Puppets Up! is a two-day international festival devoted to the art of puppetry and the creation of fun! The festival attracts thousands of visitors annually to the charming community of Almonte, part of the Town of Mississippi Mills, Ontario, a 30 minute drive west of Ottawa. 2011 was the seventh year of this highly successful and entertaining puppet festival which was recently endorsed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Light Up the Night! not only attracts thousands of people to downtown Almonte but it also kicks off the Christmas season for Mississippi Mills. Light up the night will be hosted by Wayne Rostadt and Leanne Cusack. Features music, singing, dancing, puppets, fireworks, and of course an appearance by Santa. Festivities begin at 7pm.

Almonte Celtfest celebrates and promotes the Celtic heritage of the Ottawa Valley through music and dance. Come see up-and-coming performers display their talents in their home community along with professional artists who travel from all across Canada to entertain our audience. Events and performances occur throughout the weekend around the town of Almonte, with the festival concluding with our Main Stage show at Gemmill Park on the Sunday. Gemmill Park is a beautiful natural amphitheatre and provides the perfect setting for the outdoor concert. Tents are provided for seniors. The event also provides plenty of entertainment for children, great food and beverages along with a wide variety of vendors of Celtic goods.

The Almonte Fair has been providing entertainment and agricultural eduction for more than 150 years. This year will be no exception. There is always something for everyone at the Almonte Fair. From outstanding performances, livestock and home craft competitions, a demolition derby and a midway, you won’t want to miss a thing. Our fair prize book contains all the information on the fair including how to enter your livestock or home craft into the competitions. The fair starts on the Friday of the third weekend in July. We hope to see you there!