Christmas Parade Theme Contest

Calling all Santa Claus parade lovers! We need your help! Here in Downtown Carleton Place, we adore good old fashion teamwork and we thought it would be fun to ask all of YOU for your help in selecting this year’s theme for the Santa Claus Parade! This is a community parade, after all, so let’s get brainstorming. Our parade this year is on, November 24th, 2018 at 5:00 pm. ➡️Please post your suggestions on our Facebook page contest post or email Kate at info@downtowncarletonplace.com, please put “Parade Theme” in the subject line. We will be taking suggestions until September 19,
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Art in the Park(ing) Lot Every Friday Night!

Carleton Place Public Library and Downtown Carleton Place are running an ongoing event every Friday evening during the summer called Art in the Park(ing) Lot – at the library part lot in the Art Shack. From 6-8pm: bring a lawn chair, a snack, an instrument, whatever you like and they will provide the art supplies and challenges. Tonight the challenge is Sidewalk Chalk. The library itself will be closed (although open for bathroom usage).
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Bridge St. Summer Fest

Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm I hope you’re ready to ‘Rock and Roll’ this August, as we close Bridge Street for this year’s Summer Fest. Bridge Street is lined with incredible vendors, entertainment and kid’s activities. This year we have some excellent street performers: Music: Classic Rock with Gibby Gibster (aka Gib Rozon Band) & a 5 piece Dixieland Jazz Band led by the renowned Peter Brown Strolling entertainers: AllezUp Circus is a professional, hand to hand circus duo from Montreal that brings a playful and fun dynamic to all of their presentations. A non-stop, 45-minute long blend of juggling,
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Bridge St. Summer Fest 2018 Vendor Sign Up

Are you ready to sign up as a Vendor for the BEST day on Bridge Street? The festival date is Saturday, August 4th, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm. Bridge St. Summer Fest Vendor Applications are ready and payment is easy from our website. This year’s theme is Rock ‘n’ Roll! Any questions please contact the BIA Coordinator and Event Organizer Kate Murray  or call her at the office, 613-257-8049. Bridge St. Summer Fest Vendor Agreement 2018 (158 KB PDF)   Vendor Spot One 10 x 10 Vendor Spot $75.00 CADTWO 10 x 10 Vendor Spots $150.00 CAD
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Lambs Down Park Festival

Saturday, June 16, 9 am – 3 pm Canadian Co-operative Woolgrowers – 142 Franktown Rd. Come Celebrate 100 years of the Canadian Co-operative Wools Growers. Help us celebrate our wool & fiber-ous roots! Enjoy goat yoga, pancake breakfast, maker market, Stalwart beer garden, food vendors, amazing music, sheep shearing and the Art Shack unveiling and decorating. What’s going on? Carp Goat Yoga sessions starting at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Pancake, bacon and sausage breakfast from 9:00 – 11:00 am. $5  per person, 2 & under are free. Country music by Country Reflections on the Cavanagh Sound Stage. Country Reflections song list goes
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Superhero Saturday – Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10 am to 1 pm  Dress as your favourite superhero. Collect Free comic books with your Mission Card. Mission card pick up: BIA Office at 136 Bridge Street, and Total Rhythm Dance Studio at 55 Lansdowne Ave. (please note: no mission card, no comic book. One mission card per family). Comic Book Day Attractions & Happenings 92 Bridge St. Carleton Place Insurance Brokers & Hometown Hearts Charity BBQ The Chill Zone 613 (ice cream) Bryan and Sandy Cool Treats & Confectionery (cotton candy, popcorn, caramel popcorn, snow cones, sponge toffee, freshly squeezed lemonade and limonade & candy.) ‘Optimus
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11th Annual Bunny Run

Saturday, March 31, 11 am to 2:30 pm People First of Lanark is excited to be once again hosting the Annual Bunny Run in Downtown Carleton Place. Where should you meet the Easter Bunny? You can meet the Easter Bunny along with Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn who will kick off the event at Carleton Place Town Hall. When does it start? The Easter Bunny Run begins at 11 am and ends at 2:30 pm and it is a rain or shine event. 11 am – Kick off at the Carleton Place Town Hall, with Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn & Chair
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Spring Style Spectacular

Monday, April 9 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 The BIA Events Sub – Committee has launched an amazing contest, the Spring Style Spectacular. There are three wonderful prizes to be won. 1st prize, $500.00 Fashion, Salon & Spa Package 2nd prize, $300.00 Home Decor Package 3rd prize, $100.00 Dining Package Shop and Win! Each business will set their minimum price for entry. Great sales, a fashion show & other stylish events.
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Downtown Carleton Place Open House

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Kick off your Christmas shopping in Downtown Carleton Place. Stores will be open late offering sales and special promotions. SHOP, WINE & DINE There will be 100 FREE gift bags to the first 100 people. The giveaway for the bags starts at 5:00 pm. Location to grab your free gift bag is the BIA Office. Once they are gone they are gone. Follow our Facebook Event page for individual business specials.
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Downtown Carleton Place 2017 Santa Claus Parade 

Saturday, November 25, 2017 Theme: Canada 150 This year’s parade theme is ‘Canada 150’. As Canada’s 150th Birthday year draws to a close. We will be inviting the public to participate in a parade all about Canada. The parade starts at 5:00 pm. Bridge Street will be closed starting at 4:00 pm. On this evening we welcome many to our downtown, as it has been a Carleton Place tradition for many years. Let’s all hope for a warm evening! A completed participant registration form and payment of $25 will secure your place in the Canada 150 Santa Claus Parade. Non-perishable
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