City of London Festivals and Events
The City of London has become well known for its many festivals and fun events will take place every year.
July 4th Parade and Celebration
Bring your family and friends down for a great parade and celebration.
The Annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration will be held this year on Monday July 4, 2016. The parade will take place at 11:00am with the route running down Main Street from Park Avenue to First Street. After the parade the celebration will continue at Cowling Park.
If you would like to be in the parade please read the attached letter below and fill out the application. Please return the application to 6 East Second Street London, OH 43140.
For further questions contact Mayor Patrick J. Closser 740.852.3243 for information.
London Strawberry Festival
Join us for the fun rides and games... and all the yummy strawberries! Be sure not to miss the Queens’ Parade on Saturday morning. See you there!
See full event information at http://www.londonstrawberryfestival.com
The Strawberry Festival Event Runs from June 23th - 25th, 2016
Cobra Car Show
This is your chance to become immersed in the Cobra experience. See lots of different makes and color combinations; including Cobra's, Daytona Coupe's and GT40 replicas. Checkout the multitude of engine configurations. Have fun at the Strawberry Festival... then come experience the Cobra Car Show for yourself
Find more information and purchase T Shirts on the Cobra Web Site.
Hear the rumble from June 25th, 2016 9am till 3pm
London Patriotic Celebration
Join in the family FUN all day and enjoy the fireworks at night! Our annual event is community sponsored and located at London High School on Elm Street (State Route 38).
Find more information about the annual London Patriotic Celebration on our FaceBook site.
The fireworks will begin at approximately 10PM.
Meet us on July 3, 2016 for the Fun and Celebration!
London Silver Cornet Band
The London Silver Cornet Band performs numerous concerts during the year including at the Cowling Park gazebo on Main Street in London. Early incarnations of the band performed in the park in June - 100 years ago. The present day group recreates several of those numbers. Director Thomas Lloyd reads excerpts from the newspapers of June 1909.
Summer Dates to be announced for 2015
Madison County Fair
Madison County is home to the Madison County fair held in July of each year. During the remaining months, the fairgrounds is host to truck/tractor pulls, swap meets, auctions, livestock shows and more.
Several buildings are available for event rentals.
Get our complete schedule at: http://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/
2016 Madison County Fair - July 10th thru July 16th
London Rib & JazzFest: FRI AUG 5 2016 and SAT AUG 6 2016
The London Community Organization is proud to announce the ninth annual London Rib & Jazz Fest, a fun, family-friendly event offering attendees easy moving jazz, finger-licking ribs and ice-cold beer. The festival, planned for August 5th and 6th, highlights London’s desire to promote its historic downtown and visitor-friendliness.
Originating in 2008 as a revitalization of London’s First Friday schedule, more than 5,000 people attended and approximately 1,700 pounds of delicious ribs were sold. Returning in August of 2009, the attendance swelled to more than 7,000 attendees and the beer garden tripled in sales. The past five years were the most successful with an excess of 10,000 attendees and growing to 12,000 last year. Patrons enjoyed over 2 tons of ribs and 500 pounds of pulled pork and brisket.
The festival takes place on Main Street in Downtown London, from High Street to First Street and is packed full of activities! A classic car show lines the streets with over 100 vintage automobiles. A 5K Rib Tickler Run/Walk and a Rib Tickler Bicycle Ride are perfect for both the serious and casual athletes. Children’s activities will take place throughout the festival and will appeal to kids of all ages! The charity Corn Hole Tournament was a huge success last year and will be back again in 2016. This is a wonderful community event, filled with family friendly events. Check out our Rib & Jazz Fest website at:http://www.londonribandjazzfest.com/
Olde Fashioned Christmas 2016
The Olde Fashioned Christmas annual event will consist of carriage rides along Main Street in the downtown up to Cowling Park. The downtown businesses and many non-profit organizations hold open house with refreshments and special holiday pricing. Many local London businesses and churches participate in this family event. It is a time when we open our arms and hearts to embrace family, friends, and cherished memories that have become not just a part of ourselves but also have become interwoven with this great place we call home.
After all John McLeod wrote in his inspirational poem "Home is where the heart is". (Contact us to register or get for more information)
November 28th - Streets close at 5pm carriage rides begin at 6pm on the Monday after Thanksgiving each year.
There will be additional activities in the community center.
Notice on the Parks and Recreation Facilities:
Are you hoping to reserve our beautiful Cowling Park or the Community Center for your next event?
We have available the beautiful Cowling Park grounds and facilities available for social functions, plus the London Community Center for sports events and Conference Room facilities.
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