August in Wonderland

Carleton Place, ON – Come with us to Downtown Carleton Place as we venture ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ for a whimsical experience, August in Wonderland. The streets will be adorned with delightful themed decorations, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing fun photos and embarking on a journey of discovery.

Indulge in the unique flavors offered through the Eat Me/Drink Me Specials at our local cafes and restaurants. Throughout the entire month, there will be a variety of free events to enjoy, such as a kick-off event at the Carleton Place Public Library, a picnic in the beautiful gardens of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, a Chess Tournament at Town Hall Square, and a Movie in the Park at Carleton Junction.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the excitement of Downtown Carleton Place by taking part in a thrilling scavenger hunt, uncovering all the hidden gems and attractions. Explore the charming shopping and dining district that showcases our rich heritage. This month-long placemaking event series is a collaborative effort between the Downtown Carleton Place BIA, its members, Carleton Place Public Library, Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Department, and Carleton Place Tourism.

QUOTE: Alice chasing a white rabbit down a rabbit hole is a classic tail—um, tale—but did you know it’s one that’s nearly 160 years old?

When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! August is August in Wonderland in Carleton Place!

“I suppose I ought to eat, drink or visit something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’ Where? Well, it doesn’t matter which way you go just as long as you get somewhere. The best way to do it as the Cheshire Cat said is just go see everything in our fair town as there’s a lot to love about Carleton Place. So why not celebrate all the curious, interesting and wacky things we have to offer for the month of August?

You know you want to.. I do!!!!

Linda Seccaspina – Member of Town Council in Carleton Place
Email :

Name: Paisley Woods
Phone: (613) 257-8049
136 Bridge St, Carleton Place
ON, Canada K7C 2V5