Charlottetown Festivals Listing

Charlottetown people love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, over 40 different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival.

The summer's signature festival is the Charlottetown Festival, which combines with Anne of Green Gables-the Musical.

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Charlottetown Winter Carnivalearly February Charlottetown Lip sync, sleigh rides, pool tournament, ice sculpting, and family skate 902- 892-5708
Kids World Children's Carnivallate MarchCharlottetown Civic Centre Swings, Train, Ferris Wheel, Magician, Clown, Animals, Food and More! 902-566-5651
Irish Festival - 178th Anniversarylate MayJoin us for a weekend of music seisiuns, dance ceilis, dance and music workshops and a concert. Bringing out the best of traditional Irish styles among East Coast musicians and dancers. Contact: Dave Corrigan telephone (902) 569-2235;
Prince Edward Island Spring Wine Festivalend MayDelta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown The 10th Annual Festival is a can't miss weekend! Tastings: Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday 4-8 pm. 902-368-5710
The Charlottetown FestivalJune-OctoberConfederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond St., downtown Charlottetown, C1A 1J1. Home to the magical Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™ the Festival features musical theatre and comedy, daily outdoor performances, gallery exhibitions, licensed restaurant, shopping and free guided tours. June, July, Aug, Sept, and 1st 2 weeks of Oct (902) 566-4648 or (902) 566-1267;,Toll free: 1-800-565-0278.
Bridgefest Kick-off to Summer Festivalearly JuneBorden-Carleton Music, mini Olympics, trivia, dance, go carts, bluegrass jamboree, fun for all! 902-437-4386
City of Charlottetown Natal Day Weekendearly JuneVarious Charlottetown locations Come out and enjoy the festivities as Charlottetown celebrates another birthday. 902-566-5548
Come Fly a Kite Eventlate JunePort-la-Joye, Fort Amherst National Historic Site, Rocky Point, off Route 19. Bring your kite or buy one on site. Prizes & fun! 2pm to 4pm. 902-894-4246
Victoria Playhouse Festivallate June - late SeptemberVictoria by the Sea PEI's longest running little theatre. Presents comedies, musicals, concerts, & storytelling. 902-658-2670
Montague Homecoming Festivalend JuneMontague Waterfront Traditional PEI music competition, dance, fishing derby, marathon, parade, free BBQ, Friday 2pm-9pm, Saturday all day. 902-838-2528
Summerside Highland Gatheringend JuneCollege of Piping, Summerside Traditional competitions and entertainment. Solo pipers, drummers, bands, dancers, heavyweight athletes, fiddlers, and singers. 902-436-5377 / 1-877-BAGPIPE
Festival Of Lightsend June + July 1Charlottetown waterfront The Festival of Lights has become the premier celebration of the Canada Day weekend in Atlantic Canada. Come join us in Canada's Birthplace for nightly concerts, international buskers, carnival midway and the July 1st Fireworks over Charlottetown Harbour. This year the festival will mark the official opening of Founders' Hall. Our Nation's biggest birthday bash east of Ottawa! 902-629-1784/ 1-800-955-1864 email [email protected]
Anne Of Green Gables - The MusicalJuly & AugustConfederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond St., downtown Charlottetown, C1A 1J1. Canada's favorite musical is filled with laughter and tears as Anne Shirley, LM Montgomery's loveable red haired orphan, settles into a new life in the fictional community of Avonlea. Show times at 8:00 pm with matinees on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 2:00 pm. Prices vary according to seating and show time, see Website or brochure for further details. telephone 1-800-565-0278;
Summer on the Waterfront FestivalJuly & AugsutHarbourfront Jubilee Theatre, Summerside A summer of toe tapping, energetic, Maritime traditions on stage. 902-888-2787
P.E.I. Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festivalearly JulyRollo Bay Bluegrass and old-time music featuring the best local, regional and international groups. 902-569-4501 / 902-569-3153
24th Annual P.E.I. Street Rod Association Show n' Shineearly JulyLobster Shanty Restaurant, Montague The oldest and one of the largest outdoor car shows featuring street rod, antique, classic cars and more! 902-962-4140
Sport PEI Dragon Boat Festivallearly JulyVictoria Park, Charlottetown Experience the fun and excitement of the Dragon Boat Festival! 902-368-4110
Pride Festivalmid JulyVarious venues across P.E.I. A week long festival of pride activities across Prince Edward Island 1-877-380-5776
Indian River FestivalJuly & AugustSt. Mary's Church, Indian River Fine music concert series, presenting world class musicians in an acoustic, architectural wonder. 902-836-4933
Kinkora Somerset Irish Festivalmid JulyKinkora, Route 225 Car rally, Irish pub night featuring "Sons of Maxwell", dance, and more! 902-887-2868
Summerside Lobster Carnivallate JulySummerside Parade, lobster suppers, midway, stage entertainment, Celebrity dinner and harness racing 902-436-4925
Evangeline Bluegrass Festivalmid JulyAbrams Village A weekend of bluegrass and old-time traditional music performed by local and international artists. 902-854-3300
Souris Regatta "Festival of the Sea"mid JulySouris Marine Terminal Boat races, poker run, Sea Queen pageant, trade show, trap hauling, tub races, magician, woodcarving competition, midway, tug-o-war, trivia, fear factor, crafts, stage entertainment, jamboree, sport competitions, traditional seafood and music by the sea. Family fun for everyone. 902-687-2157
British Car Days across the Bridgemid JulyCymbria Lions Club, South Rustico 4th Annual all-British car, motorcycle show, market, competitions, and tours 902-964-3294
PEI International Children's Theatre Festival mid JulySites across PEI Theatre for children with venues across the Island 1-800-803-1421
Medieval Fairemid July-late AugustWoodleigh Replicas & Gardens, Burlington A fabulous medieval frolic set among the stunning Woodleigh castles 902-836-3401
Charlottetown Yacht Club Race Weeklate JulyCharlottetown Yacht Club Atlantic Canada's Premiere Sailboat Racing Event. Boats, live nightly entertainment, food, and music 902-629-6404
Annual Rollo Bay Fiddle Festivallate JulyRollo Bay, 3 miles west of Souris The Annual Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival takes place at the Rollo Bay Festival GroundsThe festival stages two concerts per day plus an old time dance each night. Concerts each day, rain or shine. Traditional Island talent at its best. Contact: Peter Chaisson. 902-687-2584 / 902-687-3464 [email protected] -->
Medieval Fairelmid-July to Late AugustO'Leary Frolic as in medievel times, with costumed characters at the Castle in the Woodleigh Replicas, north of Kensington. 902 836-3401. Free with admission to park.
PEI Potato Blossom Festivallate JulyO'Leary Giant parade, Midway, fireworks, community picnic, and activities for all ages. 902-859-2888
Emerald Junction Irish Festivalend JulyNodd Road, Emerald, Route 113 Box 8311, Kensington, C0B 1M0. This festival promotes Prince Edward Island's Irish heritage and community spirit. Check out all the great Irish music under the "Big Top" on the community centre property. Also food, beer garden, children's activities, etc. Rough camping. Fri., 7 pm-1 am; Sat., 1-6 pm and 9 pm-2 am. Rain or shine. (902) 886-2400; email [email protected]
Rendez-vous Rustico Festival 2002end JulyRustico Three days of activities for the whole family-clowns, buskers, Celtitude, Lennie Gallant.
St. Peter's Wild Blueberry Festivalend July - early AugustSt. Peter's Bay Dances, children's events, parade, trivia, concerts, barbeque, pancake brunch. 902-961-2510
Eldon Annual Highland GamesA early AugustLord Selkirk Provincial Park, Eldon Scottish concerts, highland dancing piping, drumming, sports competitions, meals available (902) 659-2337 [email protected] -->
12th Annual Fiddlers & Followers Weekend early AugustRainbow Valley, Cavendish 5 big shows, fantastic entertainers, stepdancers, lobster supper, BBQ, picnic. 902-963-2221
Old Home Week, PEI Provincial Exhibitionmid AugustCharlottetown Civic Centre, Charlottetown Driving Park Provincial agricultural exhibition, midway, harness racing, entertainment and much more 902-629-6623
L.M. Montgomery Festivalmid AugustHeritage sites in Cavendish, Route 6 / Park Corner, Route 20 Two days of wholesome family fun. Learn more about Montgomery and her time. 902-963-7874
Gold Cup Parademid AugustVarious streets in Charlottetown Annual parade with floats, marching bands, horses, clowns, giant balloons-largest east of Montreal! 902-628-8800
2002 Senior Women's Canadian Fastpitch Championshiplate AugustCentral Field & City Diamond in Victoria Park, Charlottetown Catch the Action! The best female softball players from across Canada compete. Daily ticket price $6.00 1-866-760-4851
Cavendish Farms Baseball Canada National PeeWee Championshiplate AugustQueen Elizabeth Park, Summerside Summerside hosts the nation's best peewee ball players. 902-432-1282
Woodleigh Highland Gatheringlate AugustWoodleigh Replicas & Gardens, Burlington Traditional piping, drumming, and dancing at the famous Woodleigh Castles. 902-836-3401
L'Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien de la region Evangelineend AugustAbram-Village 100th Anniversary, livestock, crafts, foods, demonstrations, horse pull, parade, pole climbing, lobster suppers, music/acadian variety. 902-854-2324
August 30- September 1end AugustCharlottetown The Victorian era comes back to life with historic re-enactments, concerts, & tours 902-629-1784 / 1-800-955-1864
PEI International Shellfish Festivalmid SeptemberA celebration PEI shellfish including oysters, mussels and clams. Featuring the Polar Foods International Eastern Canadian Oyster Shucking Championships, the Great Paderno Chowder Challenge, traditional Island entertainment and lots more. Contact: PEI Shellfish Association/PEI Aquaculture Alliance. telephone (902) 892-4455;
Cornwall Cornfeststart OctoberCornwall Recreation Centre, Cornwall "helping recreation grow" fun, games, dances, flea markets, variety shows, fun for all ages. festival office 628-6260
2002 Canada Senior Gameslate SeptemberSummerside The Canada Games for Seniors- featuring 17 National Championships 902-436-2195
70 Mile Coastal Yard Salelate SeptemberSoutheastern P.E.I., Wood Islands to Murray River and Cape Bear, Orwell & Belfast Two day event of finds, food and fun, over 125 sites. Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 902-962-2044
Trailfest 2002late SeptemberIsland-wide Celebrate the Confederation Trail with events in communities across PEI (902) 894-7535 [email protected]
Reef Island Film Festivallate SeptemberCity Cinema and Olde Charlottetown RIFF celebrates amateur and independant film making in PEI. (902) 393-4718
Atlantic Breeders Crownmid October Charlottetown Driving Park & Charlottetown Area Greatest show in Maritime racing! Season Ending Sires Stakes Championships! 902-569-3812
Wintertide - The Maritime Electric Victorian Winter Festivallate November-January 3Downtown Charlottetown and Island-wide A spectacular light show and full schedule of Island-wide activities. 902-628-2000
Charlottetown Christmas Paradelate NovemberStarts at UPEI, winding through City Atlantic Canada's largest Christmas Parade, post-parade bash with Santa at Confederation Centre of the Arts. 902-566-5548
Christmas Lights Across Canadaearly December Province House National Historic Site, Richmond St., Charlottetown Candle light walk, VIP ceremony, entertainment, Victorian costumes, and refreshments. 6:30pm. 902-894-1283

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