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.
Victoria Playhouse Festival
A summer-long festival of performing arts, the Victoria Playhouse Festival proudly presents live theatre, musical concerts and storytelling events staged in the air-conditioned comfort of historic Victoria Hall in the beautiful seaside village of Victoria-by-the-Sea.
When: June-September 2018
The Charlottetown Festival
A Celebration of Rock, Blues and Local Treasures! Enjoy the 54th season of Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™; the phenomenal rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar; two new Festival-spawned musicals, On the Road with Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road.
When: June 7-September 22, 2018
PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
Recognized in 2009 as an East Coast Music Award nominee for “Event of the Year”, the Festival mixes music and dance from PEI’s rich Irish, Scottish and Acadian cultures, along with the Island’s proud tradition of singer-songwriters and the popular genres of bluegrass and old-time country.
When: June 10-23, 2018
Watermark Theatre Summer Festival
The Watermark Theatre produces the finest professional classical theatre on the Island! You’ll find the greatest works of English, American, and European Literature on our intimate thrust stage in North Rustico, all at incredibly affordable prices.
When: June 26-September 1, 2018
Where: North Rustico
Heartfelt Celtic Experience
Throughout July and early August, uplift your spirits and feel the exhilaration of the Heartfelt Celtic Experience, An ALL-NEW production of Celtic music and dance, involving the very best in Island talent!
When: July-August 2018
Harbourfront Theatre Festival
Located on Summerside’s beautiful downtown waterfront, the Harbourfront Theatre Festival is home to a cozy and elegant 520-seat theatre that celebrates the culture of our region through live dramatic and musical productions during the summer months.
When: July-September 2018
PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival
Featuring groups from all over North America, the PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival is held on the first full weekend of July each and is set in a natural amphitheatre overlooking the beautiful Northumberland Strait and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
When: July 6-8, 2018
Where: Rollo Bay
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Every July, more than 70,000 visitors annually flock to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival for the biggest names in country music. 2018 headliners include Brett Eldredge, Dallas Smith, Luke Bryan, and Shawn Mendes.
When: July 6-9, 2018
Summerside Lobster Carnival
The Summerside Lobster Festival has been a long standing tradition for over 60 years celebrating the community, its culture and history with the lobster. This week-long festival is the Island’s premier annual event featuring the Lobster and is an event not to be missed!
When: July 12-14, 2018
Old Home Week
A treasured tradition featuring renowned livestock shows, 4-H and handicraft displays, food demonstrations, harness racing, children’s shows, musical entertainment, Campbell Amusements midway and so much more.
When: August 9-18, 2018
Cloggeroo—The Island Folk Festival
From afternoon shows in the beautiful gardens to headline shows on the waterfront and late night parties in the Georgetown rink – there’s a good time here for everyone!
When: August 10-12, 2018
GranFondo PEI is a 300 participant capped event rolling through some of the most stunning countryside and ocean vistas in the country. Yes, like Prince Edward Island, we are small and beautiful!
When: August 24-26, 2018
Air Show Atlantic
We are proudly going into our 8th year branded as Air Show Atlantic, the largest air show in Atlantic Canada and one of the larger and older air shows in Canada. This year will be the 35th full air show in our organization’s history.
When: August 25-26, 2018
L’Exposition Agricole & Le Festival Acadien
This annual event has been taking place for over 110 years and features top-notch Acadian-style entertainment, agricultural demonstrations, culinary events including authentic Acadian cuisine and lobster suppers, parade, contests and much more!
When: August 30-September 2, 2018
Where: Abram Village
PEI Fall Flavours Culinary Festival
Join us at Fall Flavours—an Island-wide food festival with over 60 culinary events highlighting authentic Island tastes and traditions. Your culinary journey will take you across the Island to enjoy incredible food, delightful venues, entertaining hosts and one-of-a-kind experiences.
When: September 1-October 1, 2018
PEI International Shellfish Festival
Enjoy live cooking demonstrations from Food Network personalities, culinary activities & competitions and fantastic musical performances.
When: September 13-16, 2018
This annual marathon starts in the Prince Edward Island National Park at Brackley Beach and ends in downtown Charlottetown with breathtaking scenery throughout the entire route.
When: October 12-14, 2018