COVID-19 Update:

The Parade Committee would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support in this very difficult time.  Safety has, and always will be the number one priority of the Dundas Cactus Parade and given the current situation it would be impossible to ensure the safety of everyone involved. That said, there will be no 2020 Parade however, situation permitting, we look forward to keeping our theme of “Keen to be Green” and seeing everyone in 2021!

We wish all of you a wonderful summer with family & friends.

Stay safe

(updated July 2020)

2020 Parade:

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

The Dundas Cactus Festival Parade welcomes participants. If you wish to register, please click here to register on-line, or download our application form and send it to:

Donna Graham
22 Alma Street
Dundas, ON L9H 2E1
Fax: 905.628.1268

All applications must be submitted by Friday July 17th, 2020

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Please note the following:

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

The parade will leave the Dundas Driving Park at 6:45 p.m. and travel through town, disbanding at the Market Street Arena. Please arrive at the park no later than 5:00 p.m.

To ensure the safety of ALL, free handouts, candy, etc. must be HANDED OUT at the curbside and not thrown from moving vehicles. Please avoid people climbing in & out of a moving vehicle to distribute items.

ALL horse entries are responsible for their OWN CLEANUP THROUGHOUT THE PARADE.

PLEASE NOTE: Entries must be aware of the need to clear the wires along the route.

GROUPS are asked to keep the number of their participants to 50 or less for the safety of all both at the Driving Park and at the end of the parade. Arrangements for pick up after the parade must be clear to all participants (and caregivers of child-participants) prior to parade start. Each group must register the name & number of a contact person responsible for their group. We strongly recommend car pooling as there is lots of parking available on the south side of Mill St.

Please advise any lost child to report to the emergency station at the corner of Creighton Road/Market St.

Please prepare a large sign or banner with the name of your Business or Organization, so that you can be identified to the thousands of people watching the parade.

Judging Categories

  • Overall Best Float
  • Best Theme
  • Overall Best Effort
  • Best Effort By Local Business
  • Most Original Entry
  • Best Effort In Children’s Category

NOTE: The judging will again take place DURING the parade from Victoria and Cross Streets. This will enable judges to get a better overview of each individual entry. Our theme for this 45th Annual Parade is “Keen to be Green”.

As in the past, paid entries do not qualify for judging.

To be included in the 2020 Parade complete the entry form and email it to or fax it to 905 628-1268 or mail it to 22 Alma St. Dundas L9H 2E1… no later than Friday July 17th, 2020.

During the first week of August, you will receive a second letter that will give you your marshalling number and the rest of the parade information that you will need.

Thank you for your support in helping the Dundas Cactus Parade continue to be a great success.

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