Moss Kent Dickinson
Dickinson Days is an annual festival in the village of Manotick that began as a celebration of Moss Kent Dickinson's birthday on the first Saturday in June. It now includes a parade, fireworks, music, entertainment in Dickinson Square, crafts, food, wagon rides, farmer's market, fun for kids, kids fishing, Pioneer Days at Watson's Mill & Dickinson House, and Doors Open Ottawa. 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

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
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
  5. SunTech Greenhouses - 5541 Doyle Rd. (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.
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.

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

Annual Used Book Sale - Carriage House daily all summer.

Organizers:

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: www.manotick.net/dickinsondays
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