Are you excited about Victoria Day weekend? I sure am. It’s the unofficial start of summer and that has me dreaming of camping, the beach, watermelon, picnics, ice cream, BBQs, and so much more. The best part of this summer? Celebrating the 150th birthday of Canada!
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND 2017
Fanshawe Optimist Fireworks Display – May 22, at dusk
See the largest fireworks display in the London area! Arrive early to get a good viewing spot or step on the black disks at the edge of the Splash Pad for cool, wet fun!
Museum London Free Guided Tour – May 21, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Imagination Station – May 21, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – This free drop-in program for adults and children will stimulate communication, collaboration and creativity. Visit one of our many exhibitions and then stop by for an afternoon of artmaking. Our staff monitors will provide guidance and introduce you to a wide range of art-making through painting, drawing, sculpture, print-making and more.
Welcome back Campers Pancake Breakfast! – May 20, 9 am to noon
Location – Recreation Center field area. Welcome back campers! Come grab some tasty pancakes and say hi to your fellow friends and campers! Hosted by the Fanshawe Campers’ Association.
The Village opens on Saturday for its 58th regular season. And to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Victoria’s birthday on Monday, there will be nineteenth-century games and historical speeches all in reverence to our longest reigning monarch. Join in on nineteenth-century games and enjoy a garden party with the Harris family of Eldon House, and meet Her Majesty Queen Victoria!
Saturday May 20th 8:00 AM – Noon, at Eastern Star Temple, 800 Fanshawe Park Road East (Between Adelaide & Highbury)Plant_Sale_Flyer_2017
Open on Victoria Day.
On May 20, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Kennedy’s Kridders come to visit.
London Children’s Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Road South. Open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$8 per person 2 years+, $2.50 per child age 12-23 months, memberships starting at $110
Open for the season as of Monday May 20
Spring Plant Sale: May 20 and 21, 10 am – 2 pm
There will be a variety of colourful annuals, perennials, heirloom tomatoes, herbs (including wonderful mixed herb pots), hanging baskets, kale and colourful urns.
Tea Leaves, Tarot Cards and the Occult Workshop: Join instructor Caroline Whitehead and learn about the Victorian fascination with fortune-telling and the occult. Guests will learn the art of tarot card reading as well as tea leaf reading and palmistry and will be invited to practice their new skills with one another, and view demonstrations from a practicing expert.
Friday, May 19, 7-9 pm, Eldon House Interpretive Centre, $26.55 + HST
Parlour Games: Join for a night of fun and parlour games in the Interpretive Centre. Guests will receive instruction and enjoy popular games from the Victorian era, including some Harris family favourites like Whist and Cribbage as well as crokinole, dominoes and more. Refreshment will be served.
This event will be licensed. To register please call 519-661-5169 or click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-festival-tickets-31882385072
Come meet and greet your favourite storybook character at the Storybook Stage. May 20th: Peppa Pig at 11:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm and 2:00pm. May 21st: George Pig at 11:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm and 2:00pm. Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003. All rides are open for the season.
Storybook Gardens, located at 1958 Storybook Lane inside Springbank Park.
Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm, Holiday Monday: 10am-5pm
$7.50/PERSON (AGES 2 AND UP), Family Rate: (2 adults, 2 children): $27.00, Infants (under 24 months): FREE
Wagon Rentals available on site : $6.00 per rental plus a credit card to secure the wagon during rental period.
Admissions includes all park features with the exception of the amusement features: rides, archery, and face painting
FRIDAY MAY 19: Weekly Racing, Late Models, Trucks, V8 Stocks
Pit Gate: 4:30pm Grandstand Gates: 6:00pm Races Start: 7:30pm
Saturday MAY 20: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Sunday MAY 21: Automotive Swap Meet
$20 Per Vending Spot, $5 Admission
Open for the weekend.
Open for the weekend.
MAY 21, 2017, White Oaks Mall (NE Lot), 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bring in your used, working bikes & they’ll find them a good home. Big Bike Giveaway first repairs used bikes and this can be expensive. Donations from the community are appreciated. All funds received go to purchasing parts to repair the bikes (tires, chains, tubes, brakes etc.). If you’d like to make an online donation, please click here.
Since 2014, Big Bike Giveaway has given out over 500 bikes to the community, for free! Big Bike Giveaway is organized by a husband and wife team in London Ontario who are local community ambassadors. They collect and repair bicycles and give them away for free on one day each year. The goal of the program is to get as many people on bikes as possible and to encourage healthier lifestyles in the community. The program is intended to specifically helps those needing this resource to get ahead due to poverty.
Community sponsors and partners include The City of London, London Police Association, Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving, Tricar Group, Share the Road, Middlesex Health Unit, Goodwill Industries, YMCA & MEC For detailed program information, visit our website!
May 20, 2017, 9-10 am
Each walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. from the meeting place listed and will take approximately one hour. All walks are free. Come on out and enjoy walking the beautiful trails and parks within the City of London. Families with children are welcome. Wear good boots as there may be mud, roots or rocks. Please leave dogs at home. For more information call John Clark 519-641-0442.
May 20-21, Victoria Park
London Majors vs. Hamilton Cardinals –
May 19: Join the London Majors as they take on the Hamilton Cardinals at historic Labatt Memorial Park,
25 Wilson Avenue! The game starts at 7:35 PM.