Former members Guess Who headlines Minden’s Canada Day celebration on Saturday.

They will be performing on stage sometime after 5:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds followed by fireworks.

Minden Canada Day Committee Member Jennifer Hughey says former Guess Who lead singer Carl Dixon will be bringing some familiar faces.

Entry to the concert and fireworks is by donation.

Hughey also says there will be a mud kitchen for kids of all ages.

Events will be taking place all over town, and the full list is below.


8:00: Kids Fishing Derby begins. On Water Street

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