Try Something New to Wind Down Your Summer
August is a perfect time of year to look back and see how far we’ve come. Traditionally, most people would be celebrating the successes of the fields, making it a time of celebration and reminiscing of the past. Explore older-era music, past traditions, and history aplenty in London this month.
Springbank Gardens Concert Series
Sunday, August 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Music in the park, sounds like something straight out of a dream, but it doesn’t have to be! Springbank Gardens is hosting another concert in their summer series, and there’s no better style for summer than smooth jazz. The Uptown Dixieland Jazz Band, formed by Ed Finlan, plays traditional New Orleans style Dixieland music, and has had numerous shows at music festivals and venues across the province. Seating and food is available, so worry not! Visit the Springbank Gardens Concert Series Facebook page for more information
Saturday, August 17, 8:00 pm
Whether you grew up with it or not, the music of ABBA continues on in its own timeless fashion, helped along by its inclusion in such productions as Mamma Mia! The Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association is putting on a throwback performance of all the ABBA classics you danced to when you were younger (or maybe you wished you had). The show will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles, while your eyes stay glued to the incredible choreography and 70s outfits that is ABBA Magic! Tickets and more information is available online.
History Walks: Cottages to Castles
Saturday, August 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Live in London, but don’t know the first thing about its architectural history? Maybe you already know some, but wish you knew more! Or perhaps you simply like strolling the city, admiring the timeless beauty of stone structures, Confederation-era cottages, and court house castles. Either way, this event is sure to be something unique and new to you. Look to the website for tickets and more information.
Fields and Forks: Fanshawe Agricultural Fair @ Fanshaw Pioneer Village
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
No matter where you live in Southwestern Ontario, a farming community is just around the corner. Agriculture has formed the backbone of society for centuries past, and continues to be a major aspect of people’s lives today. Celebrate the history and the simple elegance of farming traditions with the Fields and Forks agricultural fair at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Visit the handcrafted market vendors, or enjoy some line dancing. Follow it up with some old-fashioned games while you eat a few traditional sweet treats. Or if antique machinery and tools are more your style, have a look at the displays! There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so check it out.