Dundas Cactus Festival


The Dundas Cactus Festival occurs August 19-21. This is a free festival, and is fully accessible.

Downtown Dundas closes for the weekend Friday at 6pm until Sunday at 4pm, along King St & Memorial Square St.


4 stages of Free Entertainment

Festival Patio Stage at Hatt & Memorial Square Sts featuring

The Box on Friday @ 9pm, with Practically Hip @ 7pm

David Wilcox on Saturday @ 9pm with Tim Gibbons and the Swampbusters @ 7pm

Special Shows on Saturday noon, The Ruddy Ruckus in memory of Steve Parton, 2pm Six Nations Smoke Dancers

Sunday Fun-Day with Dundas Pipes and Drums – see website, more to come


Telus Stage at King & Albert Sts includes Local bands & Cultural Dance performers

Home Grown Stage on King between Main & Ogilvie Sts showcases emerging artists from the Hamilton area.


Family Fun Stage at King & Market Sts in the Fortinos Family Fun Zone includes educational, fun, sing-alongs and theatrical shows to delight young families with;

Reptiles, My Friend Christopher

Little Fingers Music with Charlie on Saturday & Sunday.

Miss Tania Lou’s Jamaican songs & storytelling.


Check our Entertainment section at for the schedule & lineup


Festival hours:  Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Family Fun Zone hours:  Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 11a-3:30p


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Street Sale & Vendor Marketplace

80 Vendors – spot the Cactus themes, lots of food, shopping, community orgs, visit City of Hamilton candidates.

Dundas BIA Businesses hold a street sale – stop in and enjoy the local restaurants.


Fortinos Family Fun Zone– at King, between Market & Church Sts


Enjoy these free events:

All weekend:   Free Inflatables, Reptile Shows


Fortinos 1579 Main St W, Hamilton hosts The Teddy Bear Picnic

    • Saturday Aug. 20, 9-10:30am at King & Market Sts
    • Join us for a special picnic! ‘Bring Your Own Blanket’
    • families with children up to 8 yrs, register at
    • Features Sing-A-Long with My Friend Christopher, Book Reading, Giant Games Play
    • Best Cactus Themed outfits
    • Drinks, snacks


Saturday 12-5pm; free Face Painting


Affordable fun in the Fortino’s Family Fun Zone on the Toonie Train & Pony Rides


Other events:


Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 11a-7p, Sunday 11a-4p – King near Church St

Nintendo Switch™ Summer Experience tour is stopping at the Dundas Cactus Festival! Bring the family together to create fun memories with Nintendo Switch.  Play the newest games!

->Be sure to register for a Warp Pipe Pass to secure your spot! Link on our website, Things To Do


Thursday 6-10pm & Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11-11, Sunday 11am-4pm

Robertson Amusements Rides Millers Lane & Hatt St.


All weekend:

Cactus Tie Dye Station

Don’t miss your chance to create your own piece of Cactus Festival memorabilia… Make your own Tie Dye Ts with Peace & Cotton at King & Memorial Sq Sts


Saturday & Sunday;  10am – 4pm

Dundas Museum & Vintage Fire Trucks Memorial Square near King

Check out Dundas Cactus Festival’s history, Climb aboard a Fire Truck. Handouts for the kids


Returning on Thursday 6:45pm is the Cactus Festival Parade

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