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The Downtown Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade



Hailed the largest Santa Claus parade in the Ottawa Valley you can join thousands of spectators to watch hundreds of sparkling floats lit by LED bulbs as the Business Improvement Association hosts its annual evening parade on November 26th, 2016.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Carambeck School and travels up the town’s main thoroughfare Bridge Street. After Santa’s sleigh passes through the town spectators can congregate at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital for hot chocolate, caroling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Proceeds support the Lanark County Food Bank.

A completed participant registration form and payment of  $20 will secure your place in the Candy Land Christmas Parade.


New for 2016! You can also register on-line:
•    Print the Santa Claus Participant Registration form.
•    Complete the form with your entry and contact information.
•    Scan and email the completed registration form to
•    E-Transfer payment ($20) to


You can also drop by the Downtown Carleton Place office:
•    If paying by cheque, please make it out to the “Town of Carleton Place”
•    Office hours are Monday to Friday 9 am – 1 pm.


Event location :
Bridge Street, Bridge St,
Carleton Place, ON, Canada

Contact :
For further information information please call Shannon at 613-257-8049 or visit

Bia Maskeraid Halloween Parade – Carleton Place



The Annual Maskeraid Parade in Carleton Place is going to be a spook-tacular night downtown. Dozens of captivatingly spooky floats and costumed participants will be marching down Bridge Street on October 24th, 2016. Beginning at 7 pm, the parade will kick off at Heritage Mall on Lansdowne Avenue and travel down Bridge Street, ending at Mill Street by the Town Hall. The Maskeraid Parade is in support of the Lanark County Food Bank, making it an extra special night.
Make this Halloween extra exciting by building the scariest and most imaginative float together with your neighbourhood. Schools, sports teams, community and social groups are also encouraged to showcase their creative side with an elaborate float or by creating a Food Bank challenge between other groups.

Everyone is welcome downtown to watch the ghosts and goblins float down Bridge Street into the dark abyss. Spectators are encouraged to dress up in a costume, get into the spirit, and celebrate Halloween. If you want to see a parade that is both haunting and enchanting, come celebrate the BIA Maskeraid Parade on October 24th, 2016 in Carleton Place.

The BIA is proud to be the Ghostess with the Mostess and looks forward to meeting everyone downtown for the rain-or-shine event.

Date :
October 24, 2016

Event location :
Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
BIA office at 613-257-8049 or e-mail
Website :
Media Contact: Cathie McOrmond, 613-257-8049 – Carleton Place BIA

Lambs down Park Festival



BIA Lambs Down Park Festival celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the BIA Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place Ewe-Poster-finalSaturday June 18TH from 10am to 3pm.

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

The Carleton Place (BIA) isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada!

With wool being the fibre on which the festival is centered, the day will feature hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning / weaving of wool. Along with a petting zoo, pony rides, local craft & food vendors.

Other aspects of Carleton Place’s rich heritage will be on display at the festival. For instance, since the Woolgrowers occupy what was originally the round house and machine shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway, one display will track Carleton Place’s railway past.




There will be local fresh produce, petting zoo and pony rides, kids activities and more. Spectators can relax at a picnic table enjoy a bite to eat and a drink from great local vendors.

You will find unique demonstrators and displays with all kinds of interactive activities for the young and old to participate.


Date :
Saturday June 18th, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm


Location event :
Downtown Carleton Place
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers
142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place


Contact :
For further information, please contact organizer “Carleton Place BIA” at 613-257-8049
Send email at
or visit:

Bunny Run 2016


Bunny Run 2016! March 26th from 11-2:30 in Downtown Carleton Place.

We are so proud to Announce the Bunny Run 2016 in the Town of Carleton Place. Join us and take pictures with the easter bunny, follow the clue for some easter treats. If Business are interested in Participating please Contact Kory at 613 451-0051 or if anyone is able to help please contact.
Where should you meet the Easter Bunny? You can meet the Easter Bunny along with Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn who will kick off the event at the Moore House located at 170 Bridge Street across from the Town Hall

When does it start ? The Easter Bunny Run begins at 11 am and ends at 3 pm and it is a rain or shine event.
Will there be a photographer ? There is no professional photographer onsite but the public is encouraged to bring their own camera’s with the Easter Bunny.

What should I bring? Participants should bring their own bag to collect easter treats, dress is appropriate clothing for the weather and comfortable shoes.

Which businesses are participating? The following businesses will be participating in this event.
1.    Buds Taxi
2.    Wisteria
3.    Valley Granite and Tile
4.    Pet Value
5.    Freshco
6.    As Good As New
7.    Blossom Shop
8.    The New Queens and Kings Kitchen
9.    Body Graphics Tattoo
10.    Apple Cheeks
11.    Treasures n More
12.    The Floral Boutique
13.    The PickleDish
14.    Grahams Shoes
15.    Natural Pets Foods
16.    Capital Optical
17.    St. James Gate
18.    Thirsty Moose
19.    Milano’s Pizza
20.    Temptations
21.    Carleton Place Dentist
22.    CIBC Bank
23.    The Good Food Company
24.    Mr. Mozzarella
25.    Ballygiblin’s Pub
26.    Your Dreams Come True
27.    Tropical Escape
28.    The Hair Chair and Blow Dry


Since 2007 over 1000 Children have participated.
Date :
March 26, 2016 from 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m

Location event :
Starting at the Carleton Place Town Hall

Contact :
Kory Earle
Phone : 613- 451-0051
e-mail contact :