Here are some of our favourite moments from our event. Be sure to visit our social media channels for more photos!



Beginning August 8th at Shawn & Ed Brewing Company, you can come out and see some of the Festival’s  favourite local musicians live and in-person. Additional venues and performances may be added. Check back regularly, and be sure to follow our social media channels for the latest information, as artists/schedules are subject to change.

Here’s the current lineup…

AUGUST 8           2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

AUGUST 12         6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

AUGUST 13         2:00 P.M.

AUGUST 15         2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

AUGUST 19         6:30 – 8:30 P.M.








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9 A.M. – 9 P.M.

The Dundas Cactus Festival is pleased to present an all ages, one-day event to celebrate our Valley Town.


This is a fun, relaxed event with family entertainment and live music to enjoy welcoming our community back to celebrate and reconnect in a safe outdoor environment. You can enjoy live entertainment and musical perfomances at seated tables. Check out the day’s entertainment lineup below.

Find us in Memorial Square between Hatt and King Street in Downtown Dundas. There is no street closure for King St this year, and the majority of our local shops will be open to serve you. We are not hosting any street vendors, games or midway.

Beer, Wine, Water, Drinks, Artisan Pizza (Prepared by the SHED). Please bring cash for purchases. You will be able to order in designated lines with your masks on.

This is a rain or shine event. We expect it to be very warm and we have very little outdoor shade. Please dress appropriately. We have water for sale on site for $1/bottle and also welcome reusable water containers. (We do not have a fill station). Strollers are welcome, but no pets are allowed (except for service dogs).

Public Health Measures:

  • Contract tracing and screening upon entry along with a neon green wristband provided for you to wear. (NOTE: We are not asking for vaccination proof or status)
  • Masks required at all times unless seated at a table (anyone over the age of 2). Anyone refusing to mask will not be served or seated and denied entry into the event space.
  • Space sanitizing and cleaning throughout the day
  • Uniformed Security and Hamilton Police Services on site
  • EMS Services on site


(Artists/Shedule subject to change)


9 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Miss Tania Lou

Tania Hernandez , a “bawn Jamaican” and citizen of Canada, is a teacher, author, poet, recording artist and Jamaican folklorist. She has delighted crowds in Canada and the USA with songs, poems, stories and skits that reflect the wit, humour and expressions of her Island home.  Her just released book, One Pot, serves up a delicious stew of humorous true stories from Jamaica and Canada, along with her poems and Jamaican fusion recipe. Tania will release her music album, Shades of My Heart, in fall of 2021.


Combining education with entertainment, the ReptileStore.ca is a longtime performer at the Dundas Cactus Festival.

You will be fascinated as you experience a wide variety of reptiles, and learn interesting facts about their lives and habitats.

Andy G & Friends

Canadian Folk-Roots Artist, Andy Griffiths, has recently released his upbeat children’s album entitled ‘OUR CAT FLASH’. Featuring mostly songs Andy has written and a couple of classic children’s song favourites.

Andy’s love of music has led him to write many original songs. His family, including his pets, and friends have been a key source of inspiration for the songs he writes. He also likes to learn to play, and sing, songs written by other people.  

The Hockey Circus Show

The Hockey Circus Show is the ultimate hockey tribute show. 3 periods of family friendly comedic hockey circus action in one “arena” rocking performance.

 Described as “when circus and hockey collide” this act is sure to entertain all ages.

Acrobatics and juggling are just part of the fun!

Healthy Aboriginal Drum Circle

For First Nations Peoples, the drum represents the universal heartbeat of Mother Earth, the Universal goddess and mother to us all. The first sound that was heard in the world was the heartbeat of Mother Earth. First Nations Peoples manifest this heartbeat through playing a special rhythm on the drum.

Alan Loft & Tom Reape will be leading this very special perfomance.



Canada’s Definitive Eagles Tribute BandEPIC EAGLES bring you back to the golden days of the legendary band the Eagles all the way through to the present. 

Featuring Dean Young at the helm as ‘Henley’ (former lead vocalist / drummer of the Eagles tribute Hotel California) alongside lead and backing vocalists / multi-instrumentalists Mike AlonzoJeff Salem, Dan Bohemier and some of Canada’s most in demand musicians all covering Glenn Frey | Timothy B Schmit | Randy Meisner | Joe Walsh.  

‘Hotel California’, ‘One of These Nights’, ‘Life in the Fast Lane’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘The Boys of Summer’, ‘New Kid in Town’, ‘Dirty Laundry’ etc

EPIC EAGLES will perform these and other chart-toppers.

Experience & relive an era gone by…

​”You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave….”

The Shifters

This four piece rock band based out of Hamilton, Ontario are known for their covers of such popular bands like The Police, U2, Billy Idol and the Foo Fighters.

They are sure to be a crowd favourite!



Rocket & the Renegades

The real deal straight out of Hamilton Ontario. Rocket aka Robin Magder Pierce has been described as Loretta Lynn meets the Ramones.  High energy sets dominated by original material with influences in both rock n roll and country. Backed by a powerhouse band…Rick Prinsthal lead guitar,  ’57 Trevy  on bass and Derek Millar on the drums .The band has opened for Teenage Head, Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding, & has played several festivals including  Canadas’s Largest Ribfest & Niagara Falls summer concert series.

Union and Kay Band


This “Hamilton Proud” core ‘duo’ is comprised of Christopher Union, guitarist, singer songwriter and classically trained Sheena Kay, singer songwriter guitarist. The hidden third member is songwriter, guitarist and project manager Benjamin Washington.
The musical comparisons run deep, from Lana Del Rey to Micheal Buble to The Everly Brothers and The Raveonettes.

The Lowdown Dirty Mojos

Paul Wooton and Stephen Foster joined forces in the early 90’s when Stephen along with Paul became a member of THE CRAWLIN’KINGSNAKES and started writing and touring together.
As well as endless touring on their own THE CRAWLIN’ KINGSNAKES toured with, opened for and/or shared the stage with [to name a few] ex Rolling Stones MICK TAYLOR, GEORGE THOROGOOD, THE TRAGICALLY HIP, COLIN JAMES, BIG SUGAR, APRIL WINE, THE HEADSTONES, RONNIE HAWKINS, ANDY CURRAN & THE PHANTOMS. As well as being the house band for THE BARENAKED LADIES “AFTER TOUR PARTY” for their final date of their 1st World Tour.
They created THE LOWDOWN DIRTY MOJOS in Hamilton in 2018 and are lucky to be fronting a band composed of some of Hamiltons best musicians.

Please note that artists and schedules are subject to change.