Category Archives: Events in Merrickville

Blockhouse Official Opening

Saturday, June 14, 2014   Blockhouse Opening Celebrations, starting at 2:00PM with the ribbon cutting officiated by Mayor Struthers and MDHS President McKay, followed by the announcement and presentation to the winners of the Student Essay and Art Contests. An afternoon of activities celebrating our pioneer heritage is also planned.   Check out for more information.

Christmas in Merrickville

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 Over the years, “Christmas in Merrickville” has grown to become one of the most successful Christmas events in eastern Ontario. With the extensive and generous support of volunteers, local businesses, and community organizations Christmas in Merrickville is exceptionally popular with villagers and visitors alike.  Visitors from all over Ontario, Quebec, and […]

Holiday Train

Wednesday, November 27th Making a difference, one stop at a time The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train comes to Merrickville again on November 27th.  The event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank.  Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community. Since it’s […]

18th Annual Merrickville Agricultural Christmas Craft Show

Sunday, November 24th from 10:00am to 4:00pm With over thirty tables of new and interesting crafts representing a wide variety of items including homemade preserves, jams & jellies, jewelry, quilts, tole painting, wooden crafts, home décor, knitted items and more… A perfect place to pick up that last minute Christmas gift!!! For more information please […]

Theatre Night in Merrickville – EODL One Act Play Festival

Friday, November 8th to Sunday, November 10th Theatre Night in Merrickville will be hosting the Eastern Ontario Drama Leagueʼs Annual 1-Act Festival in November. Eight plays are in the line-up with the first three on the Friday night, three plays on Saturday afternoon and two longer plays on Saturday evening. As host, TNIM will be […]

29th Annual Merrickville Artists Guild Studio Tour and Sale

Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29 and Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 6 The Merrickville Artists’ Guild Studio Tour & Sale presents a perfect excuse to visit this charming village. What better way to spend a weekend than visiting the nationally and internationally renowned artists and craftspeople of Merrickville and surrounding area. Enjoy exploring […]

Ride the Rideau

Saturday, September 7th Ride the Rideau is a one-day road cycling adventure for people who are passionate about their active lifestyle and, more significantly, the quality of life of their loved ones, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. The money raised will go directly to support cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. For more information […]

Merrickville Antique Show

Saturday, August 24 to Sunday, August 25 For more information please visit:

175th Merrickville Fair

Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11 The weekend promises many activities for children – young and old.  Children’s entertainers, a magician, petting zoo, a pet show and parade, baby contest, storytelling with our local librarian, craft corner and activity stations, arcade with old-fashioned games, frog jumping and races will all take place in our Kid Zone. Also […]


Saturday,  August 3 to Monday, August 5 Merrickville’s annual celebration of the Rideau Canal is three days of good music, good people, good fun and good times. Some highlights include: Live music every afternoon Craft show Voyageur canoe rides Children’s activities   For more information please visit: