Festivals and Events

North Cape Coastal Drive music, food and agricultural  festivals take place throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter.  Theatre experiences also abound, from larger productions at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside to wildly entertaining community theatre and dinner-theatre shows all around the region.

You can check  our calendar to see what’s going on monthly. In the meantime, here are some of the highlights of our Festivals and Events.

Pride, tradition, folklore, family, stories, music, cuisine, livelihood – when we talk about celebrating the coast, we’re really talking about celebrating an entire way of life. We’re talking about the people of the North Cape Coastal region. And of course we’re talking about where you fit into the celebration equation.

Jun
9
Sun
PEI Nature Inspires Craft @ Eptek Centre
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm
[:en]PEI Nature Inspires Craft[:] @ Eptek Centre | Summerside | Prince Edward Island | Canada

“PEI Nature Inspires Craft”, this year’s Celebration of Craft exhibit, will feature fine craft inspired by PEI’s natural history. The inspiration pieces include birds, plants, nests, fossils, bones, etc. “PEI Nature Inspires Craft” will showcase the wide variety of craft produced on the Island. This exhibition is mounted in partnership with the PEI Crafts Council, with the support of Innovation PEI. All are welcome to attend the official opening on Sunday, June 9th at 2 pm. This exhibition will be on display until October. Eptek Centre will also be hosting a special, one-night only, art exhibition featuring the work of a group of early learning students on Tuesday, June 18th at 6 pm. The Reggio Art Exhibit will display artwork created using the Reggio Emilia approach, a student-centered educational philosophy that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. There is no admission fee for these two opening events and refreshments will be served. The on-site gift shop carries only Island art and craft, as well as books on local themes. Be sure to visit the permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside, too. Admission is by donation. Eptek Art & Culture Centre is a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Drive on the Summerside waterfront, adjacent to the Harbourfront Theatre. For more information call 902-888-8373 (or visit us online at www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre).

Jul
1
Mon
Craft and art Demo Days at Eptek Centre @ Eptek Centre
Jul 1 @ 1:33 pm – Aug 30 @ 2:33 pm
[:en]Craft and art Demo Days at Eptek Centre[:] @ Eptek Centre | Summerside | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Share inspiration and tips from local artists and artisans who set-up at our entrance for free demonstrations throughout the summer

Jul
23
Tue
TOE TAPPIN’ TUNES ‘N TALES @ Britannia Hall
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TOE TAPPIN’ TUNES ‘N TALES @ Britannia Hall | Tyne Valley | Prince Edward Island | Canada

An informal ceilidh each Tuesday evening full of local talent, and lots of good times.

Show starts at 7:30 pm

MACKINNON HOMESTEAD SCOTTISH CEILIDH @ MacKinnon Homestead
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
[:en]MACKINNON HOMESTEAD SCOTTISH CEILIDH[:] @ MacKinnon Homestead | Richmond | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Authentic traditional/original Scottish show; Governor Generals’ Award recipient. Group tours welcome!

Show starts at 7:30 pm

Adults $10., Seniors $9., Youth $7., School children $4. and Pre-schoolers free.

Jul
24
Wed
CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN @ LeFurgey Cultural Centre
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN @ LeFurgey Cultural Centre | Summerside | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Complimentary outdoor Wednesday evening concerts in historic setting featuring local musicians.

Admission is by donation.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Please check website for music line-up.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH L.M. MONTGOMERY @ Bideford Parsonage Museum
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH L.M. MONTGOMERY @  Bideford Parsonage Museum | Bideford | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Jul
26
Fri
Jeremy Dutcher @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
[:en]Jeremy Dutcher[:] @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River | Indian River | Prince Edward Island | Canada

JUNO Award recipient and winner of the 2018 prestigious Polaris Music Prize, this Tobique First Nation classically-trained tenor, musicologist, activist, and performer’s art is rooted in his Wolastoq heritage, where tradition and cutting edge modernity ignite.

jeremydutcher.com

Jul
27
Sat
OPEN STAGE – FREE @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
[:en]OPEN STAGE – FREE [:] @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River | Indian River | Prince Edward Island | Canada

OPEN STAGE – FREE (donations welcome)
If you have ever wanted to opportunity to perform at the incredible Historic St. Mary’s Church, now is your chance! We will host two Open Stage events this season! If you are a musician, vocalist, amateur or otherwise, come out to experience the amazing acoustics of this beautiful church!

Jul
28
Sun
CABOT BEACH SANDCASTLE BUILDING COMPETITIONS @ Cabot Beach
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
[:en]CABOT BEACH SANDCASTLE BUILDING COMPETITIONS[:] @ Cabot Beach | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Free event for all ages!

Bring your buckets and build your best sandcastle.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

 

DUNROMIN JAMBOREE @ Linkletter Community Center
Jul 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
[:en]DUNROMIN JAMBOREE[:] @ Linkletter Community Center | Linkletter | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Great live local entertainment the last Sunday of each month.

Show time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Wheelchair accessible.

 

VC2 Cello Duo @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
[:en]VC2 Cello Duo[:] @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River | Indian River | Prince Edward Island | Canada

VC2 is an innovative cello duo able to captivate audiences through their performances of classical masterworks, unknown gems and boundary pushing music.

V2 Cello Duo

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series @ Mont-Carmel Parish Hall
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm
[:en]Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series[:fr]Mont-Carmel série de spectacles[:] @ Mont-Carmel Parish Hall | Wellington | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Sponsored by The Co-operators – Mike Bradley Insurance Services Ltd and RADARTS.

 

Alyssa Gallant and Andraya Gallant

Meaghan Blanchard

Émilie Landry (NB)

Cynthia MacLeod

Stepdancing – Isabelle and Danielle Saunders

 

www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com

Jul
30
Tue
TOE TAPPIN’ TUNES ‘N TALES @ Britannia Hall
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TOE TAPPIN’ TUNES ‘N TALES @ Britannia Hall | Tyne Valley | Prince Edward Island | Canada

An informal ceilidh each Tuesday evening full of local talent, and lots of good times.

Show starts at 7:30 pm

MACKINNON HOMESTEAD SCOTTISH CEILIDH @ MacKinnon Homestead
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
[:en]MACKINNON HOMESTEAD SCOTTISH CEILIDH[:] @ MacKinnon Homestead | Richmond | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Authentic traditional/original Scottish show; Governor Generals’ Award recipient. Group tours welcome!

Show starts at 7:30 pm

Adults $10., Seniors $9., Youth $7., School children $4. and Pre-schoolers free.

Jul
31
Wed
CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN @ LeFurgey Cultural Centre
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN @ LeFurgey Cultural Centre | Summerside | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Complimentary outdoor Wednesday evening concerts in historic setting featuring local musicians.

Admission is by donation.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Please check website for music line-up.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH L.M. MONTGOMERY @ Bideford Parsonage Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH L.M. MONTGOMERY @  Bideford Parsonage Museum | Bideford | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Aug
2
Fri
The Small Glories @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
[:en]The Small Glories [:] @ Historic St. Mary's at Indian River | Indian River | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate.

With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along. “We’re folk singers, we try to write stuff that people can relate to,” says the multi-instrumentalist Edwards, whose looming stage presence and penetrating eyes find him the yin to Luft’s petite, snort-laughing yang. The material of a Small Glories concert is rootsily welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation — songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica. However, a Small Glories performance is really about what happens in-between the songs. “The feedback we get from a lot of audiences is that it’s not just about the music for them,” Luft says. “It’s the whole package.”

Aug
3
Sat
ROCK THE BOAT MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Rock the Boat Event Grounds
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 10:30 pm
ROCK THE BOAT MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Rock the Boat Event Grounds | Tyne Valley | Prince Edward Island | Canada

https://www.facebook.com/events/411954822883373/

JACQUES CARTIER NIGHT IN THE PARK @ acques Cartier Provincial Park,
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JACQUES CARTIER NIGHT IN THE PARK @ acques Cartier Provincial Park, | Alberton | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Evening concert featuring talented Island musicians

Show from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

 

Aug
4
Sun
Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series @ Mont-Carmel Parish Hall
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
[:en]Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series[:fr]Mont-Carmel série de spectacles[:] @ Mont-Carmel Parish Hall | Wellington | Prince Edward Island | Canada

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

 

Jordane (QC)

Colin Savoie-Levac and Eléonore Pitre (QC)

Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard

Ivan and Vivian Hicks (NB)

Stepdancing – Hailee Lefort

 

www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com

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