Signature Events

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Signature Events

Signature Event
Things really start to heat up on the Island in the spring and people are entertained all across PEI until October with: ceilidh's, theatre, indoor and outdoor concerts, family friendly exhibitions, culinary events and more. Unfortunately, many of these festivals and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 operational guidelines and advice from PEI's Chief Public Health Office.

While things will look a little different, we still have some great events that we don't want you to miss. The listings you see below are just a taste of the Island events still being offered safely in 2020.

Cancelled Signature Events

Cavendish Beach Drive-in Series - PEI's only live drive-in concert series

July 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 29

  • Location:Cavendish  Tour/Region:Green Gables Shore

Enjoy live performances from local artists, live on stage, live through your car radio. Located at the Cavendish Beach Events Centre, home of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. See you this summer to enjoy some of your favourite Island performers!

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!

Summer Concert Series

July 16-September 19

  • Location:Confederation Landing Park and Founders Hall Food Market  Tour/Region:Charlottetown

Take in these daily outdoor live music performances by Island musicians.  Stop to watch or listen to the ambience as you tour Charlottetown’s waterfront.

Stompin’ Tom Festival Series

July 18 – Sept 26

  • Location:Skinners Pond - Stompin’ Tom Centre  Tour/Region:North Cape Coastal Drive

Weekly concerts with some of the region’s best talent.

Set in the Sun Open-air Concert Series

July 22 - August 29

  • Location:Charlottetown  Tour/Region:Charlottetown

For this new series, entitled Set in the Sun, a different Island songwriter or instrumental duo will perform a live concert every Wednesday and Saturday at 5 p.m. on location from July 22 – August 29.

The Island Drive-in Festival

July 24 - September 30

  • Location:Island Wide  Tour/Region:Island Wide

Love local this summer at the Island Drive-In Festival!  Created by Islanders, it’s a new twist on the classic drive-in experience featuring over 30 exceptional Island artists.

Gold Cup Week

August 13-22

  • Location:Charlottetown  Tour/Region:Charlottetown

Live harness racing highlighted by one of Canada’s most anticipated shows in the sport, The Gold Cup and Saucer Race.

The Chief Public Health Office in consultation with the Provincial and Federal Government will determine when it's safe for other provinces to come visit the Island.

Effective July 3rd, travel restrictions between the Atlantic Provinces have been lifted. Residents coming from Atlantic Canada are required to complete a self-declaration travel form, here.

COVID-19:Get the latest updates from the Prince Edward Island Government. Accommodations, events and attraction listed on the website may be affected by COVID-19. Please contact the operator or venue directly.