Dundas Cactus Festival 2017

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The Dundas Cactus Festival is a 42 Year Tradition!

In 2017, the “Dundas Cactus Festival” was celebrated August 17,18,19 and 20.  With 4 performance stages, there was music for every fan.  The Family Fun Stage featured performing dogs, and extreme bike and skateboarding demos.  In addition to music, extreme sports and performing dogs, there was a midway, food, and artist/craft vendors all 3 days.

The “Cactus Festival” was named after the local cactus greenhouses of Ben Veldhuis (which are sadly gone).  The 2017 Festival was a great success and we’re looking forward to next year!

The Cactus Parade Kicks off the Festival on Thursday Evening

Unfortunately the 2017 Parade was rained out.  Normally, Marchers gather at 6:45pm in the Dundas Driving Park and march to King Street W in Downtown Dundas by 7pm.  The parade includes 11 bands and many community groups. This popular parade is well attended and front row seats fill up early.

Friday Night Cactus Events

Friday events kicked off at 6pm and ran until 9 or 9:30pm. The Family Stage featured kid friendly performances, while the other stages hosted local musicians performing.

Saturday Cactus Events

Saturday was a full festival day with music starting at 11am and continuing all afternoon and evening.  Kids enjoyed seeing afternoon shows, such as Performing Dogs, and visiting the midway. A full lineup of food and craft vendors was on hand.

Sunday Cactus Events

Music kicked off at 11:30am on Sunday. After lunch there was more music and the grand finale by weekend performers.

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