Moss Kent Dickinson
Dickinson Days is a festival in the village of Manotick on the first weekend in June every year. It began as a celebration of Moss Kent Dickinson's birthday, and now includes a parade, fireworks, entertainment, crafts, wagon rides, meals, farmer's market, activities for kids, Pioneer Days at Watson's Mill & Dickinson House, Doors Open Ottawa, and usually live music performances. Free family fun in a the village right in Canada's capital!

Dickinson Days - June 5 - 7, 2015

 
A 50-50 draw tickets sold by the Manotick Kiwanis. The Winner will be drawn Saturday 4 pm in the Tent.

Friday, June 5, 2015

7 - 8 pm
Parade - Starts/ends at Manotick Arena
Sponsor: Mahogany by Minto
8.30 - 9.20 pm
Family Show: Junkyard Symphony - Manotick Arena
9:30 pm
Fireworks - Centennial Park ball diamond
Sponsor: Leimerk Developments
5 pm - 1 am
Rock for Roger's House - La Piazza 5530 Manotick Main St

Saturday, June 6, 2015

7 am - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast - Dickinson Square
Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee $5/$4
Sponsor: Orchardview on the Rideau
9 am - Noon
Berkley Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby
- Watson's Mill Dam
For under 16 years, worms provided, prizes
9 am - 5 pm
Craft Market - Mill St., Dickinson St, Clapp Ln.
9 am - 5 pm
Farmer's Market opens - Dickinson Square
Fresh and home-made foods (website)
1 pm
Official Opening - Dickinson Square tent
Federal, provincial & municipal elected members will attend
10 am – 4 pm
Talent Show - Dickinson Square Stage
10:30 am Manotick Brass
11:00 am Pique Dance Studio
12:00 pm Ever Hopeful String Band
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
1:30 pm Denise Smith School of Dance
2:30 pm Danielle's Highland Dancers
3:00 pm Cooligan Martial Arts
10 pm – 4 pm
Kid's Climbing Castle - Dickinson St. at Bridge St.
11 am - 5 pm
M & M Meat's Barbeque - Dickinson Square
50-50 Draw at 4 pm
Sponsor: M & M Meat
11 am - 3 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - between the Mews and Craft Market
milling gears
9 am - 5 pm
Pioneer Day - Watson’s Mill
Heritage demonstrations
10 pm – 5 pm
Dickinson House Museum
- Dickinson Square
Guided tours of the home of Moss Kent Dickinson 1870-1897
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa
  1. Watson's Mill - Dickinson Sq.
  2. Dickinson House - Dickinson Sq.
  3. Ayers Building - Dickinson Sq. (Rural Ottawa South Support Services)
  4. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Ctr
    4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N. (Sat. only)
  5. City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch (1876) - 6581 Fourth Line Rd., North Gower
  6. SunTech Greenhouses - 5541 Doyle Rd. (Sat. only)
  7. Waupoos Family Farm - 2050 Rideau Rd. (Sat. only)
  8. North Gower Fire Station - 2352 Roger Stevens Dr. (Sat. only)
  9. Richmond Fire Station - 6280 Perth St. (Sat. only)
2 pm - 4 pm
Open House featuring Robin Averill
Orchard View on the Rideau, 1145 Bridge St.
6 pm - 11 pm
A Magical, Musical Evening - Dickinson Square tent
$30; $25 advance; $60 Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Dinner & Show: Special Menu at The Miller’s Oven 5:15 pm
$35; $80 Family + $10/child includes $15 dinner vouchers for all
Tickets: Manotick Office Pro, 5541 Manotick Main St. or email . Proceeds to Hospice Care. More about the Entertainers
6:15Lost For Words: Folk Trio. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and dulcimer accompaniment. Featuring Pippa Hall, John Henderson, Bruce Barton
7:15 Side By Side: Songs from the great American Songbook, Broadway medleys, Canadian classics. Mary Frances (Moxie Whitney Orchestra, Country Hoedown) and Bill Luxton (CJOH TV, Grey Jazz Big Band)
8:15Vince Halfhide: Guitar phenom takes us on a tour of classic blues, jazz, roots and original music on acoustic, electric and bottleneck guitar.
9:15Les Emmerson: Canadian music legend, founder of The Staccatos & The 5 Man Electrical Band.
10:15Terry McGovern’s Retrosonics rock’n’roll dance band plays classics from the 40’s to 80’s.
3 pm - 1 am
Rock for Roger's House - La Piazza 5530 Manotick Main St

Sunday, June 7, 2015

10 am – 11 am
Church Service, non-denominational - Dickinson Square Tent
1 pm – 4 pm
Great Trivia Contest - Dickinson Square Tent
Sponsor: The Mill Tavern
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa - Sat. & Sun.
  1. Watson's Mill - Dickinson Sq.
  2. Dickinson House - Dickinson Sq.
  3. Ayers Building - Dickinson Sq. ( Rural Ottawa South Support Services)
  4. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Ctr
    4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N
  5. City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch (1876) - 6581 Fourth Line Rd., North Gower
3 pm - 11 pm
Rock for Roger's House - La Piazza 5530 Manotick Main St

Used Book Sale - Carriage House is open daily all summer.

Contacts for Dickinson Days:

Kiwanis Club of Manotick
Secretary: Rick Coates
Organizes parade, craft market, entertainment, tent

Watson’s Mill
Manager: Isabelle Geoffrion
Organizes tours of Watson's Mill & Dickinson House,
Carriage House book sale

Manotick Business Improvement Area
Exec. Director: Donna Cooper
Organizes street sales, street closing, promotion

The Manotick Directory maintains this information as a community service.
Dickinson Days URL: www.manotick.net/dickinsondays
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