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Culture & Entertainment Tourism

In London, Ontario
Culture & Entertainment:
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    Bud Light Block Party • London, Ontario
  • Culture and Entertainment tourism represents the greatest opportunity for London to grow as a destination

    Venues, events, attractions and festivals (both large and small) are an integral part of London’s image, culture, reputation, economic prosperity and cultural vitality. Not to mention a whole lot of fun in the Forest City!

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    Trackside music Festival • London, Ontario
  • Tourism London works closely with both public and private sector partners to develop London as a culture and entertainment destination while striving to increase visitation

    Arts and culture tourists outspend typical tourists two to one, stay longer and often travel with their families or groups in tow.

    • The overall contribution of the cultural sector to the city of London in direct terms is an estimated $540 million per annum (excludes capital expenditures).
    • The city had 7,703 cultural jobs in 2011, with workers making $329 million.
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Tourism London’s Culture and Entertainment Department has led the bid and hosting responsibility of many prestigious and national events. The tremendous success of each has led to future opportunities including:

  • 2022 Folk Music Ontario Conference & Awards

  • 2022 Country Music Association of Ontario Conference & Awards

  • 2021 Canadian Country Music Association Awards

  • 2020 Country Music Association of Ontario Conference & Awards

  • 2019 JUNOS

  • 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Conference & Awards

  • 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards

Get Inspired!

Learn more about the Forest City's culture and entertainment scene.

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    Upcoming Events in London, ON
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    London's Culture & Entertainment Venues
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    London's Culture & Entertainment News

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