Parade Route

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

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!

Thank you to our 2019 contributors!

Technology Took Over for the 44th Dundas Cactus Parade. Perfect weather brought people together from near and far. Enthusiastic participants, a dedicated team of volunteers and great bands made for a very successful Parade.

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

Special thanks to Dan Gaudet,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, Chelsea Rolph and all the enthusiastic Columbia College students that carried the banners in the Parade.

Special thanks to John Borer for bringing those beautiful Percheron horses.

Thank you to the Team of Toonie Collectors including Com Choice Realty &The Real McCoys, 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 2020 for the 45th 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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