Top Events Canada 15 TOP EVENTS AND FESTIVALS ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CANADA

There is a wealth of very popular and special events taking place each year on Prince Edward Island. Here we concentrate on the top 15 of those events.

Highlights include the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown and the award winning Festival of Small Halls, the critically acclaimed traditional music, dance and storytelling festival in mid-June








Q-93 Battle of the Bands
late March
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

In an endeavor to find the next major rock group on the island, the ever popular Q-93 Battle of the Bands event features 8 bands competing over a 6 week period for the title to become the winner of the Q93 Battle of the Bands! and a grand prize.

For more information about the Q-93 Battle of the Bands visit:
http://q93.fm/promo.php?promoID=290





Tartan Day in Belfast
early April
Belfast, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Celebrating the fact that Prince Edward has the highest concentration of Canadians of Scottish descent, the Belfast Historical Society celebrates the contributions of Scots and their descendants to the fabric of society on Prince Edward Island. Highlights of this event are music and food of Scottish heritage.

For more information about Tartan Day in Belfast visit:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Belfast-Historical-Society/137470232958298





Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island
late May
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaShowcasing more than 250 wines from all over the world, the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island offers 2 nights of amazing wines and foods prepared by talented chefs. A popular wine vent for over 18 years, the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island displays almost 40 booths with wines originating in over twelve different countries. Highlights of the wine festival include, a juried wine competition, the Grand Tasting event introducing new wines and much more.

For more information about the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island visit:
http://www.peiwinefest.com/





PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
mid June
Prince Edward Island (PEI)

An the award winning, critically acclaimed traditional music, dance and storytelling festival, the aptly named PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls showcases over 50 performances over 11 days in more than 40 rural community halls. Recognized as an East Coast Music Award nominee for “Event of the Year” in the past three years, and winner of the Music PEI Event of the year ever since 2010, the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls showcases music and dance from Prince Edward Island’s rich Irish, Scottish and Acadian cultures, as well as highlighting the Island’s wealth of singers, songwriters and folk tales.

For more about the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls visit:
http://www.smallhalls.com





The Indian River Festival
mid June to mid September
Indian River, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaA recent recipient of the Music PEI Award for Achievement in Classical Music, the Indian River Festival features a series of concerts all through the summer. From classical and maritime music to folk chorals and jazz, this popular and respected event since 1996 showcases the very best of Canadian artists and attracts fans from all over the world.

For more information about the Indian River Festival visit:
http://www.indianriverfestival.com





Summerside Highland Gathering
late June
Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, the Summerside Highland Gathering organized by The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside, Prince Edward Island features step-dancing, Highland dancing competitions, bagpiping and bagpiping competitions, drumming and a wide range of Scottish athletic events.

For more details about the Summerside Highland Gathering visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/pei-prince-edward-island-summerside-highland-gathering.html
or take a look at the official web site at:
http://www.collegeofpiping.com





Charlottetown Big Red Music Festival - Canada Day
1 July
Charlottetown, Prince Edward's Island (PE)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsBeyond the weekend long music activities featuring favorite artists, the Charlottetown Big Red Music Festival is well known for the Canada Day activities that celebrate this important day of the year with a host of family activities including balloon twisting, face painting, bouncy rides, horse and wagon rides, a petting zoo, Calico dancers, a carnival vending area and much more – ending with one of the largest fireworks displays in Canada.

For more information about the Charlottetown Big Red Music Festival visit:
http://city.charlottetown.pe.ca/canadaday.php





PEI 2014 Celebration Zone
July 1st – Sept 7th
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Located on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront where the Fathers of Confederation came ashore, the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone is a hub of celebratory activity all summer long. Featuring daily concerts, a lounge and culinary area, interactive walking tours, children’s activities, arts & heritage exhibits, theatre, dance and other family-friendly activities, the PEI 2014 Celebrations Zone has something for everyone. Artists from across the country will be performing here throughout the summer making this a truly Canadian celebration.

For more information abut the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone visit:
http://www.pei2014.ca/celebrationzone/



 

Cavendish Beach Music Festival
early to mid July
Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island ( PEI )

Top Events Canada – Country MusicNominated for the Country Festival of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association in 2010, the increasingly popular Cavendish Beach Music Festival showcases more than 25 of the world's greatest musicians and talent performing live over four days.

Click here for more details about the Cavendish Beach Music Festival
or visit the official web site at:
http://www.cavendishbeachmusic.com



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PEI Potato Blossom Festival
mid July
O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Flower Festivals CanadaCelebrating Prince Edward Island’s most valued produce, the PEI Potato Blossom Festival, taking place each year in July when the potato plants fill the fields in full blossom, has been a popular event on Prince Edward Island for almost half a century. Main fun events include the crowning of "Miss Potato Blossom", the farmers banquet, kids day, parades and even fireworks.

For more information about the Prince Edward Island (PEI)
http://peipotatoblossomfestival.com/





PEI Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival
mid July
Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

A popular event for almost 30 years, featuring Maritime, Ontario and US performers, as well as workshops and jamming sessions, the PEI Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival is just one of a number of concerts and other bluegrass related events dedicated to the preservation and advancement of bluegrass music on Prince Edward Island.

For more about the PEI Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival visit:
http://peibluegrass.tripod.com/annual-festival.html





St Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival
late July – early August
St. Peter’s, Prince Edward Island (PE)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsCelebrating its 31st year, the St. Peter's Bay Wild Blueberry Festival is filled with variety of attractions for all ages including a Surf & Turf BBQ featuring everything including Blueberry buckle, an old-fashioned single layered cake, peppered with blueberries, and topped with a streusel topping, dances for teens and their boring adults, bingo, a golf tournament, various concerts, a parade and even fireworks.

For more information about St Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival visit:
http://www.stpetersbaypei.com/festivals.html





TD Jazz & Blues Festival
late August
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicCelebrating the birth of Confederation in historic down-town Charlottetown, the TD Jazz & Blues Festival features bands from each and every province in Canada as well as even more concerts, free street parties and workshops.

For more information about the TD Jazz & Blues Festival visit:
http://www.jazzandblues.ca/




GranFondo Prince Edward Island
late August
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Welcoming riders from seven provinces, the 3-day GranFondo event on Prince Edward Island offers a challenge to riders of all levels. Billed as a friendly event a self paced fun group event and not a race, this event nevertheless offers a challenge to riders of all levels.

For more information about GranFondo Prince Edward Island visit:
http://www.granfondo-pei.ca/granfondo_pei





Fall Flavours – Fine Food Festival
September
Prince Edward Island ( PEI )

Top evens Canada - Food and WineFall Flavours – Prince Edward Island - is an Island-wide Fine Food Festival that highlights authentic Island tastes and traditions. Featuring more than 250 culinary and cultural events taking place in communities across Prince Edward Island in September, the Fall Flavours Festival is hosted by celebrity Chef Michael Smith, and offers the best PEI has to offer in the way of food and includes a wide range of culinary events from clams on the beach to brewmasters dinners.

Click here for more details about the Fall Flavours Festival or visit the official web site at
http://www.fallflavors.ca/





Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival
September
Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Hailed as the "Biggest Kitchen Party in Atlantic Canada", The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival was born in 1996 to celebrate Prince Edward Island shellfish with a festive gathering of lovers of shellfish and today attracts visitors from around the world enjoy one of the largest festivals on the island.

Click here for more details about the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival or visit the official web site:
http://www.peishellfish.com





Prince Edward Island Marathon
mid October
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top Events Canada – Marathons The BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon is a Boston qualifying event for runners and walkers of all levels. A popular and important event for more than eleven years, categories in the Prince Edward Island Marathon include: Kid’s Run 1K Wheelchair race, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, 1/2 Marathon Run/Walk and the Full Marathon.

For more about the Prince Edward Island Marathon visit:
http://www.peimarathon.ca/








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