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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The 5th Annual Chocolate Party

Saturday, December 2, 10 am – 3 pm   An exciting collaboration has been happening with The Granary, Apple Cheeks, Black Tartan, Chesswood, The Good Food Company and The Grand Hotel. This event is also supported by Downtown Carleton Place and the Town of Carleton Place. Exciting things planned for that day: Santa at the Grand Hotel from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Special Chocolate Feature Menus at Participating Restaurants. Free Hot Chocolate at Apple Cheeks. Carleton Place Civitan Club will be hosting a Santa’s Workshop upstairs at the Arena from 10 am to 2 pm. Fun crafts and toy building for the
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Farm to Fork Harvest Dinner & Dance

Join us for the annual Farm to Fork Harvest Dinner & Dance on Saturday, September 9th at the Market Square Pavilion in Carleton Place! This outdoor community dinner fuses the tastes of the country right in the heart of Carleton Place under the beautiful Market Square Pavilion. Join us at 5:00 pm for Cocktail//Social Hour and dinner begins at 6:00 pm. Beckwith Butcher and Waterfall Catering will be combining expertise to bring you one delicious meal full of variety. Beckwith Butcher will be providing Beef, Pork and Chicken options, and Waterfall Catering will be providing an assortment of side dishes to
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Lambs Down Park Festival 2017

Lambs Down Park Festival Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the BIA Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a non-gated event and is FREE to enter the grounds, demonstrations are FREE to view and food and merchandise vendors will be on site offering items for sale Downtown Carleton Place (BIA) isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada! In fact, the Canadian Co-operative Woolgrowers, located at 142 Franktown Road, grades and markets close to three million pounds
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Do you want to be a Vendor at a Downtown Event?

Bridge St. Summer Fest Vendor Application: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridge-st-summer-fest-tickets-34169764686   Lambs Down Park Festival Vendor Application: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lambs-down-park-festival-vendor-space-tickets-33880419246?aff=es2
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10th Annual Bunny Run

People First is excited to be once again hosting the Annual Bunny Run in Downtown Carleton Place, this year along with Downtown Carleton Place BIA. Saturday, April 15, 2017 11 am – 2:30 pm Kick off in front of the Carleton Place Town Hall. Free for all to participate! 11 am to 12 pm – Musician Matt Vlasblom 12 pm to 1 pm – Musician Stephen Mayne 1 pm to 2 pm – Country Music Legend Arlene Quinn Where should you meet the Easter Bunny? You can meet the Easter Bunny along with Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn who will kick
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A Downtown Christmas Open House

A Downtown Christmas Open House in Carleton Place Saturday, December 3, 2016 9 am to 3 pm   The goal of our Christmas Open House is to invite community members and  customers into your place of business. It is an opportunity for them to meet you and your team, while learning more about your products or services. It is an excellent way to show your appreciation for your regular customers and their families. And it is the holiday season, after all, so why not spread that holiday cheer!   We have some fun family activities happening that day. Here are
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Ladies’ Night Out Open House in Downtown Carleton Place

Thursday, November 17th 1 – 8 pm in Downtown Carleton Place Christmas is quickly approaching and the merchants of Downtown Carleton Place want to help you get your shopping underway! If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your special someone or maybe even something for yourself, here is your chance! Bring your friends out for the “Ladies Night Out Open House” and start your shopping with retail savings to be found throughout the downtown. You’ll also find prizes, delicious food, and fun activities and fashion tutorials as well as experience the downtown Christmas lighting. Shop: Discover specials and in-store draws
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