Summer fun in the Forest City

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Fringe Festival
June 5—16
Various locations
Price varies by event
London Fringe offers a huge variety of theatre, film and visual arts events in London. It offers children's events, poetry, plays and more; there's something fun for everyone to be found at Fringe!

The Amazing Race London
June 15
Various locations
Team must raise a minimum of $200 to participate
Just like the hit TV show, teams of two will face pit stops, detours and road blocks. Teams will travel to a minimum of 15 destinations and complete a mixture of fun and challenging tasks. Money raised will go to the Children's Health Foundation in support of Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.

The London Beer and BBQ Show
June 21—22 12:00pm to 10:30pm
Western Fair District Agriplex Building (845 Florence St.)
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Who doesn't love a cold beer while barbequing? Sample Ontario's established culture of craft beers and local grillers and participate in the variety of sports, cooking demos and activities.

International Food Festival
June 21—23 11:00am to 11:00pm
Victoria Park
Free; $15 all-day ride bracelet
The International Food Festival features international cuisine at over 55 food booths, tons of craft vendors and live entertainment, carnival rides and a beer tent. Take your tastebuds on a delectable journey around the world with food from Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Italy, China, Poland and more.

July 4—7
Victoria Park
Sunfest is one of the biggest (and funnest!) festivals in London each year. Check out over 30 talented professional world music and dance and jazz ensembles, and take in the flavours, dances and crafts, from all over the world.

Rock The Park
July 25—27
Harris Park
General Admission:
July 25 - $76.50
July 26/27 - $110.00
July 25 will see performers including The Tragically Hip, The Trews, and Greg Ball and The Dry County Rebels. On July 26, Journey, Whitesnake, Platinum Blonde, and Helix take the stage. The next day, rock out to Styx and Coney Hatch. This annual event raises money for Bethany's Hope Fundraiser.

August 1—5
Victoria Park
Free; $20 all-day ride bracelet
The London Rib Festival features local and out-of-town restaurants competing for the title of best ribs. There are over 100 food vendors, 75 bands, and a beer tent to explore!

Art Waves 2013
August 15—17
Fanshawe College (London Campus)
Registration fee plus class fees
Enjoy art classes at all levels, exhibits and a variety of demonstrations. Check website for full list of courses.