You don’t have to be ‘A Hick From The ‘Tick‘ to enjoy Manotick’s 41st annual Dickinson Days!
It’s a 3 day birthday celebration for Kent Moss Dickinson, who was Ottawa’s Mayor from 1844 – 1866. He founded Manotick by building the flour mill, now known as the haunted Watson’s Mill. It’s open for tours.
The party kicks off Friday with fireworks at 9:30, following the 7pm parade down Main Street. I’ll be on the microphone doing parade play-by-play at my usual post, the balcony of the The Mill Scottish Tavern.
Dickinson Days volunteers from the Kiwanis Club are up bright and early to run the pancake breakfast from 7 – 9 am in Dickinson Square. A huge vendor village fills the sidewalks. Enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides around the town, a BBQ lunch, visit The Gingerbread Man and the all day variety show on the stage across from Watson’s Mill. Click here for the full program.
A Throwback Thursday picture of me and my daughter goofing around at Dickinson Days in 2011.
The night show is back this year! A Beatles tribute band plays Dickinson Square at 8pm Saturday.