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DICKINSON DAYS - first weekend in June. It's Moss Kent Dickinson's Birthday and Manotick village invites you to the party!
The village of Manotick invites you to join in the celebration of the unique history of the village, its founders, and Watson's Mill. We've organized a celebration full of family fun in Manotick, a rural village in Ottawa, Canada's capital. [map]
June 4 & 5 mark the 29th annual celebration of Manotick's popular Dickinson Days. Featuring an old fashioned parade, an outdoor craft market, non-stop entertainment all day long, food, children's fun, dancing, music, and more, Dickinson Days offer fun for all. Best of all, it's (mostly) free.
Most of the celebration takes place in Dickinson Square, the conservation area around the mill that Mr. Dickinson built. (The mill was later renamed Watson's Mill after the new owner.) It is the oldest gristmill still grinding grain into flour in Ontario and is Ottawa's only operating industrial heritage site. Moss Kent Dickinson, the founding father of Manotick back in the 1800s celebrates his actual birthday on June 1st, 1822, but the party is always on the first weekend in June.