Things to do in and around Lanark July 2024

Summer is in full swing, and Lanark County is buzzing with activities that promise fun, community spirit, and unforgettable memories.

Lanarkist has created a rundown of these free and family-friendly events throughout the month of July. Mark your calendars and join in the fun!

Teddy Bear Tea Party

Photo by North Lanark Regional Museum

Grab the kids and pack along their favourite teddy bear because the North Lanark Regional Museum is hosting a Teddy Bear Tea Party on July 6, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Teddy Bear Tea Party will take place right on the lawn of the Museum where your little one can enjoy teddy bear treats, drinks, and crafts. Tickets are $5 for children under 12 and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online here

Clayton Sunday Social

Enjoy an afternoon of socializing, country music, and dancing at the Clayton Sunday Social on July 7th, 2024 from 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm at the Clayton Community Centre. Tickets for adults are $18 and $9 for children aged 6-10. Little ones under 5 years old and those performing at the event have free entry. The event is accepting voluntary donations and features a hot buffet-style dinner, bar, and live music. For more details, visit the Clayton Community Centre Facebook page or email

Photo from Clayton Community Centre

Civitan Radio Bingo

Starting on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, join the Civitan Radio Bingo for live radio bingo every Tuesday night from the comfort of your home. This is a collaborative initiative between the residents of Almonte, Carleton Place, Lanark, Perth, and Smiths Falls. Bingo cards can be purchased with 9 faces for $10, with weekly prize boards of $2,500 and a jackpot of $1,200. Cards are available at various locations in the Almonte area including the AGH Gift Shop, the Almonte Legion Branch 240, Almonte ESSO, Jonsson’s YIG, and Levi’s Home Hardware. All profits will go back into the community. 

Almonte Civitan Bingo

For those who prefer to play Bingo in a more social setting, you can join the civitans of Almonte every Wednesday for Bingo at the Almonte Civitan Hall! The first event will kick off on July 10th, 2024 and continue weekly after that. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and games start at 7 PM and the canteen will be in full service. This program includes 21 games, various split games, jackpot games, and so much more, with all proceeds going towards community initiatives.

Photo by Almonte Civitan club

Live Music at August St. Park

Starting on July 10th, 2024 at 6:00pm, Almonte residents can enjoy a summer evening with live music featuring TOG and Ball & Chain. The Almonte Civitan Club will simultaneously be hosting a BBQ at the park with vegetarian options available. Bring your friends and family for a fun night out!

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Free Community Breakfast – A Meal for All

Everyone is welcome to a Free Community Breakfast hosted by A Meal for All every week throughout the summer. A Meal for All is a local non-profit volunteer-run organization who aim to provide and share wholesome food while building community connections. Join the volunteers every Thursday at 111 Church Street in Almonte for some breakfast and lovely chats.

Photo from A Meal For All

Carleton Place Public Library

As part of their Summer Reading Program, the Carleton Place Public Library is offering free daily activities all summer long! Here’s what is coming up this week:

Wednesday, July 10th

  • Storytime: 10:00 AM, ages 2-5.
  • Arctic Craft: Drop-in from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, all ages.
  • Queer Sphere: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, ages 12-16.

Thursday, July 11th

  • Kids Yoga and Meditation: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, all ages.
  • Wild West: Drop-in from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, all ages.

Friday, July 12th

  • Nature Walk: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, ages 6-8. Meet at the library. Parents must attend.
  • Dinosaur Drop-in: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, all ages.   

To find out all the great things the library is offerin this summer, visit Carleton Place Library Summer Reading Program

Know of any other events or happenings going on this July? Leave them in the comments!


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