Celebrate all the men in your life this month with a staycation in one of the many communities of Lanark County. Kick off the festivities in Carleton Place with a spin around the dancefloor at Rick and Tania’s Dance Studio at 8pm for a Ballroom and Latin Dance Social. Perfect for a double date! If the night is still young join DJ Whisper at 10pm at the Waterfront Gastro Pub some music and munchies.
Families can celebrate together on Saturday (June 18th) in Perth, Smiths Falls or Carleton Place as each town offers fun family friendly events for any budget. You can start your day off with the Farmer’s Market (Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Perth and Almonte) all have their own local farmers and artisans to showcase. The beaches, trails, parks and playgrounds are open for the season so families can enjoy a hike or swim with a picnic or pop over to Westview Park (Dunham St) from 10am-12pm for the “I Love My Park” festivities. In Perth you can head down to the Tay Basin with the kids for the Annual Kid Fish for free where all the kids get a prize and free lunch. Register before the event at the Legion Branch 244. For the shoppers in your clan stick around Perth for the 2nd Annual VIP Shopping Event. Register at Code’s Mill at 9:30amm and the first 250 get a free swag bag to help as the “Spend the day on the Tay”.
If you’re looking for a bit more excitement, what’s manlier than “The Man Cave – The Ultimate Show for Men”?! Headlining its 2nd year from Beckwith Park, you can enjoy a Truck Show, Mixed 3-pitch charity tournament, Mini Market, Craft Beer and Spirits licensed patio, shop local vends, visit the mobile café and spa at the Ladies Lounge and more from 10am-6pm. All for only $5 (kids under 12 free!). Also in Carleton Place, the return of the free family fun of Lambs Down Festival from 10am-3pm. Enjoy traditional activities such as a petting zoo and sheep herding and sheering demos. Looking to stay active? The Healthy Living Festival is free all day in downtown Smiths Falls complete with a rock wall and cardio kickboxing demo.
Enjoy the great outdoors, some crafts and games at beautiful Riverside Park with the return of Family Movie Night at 7:30pm with the Minions Movie proudly sponsored by Luxart Homes. If dad, uncle, brother, step-dad and all the important men in your life are still ready to rock. Perth is hosting a Kick off to summer concert at 8pm featuring refreshments from Top Shelf Distilleries and Live music for $20 a person. Live music is also the name of the game for the evening at the Waterfront Gastro Pub, the New Queen’s and The Thirsty Moose in Carleton Place.
Sunday is the big day! Father’s Day and not to be too cliché but why not wrap up the perfect weekend ode to dad with Breakfast at the Almonte Civitan, the Shootout Fishing League Bass Tournament on the Mississippi and then chill out on the patio at the Waterfront Gastro Pub and enjoy some live music. However you decide to celebrate the day, the best gift to any man in your life is to spend time together.