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What's happening on July 1 for Canada Day? Will their be fireworks?

Answer by:
Portrait image of Verna Lynne Weeks
General Island

Good afternoon from sunny Prince Edward Island,

Thank you for your inquiry to Ask an Islander. Yes, communities of Prince Edward Island plan to celebrate Canada Day in a large, traditional way this year with local talent, music, face painting, birthday cake, parades and fireworks at dusk. And because Canada Day falls on a Friday, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway or to begin an even longer summer vacation. 

Come to the Island and wave your Canada flag proudly at any of the following celebrations: 

  • Cardigan will host a parade with a theme of “Famous Canadians” with other events to follow.
  • The City of Charlottetown will celebrate its history as the Birthplace of Canada and its larger story as home to many including our First Peoples, the Mi'kmaq. If you have the time, book a guided historic walking tour immersed with Indigeneous and colonial histories. 
  • Town of Cornwall - Fireworks at Hyde Pond
  • Miltonvale Park
  • North Rustico is my personal favourite with a street parade, great musical entertainment all day and a fireworks finale over the harbour.