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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!

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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Adult Monthly Cooking Class: Sustainable Seafood
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Monthly Cooking Class: Sustainable Seafood

Due to popularity, we have launched a SECOND Sustainable Seafood Adult Cooking Class.
Please note: This class will use the same recipes as class one.
THEME: Sustainable Seafood - Delicious dishes and a good conscience!! If you are interested in having more seafood in your diet then let us show you the ropes! You'll be hands-on in our kitchen, slicing, searing and cooking the freshest seafood.

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Dining in the Dark
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Dining in the Dark

You're invited to ignite your senses!

Smell. Taste. Touch.

It’s not unusual to close your eyes and savour a bite of your favourite dish ... but have you ever consumed an entire meal that way – replacing sight with touch, taste and texture?

Based on a restaurant concept popularized in Paris and New York, Dining in the Dark is a signature CNIB event where diners experience a meal without the use of their sight.

Participants wear blindfolds for a unique, sensory experience in which they can explore their meal in a whole new way!

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Spanish Night
Mar
24
5:30 PM17:30

Spanish Night

Join us for an evening of Spanish Food and Wine!
The evening will feature 5 Spanish wines paired with 5 Spanish inspired tapas/appetizers.
Aside from excellent food and wine, the evening will also feature a brief information session on wine and food pairings.

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The Cocktail Show
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

The Cocktail Show

The Cocktail Show is a cultural demonstration of one of the oldest art forms: Mixology. Cocktails from all over the world will be featured along with the proper tapas and entertainment. Our mission is to highlight the incredible art of mixing spirits with flavourful ingredients. The Cocktail Show will take place on Saturday, March 23rd from 3pm-11pm at Budweiser Gardens in the heart of Downtown London. Attendees will have drinks prepared by world-class mixologists and have the opportunity to discuss different cocktail varieties with brand ambassadors and learn from experts in the field of mixology.

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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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Native Plant Workshop: Help pollinators for climate resiliency!
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Native Plant Workshop: Help pollinators for climate resiliency!

Get in the zone with Carolinian Canada - Help local pollinators and contribute to climate resiliency!
Spring is just around the corner, and it's time to find out how you can help our local pollinators by contributing to climate resiliency - on your patio, on your balcony, or in your very own backyard!
Let’s learn to garden like an ecologist and explore the secrets of native plants. Together we can discover what to plant, where to plant, and how to get started.

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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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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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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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