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Things To Do in London and area

Things to do in London, ON and the nearest area. All year round, rain or shine - there is always something interesting! Stay tuned and plan your weekends with Casa London!

Soul Sound Sundays: Road to Good Vibes Only 2019
Feb
24
5:30 PM17:30

Soul Sound Sundays: Road to Good Vibes Only 2019

We are beyond excited to be collaborating with the amazing people at VRacadia and the London Mindfulness Community to make a long time dream of Archer+Kow a reality! Soul Sound Sundays events will have a focus on mindfulness and nourishing human connections to one another, Universal Consciousness and Self, with an element of sound.

Our first event couldn’t possibly be bigger when it comes to sound frequencies. We are excited to be hosting Annette from Modo Yoga in London to bring the chakra healing vibrations of a crystal sound bath to a really cool, new space! A Reiki Practitioner with 25+ years experience, 9 years as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and over 15 years as a Yoga Instructor, Annette’s crystal quartz singing bowls emit the perfect healing sound frequency for each of our 7 Chakras. The meditation will combine the sound bowls and relaxing Yin Yoga poses for an incredibly unique meditation experience.

Doors for the event open at 5:30pm, but come early and check out any number of the games and VR experiences before we settle into a quiet meditation environment. Please arrive early so we can start the meditation session on time at 6pm. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. Please contact Archer+Kow if you do not have a yoga mat and will be needing one:)

Participants can expect to be with us until 8pm, as the 90 minute session with Annette begins promptly at 6pm and goes until 7:30pm.
Spaces are limited and $40+tax tickets can be purchased online by clicking the eventbrite link below.

As this is a ROAD TO GOOD VIBES ONLY FESTIVAL 2019 event, happening April 19-20, each ticket purchased enters you into a raffle to win TWO weekend passes to this awesome local music and arts festival!

Archer+Kow

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The 2019 JUNO Awards
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

The 2019 JUNO Awards

The 48th annual JUNO Awards airs live from Budweiser Gardens and is broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos. The night features the presentation of various JUNO Awards, induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, unforgettable performances, special appearances and surprise moments with Canada’s hottest artists.

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London I Heart Beer & Taco Festival
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

London I Heart Beer & Taco Festival

Join us for the 2nd annual London I❤︎BEER Festival (Taco Edition) at the London Convention Centre on March 23rd for a night (or day) of Ontario beer, cider, spirits and tacos! ❤︎🍺

**A more affordable day session is back, tickets are $5 cheaper during the day and if you buy early, day tickets are only $17.**

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Sarnia TALL Ships® Celebration
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Sarnia TALL Ships® Celebration

The Sarnia TALL SHIPS® Celebration, part of the Great Lakes Series, will take place August 9-11, 2019. Private functions will take place on August 9th, followed by public viewing on August 10th - 11th. Bluenose II will lead the fleet of tall ships sailing into Sarnia. Joining the Bluenose II will be the Picton Castle, Empire Sandy, Denis Sullivan, Fair Jeanne and Appledore IV. More ships will be announced in the new year.

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London International Tattoo Expo by Inked Circus
Aug
16
2:00 PM14:00

London International Tattoo Expo by Inked Circus

We're bringing The INKED CIRCUS TATTOO EXPO to London Ontario, Canada Aug 16-18th, 2019.
London will be the next chosen destination for the INKED CIRCUS TATTOO EXPO.
With Hundreds of Amazing Tattoo Artists, LIVE Tattooing, Entertainment and a Circus full of awe inspiring spectacles make
the London International Tattoo Expo a thrilling weekend for fans of alternative culture.

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Family Day Snowshoe
Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day Snowshoe

  • Longwoods Road Conservation Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Longwoods Road Conservation Area will be offering Family Day snowshoe rental, weather permitting, on Monday afternoon, February 18th! The smell of a wood fire attracts you to the heritage log cabin where inside around the woodstove, hang dozens of wood and rawhide traditional style snowshoes. Friends and family are invited to try out snowshoeing, one of the oldest forms of winter travel! 

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Good Vibes Only Festival 2019
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Good Vibes Only Festival 2019

Good Vibes Only Festival 2019 (aka #GVOFest2019) is a two-day multi-sensory festival experience with two stages of non-stop music, live painting, local craft vendors, fantastic art displays, and all sorts of other festival awesomeness!! This year we're taking over every room of London Music Club to transform it into a magical wonderland for you and your friends to experience!

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Annual Soup & Chili Lunch
Feb
1
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Soup & Chili Lunch

It’s that time again! We hope you will join us here at Childreach (265 Maitland Street) on Friday, February 1 for our 14th Annual Soup & Chili Lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. As always, it is all-you-can-eat soup and chili for a minimum donation of $10 to Childreach. Bring your friends, family and co-workers! We can’t eat it all by ourselves.

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Everything In Its Right Place: A Jazz Tribute to Radiohead
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Everything In Its Right Place: A Jazz Tribute to Radiohead

The 1960/1970s saw the greatest Jazz artists of that time taking classic Beatles tunes and reimagining them as Jazz standards. Moving forward into the 21st century with fresh ears, Jazz musicians are turning their focus now to English greats “Radiohead”. The Peter Karle Combo brings a selection of Radiohead’s classics to The Aeolian in a unique Jazz combo setting. With this great setup, Radiohead gone Jazz is “Everything In It’s Right Place”.

The Peter Karle combo is a powerhouse of young, London Jazz musicians consisting of: Peter Karle (Guitar), Marsh Bindseil (Trumpet), Adam Lamoureux (Tenor Saxophone), Tony DeLuca (Alto/Baritone Saxophone), Luke Roussy (Trombone), Andrew Kosty (Upright/Electric Bass) and Mark Swan (Drums/Percussion). Arrangements will shift between some of Jazz’s current leaders such as Brad Mehldau, Amnesiac Quartet, Max Haymer and arrangements by Peter Karle and Mark Swan.

Fresh off of covering all of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” at The Aeolian in February 2018, the connection between this young London combo keeps growing stronger. Shifting gears from the raw intensity of Radiohead’s early sounds to their later, lush studio subtleties, the combo is excited to share this adventure with The Aeolian.

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New Year's Eve 2019 in Niagara Falls
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve 2019 in Niagara Falls

This is a FREE Event. RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP PLACES TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR IS NIAGARA PARKS’ QUEEN VICTORIA PARK IN NIAGARA FALLS! Each year as many as 40,000 people pack the park just steps from the mighty Falls to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a huge outdoor concert.

Join the fun at Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration. Highlights include two spectacular fireworks displays, food and beverage vendors and a licensed area. As always, this event is professionally managed and includes the presence of police and security to ensure the safety of all guests.

Plan ahead for a long night outside and remember to dress in layers with all the appropriate attire.

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Christmas Merry Makers Fair - A Local, Handmade Event
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Merry Makers Fair - A Local, Handmade Event

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We invite you to join us at the Covent Garden Market on Sunday, December 16th for the Merry Makers Fair! A 100% handmade event held in the heart of the Forest City. Admission is free and underground parking is free upon validation (2 hours).

The Merry Makers Fair mission is simple; to inspire and encourage up and coming small, 100% handmade businesses and connect them to conscious consumers in London.

Here you'll find some of the best handmade shopping around, from Art, Home Decor, Jewelry, Clothing, Bath and Beauty products - everything you need to finish your Christmas list, and support local at the same time!

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Hot Chocolate with Santa
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hot Chocolate with Santa

We invite you to have a magical time with Santa himself along with a delicious hot chocolate!

There will be Christmas balloon twisting, festive face painting for the kids, a hot chocolate bar with cookies and a visit from the Jolly Old Man himself, SANTA!

Listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas as the New Horizons band performs from 10am-1pm.

Guests are encouraged to bring along a food donation to the London Business Cares Food Drive.

FREE Event

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Paris Taste Of Christmas
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Paris Taste Of Christmas

  • Paris Agricultural Society, Home of the Paris Fair (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come indulge your senses at the Paris Taste of Christmas. Nibble on samples from savory to sweet as you look for the perfect gift from our 100 artisans at the Christmas Night Market -Paris. This holiday inspired sampling & shopping event hours are:
December 8th @ The Paris Fairgrounds
Sample hours are from 4pm-7pm with the Christmas Night Market remaining open until 9:30pm.
$3.00 admission
Under 12 - Free

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Cookies, Cookies, Cookies & More- 11th Annual Cookie Walk
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies & More- 11th Annual Cookie Walk

Be sure to join us for the 11th Annual Cookie Walk, hosted by The Kilworth United Church. Fresh baked cookies, squares, homemade art and more! This year, be sure to bring costume jewellery, as we will be donating it towards "My Sister's Place". Starts at 9am until sold out, come early! Get all your homemade baked goods for the festive season, without the work!

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The Great Canadian Fiddle Holiday Show
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Great Canadian Fiddle Holiday Show

The Great Canadian Fiddle Holiday Show is bringing traditional fiddling and step dancing to the Aeolian Hall.

The Great Canadian Fiddle Show is a fiery performance of traditional Canadian fiddle music from some of the top fiddlers in the nation. The show preserves and celebrates Canada’s rich musical heritage through traditional fiddling and step dancing. Visiting the breadth of the nation’s diverse regional styles, the show captivates audiences with energy and mastery.

The Great Canadian Fiddle Holiday Show is a collaboration of some of the best fiddlers in country uniting to create an amazingly energetic show. The musicians and dancers put on an electrifying performance in what feels like a massive kitchen party on stage. It’s a true Canadian experience during the holiday season.

Get ready to tap your toes along to the driving Old Time melodies, as you are swept across the nation for an afternoon of Canadian tunes and holiday favourites.

Tickets are available now online at www.aeolianhall.ca/events.
$25 in advance. $30 at the door.
2pm (Doors open at 1pm)
All ages event.

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Muse Holiday Open House
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Muse Holiday Open House

Meet the local artists and crafters that create the work in our gift shop. New seasonal work from local artisans will be featured alongside the one-of-a-kind items we carry all year round. This is the perfect chance to get your holiday shopping done!

Participating Artists and Crafters include:

Larisa Berestovitsky (knitted shawls)
Lena Gorelick (jewelry, laser engraved wooden artwork)
Heidi Hoffman (original artwork)
Carolyn Holdsworth (t-shirts with local London scenes)
Jeanette Marshall (original artwork)
Jeni Peralta (original artwork)
Cheryl Radford (prints and original works of art)
Nicolina Sebok (jewelry)
Peter Tatham (original artwork)
Steve Tracy (original artwork)
Kathy Trueman (fused glass jewelry, cards, gifts for home)
Jeanne Urbach (scarves, shawls, photo cards)
Mary-Anne Watson (prints and cards)

Cost: Free

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Texas King w/ The Honest Heart Collective, Lost In Japan
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Texas King w/ The Honest Heart Collective, Lost In Japan

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST
London Music HallSummerCamp Productions, and London's Best Rock FM96 present.. The Holiday Get Down

Texas King (London, ON)
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with special guests

The Honest Heart Collective (Thunder Bay, ON)
http://honestheart.co/

Lost In Japan (London, ON)
https://www.lostinjapanofficial.com/

Daytrip (London, ON)

$15 Adv. 7:00PM. Licensed/All Ages.
Tickets on sale Friday October 26th at 10AM
Available at Grooves Records & LMH Box Office
Buy Online: http://www.londonmusichall.com

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Budweiser Gardens Annual Open House Skate
Dec
1
3:30 PM15:30

Budweiser Gardens Annual Open House Skate

Spectra Venue Management is pleased to announce that Budweiser Gardens will once again host its Annual Open House Skate, as part of its toy drive this holiday season. The Open House Skate will take place on Saturday, December 1st from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Toy and cash donations will be accepted at the door.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 and under must wear a helmet. Strollers are not allowed on the ice. Everyone going on the ice will need to sign a wavier

Fans are being asked to enter via Gate 4 and enjoy an afternoon of free public skating at the arena.  

This campaign marks the tenth consecutive year that Budweiser Gardens has launched a Toy Drive each winter, tallying donations of over $50,000 to local children’s charities since 2008. This year all toys and cash donations will go to support the London Children’s Aid Society.

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Dickens' Days Night Parade
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dickens' Days Night Parade

The annual Dickens' Days Night Parade organized by your local Lions and Lioness! The route is Foodland, Bridge Street, over the bridge and down William where Santa and cookies will be at Mackies for the kids! For more information, call Ray or Bev Filewood at (519) 782-4308 or email rayfilewood@rogers.com

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Nov
29
to Dec 2

39th London Christmas Craft Festival

  • 900 King Street London, ON, N5W 2X7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join us at the Western Fair District LONDON for our 39th Annual Craft Festival! A London tradition with over 200 Artisans from all over Ontario and Quebec. Great gift ideas all under one roof!

Show hours are Thursday 1-9, Friday 10-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4. 

Get your picture taken with Santa...HO-HO-HO

Admission $7 (tax incl). Ages 12 and under free. 
Western Fair District. Free parking. LOTS of prizes!

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Crafted Exhibition & Sale
Nov
27
to Dec 20

Crafted Exhibition & Sale

  • TAP Centre for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TAP Centre for Creativity presents
CRAFTED: Unique Wares & Originals
https://bit.ly/2D7dIgK

November 27 – December 20, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION:
Tuesday November 27, 6 – 8 p.m.

Temperature is dropping and we’re getting ready for cozy scarves, peppermint-flavoured anything, and of course our 5th annual CRAFTED exhibition and sale! Featuring handmade works by 29 artisans from London and region, this will be the biggest CRAFTED yet.

From funky wall art to fun wearables, and everything in between, at CRAFTED you can find something one-of-a-kind and affordable for the unique person on your holiday shopping list. Items are priced no higher than $300 (including tax) and can be as low as $6.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Amara MacEachern, Amy Klinkhamer, Ann-Marie Cheung, Cheryl Radford, Cheyney Steadman (Wedge Wearables), Christina Tischler, Colleen Turner (Part Crow Studio), Cora Linden, Emilia Wilson, Joanna Mozdzen, Joanna Skiba, Judith Purdy, Kristina Durka, Kristy Cairns (Joy Fibre Art), Lena Gorelick, Marijo Swick, Mary Downs (Re/United Designs), Mary Louise White, Mary-Ellen McKay, Megan Morris, Melody Green, Mónica Leitão Mota, Nancy Hawkins, Phylis U'Ren, Raeanne Harmer, Rin Vanderhaeghe, Sara Kormarnicki, Steven Springer, and Tim Cosens

Free admission. Gallery Hours for CRAFTED are: 12 – 5 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 12 – 7 PM (extended hours!) on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland

Cirque Musica presents Wonderland is a concert and visual experience where audiences will journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer that is Wonderland. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of a symphony orchestra performing the greatest holiday music of all time.

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderland is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music LIVE while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience.

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8th Annual Old World Christmas Market
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

8th Annual Old World Christmas Market

  • 1260 Gainsborough Road London, ON, N6H 5K8 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join us for our 8th Annual Old World Christmas Market held at the historic Bellamere Wiinery in London! A unique shopping experience as we take you bac in time to the Victorian era. All vendors are dressed in period costumes!
Enjoy:
Local artisans and crafters (2 buildings plus outdoors!)
Victorian costumes on all participating
Mulled wine, hot apple cider & hot chocolate
Local Food Vendors
Christmas Lunch & Dessert Room
Santa (11-3)- bring cameras
FREE Kids Craft Table
Buskers & Carollers Wandering the halls

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Movembreaks 6.0 - Annual Movember Fundraiser
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Movembreaks 6.0 - Annual Movember Fundraiser

Ill At Will crew brings another edition of Movembreaks - an annual fundraiser for Movember Foundation.

Teaming up with other passionate local heads, we're gonna party and get down for a good cause.

Featuring:
+ live music by DJs & a funky drummer
+ dance battles & showcases by London's dance community 
+ barber battles 
+ prizes!

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After Party for Night at the Forks Presented by TD Bank
Nov
17
to Nov 18

After Party for Night at the Forks Presented by TD Bank

$25 per person, 19+ event

It's time for our annual fundraiser! Join us for the first big party in the new Centre at the Forks featuring fun activities and a concert overlooking the Eshkan-ziibi / Thames River. Opening the night is London electro-pop artist, Wolf Saga, who is sure to get the room dancing, and a special guest to be revealed! There will also be appetizers by Chef Joseph Shawana of Kū-Kŭm Kitchen as well as a cash bar. 

This event is the after party for the Night at the Forks Gala taking place earlier, details are here: http://museumlondon.ca/night-at-the-forks

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London Tequila Expo
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

London Tequila Expo

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London Tequila Expo Show is a chance to explore the world of agave-based spirits Tequila and Mezcal all in one place. Tequila is an amazing drink that deserves to be front and centre as the star of the show! Visit Budweiser Gardens on Saturday, November 10th for a display of the finest tequilas, plus live mariachi music, cocktails, beer, tacos, and many more surprises. 

Get your tickets in advance for $20 (additional fees apply for online/phone sales only). Advance ticket purchase includes 1 complimentary beverage and a souvenir sampling glass for spirits and cocktails. Tickets increase to $25 day of the event. Space is limited – purchase your tickets today to guarantee your spot! The event runs from 3:00pm - 11:00pm and is a 19+ event. Please drink responsibly and bring ID.

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VegFest London (Ontario, Canada) 2018
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

VegFest London (Ontario, Canada) 2018

VEGFEST LONDON IS A FESTIVAL DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE & PROMOTE COMPASSIONATE, SUSTAINABLE & HEALTHY LIVING FOR ALL. 

Join us for a plant powered party! With over 160 vegan food and product vendors, animal rescue organizations, farm sanctuaries and more! Enjoy our expert speakers and cooking demos on two different stages, children's area and photo booth. The first 500 attendees will receive a free swag bag!

This year's Vegfest London Ontario will take place in the Metroland Media Agriplex at the Western Fair District on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. 

FREE parking onsite. Everyone is welcome! 

Please note: though we love animal companions, due to venue restrictions pets are not allowed. Service animals welcome. Outside food and drink are not permitted. Bottled water or reusable water bottles full of water are welcome. For more details and directions, please visit: http://www.vegfestlondon.com/event-location-directions/

ADMISSION:
Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. You can purchase admission beforehand at then link below or at the door the day of via cash/credit. An ATM is onsite, but we encourage you to bring cash. 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/5th-annual-vegfest-london-tickets-48036549613?utm_term=eventurl_text

VOLUNTEERS:
Want to help out at this year's event? Sign up to be a volunteer on our website.
http://www.vegfestlondon.com/volunteers/

VENDOR INFO: 
There's still time to become a vendor, sign up today!
http://www.vegfestlondon.com/vendorregistration/

VEGFEST LONDON BELIEVES IN A KINDER AND HEALTHIER WORLD AND WE KNOW YOU DO TOO! 

Vegfest London Ontario isn’t just a festival, it’s a community. A community of people who believe in a kinder and healthier world. Our mission is growing compassion and community, while eating a whole lot of plants! VegFest London is a non-profit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers. We also rely on the generous support of our team of event day volunteers to make the experience an amazing one for all that attend. The admission fee provides the seeds to help our festival continue to grow. Admission into the festival provides you with the opportunity to connect with our vendors and community and enjoy inspiring presentations and cooking demos.

VegFest London is completely run and operated by a dedicated team of volunteers and we operate the festival as a non-profit. 

Have questions? Email info@vegfestlondon.com or check out our website: www.vegfestlondon.com

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Candy Cane Christmas Art Fair & Pop-Up Market
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Candy Cane Christmas Art Fair & Pop-Up Market

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For The Love of Art is opening it's doors once again to local handmade crafters. Vendors will team up with over 40 local artists to celebrate the holiday season. 

The event will include an opportunity to meet many of thier artists and teachers, raffle table draw, door prizes and specially made holiday treat from the Cafe Artiste!

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