Oh, summer sweetness!

Hey there SHORTFUSE readers (if you’re not a SHORTFUSE reader, please check yourself and head down to the bottom of this article for further instruction), thank you for continuing over to the website to find our Official Fuse Summer Guide.

We have lovingly put together a list of things we think you should know about, in order to have the best summer possible…

In need of sweets? We got you. Need to get back to your roots, or find a spot to write your angsty new track? Gotcha covered! Need… well, pretty much anything? No need to fret, just read below.

SESQUIFEST – June 29-July 3

  1. Talbot Street Takeover  – June 29
    1. A youth-programmed music festival
  2. Best of Ontario Day – June 30
    1. Ontario Music Cities line up (music)
  3. Canada Day 150 – July 1
    1. Evening concerts, family activities, and fireworks at Harris Park
  4. Centennial ‘67 Day – July 2
    1. Francophone acts, Montreal based artists, and Caribbean Block Party
  5. Best of London Day – July 3
    1. Local arts, music and ‘lore

Festivals:

  1. Victoria Park Kids Expo – June 16-18
  2. Oxford Renaissance Festival – June 23-25
  3. International Food Festival – June 23-25
  4. Trackside Music Festival – July 1-2
  5. TD Sunfest – July 6-9
  6. Rock the Park Music Festival – July 12-15
  7. Home Country Music and Art Festival – July 14-16
  8. Pride London Festival – July 20-30
  9. Clovermead Buskers Festival – July 22
  10. Colombian Gastronomy Festival – July 23
  11. London Rib Fest – August 3-7
  12. Forest City Beer Festival – August 13
  13. London Bluesfest – August 25-27
  14. Harvest Festival & Pow Wow – September 16-17

Museums: 

  1. Museum London – 421 Ridout St N
  2. Banting House National Historic Site of Canada – 442 Adelaide St N
  3. Eldon House – 481 Ridout St
  4. Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum – 48075 Jamestown Line
  5. Jet Aircraft Museum – 2465 Aviation Ln
  6. London Children’s Museum – 21 Wharncliffe Rd S
  7. Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum – 8348 Longwoods Rd
  8. The Museum of Ontario Archaeology – 1600 Attawandaron Rd
  9. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum – 701 Oxford St E
  10. Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – 267 Dundas St

Amusement Things: 

  1. Storybook Gardens – 1958 Storybook Ln
  2. East Park London – 1275 Hamilton Rd
  3. Boler Mountain  – 689 Griffith Street
  4. Fleetway – 720 Proudfoot Lane
  5. The Hood Archery Games – 1116 Dearness Drive # 20

Parks:

  1. Springbank Park – 1085 Commissioners
  2. Victoria Park – 509 Clarence St
  3. Gibbons Park – 2A Grosvenor
  4. Westminster Ponds – 696 Wellington Rd
  5. Komoka Provincial Park – Port Burwell
  6. Fanshawe Conservation Area – 1424 Clarke Rd

Outdoor Markets:

  1. Covent Garden Market – 130 King St
  2. London Farmer’s & Artisans’ Market – 900 King St
  3. Trails End Market – 4370 Dundas St E
  4. Gibraltar Weekend Market – 1712 Dundas St
  5. Masonville Outdoor Farmers’ Market – 1680 Richmond St N

Best Ice Cream Places:

  1. Merla Mae Ice Cream1080 Adelaide Street N
  2. Double Decker Ice Cream – 663 Wellington Road S
  3.  Haven’s Creamery – 226 Piccadilly Street
  4. Twistee Treat – 560 Southdale Road E
  5.  London Ice Cream Company – 43 Base Line Road W

Hiking: 

  1. Meadowlily Trail – Moderate
  2. Fanshawe Lake Trail – Moderate
  3. Medway Forest Trail – Easy
  4. Kilally Meadows – Easy
  5. Greenway Park Trail – Easy
  6. Thames River Trail – Easy
  7. Sifton Bog Dock Trail – Easy

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One more thing! If we missed anything, just let us know in the comments!

Feature photo by Nicki Borland 

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi LF
    Great lists! Here are a couple of suggestions:
    Festivals
    Doors Open London – Sept 16 & 17
    http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/London.aspx
    Museums
    1st Hussars Museum – 1 Dundas Street
    https://www.facebook.com/FirstHussarsMuseum
    Fanshawe Pioneer Village – 2609 Fanshawe Park Road E.
    http://fanshawepioneervillage.ca
    Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum – 2155 Crumlin Side Road
    http://www.427wing.com
    Ice Cream
    Roli Poli Ice Cream – 484 Richmond Street
    https://www.rolipoliicecream.com
    Sweet Onion Grill Ice Cream shop – Askin at Wortley
    (Serves London Ice Cream Company)
    Karpos Nuts & Fruits – 190 Wortley Road
    (Serves London Ice Cream Company & Kawartha Dairies)
    http://karposnutsandfruits.weebly.com
    Have a great summer!

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