Say goodbye to summer. It is Labour Day this weekend – the last official weekend of summer. Sure, we might still might have nice weather for the next little while, but after Labour Day, typically anything is possible; rain, sun, wind, even snow! Ok, statistics are a little shaky on snow in September, but we typically get the most average rainfall in a month in September and they are calling for a near normal Fall. All I am suggesting is that an umbrella in the future might be handy.

So my suggestion would be to get out and enjoy the warm temperatures that we are expected to receive this weekend! School and a return to routines might be on the horizon, but this weekend should still be all about fun in the sun. And there is still plenty to do in London, Ontario, so get out and enjoy our last long weekend of summer.

Labour Day in London

It only started a few years ago, but London’s Victoria Park Fall Fest is getting bigger and better every year. The festival mecca for so many of London’s summer festivals, Victoria Park will again be hosting this last hurrah to summer. And it’s not a festival without food, games, live music, a beer garden, and rides! Tipping their hat to our area rural roots, Victoria Park Fall Fest also features pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, a giant corn maze, and so much more. Try your hand at lassoing a steer.  Jump into the air village, where blow up bouncy castles reign. Grab an all-day ride bracelet for $15 and ride all the rides again, and again, and again! Fall Fest runs from August 30th to September 2nd, 2013, from 11am – 11pm. With 15 bands set to play, the saloon set up and ready to serve you up a cold draught beer or wine, and vendors ready to hawk their wares, where else would you rather be, than this Free festival this weekend?

Home opener this weekend!

School might not have started yet, but area post-secondary students are already back in town. You will be sure to see a few of them at the Western Mustangs home opener on September 2nd at 7pm versus the Carleton Ravens. University football is back in town! This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Western athletics, so if you’ve never been out to a game before, this year is the time to support London. The game will be at the TD Waterhouse Stadium on the Western University campus. Follow the fans screams to the corner of Western and Sarnia Roads, and you’ll be sure to find them. Don’t forget to wear purple in support of our home team!

St Thomas Fire Muster Days

As it is the last weekend before you get back to the regular rat race, you might want to take it easy at home too. You could pack the kids backpacks, make a tonne of snacks to freeze for lunches, and organize your home to get ready for jumping back into the swing of things. Or you could take a drive to St Thomas to take part in the St Thomas Fire Muster Days. The 31st Annual St Thomas Fire Muster Days will be held in Pinafore Park from August 30th – September 1st, 2013. Events kick off Friday at 5pm with a barbeque in the park, followed by a movie at 8:15pm. All weekend you can check out antique fire trucks, visit the beer garden, enjoy the children’s area, take in live entertainment, and of course tempt your taste buds with food. St Thomas’ finest will be taking part in Fire Muster Competitions, such as “midnight alarm”, “rescue run” and “burning schoolhouse”. There will even be a parade Saturday at 10:30am.

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