A season of

Signature Events

Photo Credit: Louise Vessey

The Guild Festival

May 23 - October 24

  • Location:Charlottetown  

Join us at The Guild, located in Downtown Charlottetown for our 2017 Festival, which includes Anne & Gilbert: The Musical, Atlantic Blue, Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart, Dreamwork's Madagascar -- A Musical Adventure Jr., Seussical Jr., Improv Comedy!

Indian River Festival

June 9 - September 17

  • Location:Indian River  Tour/Region:Green Gables Shore

Discover excellence in classical, jazz, Maritime, world and contemporary music by the finest artists from Prince Edward Island and across Canada, all in the world class acoustical setting of St. Mary’s Church.

Harbourfront Theatre Festival

July - September

  • Location:Summerside  Tour/Region:North Cape Coastal Drive

Located on Summerside’s beautiful downtown waterfront, the Harbourfront Theatre Festival is home to a cozy and elegant 520-seat theatre that celebrates the culture of our region through live dramatic and musical productions during the summer months.

Jack Frost Children's Festival

February 16-18

  • Location:Charlottetown  

Looking for a fun winter activity for the whole family? Take in Jack Frost Children's Winterfest in late February and early March each year! Explore the outdoor Snow Kingdom, visit entertainment venues and enjoy indoor performances with each ticket purchase. Visit Jackfrostfestival.com for more details. 

The Charlottetown Festival

June 7 - September 22

  • Location:Charlottetown  

The Charlottetown Festival runs June to September and offers live theatre productions, free outdoor performances, gallery exhibitions, dining and shopping. Featuring the finest performers, designers, playwrights, composers, choreographers and directors, the Festival is a professional showcase of musical theatre, comedy and drama.

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls

June 12 - 23

  • Location:Island-wide  

With more than 50 performances through 14 days in June in almost 40 rural community halls, the Festival of Small Halls is a critically acclaimed traditional music and dance festival that has toes tapping across the Island.

Victoria Playhouse Festival

June 22 - September 16

  • Location:Victoria  Tour/Region:Red Sands Shore

A summer-long festival of performing arts, the Victoria Playhouse Festival proudly presents live theatre, musical concerts and storytelling events staged in the air-conditioned comfort of historic Victoria Hall in the beautiful seaside village of Victoria-by-the-Sea.

King's Playhouse Summer Festival

June 28 - August 1

  • Location:Georgetown  Tour/Region:Points East Coastal Drive

The King's Playhouse in Georgetown has been bringing laughter, music and entertainment to audiences for over 120 years making it one of Canada's longest running theatres. Take in an evening of drama, music, or a concert as part of their annual Summer Festival.

Watermark Theatre Summer Festival

June 28 - September 1

  • Location:North Rustico  Tour/Region:Green Gables Shore

The Watermark Theatre produces the finest professional classical theatre on the Island! You'll find the greatest works of English, American, and European Literature on our intimate thrust stage in North Rustico, all at incredibly affordable prices.

Heartfelt Celtic Experience

July - August

  • Location:Summerside  Tour/Region:North Cape Coastal Drive

Uplift your spirits and feel the exhilaration of Heatfelt Celtic Experience, an ALL-NEW production of Celtic music and dance, involving the very best in Island talent! Featuring a cast of thirty, this high-energy show runs four nights a week, outdoors in a covered amphitheatre at the College of Piping.

10th Annual Cavendish Beach Music Festival

July 6-8, 2018

  • Location:Cavendish  Tour/Region:Green Gables Shore

Every July, more than 70,000 visitors annually flock to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival for the biggest names in country music, camping, dining, the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and to create memories that last a lifetime.

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

July 6 - 8

  • Location:Rollo Bay  Tour/Region:Points East Coastal Drive

Featuring groups from all over North America, the PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival is held on the first full weekend of July each and is set in a natural amphitheatre overlooking the beautiful Northumberland Strait and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Summerside Lobster Carnival

July 12 - 14

  • Location:Summerside  Tour/Region:North Cape Coastal Drive

The Summerside Lobster Festival has been a long standing tradition for over 60 years celebrating the community, its culture and history with the lobster. This week-long festival is the Island's premier annual event featuring the Lobster and is an event not to be missed!

Old Home Week PEI’s Family Fun Fair!

August 9 - 18

  • Location:Charlottetown  

A treasured tradition featuring renowned livestock shows, 4-H and handicraft displays, food demonstrations, harness racing, children’s shows, musical entertainment, Campbell Amusements midway and so much more.

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival!

August 10 - 12

  • Location:Georgetown  Tour/Region:Points East Coastal Drive

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival has transformed the small town of Georgetown into a foot-stompin, rock n’ rollin, crowd-pleasin’ festival scene! From afternoon shows in the beautiful gardens to headline shows on the waterfront and late night parties in the Georgetown rink – there’s a good time here for everyone!

Gran Fondo PEI

August 24-26

  • Location:Island Wide  

GranFondo PEI takes riders on three days of riding experiences so close to the Atlantic Ocean that you will almost taste the salt water. The unique combination of scenery and coast-to-coast Gran and Medio Fondo rides, combined with timed climb and sprint sections offers a challenge to riders of all levels.

L'Exposition Agricole et le Festival Acadien

August 30 - September 2

  • Location:Abram Village  Tour/Region:North Cape Coastal Drive

This annual event has been taking place for over 110 years and features top-notch Acadian-style entertainment, agricultural demonstrations, culinary events including authentic Acadian cuisine and lobster suppers, parade, contests and much more!

PEI Fall Flavours Culinary Festival

September 1 - October 1

  • Location:Island-wide  

Join us at Fall Flavours, a month long, Island-wide food festival with over 60 culinary events highlighting authentic Island tastes and traditions. Your culinary journey will take you across the Island to enjoy incredible food, delightful venues, entertaining hosts and one-of-a-kind experiences.

PEI International Shellfish Festival

September 13 - 16

  • Location:Charlottetown  

Join us for the "Biggest Kitchen Party in Atlantic Canada" boasting good friends, good times, good music and lots of world-famous Prince Edward Island shellfish. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations from Food Network personalities, culinary activities & competitions and fantastic musical performances.

PEI Marathon

October 12 - 14

This annual marathon starts in the Prince Edward Island National Park at Brackley Beach and ends in downtown Charlottetown with breathtaking scenery throughout the entire route. The PEI Marathon has something for the whole family, so participate today for a fun-filled, energetic weekend!