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PEI Festivals and Events

Small island, big events.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Jack Frost Winterfest

Jack Frost Winterfest returns for two weekends of fun in Charlottetown. From soaring down tube runs, to running hand-in-hand through obstacle courses, to escaping the outdoors to enjoy kid-themed performances and carnival games – is it any wonder why winter and wonder go so well together?

When: February 16-19 and 23-25, 2024
Where: Charlottetown

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PEI Beer Festival

The PEI Beer Festival will feature breweries from across the East Coast and beyond, samples of a variety of beer, ciders and coolers, a little something for everyone. There will be live entertainment, local food pairings and more.

When: February 23, 2024
Where: Charlottetown

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Music PEI Week

Music PEI Week is the annual celebration of the Island music industry. The five-day festival recognizes the remarkable achievements of our local artists and professionals with shows featuring many of the Music PEI Award nominees and special guests.

When: March 6 – 10, 2024
Where: Charlottetown

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Past Events

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WinterDine

WinterDine is back for 2024 and features lunch and dinner menus from more than 20 of Charlottetown’s finest restaurants. The festival takes place over three weeks.

When: January 22 – February 11, 2024
Where: Charlottetown

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Winterval

Winterval is fun for the whole family, offering a variety of free and paid events across various regions along the Point East Coastal Drive. These include a snow zone, sledding, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and more! Packages are available from seven accommodation operators, all located close to the action.

When: January 26 – 28, 2024
Where: Various Locations

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Charlottetown Christmas Festival

The Charlottetown Christmas Festival features a variety of festive events like Breakfasts with Santa, Yuletide Walking Tours, holiday movies at City Cinema, horse & wagon rides, children’s entertainment & more!

When: November 17, 2023 – January 2, 2024
Where:
Charlottetown

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The Mistletoe Market

Located on the Confederation Centre Plaza, the Mistletoe Market features eight huts, each showcasing different local artisan-crafted goods.

When: Weekends November 24 to December 24, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Holiday Maker Market

Join us in Charlottetown for the 9th annual Holiday Maker Market! A curated market featuring over 60 maritime artists, makers + food.

When: December 2-3, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Victorian Christmas Market

Come celebrate the holiday season in an enchanting storybook setting reminiscent of European Christmas Markets at the 9th annual Victorian Christmas Market.

When: November 24 – 26, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Indigenous Christmas Artisan Market

The Indigenous Artisans Christmas Market will bring over 30 Indigenous Artisans from across the Mi’kmaq Territory of Epekwit together to share their artistic abilities and creativity just in time for the holidays. Dreamcatchers, quill art, ribbon skirts, pottery and beadwork are just a few of the treasures you can find at the market.

When: November 25, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Nights of Fear

Visit Dr. Jack and all of his fiends for a spooking good time at PEI’s largest, scariest haunted house!

When: October 14 – 30, 2023
Where: Kensington

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Ghost Stories of Three Rivers

Eat, drink and be merry while listening to local ghost stories of Three Rivers.

When: October 26, 2023
Where: Montague

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Charlottetown Scarecrow Festival

Set against the backdrop of Charlottetown’s colourful and historic buildings, hundreds of scarecrow installations will line the streets, gather on street corners, pop up in shop windows, and surprise you in other unexpected ways.

When: September 29 – October 22, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Maine Events

PEI Marathon

PEI Marathon weekend is a two-day event that includes categories for every runner or walker in the family!

When: October 13 – 15, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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PEI Fall Flavours

The PEI Fall Flavours Food & Drink Festival is a 2-week celebration of Canada’s Food Island, taking place in communities across the Island during the fall harvest season.

When: October 1 – 15, 2023
Where: PEI

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PEI Fibre Festival

A celebration of all things fibre, including a marketplace, a fibre fan lounge, classes, and Maritime entertainment!

When: October 5 – 7, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Charlottetown Farm Day in the City

Join farmers, producers, crafters, and artisans from across PEI for the Island’s largest outdoor market and street festival of the year, featuring over 150 vendors and exhibitors.

When: October 1, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Continental Connections: Europe Meets PEI

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable culinary experience during the Europe Meets PEI weekend. This event not only treats guests to a delectable meal but also offers inspiration and ideas for their own European-infused culinary creations. With stunning views and mouthwatering dishes, the Europe Meets PEI Weekend is a truly unforgettable experience.

When: September 30 – October 2, 2023
Where: St. Peter’s Bay

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The Legendary PEI Lobster Crawl

The Legendary PEI Lobster Crawl showcases Island restaurants with tasty dishes featuring PEI lobster, retail marketplaces that sell and ship PEI lobster, excursions you can go on to get hands-on experiences with PEI lobster and iconic lobster-themed events.

When: September 2023
Where: PEI

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GoolaHolla Festival

The East Pointers’ Goolaholla! brings Good Times to PEI/Epekwitk in a new boutique music, art and camping festival!

When: September 29 – 30, 2023
Where: Souris

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70 Mile Coastal Yardsale

The 70 mile coastal yardsale is a two-day event with hundreds of vendors along the coastal and back roads in private homes, community halls, churchyards, and small businesses.

When: September 23-24, 2023
Where: PEI

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Stratford Fall Fest

Join the town of Stratford in celebrating the fall festival. This weekend long event is jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family, including a fun zone, art tent, food, live entertainment, music and more!

When: September 22 – 24, 2023
Where: Stratford

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Moonlight Bazaar

Moonlight Bazaar is an award-winning, signature street festival that brings the community together for a night of fun under the planets.

When: September 23, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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PEI International Shellfish Festival

Set against the stunning backdrop of Prince Edward Island, the Prince Edward Island Shellfish Festival brings together the freshest shellfish, top culinary talents, and East Coast entertainment.

When: September 14 – 17, 2023
Where: Charlottetown

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Toby's 2nd Annual Sunflower Festival

Experience the thrill of wandering through 4 acres of sunflowers and picturesque display gardens. Along the way, stop by the local talent and vendors for a grand market-style event! After the Sunflowers, enjoy spending the day in the beer garden or lavender fields while the kids play in the Fun Park.

When: August 5 – August 13, 2023
Where: Fortune

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The 14th Annual Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival

Experience a memorable weekend at the Sea Glass Festival, an exciting two-day event celebrating all things sea glass. The festival offers an array of vendors, sea glass bingo, children’s activities and free access to the Souris Historical Lighthouse.

When: July 29 – 30, 2023
Where: Souris

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Arts & Culture Festival in Montague

A celebration of art, culture and community on the Montague Waterfront with music and performances, an outdoor market, family fun activities and fireworks.

When: July 28 – 30, 2023
Where: Montague

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The Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival

The Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival was created to preserve Prince Edward Island’s tradition of music. Today it celebrates a history of successful growth for 4 decades. The festival continues to feature top performers, attracting fans both young and old from around the world.

When: July 21 – 23, 2023
Where: Souris

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