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Moss Kent Dickinson
Dickinson Days is an annual festival in the historic village of Manotick Ontario, held on the first weekend in June. In 1985 it began as a birthday celebration for Moss Kent Dickinson, the founder of Manotick, mayor of Ottawa, and builder of Watson's Mill, and has developed into a weekend festival with a parade, fireworks, entertainment, live music performances, wagon rides, meals, booths, farmers market, activities for kids, rock bands, tours at Watson's Mill & Dickinson House, Doors Open Ottawa. Come and enjoy free fun for the whole family in the historic village of Manotick - in Ottawa, Canada's capital!
 

Please use the contact list if you need information about Dickinson Days.

Friday, June 3, 2016

7 - 8 pm
Parade - Starts at Manotick Arena
8.15 pm
Family Show: Dr. Kaboom - Manotick Arena
9:30 pm
Fireworks - Centennial Park ball diamond
5 pm - 1 am
Rock for Roger's House - La Piazza 5530 Manotick Main St

Saturday, June 4, 2016

7 am - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast - Dickinson Square
7 am - 5 pm
Paint the Village - Artists throughout the village
9 am - Noon
Berkley Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby
For under 16 years, worms provided, prizes
9 am - 5 pm
Village Craft Fair - Mill St., Dickinson St, Clapp Ln.
9 am - 5 pm
Farmer's Market opens - Dickinson Square
Fresh and home-made foods
1 pm
Official Opening - Dickinson Square
10:30 - 4 pm
Family Variety 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
11 am - 5 pm
M & M Meat's Barbeque - Dickinson Square
11 am - 3 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - Mill St. to the Mews milling gears
9 am - 5 pm
Pioneer Day - Watson’s Mill
Heritage demonstrations, milling tours
10 am - 4 pm
Used Book Sale - Carriage House
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa
  1. Watson's Mill - Dickinson Sq.
  2. Dickinson House Museum - Dickinson Sq.
  3. Carriage House - Dickinson Sq. (used books)
  4. Ayers Building - Dickinson Sq. (ROSSS Rural Ottawa South Support Services)
  5. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre - 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N.
  6. City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch (1876) - 6581 Fourth Line Rd., North Gower
  7. SunTech Greenhouses - 5541 Doyle Rd.
  8. Waupoos Family Farm - 2050 Rideau Rd.2
  9. Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RVWS) - 3370 Mullholland Rd., North Gower
3 pm - 1 am
Rock for Roger's House - La Piazza 5530 Manotick Main St

Sunday, June 5, 2016

10 am - 4 pm
Used Book Sale - Carriage House
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa
  1. Watson's Mill - Dickinson Sq.
  2. Dickinson House Museum to 5 pm - Dickinson Sq.
  3. Carriage House - Dickinson Sq. (used book sale)
  4. Ayers Building - Dickinson Sq. ( Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS))
12 pm - 2 pm
Paint the Village Silent Auction - Dickinson Sq.
3 pm - 11 pm
Rock for Roger's House - La Piazza 5530 Manotick Main St

Organizers of Dickinson Days:

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

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

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