Mark your calendars! The 43rd annual Cactus Festival in Downtown Dundas!
- Friday August 17 6pm-10:30pm
- Saturday August 18 10am-10:30pm
- Sunday August 19 11am-4pm
Four stages of entertainment include the Festival Patio Main Stage (Memorial Square and Hatt St), the King and Albert Stage (at King & Albert), the Family Fun Stage (King & Market) and the Home Grown Talent Stage (Grafton Square/King & Oglivie).
Shop vendors, enjoy buskers, music, family fun zone, downtown shops, bars and eateries all weekend! Try charity gambling. Don’t miss the Thursday evening parade kicking off the festival!
The Festival Patio Main Stage hosts Teenage Head at 9pm on Friday, Freedom Train at 9pm on Saturday and The Amazing Kreskin at 1:30pm on Sunday! The Family Fun Stage hosts Aristov Circus, Princess Shows, Meet a Reptile and more. Full weekend of entertainers lined up on all stages!
Cactus in Dundas!
The Cactus Festival name is a tribute to Marika and Ben Veldhuis and their cactus greenhouses. Veldhuis’ cactus business flourished from 1951 until 1988, and put Dundas on the map as the Cactus Capital of Canada! Local favorite restaurant/bar, the Thirsty Cactus, carries on the name.
2017 shows included high flying bicycles and performing dogs! Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!