Annual Events

Many events take place in Minden Hills throughout the year proving that we are in season, every season. Through the dedication of volunteers and organizations, the events are enjoyed by people of all ages from all over the area.

New Year’s Eve Celebration (Winter) – Children can help ring in the New Year by participating in this free event.  With skating, tobogganing, and sleigh rides, it’s a celebration of the old and new year.

WinterFest (Winter) – Enjoy the outdoors during this day long celebration in Minden.  If the cold is not for you, visit the Community Centre for some indoor activities.  Start the day with a hot breakfast before heading to our arena for a public skate, or playing games in the snow by the baseball diamonds.

Truck Pull/Show & Shine (Spring/Summer) – With food, drinks, mud, and trucks, what is not to love at this summer kickoff event.  See ATVs get dirty at the mud bog and pristine classic cars on display.  Limits will be pushed as trucks and tractors attempt to pull enormous weight.

Canada Day (Summer) – So much more than your typically Canada Day celebration, this day is filled with the hilarious crazy river raft race and children’s fishing derby.  Music and other entertainment take place in the fairgrounds, before ending the night with a spectacular fireworks show.

Bluegrass Festival (Summer) – The three day festival hosts a number of different bands and singers in the fairgrounds that are sure to keep you moving.  With lots of parking and even camping available on site, entering the festival is easy.

County Fair (Summer) – For over a century the County Fair has been praised by locals and visitors alike.  With new attractions and exhibits each year, this event will keep you coming back year after year.  Some past/present attractions include a demolition derby, petting zoos, rock climbing wall, and laser tag, with so much more to see and do.

Family Halloween Party (Fall) – The place for princesses, heroes, goblins, and animals to be.  Enjoy the party with dancing, games, and prizes with the entire family.  The party is held on the Friday before Halloween.

Festival of Trees (Winter) – An annual fundraiser for community programs, the Festival of Trees is a craft show selling Christmas decorations.  They include Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, gift baskets, and more.

Santa Claus Parade (Winter) – Meet Santa and his friends as they travel through the downtown area in Minden.  After the parade, you can meet Santa Claus and have your picture taken with him.  This event takes place on the last Sunday in November.