Parade Route

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

On Cactus Thursday, every August, the parade leaves the Dundas Driving Park at 6:45 p.m. sharp, making it’s way toward King Street where it marches through the entire downtown core of Dundas, to the delight and excitement of the thousands of children and adults, alike, who wait for the parade that launches the annual Cactus Festival in the Valley Town.

Join us for an evening of free, fun, family entertainment. Buy some candy floss or a candy apple from the street cart and try out the carnival rides after the parade. Bring your lawn chair or find a spot to stand on the sidewalk for the greatest show in town!

2018 Parade Donors

  • Cable 14 – promotion
  • Collins Brewhouse
  • Councillor Arlene Vanderbeek
  • Cruikshanks Property Services
  • Dominos Pizza Dundas
  • Eccles Auto
  • Espresso Café
  • Franca Marazia – photagraher
  • Galer Farm Equipment
  • Hamilton Conservation Authority
  • Holland Park Garden Gallery Dundas
  • Jax Sweet Shoppe
  • John Borer
  • Paul & Andrea Donato
  • Pita Pit Dundas
  • Redman Transportation
  • Robertson Amusements
  • Thompson Signs
  • Tim Hortons Flamborough
  • University Lanes
  • WPE Landscape Equipment
  • Y95.3
  • 900 CHML

Thank you to our 2018 contributors!

Toys & Games were on Parade for the 43rd Dundas Cactus Parade. Although warm, the weather cooperated just long enough for the Parade to go through downtown Dundas. People from near and far, enthusiastic participants and a dedicated team of volunteers came together to make a fun Parade!

On behalf of the Dundas Cactus Parade Committee I extend our sincere gratitude to all participants, volunteers, marshals, judges, security, photographers, Community of Dundas / City of Hamilton work crews, the police, Dundas businesses and Councillor Vanderbeek.

Special thanks to Kelsey George, Kelsan Gehlert, Ruthlyn, Rita May & Duncan Graham, Gerri MacPhail, Charmaine Mitchell, Brian Punambolam, Nick Scholefield and Aaron Vanderwal for all their hard work to present this much-loved community event.

Thank you to Cruickshanks, Galers, Grisdales, WPE and Hamilton Conservation for their continued support as well as the Dofasco Orange Team, Canada Post, Chelsea Rolph and all the enthusiastic Columbia College students that carried the banners in the Parade.

Special thanks to John Borer for getting those beautiful Percheron horses here in unpredictable weather and welcome to the Hamilton Community Police Horse Team.

Thank you to the Team of Toonie Collectors including Canada Post and to everyone for their generous donations.  Your toonie donations help pay the great bands that join us each year in the Parade.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors, and to Craig Campbell for their generous and continued support.

See you in 2019 for the 44th anniversary of this event. We welcome new volunteers to grow with us and have fun with us. Call Donna at 905 628-0838.

Thank you
Donna Graham
Parade Coordinator

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