Signature Events

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Signature Events

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, some of our signature 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 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.

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 across Canada.

King's Playhouse Summer Festival

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!

Watermark Theatre Summer Festival

  • 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

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

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

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

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.

Old Home Week PEI’s Family Fun Fair!

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.

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!

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 culinary events that highlight authentic Island tastes and traditions. We promise, your taste buds will thank you!

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 PEI Setting Day Culinary Festival

May 7-9

  • Location:Charlottetown Yacht Club  Tour/Region:Charlottetown

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

The Charlottetown Festival

June 3 - September 4

  • 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 6-20

  • Location:Island-wide  

An award-winning, critically acclaimed traditional music, dance and storytelling festival that brings exceptional shows to treasured spaces. The Festival of Small Halls will have toes tapping in communities across the Island.

Summerside Lobster Carnival

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!

Rock The Boat Music Festival

July 31

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

This community concert is the cherry on top of the already world-renowned Tyne Valley Oyster Festival. A small community of 250 residents welcome music fans for the best party around!

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival!

August 13-15

  • 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!

PEI International Shellfish Festival

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.

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