Experience Downtown Pembroke Today!

It has been said that the City of Pembroke is the heart of the Ottawa Valley. If that’s the case, then Downtown Pembroke is the heart of the City!

Here are 10 things happening in the Downtown:

  1. June 7 – July 1: We’re Hiring, Downtown Pembroke is looking for a creative individual who knows how to use online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and websites and is able to teach our local businesses how to use these tools or tweak what they already have. Check out the full Job description
  2. June 18-August 30: We are looking for vendors for our Kids Pop-Up Market! If you are a kid or you have a kid that bakes, makes art, writes, or has a service to offer/sell to the community we want you at our kids market! Our Kids Pop-Up Market runs every Friday in July and August from 11:00-2:00 in Downtown Pembroke. To sign up call the PBIA at 613-629-5555 or email us at pbia@downtownpembroke.ca 🙂
  3. June 22: Giant Book and Yard Sale! On June 22 from 9:00-2:30 the Pembroke Public Library will be hosting a book sale and yard sale.  Come on out for some great books and finds!
  4. June 25: Girls’ Night Out- Fancy Fragrance Flower Bar. Chahna Fai & Church Street Flowers is hosting this awesome event for you and your friends! Cost is just $65 per person and the ticket includes; Buttercream skills and 4 cupcakes to take home from Fancy Fox Cupcake Co., a custom blended essential oil perfume from Chahna Fai, and, a floral arrangement designed by you at our DIY floral bar from Church Street Flowers (Bring your own vase).
  5. June 27: Pembroke Comedy Jam! On June 27 the City of Pembroke is hosting its first ever Comedy Jam at the PMC. This will be a night full of great entertainers including one of Canada’s premier comics, Mr. D creator and star Gerry Dee.
  6. June 29: Chalk Couture Open House & Demonstration. Hosted by Storie Girl’s Chalk Talk and Blendz Smoothie Shop this event there will be an opportunity to try the products out for yourself, ask questions, or place on order. There will also be plenty of chances to win free products and prizes !!!
  7. June 30: 11th Hour Survival and Supply Grand Opening! On June 30th from 10:00-6:00 there will be a grand opening for a new store in Downtown Pembroke! Go check out this new store and support your local businesses!
  8. July 1: Canada Day in Pembroke! Weather permitting, we will be bringing the party to the Waterfront Park and Downtown Pembroke all afternoon from 12-4 p.m. with a collection of great, free, and fun activities for everybody! The night will end of with our traditional fireworks display!
  9. July 8: Guest Appreciation Day at East Side Mario’s! Come on down to East Side Mario’s from 11:00-11:00 on July 8th and every every table that comes in gets a FREE order of  Budda Boomers!

Upcoming Workshops

July 10: Presented by The Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative on July 10 there will be a Social Media for Small Businesses workshop! You will learn about all the tips and tricks of running a successful social media page. With lots to learn and connections to be made this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.

October 25: Presented by The Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative on October 25 there will be a Small Business Websites 101 workshop! You will learn things such as how to choose the right website platform for you, how to set up an online shop, how to make your website secure and more! With lots to learn and connections to be made this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.

What Our Merchants Offer

Downtown is the destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner with more than 20 eateries to choose from. Downtown offers Thai, German, Chinese, Canadian, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, British and French choices in a casual or fine dining atmosphere. We are also your easiest way to connect with professional services including realtors, bankers, financial planners, accountants, lawyers, insurance brokers and more. Our professional service merchants handle the majority of business in the area.

Many Downtowns are known for their shopping and retail services and Pembroke also has much to offer. Footwear, apparel (for men, women and children), gift ideas, furniture and more await our fabulous shops. Watch for our “Shop Hops” throughout the year as well where businesses are open late and offering great incentives.

Finally, the Downtown core is proud of our charitable and non-profit partners. We host the regional Chamber of Commerce along with social services organizations that care for our local residents and churches. We have always been a community that cares for each other, and we’re so proud to continue in that tradition.

Join Us For A Festival!

There is so much going on in the Downtown that our events page is always being updated! Whether you want to take in the tunes of our awesome local musicians, catch an outdoor movie, launch your boat or take in a comedy show at our performing arts centre, you literally can do it all in Downtown Pembroke. You can have an experience in Downtown Pembroke every single day!