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The Best Things to do in London in May

Summer is just around the corner, and there are lots to do in London this month. Check out the many things happening in London this spring, from theatre to sporting events.

Best Concerts In London

We have compiled a list of the best/most popular concerts happening in London this month to help you decide which one to go to.

ZZ Top - May 7th – Budweiser Gardens

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ZZ Top announced additional dates for their Canadian tour.

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With fifteen studio albums and 30 million record sales, the band is still playing its well-known releases, which are popular among the fans. Songs you may recognize: ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ and ‘Tush’. Blues players are only in the spotlight a few times a year. Do not miss the ZZ top this weekend!

AVRIL LAVIGNE 'BITE ME 2022 CANADA TOUR' - May 10th – Budweiser Gardens

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Avril Lavigne is to tour Canada for the first time in ten years. BITE ME CANADA will be touring in 2022 and will feature, Grandson and Mod Sun. Avril Lavigne wrote a new song ‘Bite Me’ featuring Travis Barker. The rest of the album is coming in 2022. In 2022, we'll mark 20 years since Avril released her iconic, ground-breaking diamond-selling album, Let Go.

Best Plays and Shows

Whether you live in London, ON, or nearby, there are a bunch of plays, musicals, and shows playing around town. We've compiled a list of some of the top shows playing in London this May.

Stars on Ice - May 8th – Budweiser Gardens

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Concerts in London Ontario Stars on Ice is a figure skating show that tours North America. The show features many Olympic and World medalists, as well as some of the top names in skating from the United States and Canada. Skaters such as Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Kaetlyn Osmond, and many more. The Stars on Ice tour was conceived by Scott Hamilton, who had been diagnosed with cancer in 1987. Hamilton was told by his doctor that he might have only two years to live, but he survived and went on to win an Olympic gold medal in 1988. He then wanted to give back to the sport that had given him so much by creating a show for amateur skaters who might not otherwise get a chance to perform on the ice.

Harry Potter in concert - May 14th - Budweiser Gardens

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert is a show that will be playing at the Budweiser Gardens on May 14th. This show is based on the third installment in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The story follows Harry as he learns to deal with his fame as well as his newfound powers. This performance includes some of your favorite Harry Potter moments like Hermione’s Polyjuice Potion, Buckbeak’s trial, and Scabbers’ attack on Ron.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - May 20th-29th - Grand Theatre

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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a Broadway musical. It has delighted audiences with its catchy songs and colorful costumes for many years. The show is based on the biblical story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his eleven brothers because they were jealous of his dreams. It tells how he rose to power as a slave, became a ruler, and then had to flee for his life when he was falsely accused of a crime. It has won more than 100 international awards, including five Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards.

Whose Live Anyway? - May 28th - Centennial Hall

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Improv actors for the show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' are excited to tell you about their new tour.- ‘WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? The show is fundamentally improvisational and consists of a panel of actors who make up scenes, characters, and songs on the spot. The game is loosely structured around the idea that one member of the group will be given a suggestion from the audience or given an instruction to follow for most of the game. Everyone is welcome, but please be warned that there is some strong language used during the performance.

Best Events

We're finally out of Winter and the fun-filled events are about to start up! Check out all the happenings in London this May, below.

London Spring craft show - May 14th - Western Fair District.

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The London Spring Craft Show is back! As you might expect from the name, this craft show is perfect for getting into spring mode. Over 100 exhibitors with prizes, apparel, bath & beauty, jewelry, chocolate, food, candles, art, ceramics, glass, and more! Admission is $7, and children under 12 are free.

Poutine Feast - May 19th-22 – Dundas Place

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Concerts in London Ontario Poutine Feast has a team of food industry professionals that are passionate about poutine and will be presenting their favorite dishes across Ontario this summer. With many flavors and sizes and generous portions, there is a Poutine for everyone from vegans to meat lovers. Gourmet topping options include a wide range of vegetables such as red peppers, purple onions, and even broccoli. Slow-roasted pork and lobster make for other delicious choices too. There are also several vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.

The Opening Day For Fanshawe Pioneer Village - May 21st

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It is opening Day for Fanshawe Pioneer Village. The 63rd Regular Season runs from May 21st to October 10, 2022. You can experience what life was like 100 years ago at the Heritage Village. Some buildings showcase various periods. There will be several people dressed up to represent the different styles from different decades before. They will do things like baking bread, and sewing clothes.


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