A season of

Signature Events

Photo Credit: Berni Wood

Signature Events

Signature Event
In spring, things really start to heat up on the Island; the Ceilidh at the Irish Hall begins in May, and the College of Piping in Summerside hosts the annual Highland Storm Festival. Then, it is pretty well non-stop party time until October, so be sure you are ready for an entertaining vacation when you plan your Island visit. Besides all the wonderful annual events, watch for some newer activities such as: The Festival of Small Halls in spring, Fall Flavours in September, the Jazz & Blues Festival, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival featuring many of the best country artists, garden concerts,  and even historical re-enactments! 

The listings here are just a taste of all the Island activities you will have to choose from. Search for events for the dates you will be visiting for the most current info.


The PEI Setting Day Culinary Festival


  • Location:Charlottetown Yacht Club  Tour/Region:Charlottetown

P.E.I Setting Day Culinary Festival is a unique culinary experience hosted on the historic Charlottetown Waterfront.

Victoria Playhouse Festival

June - September

  • Location:Victoria  Tour/Region:Red Sands Shore

It’s easy to see why The New York Times calls the Victoria Playhouse ‘A Hidden Gem!’ Nestled in Prince Edward Island’s quaintest small town, Victoria-by-the-Sea – The Victoria Playhouse Festival has become a favourite entertainment spot for Islanders and visitors, featuring contemporary comedy, drama and musical concerts.

Watermark Theatre Summer Festival

June - August

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

The Watermark Theatre produces professional classical theatre on Prince Edward Island! You'll find the greatest works of English, American, and European playwrights in this intimate setting located in North Rustico.

King's Playhouse Summer Festival

June - August

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

One of Canada’s longest running theatres – this unique community venue in the community of Georgetown has been entertaining audiences of all ages for more than 120 years! Be sure to Visit the King's Playhouse while planning your vacation!

Harbourfront Theatre Festival

July - September

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

Located on Summerside’s beautiful downtown waterfront, the Harbourfront Theatre Festival celebrates the culture of our region through live dramatic and musical productions during the summer months. Featuring renowned touring artists and authentic Maritime entertainment, the Harbourfront Theatre Festival has something for everyone!

Highland Storm

July - August

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

Be captivated through fast paced Highland and step-dancing accompanied by the sound of pipes and drums.

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival


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

Overlooking the Northumberland Strait and Gulf of St. Lawrence the PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival is held the first full weekend of July each year at the Festival Grounds in Rollo Bay!

Summerside Lobster Carnival


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

Lobster, harness racing, and good entertainment – What more could you ask for! The Summerside Lobster Festival offers something for everyone's interest and budget!

Old Home Week PEI’s Family Fun Fair!


  • Location:Charlottetown  

Celebrating Prince Edward Island’s agriculture and way of life during Old Home Week! Featuring carnival rides and games, daily entertainment, livestock and horse shows, local food, harness racing and more.

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival!


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

This Island Folk Festival has transformed the small town of Georgetown into a foot-stomping, crowd-pleasing festival scene! From afternoon shows in the beautiful gardens to headline shows on the waterfront - there’s a good time for everyone at Cloggeroo!

Congrès mondial acadien 2019


  • Location:Island Wide  

For the first time ever, the Congrès mondial acadien is coming to Prince Edward Island! The festivities begin in PEI on August 10th and run till noon on August 15th.

Gran Fondo PEI


  • Location:Island Wide  

Experience the Island’s culinary delights, explore iconic landscapes and learn about our heritage and culture by cycling through Prince Edward Island! Gran Fondo PEI takes riders on a three day ride experience that is so close to the Atlantic Ocean that you will almost taste the salt water.

PEI Fall Flavours Culinary Festival

August - September

  • Location:Island-wide  

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

PEI International Shellfish Festival


  • Location:Charlottetown  

Come for the culinary and stay for the party during the PEI International Shellfish Festival! Join us on Prince Edward Island for the "Biggest Kitchen Party in Atlantic Canada" boasting good friends, good times, good music and lots of world-famous Prince Edward Island shellfish.

PEI Marathon


This annual marathon starts in the Prince Edward Island National Park at Brackley Beach and ends in downtown Charlottetown. The PEI Marathon has something for the whole family. It’s a fun-filled, energetic weekend you won’t want to miss!

Jack Frost Children's Festival

February 14 - 17

  • Location:Charlottetown  

See snow and ice come alive through artistry of Canada’s Olympic Snow Sculpting Team at the Jack Frost Children’s Festival! Planning that perfect family winter getaway? The Jack Frost Children’s Festival is the largest winter festival east of Quebec City with something for the entire family!

The Guild Festival

May - October

  • Location:Charlottetown  

Heart-warming musicals, hilarious sketch comedy, and great family entertainment – The Guild Festival is sure to keep you entertained and coming back for more!

Indian River Festival

June - September

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

The Indian River Festival offers a summer-long series of concerts set at the historic St. Mary’s Church in Malpeque Bay. Experience classical, maritime, jazz, folk/roots, choral music and more. The festival features the finest artists from Prince Edward Island and all across Canada.

The Charlottetown Festival

June 3 - September 26

  • Location:Charlottetown  

Featuring the finest performers, designers, playwrights, composers, choreographers and directors, the Charlottetown Festival is a professional showcase of musical theatre, comedy and drama that has been running for over 50 years!

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls

June 7-21

  • Location:Island-wide  

With more than  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.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

July 10-12

  • Location:Cavendish  Tour/Region:Green Gables Shore

What was once a cow pasture in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island is now the home of the largest multi-day outdoor music festival in Atlantic Canada! The Cavendish Beach Music Festival features some the world’s greatest country music artists over a jam packed three days. This annual event is a favourite on the Island with more than 70,000 attendees, so be sure to book your accommodations early!

L'Exposition Agricole et le Festival Acadien

September 2-6

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

Featuring top-notch Acadian-style entertainment, agricultural demonstrations and culinary events L’Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien in Abram-Village provides a unique taste of Acadian culture you won’t want to miss during your PEI vacation!