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Dundas Cactus Festival 2022

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August 19 – 21, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE, Aug. 8/22

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 Streets 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

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 www.Dundascactusfestival.ca 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 11am-3:30pm

Things to do at the festival

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 iwantxm@gobeeinc.com
  • 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

Full details at DundasCactusParade.com

  Visit us at:   www.Dundascactusfestival.ca

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Contacts:       John Balogh 905-389-4265         Bonnie Esson 905-512-5100Quick reply