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.


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!

The PEI Setting Day Culinary Festival - Cancelled

May 8-10

  • 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.

Indian River Festival - Cancelled

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.

King's Playhouse Summer Festival - Cancelled

1 June - 31 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!

The Charlottetown Festival - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

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.

Watermark Theatre Summer Festival - Cancelled

June 24 - August 29

  • 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.

Victoria Playhouse Festival - Cancelled

June 25 - September 20

  • 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.

Harbourfront Theatre Festival - Cancelled

1 July - 30 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!

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival - Cancelled

July 3-5

  • 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!

Highland Storm - Cancelled

8 July - 4 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.

Summerside Lobster Carnival - Cancelled

July 9-11

  • 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!

Cavendish Beach Music Festival - Cancelled

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!

Rock The Boat Music Festival - Cancelled

August 1

  • Location:Tyne Valley  Tour/Region:North Cape Coastal Drive

This non-profit concert is the cherry on top of an already world-renowned Tyne Valley Oyster Festival. A small community of 250 people welcomes in over 5000 during the festival for the best party around!

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival! - Cancelled

August 14-16

  • 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!

Old Home Week PEI’s Family Fun Fair! - Cancelled

August 14-22

  • 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.

Gran Fondo PEI - Cancelled

August 28-30

  • 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.

L'Exposition Agricole et le Festival Acadien - Cancelled

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!

PEI Fall Flavours Culinary Festival

September 4 - October 4

  • 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 - Cancelled

September 17-20

  • 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

October 16-18

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!

The Chief Public Health Office in consultation with the Provincial and Federal Governments will determine when it is safe for those from outside the province to come visit the Island.

We will welcome visitors when ready for everyone's health and safety.

COVID-19: Get the latest updates from the Prince Edward Island Government.

Accommodations, events and attractions listed on the website may be affected by COVID-19. Please contact the operator or venue directly.