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    Jump into July: London, Ontario Festivals You Don't Want to Miss

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    • Author Sean Murray
    • Date June 20, 2024
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  • Hello, festival fanatics and fun-seekers! Summer is sizzling and London is bursting with events that will keep you dancing, laughing and savouring every moment.

    In July, the Forest City transforms into a lively playground of music, food and culture. It’s no doubt the busiest time of year for festivals and we don’t want you to miss a minute of action. We’ve put together your go-to guide for attending all the celebrations you won’t want to miss. Pull out your calendar and explore the fun below!


    Canada Day London: July 1, 2024 

    Band performing surrounded by Canadian flags
    Canada Day London • London, Ontario

    Kick off the month with a bang at Canada Day London, an event that brings together the many rich cultures and diverse peoples who contribute to the Canada we know and love! Picture this: downtown London decked out in red and white, brimming with cheerful faces, live music and mouthwatering food. The excitement peaks with a breathtaking fireworks display that lights up the night sky at Harris Park.



    Sunfest '24 Presented by TD Ready Commitment: July 4 – 7, 2024

    Nightime concert with bright lights and dancing people
    Sunfest • London, Ontario

    Next up, it's time to groove at Sunfest '24, one of London's crown jewels! Over the course of four days, Victoria Park morphs into a global community of music, food, art and culture. Celebrating it’s 30th year, this free festival showcases world-class performers from around the globe, with rhythms ranging from salsa to reggae and beyond. Wander through the artisan market, indulge in diverse cuisines and let the infectious beats carry you away. 



    RBC Rock the Park Music Festival: July 10 – 13, 2024

    Child sitting on an adults shoulders enjoying an outdoor concert
    Rock the Park • London, Ontario

    Rock the Park is back and bigger than ever, celebrating its 20th year with an all-star lineup including Nickelback, Tyler Childers, Nas and Bryan Adams. Feel the energy surge through Harris Park as you sing along to iconic anthems and let loose in an incredible atmosphere – don’t miss out on one of London's festival giants!



    Pride London Festival: July 12 – July 21, 2024

    Pride Parade Festival with many people waving rainbow flags
    Pride London Festival • London, Ontario

    Celebrate love, diversity and inclusion at the Pride London Festival! This joyous event spans nine days with a range of exciting events, culminating in a grand celebration at Victoria Park on July 19, 20 and 21. Enjoy live entertainment, a colourful parade, community activities and more as Londoners spread love and acceptance throughout the community.



    The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival: July 19 – 21, 2024

    People sitting in lawn chairs watching a comedy show
    Great Outdoors Comedy Festival • Halifax, Nova Scotia


    Important Update

    A message from The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival: Due to the recent heavy rains in Southern Ontario and the greater London area, the Harris Park grounds have experienced significant flooding from the Thames River making the site unable to accommodate the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival scheduled for the coming weekend, July 19-21. Despite our best efforts for a solution, it is unsafe for everyone involved to proceed with the weekend.

    It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of this weekend’s Great Outdoors Comedy Festival in London. Our primary goal is to provide the best experience for our fans, the talent, and our partners, with their safety and well-being at the forefront of everything we do. Our team has worked tirelessly with the city to try and find a way for the show to go on, but given the current conditions of the grounds, we are unable to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved. The tremendous amount of support we’ve had from the London community since announcing our expansion into the city has been incredible, and we’re so disappointed that we can't celebrate our first weekend there with you. Thank you for everything London - we look forward to laughing with you in better conditions in 2025.

    Refunds for all tickets purchased through our only online ticketing provider, Tixr, will be issued automatically. No action is required on your end. These refunds including the ticket price, facility fee, and taxes (for all tickets and add-ons) may take up to 4-6 weeks to process. If you purchased tickets from a third-party, you will have to reach out to them directly and it is not in our control.


    Colombian Gastronomy Festival: July 19 – 21, 2024

    Vendor serving authentic Colombian cuisine
    Colombian Gastronomy Festival • London, Ontario

    Celebrating the beauty, resilience and bold cuisine of Colombia will be the Colombian Gastronomy Festival. Covent Garden Market will transform into a haven for food lovers, showcasing rich and diverse flavours from South America. New this year, in collaboration with London Brewing, will be the ancestral indigenous drink, chicha! Pair delicious dishes with live music and cultural performances and you have a recipe for a perfect weekend!



    Londonlicious Summer Festival: July 19 – August 11, 2024

    Two women eating some delicious tacos outside
    The Mule, a restaurant part of Londonlicious • London, Ontario

    Exciting news foodies, Londonlicious returns this summer! Explore London's vibrant culinary scene by choosing from top local restaurants, making a reservation and enjoying their regular or exclusive Londonlicious menus. Don't miss out on this delicious, limited time celebration!



    Carnival London: July 26 – July 28, 2024

    Group of people walking into a festival at Victoria Park
    Victoria Park • London, Ontario

    With the theme “Unleashing Cultural Magic”, Carnival London promises non-stop fun and cultural discovery. Experience a day of high energy in Victoria Park with bold costumes, delicious food and infectious rhythms that will make you dance all day long Let the joyous spirit of carnival sweep you off your feet!



    Island Fest: July 26 – 28, 2024

    Bird's eye view of Covent Garden Market
    Covent Garden Market • London, Ontario

    Feel the island vibes without leaving the city at Island Fest! Covent Garden Market will become a tropical paradise, complete with local Caribbean businesses, music, food, and learning opportunities. Dance to the rhythms of Reggae, Dancehall and more as the as the aromas as Caribbean cuisine fill the air.



    South Asian Cultural Festival: July 27 – 28, 2024

    Crowd of people walking outside in the summer at Dundas PLace
    Dundas Place • London, Ontario

    Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of South Asia at the second annual South Asian Cultural Festival. Spice up your weekend (literally) with vibrant flavours all while enjoying a mix of Bollywood, Classical, Asian Techno, Trance and EDM tunes. It’s a cultural feast that will leave you enchanted and inspired.


    City of Music Concerts: Every Thursday

    Rock show at night outside with guitarists
    City of Music Concerts • London, Ontario

    Need an exciting push into your weekend? Join the City of Music Concerts every Thursday night at the Good Foundation Theatre in Market Lane! Gather your crew and enjoy local, national and even international artists live, in Canada’s UNESCO City of Music. 



    Summer Saturdays Street Market: Every Saturday

    Vendor selling artisan crafts at the Summer Saturday Street Market in Market Lane
    Summer Saturday Street Market • London, Ontario

    Dundas Place is set to be a hot spot for summer fun every weekend! Join in on Summer Saturday Street Markets for music, unique vendors and engaging activities amidst the bustling restaurants and businesses of downtown London.



    Market Lane Jazz: Every Sunday

    Trio performing jazz on a trumpet, upright bass and mirophone
    Market Lane Jazz • London, Ontario

    Join local jazz musicians as they swoon the afternoon away from 2:00-4:00pm at Market Lane Jazz. A free, casual, outdoor jazz experience perfect for unwinding after a big Friday and Saturday of festival fun!


    Now that you’re imagining the lively music and sweet smells of festival season in London, it’s time to mark your calendars! Coordinate with your family and friends and get ready to soak up the sun! Tag us in your pictures at @TourismLondon or use #ExploreLdnOnt and you could be featured in our summer recap!


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