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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!
 

Friday, June 2, 2017

7 - 8 pm
Village Parade - Starts at Manotick Arena to Manotick Main St.
8:15 - 9:15 pm
Dr. Kaboom Family Show - Pavilion at Centennial Park
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 3, 2017

7 am - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast - Dickinson Square
7 am - 5 pm
Paint the Village - Artists throughout the village
9 am - Noon
Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby
For under 16 years
9 am - 5 pm
Village Craft Fair - Mill St., Dickinson St, Clapp Ln.
Street closures in effect
9 am - 5 pm
Farmer's Market - Dickinson Square
Fresh and home-made foods
1 pm
Official Opening - Dickinson Square
10:30 - 4:30 pm
Family Variety Show - Dickinson Square Stage
{entertainment schedule coming soon}
10:30 Manotick Brass
11:00 Pique Dance Studio
12:00 World Folk Music Ottawa (dancing, drumming, singing)
1:00 Official Opening by Dignitaries
1:30 Denise Smith School of Dance
2:30 Danielle's Highland Dancers
3:00 One World Choir
3:45 Main Street Market Band
11 am - 5 pm
Barbeque - Dickinson Square
11 am - 3 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - Mill St. to the Mews milling gears
9 am - 5 pm
Pioneer Day - Watsonís 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 (1860s) - 5525 Dickinson St. (tours)
  2. Dickinson House Museum (1867) - 1127 Mill St.
  3. St. James the Apostle Anglican Church (1876) - 1138 Bridge St.
  4. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre - 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N.
  5. SunTech Greenhouses - 5541 Doyle Rd. (tours)
  6. City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch (1876) - 6581 Fourth Line Rd, North Gower
  7. Waupoos Family Farm (1891) - 2050 Rideau Rd.
  8. 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.
8 pm
Beatles Tribute Concert - Dickinson Square
$20. Proceeds to YOMA and ROSSS

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Watson's Mill
10 am - 5 pm
Gathering in the Square - Dickinson Square
Crafts, old fashioned games, tours, historic personages
10 am - 4 pm
Used Book Sale - Carriage House
11 am - 3 pm
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides - Dickinson Square to the Mews of Manotick
11:30am-1:30pm
Country Dance - Dickinson Square
Pippa Hall & The Ever Hopeful String Band
12 - 2:30 pm
Mechoui Barbeque / Music - Dickinson Square
$15/$12, family $45 Reserve seating
12 pm - 2 pm
Paint the Village silent auction - Dickinson Square tent
1 - 3 pm
Grain Grinding Demonstration - Watson's Mill
1:30 - 2:15 pm
Little Fiddlers perform - Dickinson Square
Fiddle Music & Step Dancing
1:30 - 2:30 pm
150th Birthday Cake - Dickinson House
Speech by "Sir John A. Macdonald" at 1867 "housewarming" (Rideau Township Historical Society)
2:30 - 3:30 pm
"Side by Side" Performs - Dickinson Square
Music performance
10 am - 5 pm
Doors Open Ottawa
  1. Watson's Mill (1860s) - 5525 Dickinson St. (tours)
  2. Dickinson House Museum (1867) - 1127 Mill St.
  3. St. James the Apostle Anglican Church (1876) - 1138 Bridge St.
  4. SunTech Greenhouses - 5541 Doyle Rd. (tours)
  5. City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch (1876) - 6581 Fourth Line Rd, North Gower
  6. Waupoos Family Farm (1891) - 2050 Rideau Rd.
  7. Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RVWS) - 3370 Mullholland Rd., North Gower
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

Watsonís 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

Manotick Directory owner Pat Drummond promoted Dickinson Days as a community service from 2003 to 2017.

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