London Ontario News – Can’t Wait for Summer!

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As summer approaches, London, Ontario, affectionately known as the “Forest City,” comes alive with a vibrant array of activities and events perfect for exploring and enjoying the warm weather. This dynamic city offers something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, making it an ideal destination for families, friends, and solo adventurers alike.

London Victoria Park - summer fun

Start your summer exploration with a visit to one of London’s many beautiful parks and green spaces. Victoria Park, located in the heart of downtown, is a favorite spot for picnics, leisurely strolls, and family fun. Its lush greenery and scenic pathways provide a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. For a more immersive nature experience, head to the Thames Valley Parkway, a scenic trail system perfect for cycling, running, or a casual walk along the Thames River.

Thames Valley Parkway

Families will find plenty of fun-filled activities throughout the city. The Storybook Gardens, a charming amusement park, offers whimsical attractions and rides that delight children and adults alike. The Children’s Museum of London provides interactive exhibits that inspire learning through play, making it a great indoor option for curious young minds.

Fun Family Water Park - summer fun

London’s summer calendar is brimming with festivals and events that celebrate the city’s rich cultural tapestry. Sunfest, a free-admission world music and culture festival, transforms Victoria Park into a global village with its eclectic mix of music, dance, and international cuisine. The London Fringe Festival showcases innovative theatre productions, giving audiences a taste of cutting-edge performing arts.

London Festival - summer fun

Sports enthusiasts can catch the London Majors baseball games at Labatt Park, one of the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world. For a more active experience, try paddleboarding on the Thames River or exploring the city’s extensive network of cycling paths.

Labatt's Park

London’s dining scene is equally enticing, offering a variety of culinary delights. From farm-to-table restaurants to cozy cafes and vibrant food markets, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Don’t miss the Covent Garden Market, a bustling hub where local vendors sell fresh produce, artisanal goods, and delicious ready-to-eat meals.

Covent Garden Market - summer fun

Art and music lovers will find plenty to appreciate in London’s thriving cultural scene. The Museum London houses an impressive collection of Canadian art, while the Grand Theatre and London Music Hall host an array of performances ranging from Broadway shows to live concerts.

Grand Theatre

As the warm days of summer unfold, London, Ontario, invites you to explore its many treasures. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, cultural enrichment, or simply a relaxing day in the park, the Forest City offers an unforgettable summer experience for all.

Cycling in Forest City

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About the London 2024 Ontario Summer Games presented by London Hydro

The London 2024 Ontario Summer Games presented by London Hydro are taking place in London, Ontario from August 1 – 4, 2024. Over 3,500 of Ontario’s top youth athletes, coaches, and officials, along with their family and friends will be coming to London to participate in the Games. Additional details about the Games can be found at and by following @OSG2024 on social media.

About Tourism London

Tourism London, the city’s destination marketing organization since 1996, is a trailblazer in developing real experiences, promoting its vibrant and diverse visitor destination and attracting and hosting people with warm, genuine hospitality. We enhance the reputation of our city and grow the resilience of our sustainable tourism ecosystem by driving tourism visits and spending, collaborating with industry partners and enriching our community.