All Wrapped up in Downtown Carleton Place

Shop, sip and enjoy our old downtown charm. Stores will be open late and ready to show off all their exciting holiday offers. Make a date with your friends and join us, in beautiful Downtown Carleton Place! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram for sneak peeks of what will be in stores!
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Santa Claus Parade: An Old-Fashion Christmas

2019 Theme: ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’ We want music and high energy to celebrate our Town’s 200th Anniversary. Let your imagination run wild! Pick an era and build your float and dress up, according to that era. The parade starts at 5 pm. The parade route is Bridge Street, cross at Lake Ave and continue to Lansdowne Ave. Register your float today, as space is limited. Please click HERE for the float registration form. This parade is brought to you by Downtown Carleton Place & The Town Carleton Place!      
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Pumpkinfest 2019 – Saturday October 19th, 11am-3pm, Carleton Junction Park

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Downtown Carleton Place Pumpkinfest! What do we have in store for you this year? Well, NEW this year, we will be offering a ‘Pumpkinfest Package’! For $5.00 per person or child, they can, build a loot bag at the Witches General Store and decorate a mini pumpkin!*We will have hay play structures, corn play box, the GIANT Pumpkin presented by our Sister City Committee, pumpkin-inspired games, a costume dance party, crafter and maker market, food trucks and more! Our very own pumptrack, as well as the train inspired play structure will also be open! Horse-drawn
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Pumpkinfest 2019 — Vendor Sign up

Pumpkinfest: Saturday October, 19th – 11-3pm. We are now accepting craft, marker and food truck applications for Pumpkinfest 2019. This event was a total success last year, we brought in families from all over Ottawa and Lanark County. This year we plan to repeat our success, but in a new location, Carleton Junction! Which is located right beside the historic round house, that now is home to CCWG – The Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers, the CCWG Livestock Store and the Real Wool Shop. This park, has a gorgeous pavilion with washrooms, change rooms and a stage! We have a state
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Santa Claus Parade 2019 – An Old Fashion Christmas

Event Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Time: 5:00 pm Parade Route: Bridge Street, the parade will then continue down Bridge Street, cross at Lake Ave intersection and continue to the end of Lansdowne Ave, where the parade will end. Theme: ‘An Old Fashion Christmas’ Downtown Carleton Place invites you to join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season! Have fun with the theme! Perhaps it is chestnuts roasting over an open fire, a sleigh ride, or dress up vintage trucks & tractors with lights. Think colonial times, think the 70’s,  80’s, think the 50’s, 60, it is totally up to
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Bridge St. Summer Fest 2019

Bridge St. Summer Fest — Join on Bridge Street, in Downtown Carleton Place! Saturday August 3rd, 2019 – 9am to 3pm: Get ready to dance the day away! This year’s music theme is MOTOWN! We have a 7-piece band coming and they are top shelf, just amazing artists: The JIVEWIRES! As always, we will have a kid’s area, strolling interactive entertainment, food vendors and SUN! This event is always a family favourite. NEW this year: Crafty Corner presented by The Creative Studio, at Mill Street and Bridge AND two shaded LEGO STATIONS!! This year is extra special as Carleton Place
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Super Hero Saturday – FREE Comic Book Day 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10 am to 2 pm Downtown Carleton Place plays host to the young and the young at heart. Families, grandparents, and visitors are invited to Downtown Carleton Place in search of comics! We have lined up Super Heroes & comic book characters, as well as, our local heroes; Ontario Provincial Police, Ocean Wave Fire Department and Lanark County Paramedics to entertain and greet our comic book day participants. We will have live music, a BBQ, ice cream, balloons animals and face painting! Participating businesses will hand out comics from 10 am until 2 pm (or
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Spring into Carleton Place Contest

Spring into Carleton Place for your chance to win! Participants are invited to shop at 3 businesses and dine at 3 restaurants for a chance to win, 1 of 3 prizes. 1st Prize: Date Night Downtown – 1-night stay at the Grand Hotel, plus $250 BIA Bucks 2nd Prize: Cheers to our Local Beers – Brewers Pack and swag, plus $200 BIA Bucks 3rd Prize: Thank You for Supporting Local, $100 BIA Bucks Contest starts April 1 and ends April 30. Ballots will be dropped off to you in March so that you can have your customers participate. Please share this on your websites
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12th Annual Bunny Run

Presented by People First of Lanark County Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11 m – 2 pm NOTE: NEW this year -Kick off at the Carleton Place Library Calling all chocolate and sweetie lovers! People First of Lanark County is back at it for their 12th Annual Bunny Run. This family favourite event will bring children and their families into our downtown for a hop and a skip into participating stores and restaurants for some Easter chocolate or ‘sweeties’, of course, colouring pages, and other ‘loot’ bag items may be given out too. Entertainment: Matt Vlasblom, Stephen Mayne  Mackenzie Mayne, Michael
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