Picture courtesy of London’s Canada 150 Twitter Page
SesquiFest will offer Londoners lots of local talent to see and events to go to starting this Thursday through till Monday for families to celebrate Canada’s 150. All SesquiFest events are free admission. Artists such as Hollerado, FeFe Dobson and Sloan will be taking the stage.
Talbot Takeover- Thursday June 29th
A number of local talents will be taking the stage at both the Trillium Stage (Market Square) and the Carolinian Stage (located on Dundas and Talbot).
Their headlining act will be Hollerado and they will take the Carolinian Stage from 10-11 pm.
Best of Ontario Day – Friday June 30th
An opening ceremony will take place at noon.
There will be a First Nations Gathering from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
Jeremy Walmsley from the Broadway musical ONCE will be taking the stage at the Grand Theatre from 8:40-9:10 pm.
FeFe Dobson will take the Carolinian Stage from 10-11 pm.
Canada Day 150
At the Trillium Stage there will be a number of events for people to attend throughout the day such as performances by the London Symphonia, Glee London and the Corrigan School of Irish Dance. There will also be a headphone party from 10:30 pm to 1 am.
Events will also take place throughout the day at the Carolinian Stage.
Centennial ’67 Day- Sunday
Events will take place at both stages with Sloan headlining at the Carolinian stage from 9:30-11 pm.
With Canada Day falling on a Saturday this weekend, it leaves some questions on what’s open and what is closed over the weekend.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village is open on Saturday, admission is free and with the LTC having allowed for more busing options, you can now get on a bus from Masonville to the village.
Storybook Gardens is open everyday from 10 am- 5:30 pm.
The Children’s Museum will have a strong presence at the different Sesquifest this weekend, offering a kid zones for little ones to get their faces painted, get free ice cream and have balloon animals made for them. Aside from SesquiFest- they have the Oh Canada- camp for kids to learn more about Canada’s culture and history and they have an art camp available on Monday.
East Park is open and will be following their summer hours.
Movie Theatres are also open.
Banks, grocery stores, drug stores, government offices.
The London Public Library, Masonville Mall and White Oaks are all closed on Saturday but otherwise open.
The LCBO and Beer Stores are closed on Canada day but open the rest of the weekend.