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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!
We celebrate Moss Kent Dickinson's Birthday every year!
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]
Kinsmen and Kiwanis join up again for the annual celebration.
The annual celebration of Manotick's popular Dickinson Days features an old fashioned parade, an outdoor craft market, non-stop entertainment all day long, food, children's fun, dancing, music. Dickinson Days offers fun for the whole family. Best of all, most events are 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.
On Sunday this year, there will be an art show in the Tent and wagon rides for all.