2019 Dundas Cactus Festival

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August 16-18, 2019!

Come to the 44th annual Cactus Festival in Downtown Dundas this weekend! On Friday at 6pm the festival kicks off with live music including Headliner Steven Page! Saturday is a full day of music, and family fun activities! Don’t miss the festival headliner entertainment on Sunday 11am-4pm!

Check out the Thursday August 15 Cactus Parade beginning in Dundas Driving Park at 6:45pm and marching Downtown! The Parade is favorite hometown tradition!

Four Stages with live music & entertainment include the Festival Patio Stage (Memorial Square & King), King Albert Stage (King and Albert), Family Fun Zone Stage (King & Market), and the Home Grown Talent Stage (King & Ogilvie).

Dundas Cactus is a free, popular festival weekend with live music, demos, midway, amazing food, family activities, shops, restaurants, bars and summer patios!

Why Cactus?

The Cactus Festival name is a tribute to Marika and Ben Veldhuis and their Dundas cactus greenhouses! Veldhuis’ cactus business flourished from 1951 to 1988 and put Dundas on the map as the Cactus Capital of Canada!

Daily Entertainment Schedule!

Friday, August 16 6pm to 10pm

Festival Patio Stage

  • 6:00pm    Rocket & the Renegades
  • 7:00pm    The Rockets
  • 9:00pm  Steven Page    

King Albert Stage

  • 6:00pm   In My Coma
  • 8:30pm   Stone the Radio

Family Fun Zone Stage

  • 6:00pm   Learning with Lexi
  • 7:00pm   Reptile.ca
  • 8:00pm   Yeehaw Jessie the Cowgirl

Home Grown Talent Stage

  • 6:00pm    The Beach Bats
  • 7:30pm    Black Eyed Barbie

Saturday, August 17 10am to 10:30pm

Festival Patio Stage

  • 12:00pm   Midnight Hombres  
  • 2:00pm       The Shifters
  • 4:30pm       Doghouse Rose
  • 6:00pm       Rick McGhie
  • 8:00pm       Matty Simpson
  • 9:30pm     Junkhouse                        

 King Albert Stage 

  • 12:00pm    Miles Evans Band            
  • 2:00pm         The Beelays
  • 3:45pm         PICAH
  • 4:00pm         The Ruddy Ruckus
  • 6:00pm         Karen Thornton
  • 8:30pm         The King Jives

Family Fun Zone Stage 

  • 9am-12pm  Baby Cactus Contest
  • 12:30pm  Freedom Studios Dance Performance
  • 1:00pm    Aloha with Moana
  • 1:00pm    Songs from the Garden.
  • 2:30pm    Reptile.ca
  • 3:00pm    Adventures of a Princess
  • 4:00pm    Yeehaw Jessie the Cowgirl
  • 4:30pm    Songs from the Garden
  • 5:30pm    Reptile.ca
  • 6:00pm    Adventure of a Princess
  • 7:30pm    Learning with Lexi

Home Grown Stage

  • 12:00pm  Electric Cactus
  • 1:30pm    Olivia Purnell
  • 3:00pm    Back Rent Blues
  • 4:30pm    New Mother Nature
  • 6:00pm    Riffed
  • 7:30pm    Rev Bob/Lil Evil Blues Band

Sunday, August 18 11am to 4pm

Patio Festival Stage 

  • 12:00pm     Hypnotist Fernandez
  • 1:30pm     Walter Ostanek      

King Albert Stage

  • 12:00pm     Tim Gibbons
  • 2:00pm       Sound Minds

Family Fun Zone Stage

  • 12:00pm     Songs from the Garden
  • 1:00pm       Cinderella’s Glass Slipper
  • 1:30pm       Learning with Lexi
  • 2:15pm        Reptile.ca
  • 3:30pm        Songs from the Garden

Home Grown Stage

  • 12:00pm     Flamboro Guns
  • 2:00pm       See You Next Thursday

See the full schedule at this link:


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