Community Events

City of London Festivals and Events

welcome to London oh festivalsThe City of London has become well known for its many festivals. 

  • Check our Calendar and our Community Events page for updates to this year's activities. London Ohio knows how to have fun! 

Cobra Car Show

Cobra Car Show London OHThis is your chance to become immersed in the Cobra experience. See lots of different makes and color combinations, including Daytona Coupe's and GT40 replicas and checkout the multitude of engine configurations. Have fun at the Strawberry Festival... then come experience the Cobra Car show for yourself!

For more information, visit the Cobra Web Site.

 Hear the rumble on Friday afternoon during the Strawberry Festival, 9am until 3pm.

London Strawberry Festival

strawberry festival london ohioJoin us for fun rides and games... and yummy strawberries! Be sure not to miss the Queens’ Parade on Saturday morning.

See full event information at

 The Strawberry Festival will take place in June the weekend after Father's Day.  See you there!


July 4th Parade and Celebration

london ohio july 4 paradeEveryone loves a parade!

The annual 4th of July Parade always brings the community together, lining Main Street to watch the floats and bands go by!  

The parade takes place on the 4th of July at 11:00am.  It begins at Cowling Park and heads south down Main Street to  First Street.

Click on the link below for to download an application to be a parade participant. 

Parade Participant Application

London Patriotic Celebration

American Flag waving280Join the family FUN during the day and enjoy the fireworks at night!

This annual event is community sponsored and located at the London High School on Elm Street (State Route 38).  

Find more information about the  Patriotic Celebration, check out the FaceBook site.

The fireworks begin at approximately 10PM on the 3rd of July.

Come Join The FUN!! 

London Silver Cornet Band

Silver Cornet London OHThe London Silver Cornet Band performs numerous concerts during the year at the Cowling Park gazebo on Main Street and their next performance will take place on July 31 at 6pm. Early incarnations of the band performed in the park during the month of June - 100 years ago!  The present day group recreates several original numbers and Director Thomas Lloyd reads excerpts from the newspapers of June, 1909.

For more information, contact Mr. Lloyd at 740-852-4229 or email at:


Madison County Fair

Madison County Fairgrounds London OHLondon is home to the Madison County Fair!

The fair is set to begin the second Saturday in July and is THE place where area 4-H and FFA members show their completed projects and compete for prizes.  Livestock projects are displayed and auctioned and community businesses showcase their wares and show their support fot the youth of Madison County.  From the Grandstand to the midway, entertainment, rides and games are plentiful! The first Madison County Fair took place in 1953 and the event still remains a favorite family tradition! 

During the remaining months, the fairgrounds is host to truck/tractor pulls, swap meets, auctions, livestock shows and more and several buildings are available for event rentals. 

Get our complete schedule by visiting their website at:


Rib & Jazz Festival:

London OH Rib Fest

The London Rib & Jazz Festival brings the party to downtown London!  

The festival takes place on Main Street in downtown, from High Street to First Street and is packed full of activities! Along with delicious food and great music, the streets are lined with local artists selling and demonstrating their crafts.  A car show is planned, featuring over 100 vintage automobiles and the 5K Rib Tickler Color Run/Walk and Rib Tickler Bicycle Ride are perfect for both the serious and casual athletes.  Children’s activities take place throughout the festival, appealing to kids of all ages!

The two day festival always takes place on the first Friday and Saturday in August.

For more information and a schedule of events, check out the London Rib & Jazz Fest website at

Olde Fashioned Christmas

Santa in London OhioOrganized by the Downtown London Association, the annual Olde Fashioned Christmas event always takes place in the heart of our downtown on the first Monday after Thanksgiving . Enjoy carriage rides up and down Main Street and take in the the lovely holiday sounds of the many community bands and choirs as they perform throughout the event. Many businesses and non-profit organizations hold open houses offering free refreshments and special holiday pricing.  The streets come alive with holiday cheer and as this night has become an anticipated,family tradition!  

The streets close at 5pm and the carriage rides begin at 6pm.  See you there!


Notice on the Parks and Recreation Facilities:

cowling park london oh   Do you want to reserve our beautiful Cowling Park for your next event? 
   Call the City Administration office at 740-852-3243 for more information.