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    Seize the Spring: May and June Festivals You Don't Want to Miss

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    • Author Sean Murray
    • Date May 1, 2024
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      #ExploreLdnOnt, Arts & Culture, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Events, Family Fun, Food & Drink, London Music Office, Music, Things To Do
  • As the temperature rises and nature blooms, London, Ontario, comes alive with the spirit of spring.

    Get ready to sway to the rhythm of live music, indulge in culinary delights from around the world and immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of cultural celebrations. With so much to see, do and taste, London's spring festivals are the ultimate playground for fun-seekers and foodies alike.


    The Great Canadian Caeser Fest: May 3, 2024

    3 Caesers
    Selection of Caesers • London, Ontario

    Experience the ultimate celebration of Canada's iconic cocktail - the Caesar! Complete with complimentary samples, giveaways, live draws and exciting entertainment, this Caesar celebration will have you clamming on about how much fun you had. The Great Canadian Caeser Fest is a great way to kick of your festival season!



    The London Pickle Fiesta: May 11, 2024

    A can of dill pickle beer made by London Brewing for the London Pickel Fiesta
    Dill Pickle Beer made by London Brewing • London, Ontario

    If you’re in a pickle trying to figure out how to celebrate spring, then The London Pickle Festa at RBC Place London is not one to be missed. Take part in the pickle revolution with innovative creations like pickle ice cream, pickles on a stick, pickle/tequila shots, pickle beer, dill pickle deeps, dill pickle pizza, pickle margaritas, Reuben pickles, spicy pickle Caesars and more. Pair all that with a live DJ and this event is sure to be a big dill you won’t want to miss. 



    Art Comp at 100 Kellogg Lane: Begins May 23, 2024

    Man closely inspecting an artwork at 100 Kellogg Lane during the evetn Art Comp
    Art Comp at 100 Kellogg Lane • London, Ontario

    Experience the vibrant art scene with Art Comp at 100 Kellogg Lane this spring! The complex will come alive with 100 works from both local and international artists adorning its walls. Starting May 23, vote for your favourite pieces and help decide this year’s winners with prizes totaling $100,000! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in creativity at 100 Kellogg Lane.


    poutine feast: may 23-26, 2024

    a warm serving of poutine with melting cheese curds, hot grazy and crispy fries
    Poutine Feast • London, Ontario

    Dive into the delicious world of Poutine Feast! With over fifty mouthwatering poutine varieties to explore and heaps of mini donuts for that sweet finish, this gastronomic gala promises fun for all. With free admission and plenty of thrilling activities, it's the perfect outing for foodies and families alike. 


    City of Music Concerts: Begins June 6, 2024

    Artist Jey Khamari performing in Market Lane at the City of Music Concert Series
    Artist @jeykhamari performing for the City of Music Concert Series • London, Ontario

    Mark your calendars, the City of Music Concerts are back every Thursday night starting June 6th at the Good Foundation Theatre in Market Lane! Grab some friends and enjoy amazing live music featuring local, national and even international artists, in Canada’s UNESCO City of Music. The series runs until the end of August. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover your new favourite artist here!


    London multicultural festival: June 9, 2024

    Crowd of people celebrating cultural festivities at London Multicultural Festival
    London Multicultural Festival • London, Ontario

    Dive into a world of diversity and inclusion at the London Multicultural Festival. This free, outdoor celebration features mesmerizing cultural performances, aromatic ethnic foods and engaging activities for kids. Join in and discover the rich tapestry of cultures that makes London unique!



    Forest City London Music Week: June 9-16, 2024

    Live performance at Forest City London Music Week
    Forest City London Music Week • London, Ontario

    Calling all music lovers! The 22nd Annual Forest City London Music Week will fill the air with sweets sounds of music this June. Celebrate London’s amazing local talent at various venues and locations. From street parties, to showcases and the annual awards show, this is a week you’re not going to want to miss!


    Aeolian hall jazz & musical arts festival: June 10-16, 2024

    Extarior shot of Aeolian Hall, a music venue in London ontario
    Aeolian Hall • London, Ontario

    Get ready to swoon the week away at the Aeolian Hall Jazz and Musical Arts Festival. Get in tune with amazing live performances featuring Sarah Smith, Alex Cuba, Carol Welsman, Holly Cole, Heather Bambrick and Big Bandemic with Sonja Gustafson, Rick Kish and Denise Pelley! More performances and workshops to be announced!

    The London Beer Fest: June 14-15, 2024  

    Woman pouring a fresh beer from a selection of fresh beers from London Brewing
    London Brewing tent at London Beer Fest • London, Ontario

    The London Beer Fest returns to Dundas Place with some spectacular suds. Their mission? To celebrate the vibrant beer culture of Southwestern Ontario while treating taste buds to mouthwatering food pairings. With over 20 craft brewers on board and counting, Dundas Place will be the ultimate craft brewery hotspot. Plus, groove to the tunes of three rocking music artists each day. It's a beer bonanza you won't want to miss!


    London Childrens Festival: June 14-16, 2024

    Family entering the scenic Victoria Park in London, Ontario
    Victoria Park • London, Ontario

    For the young and the young at heart, the London Children's Festival will be an exhilarating experience with an array of towering carnival rides, fun performers and exciting free activities. Kids are in for a day filled with laughter, joy and unforgettable memories against the vibrant backdrop of Victoria Park's greenery and charm.


    International Food & Drink Festival: June 21-23, 2024

    Crowd enjoying to food selection of the International Food Festival
    Victoria Park • London, Ontario

    Prepare for a global gastronomic journey as the London International Food & Drink Festival brings together cuisines from around the world. From savoury street food delights to delectable desserts, there's something to satisfy every craving. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, with live music, cultural performances and activities for all ages. Join in at Victoria Park for a mouthwatering celebration of food, where flavours unite and memories are made!


    Gluten-Free Fest: June 23, 2024

    Two Children learning about gluten-free living at gluten free fest at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario
    Gluten-Free Fest

    The Gluten-Free Fest at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario, is a must-visit spring festival for anyone interested in gluten-free living. Attendees can enjoy a variety of gluten-free foods, connect with local businesses, and learn about gluten-free diets through informative workshops



    London Burger Fest: June 29, 2024

    Juicy burger from stacked burger. Now that looks like a tasty burger!
    Stacked Burger, Vendor for London Burger Fest • London, Ontario

    Statistics say that burgers are the most popular option when eating out. London Burger Fest seeks to celebrate the people's champion with an exciting selection of local chefs and businesses that are grilling up a savoury selection of burgers. Of course, no burger is complete without a drink. The craft beer garden, artisan cocktails and live music will make an unforgettable atmosphere as you enjoy the sweet scent of barbecue.


    Farmers Markets: Every Weekend 

    Fresh Bread spread on a table at The Market at Western Fair District
    The Market at Western Fair District • London, Ontario

    Explore London, Ontario's vibrant Farmers' Markets this spring! Covent Garden Market hosts its market on Saturdays, while the Market at Western Fair District offers its market on both Saturdays and Sundays. Immerse yourself in the taste of local with fresh produce, meats, cheeses and more sourced from across Southwestern Ontario. At these markets, you'll have the opportunity to meet the farmers and artisans behind the products, allowing you to ask questions and connect with the community's food producers. 

    As the curtain falls on our exploration of spring festivals in London, Ontario, it's time to go out and seize the season. Embrace the aroma of blooming roses, savour diverse flavours and immerse yourself in the vibrant community spirit that defines London. Remember, as the warmth of summer approaches, London's energy will only intensify. You don’t want to miss out on the excitement that lies ahead! Share your spring adventures with us by tagging @tourismlondon and using our hashtag #ExploreLdnOnt for a chance to be featured on our social media channels. Until next time, happy exploring!


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