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. See what’s on for Victoria Day in London Ontario in 2019!
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND 2019
Fanshawe Optimist Fireworks Display – May 20, at dusk
See the largest fireworks display in the London area! Arrive early to get a good viewing spot!
Museum London Free Guided Tour – May 19, 2:00 pm
Imagination Station – May 19, 1:00 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 18, 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.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village will be marking a special milestone in 2019– our 60th anniversary! Be one of the first to visit the village during the 2019 public programming season! Meet the villagers, explore, and discover our rural roots during Opening Weekend!
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$9 for adults- tax included
$7 for children ages 4-16- tax included
Free for children ages 3 and under
Queen Victoria’s Birthday and Garden Party
Commemorate the birth of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, during Queen Victoria’s Birthday and Garden Party at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of royal festivities, including dancing, bubble blowing, fair games, and lemonade, as we mark the 200th natal year of our long-reigning monarch! The formal celebrations, including cake and lemonade, begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Lawson Gazebo in our Victoria Park. Visit our friends from Eldon House in the Trinity Church Yard for a Garden Party from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or meet the United Empire Loyalists at the London Brewery.
Bring along a blanket and enjoy a picnic in our Victoria Park, or purchase lunch at the Pioneer Village Cafe.
Annual Garden and Plant Sale
Visit our wonderful volunteer gardeners at their annual Garden and Plant Sale at the London Brewery Patio. Featuring an array of heritage plants.
Most of our buildings will be closing at 4:30 p.m., but the grounds will be open until approximately 7:00 p.m. for those attending the Optimist of Fanshawe London Fireworks. Afterward, we will be heading down to the fireworks with some games for people to try! Admission free from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note: though admission to the Village will be free during this time, the Optimists of Fanshawe London will be charging a fee at park entrances for the fireworks of $20.00 per car (cash only).
At the Eastern Star Temple, 800 Fanshawe Park Rd E, London, between Adelaide and Highbury
Tomatoes including Heritage varieties,
Selection of gently used garden tools
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
Spray pads are interactive water play areas and have sensors that users push to activate the features. Spray pads use potable water.
Spray pads are unsupervised and have no standing water. They are checked daily by City staff.
Spray pads at 16 locations around the city will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 18 –September 02, 2019
Spring Plant Sale
Open daily from May 18 to September 2nd
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 17: Weekly Racing – Super Stocks, Trucks, V8 Thunder Cars, Bone Stocks, King of the Hill Spectators Race
Open for the weekend.
Open for the weekend.
May 18, 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 17: Join the London Majors as they take on the Brantford Red Sox at historic Labatt Memorial Park, 25 Wilson Avenue! The game starts at 7:35 PM.
Find some great ideas for free or low cost activities in London Ontario here.