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Check out our favorite events

The Blackburn FunFair occurs annually on the first weekend of June and showcases the community spirit in Blackburn Hamlet.

Some of the highlighted events of the three day festival include:

Softball Tournament

Start date: May 31, 2024
End date: June 1, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lois Kemp Ball Diamond
Event | Softball | Sports
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Like sports? Register a team and enjoy a little softball at the nearby diamonds before heading over to the fair!

Craft Brew Night

Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Beer Garden
Beer Garden | Event
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Quench your thirst sampling some beverages from our local microbreweries.

Family Movie Night

Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Arena
Event | Free | Movie
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Got kids? Looking for an inexpensive night to keep them occupied? We’ve got you covered. The FunFair hosts a free family movie night every year. Come join us!


Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Bearbrook Road; Start at Louis Riel school; end at Community Center
Event | Parade
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Start your morning off cheering along your friends and community partners at the Saturday morning parade.

Used Book Sale

Start date: June 1, 2024
End date: June 2, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Arena
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One of our most popular events is the used book sale – check it out!


Start date: June 1, 2024
End date: June 2, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Arena
Event | Showcase
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Come visit and support our community businesses. Over 60 craft market stalls on display.


Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location: Ball Diamond
Event | Fireworks | Free | Saturday
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Who doesn’t like a fireworks display?

The Blackburn Funfair’s Fireworks display is one of Ottawa’s best kept secrets. Up close and personal. Free. Easily accessible. And loved by all in the community.


Fun Run

Date: June 2, 2024
Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Location: Soccer Field
Event | Fun Run | Sunday
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Come celebrate some fitness and activity by participating in the Blackburn Fun Run Sunday morning!

Race day registration begins at 9:00 AM.

5km run at 9:30 AM.
2km run at 10:15 AM.

Dog Show

Date: June 2, 2024
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ball Diamond
Dog Show | Event | Sunday
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Anything is pawsible if you enter your pet in the dog show!




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