City, 1905. Already receiving rave reviews, this is one to see. There are matinees at 2:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, and an evening performance on Saturday at 8:00pm. Intimate Apparel runs until March 7.

PALACE THEATRE

The classic Tennessee Williams play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is playing on stage at the Palace Theatre from February 20 to 28th. There is an evening performance on Saturday night at 8:00pm and a matinee Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are only $20.00 each, plus fees.

LONDON BOAT FISHING AND OUTDOOR SHOW

The 32nd annual London Boat Fishing and Outdoor Show is at the Western Fair Agriplex this weekend! The doors open at noon on Friday, closing at 9:00pm. Saturday it is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth, children under 12 are free.