Festivals & Events in Lanark County

Come and see why this festival was named a provincial finalist for “Ontario Culinary Tourism Event of the Year” by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance! Located at Beckwith Park (1319 9th Line Beckwith near Carleton Place), the annual event celebrates fine, local foods and lets you “Get Fresh with a Local Farmer”. You’ll find food seminars, tastings, children’s activities and local musicians. Get to know Lanark County producers and discover the best places to find local meat, cheese, honey, garlic, produce, maple syrup and more! Free admission!

Lambs Down Park Festival
Ewe need to flock to this annual event that celebrates Carleton Place’s important historical role in the distribution of lambs’ wool across Canada! This outdoor heritage festival takes place at the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers (CCWG) building in downtown Carleton Place (142 Franktown Rd.). The CCWG grades and markets close to 3 million pounds of raw wool each year, so the fibre is the focus. You’ll find dog and lamb demonstrations, sheep shearing, spinning, a petting zoo and pony rides, kids’ activities and much more. Free admission!

Rideau Ferry Regatta
Drummond/North Elmsley plays host to the biennial Rideau Ferry Regatta on the Rideau Lake. Scheduled to take place again in 2019 at the beautiful Rideau Ferry Conservation Area, the Rideau Ferry Regatta is a traditional race boat regatta that has been entertaining spectators for more than 120 years. Plan ahead for 2019 and watch vintage Grand Prix hydroplanes, along with other inboard and outboard race boat classes.  This event is not to be missed! Rideau Ferry boasts new public docks, a convenience store and a fantastic local restaurant only feet from the Rideau waterway. 

Middleville FairIMG_7224 Horse Cantering, Middleville Fair 2016
Come enjoy one of the most charming country fairs around! This small-town fair takes visitors back to the country fairs of yesteryear, where community was everything and the fair was the highlight of the year. In 2018, Middleville’s traditional agricultural fair celebrated its 167th year, and offered a celebration of rural life that includes agricultural exhibits, a pet show, light and heavy horse shows, and sheep and poultry shows. There are also children’s sports events, a teddy bear contest, children’s games, races, and more.  

CeltfestAlmonte Celtfest 2010
Experience traditional Celtic music in beautiful Gemmill Park in Almonte and satisfy your craving for everything Celtic! This three-day, family-friendly annual event has been running in Almonte for more than 20 years, and is a favourite for visitors of all ages. Visitors are invited to delve into historic Celtic traditions with local, regional and national performers like Celtic fiddlers, bagpipers, dancers and singers. Take part in workshops at the Celtic College and learn how to play a tin whistle, sing traditional Celtic songs or play the bodhran, and more! Drink in the Celtic culture during this fun event in the picturesque town of Almonte. 

Race the Runway
Speed on over to the Smiths Falls Russ Beach Airport in Montague Township for the region’s largest exotic car show and speed festival. This event features more than 80 extreme performance cars from across Ontario and Quebec participating in radar-clocked, half-mile runs down Airport Runway #6 – what better place to watch them compete for the top speed! Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini – spectators have a chance to see some of the biggest names in fast cars up close, not to mention hearing them roar down the runway. There is an excellent view as the cars hit top speed almost directly in front of the viewing area – but don’t blink! You’ll also be treated to more than 100 display vehicles, vendors and food, not to mention runway ride-alongs for spectators. Proceeds from this volunteer-run event go to charity. 

Stewart Park Festival
Stewart Park Festival is a must-attend for all lovers of music. This music-filled weekend in July is host to all kinds of talented performers from around the world. Whether you like soul, jazz, pop, or even Estonian folk, Stewart Park Festival has all your musical interests covered. Under a canopy of majestic maple trees the Stewart Park Festival in Downtown Heritage Perth brings together an eclectic variety of Canadian and International musicians for a great weekend of over 30 free outdoor concerts. The weekend has entertainment for everyone including children’s entertainment and an international food and artisans market. 

Sundance Artisan Show
Sundance Studio Tour is an Artisan Show held in hamlet of Maberly in Tay Valley Township. 40 artists converge at the corner of Hwy 7 and County Rd 36, behind Fall River Restaurant (along the beautiful Fall River) to present to you their latest creations. The venue gives visitors the opportunity to stroll along the booths of the artists, enjoy home-cooked food and music, sit along the river, compare what is offered and make a choice out of all the beautiful works. The show has been recognized far and wide for its unique venue, sustainable concepts and flare for good taste. Since the start this has been one of the finest exhibits of top quality artists in the Valley.


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    17may - 30junmay 1711:00 amjun 30Canadiana - Exhibition at Sivarulrasa GalleryTownship:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    1jun - 30All DayMississippi Mills Bicycle MonthTownship:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Community Events

    1junAll DayRideau PaddlefestTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Community Events

    2junAll DayPerth TriathlonTownship:PerthEvent Type:Sports

    2jun7:30 am- 11:30 amFly - in BreakfastTownship:MontagueEvent Type:Community Events,Food & Drink,Signature Event

    4junAll DayRoy Brown Day at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumTownship:Beckwith,Carleton PlaceEvent Type:Heritage

    4junAll DayClassic Dinner Theatre: Androcles and the Lion (Every Tuesday from June 4th to August 27th, 2019)Township:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture,Food & Drink

    6jun - 9All DayBus FusionTownship:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Community Events

    7junAll DayBarnDoor Theatre Presents: Cox & Box, Complete! (June 7th - 23rd, 2019)Township:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    8junAll DayBeckwith Heritage DaysTownship:BeckwithEvent Type:Heritage

    8jun - 9All DaySpirit of the Drum Pow Wow - Smiths FallsTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    8jun - 9All DayRideau Lakes Cycle TourTownship:PerthEvent Type:Community Events

    8jun1:00 pm- 7:00 pmPorchFest de Mississippi MillsTownship:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Arts & Culture,Community Events

    8jun1:30 pm- 3:30 pmLanark County Genealogical Society Meeting - Genealogy JamboreeTownship:Beckwith,Carleton Place,Drummond/North Elmsley,Lanark Highlands,Mississippi Mills,Montague,Perth,Smiths Falls,Tay ValleyEvent Type:Arts & Culture,Heritage

    9junAll DayMen & Women of the Tay ConcertTownship:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture,Community Events

    9junAll DayHeritage House Museum Open HouseTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Community Events,Heritage

    13junAll DayPerth Citizens' Band ConcertTownship:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    14jun - 16All DaySmiths Falls Community Theatre: The Dixie Swim ClubTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    15jun - 16All DayArt in the Garden - Kiwi GardensTownship:Tay ValleyEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    15jun - 15julAll DayLady Slippers in BloomTownship:Lanark HighlandsEvent Type:Community Events

    15junAll DayPsychic Fair - PerthTownship:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture,Community Events

    15junAll DayLambs Down Park FestivalTownship:Carleton PlaceEvent Type:Agricultural Fairs,Community Events,Food & Drink,Heritage,Signature Event

    15jun - 16All DayOntario Family Fishing EventTownship:Beckwith,Carleton Place,Drummond/North Elmsley,Lanark Highlands,Mississippi Mills,Montague,Perth,Smiths Falls,Tay ValleyEvent Type:Recreation

    15jun1:00 pm- 4:00 pmLanark County Interval House "Break the Cycle" Fundraising eventTownship:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Fundraising,Sports

    17junAll DayBed Pan Classic Golf Tournament & Auction - Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital FoundationTownship:Carleton PlaceEvent Type:Sports

    21jun - 23All DayArt Works! Perth Studio TourTownship:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    21junAll DayCarleton Place Community Labyrinth - Summer Solstice WalkTownship:Carleton PlaceEvent Type:Community Events

    21junAll DayJohn Van Druten's "The Voice of the Turtle" (June 21st to July 14th, 2019)Township:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    21jun2:00 pm- 6:00 pmArt Works! Perth Studio Tour 2019Township:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    22junAll DayHighland on the Rideau - Pipe, Drum and Band ContestTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    22junAll DayStewart Park Festival Kick-off to Summer 2019Township:PerthEvent Type:Community Events

    22junAll DaySmiths Falls TriathlonTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Sports

    22junAll DayMississippi Valley Textile Museum Exhibit "Out of the Box"Township:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    23junAll DayWheels on the Mississippi Car ShowTownship:Carleton PlaceEvent Type:Community Events

    23junAll DayAnnual Strawberry Social with Perth Citizens' BandTownship:PerthEvent Type:Community Events,Food & Drink

    23jun11:00 am- 3:00 pmFamily History Day at the Middleville MuseumTownship:Lanark HighlandsEvent Type:Heritage

    26jun7:00 pm- 8:30 pmCemetery Tours with the Smiths Falls Heritage House MuseumTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Arts & Culture

    27junAll DayAnnual Strawberry Social with Perth Citizens' Band (Copy)Township:PerthEvent Type:Community Events,Food & Drink

    27jun7:00 pm- 11:00 pmSmiths Falls Movies Under the StarsTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Community Events

    28jun7:00 pmOld Time Talent NightTownship:Lanark HighlandsEvent Type:Community Events

    29jun8:00 am- 11:00 amSnow Road Snowmobile Club Canada Day Breakfast, Bake Sale & Yard SaleTownship:Lanark HighlandsEvent Type:Community Events,Food & Drink

    29jun8:00 am- 11:00 amSnow Road Snowmobile Club Alzheimer BreakfastTownship:Lanark HighlandsEvent Type:Community Events,Food & Drink

    29jun8:00 am- 11:00 amSnow Road Snowmobile Club Canada Day Breakfast & Bake SaleTownship:Lanark HighlandsEvent Type:Community Events,Fundraising,Holiday Activities

    30junAll DayCanada Day Eve Celebrations - PakenhamTownship:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Holiday Activities

    30junAll DayStrawberries at the Schoolhouse - Strawberry Social (Cedar Hill School House)Township:Mississippi MillsEvent Type:Community Events,Food & Drink

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