Canada Day – Saturday July 1st


Show your national pride by coming out to Minden Hills’ annual Canada Day Celebration on Saturday July 1st. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, there are some NEW and exciting attractions that are a must see!

Set your watches for…


8:00: Kids Fishing Derby begins. On Water Streetfish
11:00: Kids Fishing Derby final weigh in. On Water Street
10:45-11:45: Highland Concert Band. At Main Stage
11:00-12:15: Crazy River Raft Race Registration Opens. At Rotary Park off Hwy #35
11:15: Highland Dance Academy. At Main Stage
11:30: Highland Dancer Performance. At Main Stage
11:45: Opening Ceremonies. Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party Parade, National Anthem performed by HC Band, opening remarks, cutting of the cake. At Main Stage
12:15: Sister Act. St. Paul’s Anglican Church
12:30: Crazy River Raft Race begins. Sponsored by the Gull Lake Cottagers Association. Starts at Rotary Park and ends downtown
1:00: Fashion Show. Hosted by St. Paul’s Anglican Church. At Main Stage
1:30: Rubber Ducky Race begins. Hosted by the Minden Lioness. At Town Dock on Water St.


10:00-2:00: FREE! Wagon Rides (with stops at the Fairgrounds, Cultural Centre and downtown) Across the bridge


11:00-1:00: Musical performance by David Archibald
11:30-3:00: Wood fired pizza and Beer garden. Outside on the grounds ($)
12:30-1:30: FREE Ice Cream! Sponsored by Kawartha Dairy. Until supplies last. Outside on grounds.
1:30-2:30: BLUE BEAKER CLUB presents “Heat up with Cool” A live interactive show for all ages!


10:00: 1.50km Family Fun Run! Hosted by Places for People. Starting behind the arena at ball diamonds
10:00-3:00: Human Gyroscopes, Zorb Balls!!
10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm: Four Paws Flying Entertainment (World Champion disc dogs!) Shows are approx. 45 mins. Meet and greet the dogs afterwards!
5:00pm-9:30pm: “Guess Who’s coming to dinner? “music festival! Entry by donation.
9:30pm: Fireworks! Entry by donation

All day attractions


  • Canoe/kayak demos. Hosted by AO/Boatwerks. Across the bridge
  • FREE Popcorn. Sponsored by Minden Legion
  • Food Booths ($)
  • Haliburton County Farmers Market
  • Highland Time Travelers Classic Car Show
  • Minden Artisan Market
  • Minnow Races. Sponsored by Minden Legion
  • Paddle board demos/rentals. Hosted by Get up Stand up! Town Dock on Water Street ($)
  • Trudalu’s Jumpy Castles ($)


  • Heritage Village Tours
  • Children’s crafts
  • Haliburton Quilt Show Guild
  • Art gallery exhibition


Water Street, from Bobcaygeon Road to St. Germaine
Prince Street, from St. Germaine (Fire Hall) to Water Street
Milne Street, from Newcastle Street to Prince Street

Free parking at the Fairgrounds with tractor rides running all day to get you to the Cultural Centre and downtown attractions.
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For more information, please contact Elisha Weiss, Community Development Coordinator at 705-286-2298 or email: