Festivals & Events

There is always something happening on Prince Edward Island. Check out some of the biggest festivals and events happening this summer!

May 22, 2014 – Savour Food & Wine

Savour celebrates and promotes the talents of local chefs, artisan distilleries, wineries and sommeliers, as well as the diversity of Prince Edward Island’s high quality food products. Visit www.pe.edining.ca/savour.

May 23 & 24, 2014 – The New Festival of Wines

2 Nights. 225 Wines. 10 Countries. As you explore over 200 limited quantity wines from around the world, your tastebuds will be delighted with roving food stations. Visit www.peiwinefest.com.

 June – August – College of Piping Celtic

Culture comes alive at The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada! Based in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, and affiliated with The College of Piping in Glasgow, The College has developed a world-class reputation as an international school of excellence in Highland bagpiping, Scottish-style drumming, Highland dancing and Island step dancing. www.collegeofpiping.com

June, 2014 – Festival of Small Halls

With more than 50 performances through 11 days in June, in more than 30 rural community halls, the PEI Festival of Small Halls is a critically acclaimed traditional music, storytelling and dance festival that will have your toes tapping across the Island. Visit www.smallhalls.com.

June-September – Indian River Festival

Fine music enriches the soul, nourishes the spirit and rejuvenates the mind. St. Mary’s Church, home of the Indian River Festival, was formally designated a heritage place in recognition of its historical and architectural significance to the Island. Visit www.indianriverfestival.com.

July 4-6, 2014 – Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Over 30 country music acts will rock more than 50,000 visitors in the coastal community of Cavendish. Artists already announced include the biggest touring artist of the summer Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town, Jason Blaine and Michelle Wright. Visit www.cavendishbeachmusic.com.

June 19 – September 27 – The 2014 Charlottetown Festival

The Charlottetown Festival announces it’s 50th anniversary season! Canada ROCKS!, Anne of Green Gables ~ The Musical™ and Searching For Abegweit: The songs and stories of Lennie Gallant  highlight the 2014 summer festival. Visit www.confederationcentre.com.

July 4 – July 13, Lobster Carnival

For over 55 years, the Summerside Lobster Carnival has been celebrating family fun and entertainment for all ages. Highlights include Celebrity Dinner, Downtown Sidewalk Sale, Talent Showcase, Lobster Suppers, Harness racing, Spelling Bee, Parade and Master Packaging SOS Cardboard Races as well as many othe new events. http://www.summersidelobstercarnival.ca

August 7-16, 2014 – Old Home Week

From musical performances to animal acts to some of Canada’s most popular buskers and performers, each year brings something new to the line-up. Combine these exciting events with the Midway and all the livestock and agricultural shows and competitions that have made Old Home Week famous www.oldhomeweekpei.com.

August 20 – 24, 2014, Jazz and Blues The TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival

In its 9th season, continues a tradition of presenting the very best Canadian artists and a diversity of programming. Focusing on mainstream jazz and blues, the festival also reaches out to latin, rock, indie, world, folk and other musical styles emphasizing improvisation and groove. The festival brings nationally and internationally recognized artists to PEI as well as spotlighting local and regional artists. www.jazzandblues.ca

September 5-28 – The PEI Fall Flavours Festival

A month long culinary celebration highlighting authentic Island tastes and traditions, taking place during September in communities across Prince Edward Island. The Festival features a variety of acclaimed guest chefs hosting a wide range of unique culinary experiences. Visit www.fallflavours.ca

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September 18-21, 2014 – PEI International Shellfish Festival

Every September, competitive shuckers, celebrity chefs, music lovers and a host of shellfish fans gather in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for four days of festivities, all built around the Island’s superb shellfish industry. Visit www.peishellfish.com

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PEI 2014 aims to create an unforgettable 150th anniversary year that will celebrate and commemorate the historic Charlottetown Conference of 1864 and Prince Edward Island’s role in the formation of Canada. More than a celebration, 2014 events will remind us that PEI is where great ideas are born and Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to collaborate and participate. Come celebrate with us! Visit www.pei2014.ca