Dickinson Days

For over 40 years, the first weekend in June has become a welcome sign of summer as visitors and residents flock to historic Manotick to take part in the celebration of Moss Kent Dickinson’s birthday, the founder of Manotick.

Note: Vendor applications for the craft market have closed.

Click here to find out what our merchants are doing during Dickinson Days!

May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024


Street Closure Notice

Manotick Main Street will be closed from Maple Street to Currier Street from 6:30pm to 8pm on Friday, May 31st. There will be no street parking on Main St as of Friday afternoon until Friday evening following the Parade.

Mill St, Dickinson St & Clapp Lane will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday June st for the day.

Accessible parking on Saturday, June 1st is available on Clapp Lane - Signs will be posted.

Dickinson Days Schedule

Friday, May 31st

5pm - 8pm | Manotick Legion Open House/BBQ | Ann St

5pm - 10pm | Food Trucks | Centennial Park

7pm - 8pm | Dickinson Day Parade | Main St 8pm | Family Show by Junkyard Symphony | Centennial Park

9:30pm - 10pm | Fireworks | Centennial Park


Saturday, June 1st

7am - 11am | Pancake Breakfast | Dickinson Square

9:30am - 3:30pm | Family Variety Show | Dickinson Square

9am - 4pm | Village Craft Fair | Mill St, Dickinson St, Clapp Lane

9am - 2pm | Manotick Farmer's Market | Carriage Shed Parking Lot

9am - 12pm | Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby | Mill Dam

10am - 4pm | Manotick BIA Sidewalk Sale | Mews of Manotick & Main St

10am - 4pm | Family Activities, Inflatables, Facepainting | Mews of Manotick

10am - 4pm | Doors Open Ottawa | Watson’s Mill & Dickinson House

11am | Manotick Legion Open House/BBQ & Family Games | Ann St

12pm - 3pm| Horse Drawn Wagon Rides | Main St

6:30pm doors open, show starts at 7pm | Evening Entertainment by Hezekiah Procter - Dickinson Square


Sunday, June 2nd

10am - 4pm | Doors Open Ottawa | Watson’s Mill & Dickinson House

11am - 1pm | Manotick Home Hardware Community BBQ | Mews of Manotick

1pm - 4pm | Entertainment by Duncan Jamieson, Phil Minty, Sienna Rader (Musical Theatre Champion, Kiwanis Music Festival & Tom Plant), The John McCrae Secondary School Jazz Collective and The Retrosonics | Main Tent, Dickinson Square

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Plan Your Dickinson Days Weekend!

Don't miss special performances, activities and events! Check in regularly as more event details become available.

Family Variety Show

9:30am - 2:30pm Saturday, June 1  | Main Tent - Dickinson Square

9:30am | Tianping Music Studio

10:30am | Manotick Brass

11am | Pique Dance Studio

12pm | Manotick Martial Arts

12:30pm | Ottawa South Youth Choir

1:30pm | Denise Smith School of Dance

2:30pm | Danielle’s Highland Dance Academy

Fishing Derby

Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby

9:00 am Saturday, June 1  | Mill Dam

Open to anyone 16 years old and under. Bring your fishing rod. Worms, treats & prizes provided!

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Manotick Farmers' Market

9am - 2pm, June 1  | Carriage Shed Parking Lot

Join us for our opening day during Dickinson Days, on June 1st! The Manotick Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 am til 2 pm, June 1 til October 12 this year. You’ll find us directly across the street from the picturesque Watson’s Mill in the parking lot of the Carriage Shed. Come on by for a visit and don’t forget to check out the used book sale inside the shed while you’re here!

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Hezekiah Procter

7:00 pm Saturday, June 1  | Dickinson Square

The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter (1925-1930) is at once music, history, fiction, biography and recorded performance art. The songs were painstakingly recorded on both analogue tape, and using pre-electric, 1920s technology.

Enjoy a live performance of music at Dickinson Square that will take you back in time! Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the concert scheduled to begin at 7:15 pm.

Purchase tickets at Manotick Office Pro or via email to Terry McGovern (mcgovet@rogers.com).

Support Local Businesses during Dickinson Days!

Check out what Manotick's merchants are featuring during Dickinson Days.

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Miller's Oven

June 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Miller's Oven is offering two specials on Saturday!

  • Stop by from 10am-1pm for lemon/cranberry or white scones (package of 6 for $7)
  • Enjoy foot-long hot dogs ($7), polish sausages ($7), hamburgers ($9 - with all the fixins') and soft drinks ($1) from 10:30am-5pm!

Thank you for supporting Miller's Oven!

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Take Another Bite

May 31, 8:00am - June 2, 5:00pm

All Freezer Meals 20% off - online & in-store for the weekend. Freshly baked squares - buy 5, the 6th one is free.

Black Forest Tattoo Co

Black Forest Tattoo Company

June 1, 10am - 8pm

Offering discounted flash tattoos, merchandise, and more. Walk-up consultations also available!

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692 Coffee and Bar

May 31 - June 2

Friday 4-8pm: Outdoor Bar + BBQ - smash burgers (extended hours until 10pm)

Saturday 12-4pm: Outdoor Bar + Dunk Tank for YOMA

Sunday: Launch of The Lot (10am-4pm) + French Toast BBQ Breakfast (9am-12pm) + Live Music

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Morning Owl

May 31, 6pm - 8pm & June 1, 9am - 1pm

Friday, 6pm - 8pm
  • Watch the parade from our patio
  • Merry Dairy Ice Cream Truck
  • Baked treats, iced decaf coffees and more
  • Meet the Canadian Guide Dogs
Saturday, 9am - 1pm
  • Canadian Guide Dogs
  • Face painting
  • Vintage VW buses and cars in the parking lot

Body And Mind Athletics

June 1, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Body & Mind Athletics will be participating in Dickinson Days. We are thrilled to be combining with Morning Owl outside in the front parking lots. We will be passing out FREE 3 class trials as well as on the spot quick assessments with a Trainer. We will also be providing tours of the facility. Bring your family and your friends and join in on the fun!

Lollies + Scoops

May 31, 10am - June 1, 6pm

Lollies + Scoops will be open until 9pm on Parade Night and be sure to visit our booth at the Village Craft Fair on Saturday for some exciting new treats that we'll be launching!

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Green Spirit

June 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

SALE on selected crystals, Side Walk Table & Enter our Raffle to Win a Stunning Amethyst Crystal!


North Station Provisions

June 1, 9am - 6pm & June 2, 10am - 4pm

Win a Whole Raw Beef Brisket from Penokean Farms at North Station Provisions! Enter the raffle on Saturday or Sunday, and the winner will be drawn Monday.

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Enchanted Chamber

June 1, 3 pm - 4 pm

Unlock Prosperity with Enchanted Chamber's Candle Preparation Class!

Join us for a transformative hour-long session where we'll guide you in preparing a candle for a prosperity spell. All materials provided.

NIN Collection Boutique Sidewalk sale

NIN Collection Boutique

May 31, 10:00am - 5:00pm & June 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sidewalk Sale! Lots of great deals!

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Peppermint Organic Spa

May 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Peppermint Organic Spa is offering European Flash Facials for only $55. You deserve a spa day.

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Pucci Parlour

June 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pucci Parlour is excited to offer premium pet food and all-natural treat samples. Come enjoy unbeatable Dickinson Day only, discounts on pet products and participate in our Donate to Scratch and Win event, where EVERY SCRATCH is a win! Walk in pet nail trims will be available all day with all proceeds going to local pet charities.

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Salvaged on Mill St

June 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore our store liquidation sale at Salvaged on Mill St. Discover unique finds and great deals!

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Manotick Martial Arts

June 1, 12:00pm - 1:00 pm

Attend their martial arts demonstration during the family variety show! Or, visit their booth in the village craft fair.
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Manotick Natural Market

June 1, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get ready for the season with mosquito barriers and enjoy storewide savings.

OLD Fashioned Carnival

Manotick Community Church

June 1, 10am - 3pm

We are putting on an old fashioned carnival with traditional sideshow stands like coin-toss, corn-hole, balloon darts, plasma car races, a jumping castle, face painting as well as a small petting zoo. Prizes will be popcorn and freezies. There will also be a prayer tent for those that want prayer.
The Carnival is being done in conjunction with The Big Give thebiggive.ca/.
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Manotick Home Hardware

June 1 & 2, ALL DAY!

Sidewalk clearance sale featuring Janet, who is prepared to wheel and deal!

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Lasting Impressions Gifts

June 1, 12pm - 3pm & June 2, 12pm - 4pm

On Saturday, enjoy extended shopping hours - we open early at 10am! We are launching and sampling a new Canadian Syrup and Sauce Company.



Robin Lea photography

June 1, 10am-1pm

Visit the studio Saturday 10am-1pm to pre-book one of these amazing specials from Robin Lea Photography: - 50% off a Mystical Fairy Portrait session for your little ones this summer - 25% off any custom luxury session (family, maternity, newborn or motherhood).



6Tigers Academy

May 31st, 5:00 pm - 8:00pm & June 1st, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and see our Ninjas in the Park! Our June grading is happening at 1:30pm in Bracken Field. Come and see us and cheer them on or stop by the dojo and get your free month of karate!

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Lindsay & McCaffrey

May 31st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & June 1st, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lindsay & McCaffrey is BACK with our annual sidewalk sale!


Jamfit Energy Studio

May 31 - June 2, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Get fit at JamFit Energy Studio with 20% off classes for babies, kids, adults, and seniors. Fitness for everyone!


Natural Mystic Cannabis

May 30 - June 2

We have an in store contest. Come in and guess how many items are in our Center display and win a $50 gift certificate as well as some other prizes.

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Gina's sugar shack

June 1, 11 am - 4 pm

15% off all products in our Retail Boutique! Shop skincare, pre and post hair removal products, jewellery and much more – there’s something for everyone!

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