Special Events

March Break at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena

There will be options for the whole family to enjoy at the SG Nesbitt Arena this March break. Choose from Public skating, shinny or broomball.
Each activity is $2/person to participate and waivers need to be signed by an adult/guardian for shinny or broomball.

For more information please contact Elisha at 705-286-1936 ext. 5 or eweiss@mindenhills.ca

2018 March Break Schedule


March Break Culture Day Camp


Artisan Market ~ June 23rd- September 1st
Located downtown behind the Township administration office, off Milne Street on Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Cost is $10 to enter a booth.


Canada Day ~ Friday July 1st
Show your national pride by coming out to Minden Hills’ annual Canada Day Celebration held every July 1st.There are attractions for everyone to enjoy like the Haliburton Highlands Time Travelers classic car show, the Crazy river raft race, live music and performances, demonstrations, community booths and food vendors to keep you well fed and watered throughout the day.
Don’t forget the fireworks! At dusk, the Minden Hills Fire Department put on a spectacular fireworks show at the Minden Fairgrounds. Entry is by donation.
All events and attractions occur from Main Street up to the Cultural Centre and are FREE, unless otherwise specified.

Crazy River Raft Race: Volunteers Needed!multiple homemade rafts floating down the gull river on Canada Day in 2014

Every year on Canada Day, the tranquil Gull River turns into a friendly froth as homemade rafts race from Minden’s Rotary Park to the downtown Bridge.

This year’s event is in need of a “Race Director” who can assist with the coordination of the race.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elisha Weiss at 705-286-1936 x 203 or eweiss@mindenhills.ca


Family Halloween Party ~ Friday, October 26th
This is an annual event that is held at the Community Centre where there will be games, prizes for best individual and family costumes, refreshments and of course music so you can show off your best dance moves.

Admission is by donation and all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Lights and Delights ~ Friday November 16th
An evening of food, music and holiday cheer as the town of Minden lights up their main street for the season


Santa Claus Parade ~ End of November
A great way to gather up some of the Christmas spirit during this annual event where kids can meet Santa and get a free hot chocolate while they wait!


Christmas Artisan Market ~ End of November
Located in the S.G Nesbitt Community Centre from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Cost is $10 to enter a booth. Admission is free to the public.


Family New Year’s Eve ~ December 31st
Grab your skates, toboggans and family and bring them to this family event which runs from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena. There will be public skating, tobogganing, marshmallow roasting and popcorn all for free!


For more information on Special Events please contact Elisha Weiss at

705-286-1936 ext. 5 or eweiss@mindenhills.ca