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What's going on, London
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Published: Monday, August 27th, 2012
Aug. 31 to Sept. 3
Location: Victoria Park
Fall Fest returns with several exhibits, live music, rides and animals displays. Get lost in the straw maze or check out the intricate pumpkin carvings – there's something for everyone!
Lambeth and Community Harvest Fest
Sept. 6 to Sept. 9
Location: Lambeth (just outside of London)
Venture outside of London to visit Lambeth's Harvest Festival! It features beer gardens, a car show, big parade and fireworks. There are also golf and slo-pitch tournaments for those looking to get active.
Sept. 7 to Sept. 16
Location: 316 Rectory St.
Admission: $8 in advance
This annual event is a local favourite. It has all the traditional aspects of a fair: a midway, games, food, exhibits and animal races. This year the Fair is offering free parking and free concerts each night. Some highlights include Faber Drive, Arkells, Karl Wolf and Shawn Desmond!
Calvin Harris Block Party
Location: York and Wellington parking lot
Scottish producer Calvin Harris returns to London to host a massive downtown tent party. Grab your "Fly-Eye Glasses" and jam out to hits such as "We Found Love," "Let's Go" and "Feel So Close."
Falcon men's and Women's Soccer
Sept. 12 to Sept. 13
Location: Fanshawe College Soccer Field
Check out Fanshawe's soccer teams in their first home games of the season. Both men's (Sept.12) and women's (Sept.13) take on the Sheridan Bruins at 5:30p.m.
Mexican Fiesta & Gala
Location: Western Fair District - Carousel Room
Get a taste of Mexican culture with a fiesta that brings together the sounds, culture and tastes of Mexico.
Native Festival and Pow Wow
Sept. 14 to Sept. 16
Location: Museum of Ontario Archaeology
It's your chance to experience First Nations culture with some traditional music, art and Pow Wow Dances. First Nations artists will kick off the weekend with an outdoor concert on Friday. Saturday and Sunday feature craft and food vendors along with cultural workshops and aboriginal dancing.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
2012 NHL Preseason Game
Location: John Labatt Centre
Admission: $63.25 to $98.25
London gets a taste of NHL action as the John Labatt Centre hosts the annual preseason hockey game. This year the Flyers will be making their ninth consecutive appearance in London as they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Location: John Labatt Centre
Popular comedian Russell Peters makes a stop in London while on his Notorious World Tour. The Brampton, Ontario native is known for his sometimes outrageous comedy, often emphasizing racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes.
Whose Live Anyway?
Location: Centennial Hall
Did you ever watch Whose Line is it Anyway? Now you can join cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis for a 90-minute improv comedy performance.
Mustang Football vs. McMaster – Homecoming
Location: TD Waterhouse Stadium
As a part of Western's Homecoming, the Mustangs face off against the 2011 Yates Cup Champions, the McMaster Marauders.
Doors Open London
Sept. 29 and Sept. 30
Locations: Across the city
It's the 11th year Doors Open London will hit the Forest City. It's a weekend filled with opportunity to learn more about interesting sites and significant landmarks right here in London. This year's theme is "Defending a Nation" as it commemorates the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812.