Weekend family fun: Dickinson Days in Manotick and Doors Open Ottawa

by DaniGirl on May 30, 2012 · 0 comments

in Postcards from Manotick

I have been eying the weather forecast with suspicion all week. Not only do I have a portrait shoot scheduled this Saturday, but there are a LOT of fun family things to do that involve a lot of outdooryness, which is really not going to be as much fun in the pouring rain. So forecast, smarten up, okay?

Last year was our first “Dickinson Days” in Manotick. We knew there would be a little parade, and a few vendors in Dickinson Square. We did not know that it was an all-out amazing summer festival! I still remember laughing as we walked from our house toward Manotick Main Street and joined throngs (no, really!) of people streaming out of their houses doing the same thing. It’s not exactly Wellington Street on Canada Day, but it’s definitely the scale model.

Here’s what the Dickinson Days parade looked like last year:

162:365 Dickinson Days Parade

Aside from the parade (6:30 pm on Friday June 1) there will be a crafter’s market, live entertainment, a pancake breakfast, a kids’ fishing derby, horse drawn wagon rides, and much more.

This weekend is also Doors Open Ottawa, and Watson’s Mill, Dickinson House, St James Anglican Church and the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind training ground in Manotick are some of the featured locations.

I think I’m going to run out of weekend before I run out of fun things to do this weekend!

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