Make the Most out of Summer in Middlesex

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paddle board

Are you ready for a summer filled with unforgettable memories? As we embark on the beginning of a warm, adventurous, and memorable season, it’s time to gather with friends and family and start crafting your perfect summer itinerary. As our previous summer festivities have been limited, this summer our local organizations are beyond excited and ready to bring on the fun in the sun, with a variety of new and returning events to experience.

When in Middlesex County, there is plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in different activities and experiences. Yet, with the endless possibilities of what we can do, and only having 24 hours in a day, we thought we would save you the planning, and cultivate the perfect Middlesex County bucket list.

Whether you are treating yourself to a day out, or wanting to create lifelong memories with your loved ones, we have made sure our summer bucket list has something for everyone to enjoy!


alpaca walks

When in Middlesex County, unique experiences are a lot closer than you’d think! We are lucky to be home to a variety of alpaca farms, providing our residents and visitors with the ability to meet these furry, friendly animals. The social nature and affectionate personality of these gentle and intelligent creatures makes them an excellent guest to bring along on a peaceful country walk, or participate in even more exclusive experiences! Check out our Agri-Tourism page on our website to plan your next trip!



After 2 years of halting local community Canada Day celebrations, it’s time to bring out your best red and white and celebrate Canada together with some fireworks!! Oh how we’ve missed the glowing, loud, and extravagant sight of fireworks, with each POP celebrating a momentous experience of our lives. Fireworks are a perfect addition to our summer bucket list, as they signify the many reasons we deserve to celebrate the resiliency of our country, and our ability to come together as a community once again! This year, many local communities are hosting Canada celebratory events for all to enjoy, so check out our Events page for further details and updates on where you can see fireworks!


drive in movies

Although we all love the typical movie theatre experience, there’s just something about drive-in movies that gives off an added layer of comfort. Whether it’s watching in the comfort of your own bubble, or not having to worry about tommy texters and sally seat kickers, this summer, the Mustang Drive-In is on our bucket list because who doesn’t love cozying up to a movie under the stars?


berry picking

Everything tastes better local, and this summer we’re craving something extra sweet with berry picking quite possibly being the sweetest activity of all! Whether you prefer strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, berry picking is an experience that will not only allow you to create lasting memories, but will also leave you with a delicious souvenir to enjoy! If you’re unable to make it out to some of our u-pick and ready-picked farms this year, there’s many other ways you can get your hands on local produce, like at our weekly Farmer’s Markets!


family at the farmers market

Our Farmer’s Markets are only running for a short period throughout the summer and early fall, so they are definitely an easy addition to our summer bucket list! Not only do they make local and quality food so accessible, but it also gives us an opportunity to support our community and local producers, while enjoying delicious food, seasonal goods, and fun entertainment! Check out our Country & Farm Markets page to find out when each market is running!


kids play fighting on blow up festival event

Now what kind of summer bucket list would it be if we didn’t include festivals? New and returning festivals will be taking place throughout Middlesex County this summer and you won’t want to skip out on them! An honourable mention goes to Strathroy Ribfest, as it returns to its regular in-person format, where guests can enjoy live music, sports tournaments, ribs and so much more… oh and did we mention RIBS? Another popular festival happening this summer is the Ailsa Craig Gala Days! After a two-year break, this weekend long festival is inclusive of a variety of new and familiar activities for guests to enjoy!


concert audience and performer

Its show time in Middlesex County, with summer concerts finishing off our summer 2022 bucket list! Lucan Biddulph’s Summerfest is not only inclusive of daytime festivities, but also a two-day concert, featuring a country and rock night to sing your heart out to! Additionally, were calling all country lovers to put on their cowboy boots and saddle up as the Dorchester Golf and Country Club is hosting a special Mid Summer Country Bash! With a full line up of talented performers, cold beverages, and a VIP lounge, this will be an experience you will certainly never forget!

Now that you are all set with the perfect list of must-see experiences and activities, this list will serve you as the perfect starting point to an unforgettable summer! The fun doesn’t stop here! There’s much more excitement to come in Middlesex County! Be sure to check our Events page and social media for new updates on other great summer events and activities that you can participate in!