Small island, big events.

Don’t be fooled by P.E.I.’s small size – there are fantastic events for the whole family happening all season long.

Dive into Prince Edward Island’s rich cultural fabric with award-winning theatre, outstanding musical events, and more! From coast to coast, this small Maritime province is teeming with events for the whole family.

Festival of Small Halls

Enjoy a wonderful medley of roots, folk and traditional music by Island musicians returning to the small communities where their careers began. Music fills the air in halls of all shapes and sizes on country roads and along breathtaking coastal drives.

When: June 11 – 24, 2017
Where: Throughout PEI

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Victoria Playhouse Festival

PEI’s longest-running little theatre is housed in the intimate and historic Victoria Community Hall. Festival entertainment features contemporary comedy, drama and musical concerts, and it’s easy to see why The New York Times calls the Victoria Playhouse ‘A Hidden Gem!’

When: June to September 2017
Where: Victoria

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Charlottetown Festival

Music, theatre, and more. This year’s line up includes the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet, and Anne of Green Gables – The Musical in Confederation Centre’s 1,000-seat theatre. Bittergirl is back for cabaret, and the festival also features the world premiere of A Misfortune.

When: June 17 – September 23, 2017
Where: Charlottetown

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Indian River Festival

Hear the very best in classical, traditional, folk, jazz and world music. An annual destination event for tourists and locals alike, the Indian River Festival keeps a jam-packed concert schedule from June to September each year.

When: June to September 2017
Where: Indian River

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Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Rock out with more than 70,000 country music fans and enjoy camping, attractions, seaside dining and the biggest names in country music at the largest multi-day outdoor music festival in Atlantic Canada.

When: July 7-9, 2017
Where: Cavendish

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32nd Annual PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

The 32nd annual PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival features: Sideline, Lost and Found, and Salt and Light as well as perennial favourites, The Bluegrass Diamonds, back for their 24th appearance

When: July 7-9, 2017
Where: Rollo Bay

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Summerside Lobster Festival

Join in an Island celebration of tradition, community, culture and history with world famous lobster. Enjoy activities including a world championship qualifying triathlon, beach volleyball, a kids summer fun zone, midway, sandcastle building, themed days, musical entertainment and culinary events with lobster front and centre!

When: July 18-24, 2017
Where: Summerside

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Highland Storm Festival

Uplift your spirits and feel the exhilaration of Highland Storm. This new production of Celtic music and dance includes the best in Island talent and features a cast of 30 performing a high-energy, outdoor show in a covered amphitheatre at the College of Piping.

When: July – August, 2017
Where: Summerside

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Cloggeroo – Island Folk Festival

Atlantic Canada’s freshest folk music festival attracts regional, Canadian, and international musicians playing widest variety of folk-inspired music including rock, reggae, salsa, soul, and even late night dance parties.

When: August 11-13, 2017
Where: Georgetown

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Old Home Week

Since 1888, Islanders and visitors alike have taken part in Old Home Week’s fun, educational and community activities. From musical performances, competitions, and midway, to livestock and agricultural shows and some of Canada’s most popular buskers and performers, each year brings something new and exciting.

When: August 10-19, 2017
Where: Charlottetown

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Grand Fondo PEI

Three days of riding experiences so close to the Atlantic Ocean, you can almost taste the salt water. A unique combination of scenery, coast-to-coast Gran and Medio Fondo rides, timed climb, and sprint sections challenge riders of all levels at a beautiful time of year.

When: August 25 – 27, 2017
Where: Throughout PEI

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L’Exposition Agricole et le Festival Acadien

Immerse yourself in Acadian culture in Abrams Village. This fun family event has taken place for over 110 years and features Acadian-style entertainment, agricultural demonstrations, authentic Acadian cuisine and lobster suppers, a parade, contests and much more.

When: August 31 – September 3, 2017
Where: Abrams Village

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Fall Flavours Festival

Embark on a unique culinary adventure highlighting authentic Prince Edward Island tastes and traditions. Savour incredible food and enjoy delightful venues, entertaining hosts, and one-of-a-kind experiences including Signature Events hosted by popular celebrity chef personalities.

When: September 1, 2017
Where: Throughout PEI

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Jazz & Blues Festival

Be treated to the best in jazz and blues, soul, R&B, Latin, Indie pop, and rock by Canadian artists with a series of ticketed and free concerts and workshops in several locations throughout historic downtown Charlottetown.

When: TBA
Where: Charlottetown

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PEI Shellfish Festival

A signature event of the Fall Flavours Festival, the PEI International Shellfish Festival proudly puts the Island on the culinary map by showcasing indigenous foods and food experiences with PEI Shellfish and agricultural products.

When: September 14-17, 2017
Where: Charlottetown

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PEI Marathon

A qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, the PEI Marathon attracts participants from across Canada, the USA, and internationally to beautiful Prince Edward Island.

When: October 13-15, 2017
Where: Charlottetown

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