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Ladies Drop-in-Darts


Starting June 7th 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Ladies drop in darts: Downstairs Carleton Place Legion: All women welcomed come learn and have fun. $4.00 every Tues.


Date :
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 7-9:30pm

Event location :
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George St,

Carleton Place, ON K7C 1Z6, Canada

Contact :
Phone: (613) 257 1727

Doors open – Carleton Place!


Carleton Place is excited to once again be participating in the Doors Open phenomenon on Saturday September 21 2019! 
It was 200 years ago that the Moore family first arrived from Ireland to what is now Carleton Place to put down roots. Soon after, they were opening their door to shelter fellow settlers. We are thrilled to be continuing in this tradition of Doors Open!


This year we’ve got 18 different sites that will be opening their doors to the public, all free of charge! This is a great opportunity for residents to play tourist in their own town, and one more reason for visitors to come and discover what the town of Carleton Place has to offer as we celebrate 200 years as a community!

Organized by the Municipal Heritage Committee, the event is coming together with the assistance of the Ontario Heritage Trust, The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum and Downtown Carleton Place.


Some of the highlights of this year’s Doors Open event include:

  • Free wagon rides between sites with host Linda Seccaspina’s commentary
  • Tours of the wool grading facility at the Canadian Cooperative Woolgrowers
  • Guided tours of the Carleton Place Town Hall, taking you backstage in the historical auditorium where you can stand on one of Canada’s few remaining raked stages
  • Tours of the SamBat baseball bat factory
  • Antique quilt displays at the Baptist Church and St. James Anglican Church
  • Behind the scenes tours at The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
  • The Old Federal Building (Post Office) open to the public for the first time in many years
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School inviting you to celebrate their 60th anniversary

Beyond exploring the buildings, you’ll want to partake in:

  • a Bicentennial Victorian tea with fancy finger foods at St. James Church Hall (free!)
  • a Bicentennial Antique Show and Sale, also at St. James Church Hall
  • Beverages on the patio at both Boulton House and Braumeister Brewing Company


Date :
Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10am to 4pm

Event location :
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3E8

Contact :
Jennifer at 613-253-7013 or email


Take Back The Night


For the past several years Carleton Place has been host to one of the most well-attended rural Take Back the Night Marches in Canada. Even on the soggiest of nights local residents turn out with their banners and noise-makers in record numbers. All to demand that a womanʼs right to walk our streets safely be upheld.

For over 10 years, Carleton Place has been host to one of the most well-attended rural Take Back the Night Marches in Canada. Even on the soggiest of nights, local residents turn out with their banners and noise-makers in record numbers. All to demand that a woman’s right to walk our streets safely be upheld.


Take Back the Night is about women’s right to be free of violence and to walk without fear.


  • History:  

Take Back The Night is the earliest worldwide movement to stand against sexual violence, especially violence against women.  TBTN Events began in the 1960’s in Belgium and England with protests about how women were not able to be safe walking down the street alone.  In 1973, in the United States, a group of women at the University of Southern Florida dressed in black sheets holding broomsticks and marched through campus demanding a women’s center.

In 1975, a crowd in Philadelphia held a Take Back The Night Event to protest the murder of a microbiologist walking near her home after work.  In the 70’s San Francisco had a number of rallies in protest “snuff” pornography and violence against women.

These early events have grown into hundreds of events on college campuses and in communities of all sizes and locations.  The unifying theme of these events is to bring awareness to sexual violence and provide support for victims.


Date :
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6-8pm

Event location :
Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
Brianne Luckasavitch at 613-257-3469 – Website:

Light up the Labyrinth


Let’s “Light up the Labyrinth” together – from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on September 13th, 2019. The warm glow of more than 600 candlelit luminaries will flicker along the path of Carleton Place’s Community Labyrinth for this year’s “Light up the Labyrinth” event.

To make this event more collaborative – organizers are asking participants to gather at 6:30 p.m. at the labyrinth to prepare and place luminaries for a 7:30 p.m. candlelit walk.

The labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, 267 Edmund Street in Carleton Place, Ontario.

The Labyrinth Committee (TLC):

The Labyrinth Committee (TLC) is a group of volunteers all with a keen interest in establishing a permanent labyrinth within our community. TLC is a sub- committee of the Carleton Place in Bloom committee, a committee of council.

Our introduction to labyrinths came about when a number of us attended a Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society meeting and listened to , “Lessons from the Labyrinth” a presentation by Jenny Anderson, a local horticulturalist and labyrinth builder. Inspired by the opportunity to create a unique public space for passive recreation, meditation and community events our enthusiasm about the project grew. Further encouraged by CPiB chair, and councillor Wendy LeBlanc our group came together from standing members of CPiB and other interested volunteers. Our first meeting was held in April of 2008.


Date :
September 13, 2019

Event location :
Carleton Place Community Labyrinth
Corner of George & Baines Streets,
Carleton Place, Ontario

Contact :

Artisan Day @ Carleton Place Farmers Market


Enjoy & buy local art at our Farmers’ Market! Fresh produce, meats, fish, fruit, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, prepared dinners and arts and design ware.

Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Or how about home made preserves and baking? Or maybe hand made crafts and artwork? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be! We pride ourselves on having only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.
Mission of Carleton Place Farmer’s Market:

– Support local agriculture and small business by offering a venue for sales, marketing and networking between vendors and customers.

– Act as a gathering place for socializing, education and entertainment for the residents of Carleton Place and the surrounding area.

– Create a sense of community, trust and comfort for the people of Carleton Place.


Date :
Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8am to 1pm

Event location :
Market Square – Carleton Place, 77 Beckwith Street
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C2T1 Canada

Contact :
E-mail: – Website:

Breakfast in Carleton Place


Breakfast, first and third Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. masses at St. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus.


Date :
Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 9am to 12pm

Event location :
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Carleton Place
28 Hawthorne, Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-257-1284

Cruise Night


Independent Grocer Parking Lot (455 McNeely Ave)

All classic cars and trucks

50/50 Draw, Door Prizes, Music, Fun

All proceeds to Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation


Date :
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 5:30pm

Event location :
Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
Phone contact: +1 613-257-6200


Carleton Place 200 Monster Bingo


Join the Carleton Place & District Civitan Club as they present Carleton Place 200th Monster Bingo! Event to start at 7:00pm.
*This is an 18+ event.


Date : Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30pm

Event location : Carleton Place Arena
75 Neelin Street, Carleton Place

Contact : 613-257-1690 or visit

Carleton Place Amazing Race


Carleton Place 200 Amazing Race will be taking place on July 28th, 2019.

The Great Carleton Place Amazing Race is set for July 28, with participating teams winding through the town on a mission.

Downtown Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) hosts the inaugural event, which is modelled after a popular scavenger hunt in Ottawa as well as TV show The Amazing Race.

Carleton Place is marking 200 years of settlement in 2019, with a variety of activities taking place.

The Great Carleton Place Amazing Race runs rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at the Market Square on Beckwith Street.

“We are hoping for 30 teams of four people,” Murray said.

The cost per team is only $20.

During Canada 150 celebrations in 2017, Murray and community programmer Jessica Hansen were thinking ahead, wondering “what could we do for Carleton Place’s 200th that was fun and engaging.”

Guided by maps and their wits, participants will undergo a series of 200 challenges as part of this overall scavenger hunt. This will include, locating objects, snapping photos, trivia questions, social media posts and a series of mystery questions.

“Each council member was asked to provide us with a mystery question,” Murray said. “Coun. Theresa Fritz was the first one.”

“This is one of them,” BIA co-ordinator Kate Murray told the Canadian Gazette, and “it is during the Come Home to Carleton Place week of celebration.”


Date : Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 11am to 4pm

Event location : Carleton Place
Neelin Street Community Center

Contact :

Carleton Place 200 Outdoor Concert


Carleton Place will be hosting an Outdoor Concert on July 27th, 2019 at Riverside Park. Ten hours of music and entertainment featuring headliner Jason Blaine!

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Date : Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 1pm to 11pm

Event location : Riverside Park
137 John Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1N7

Contact : (613)257-1704