After a day of walking, discover more hidden gems. There are lots of opportunities to experience local culture at some of Prince Edward Island’s festivals and events.
Four Festivals and Events on PEI to Experience While Completing The Island Walk:
- Small Halls Festival
- PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival
- Under the Spire
- Stompin’ Tom and King’s Playhouse
1. Small Halls Festival
The Small Halls Festival is an exceptional Island experience. This award- winning event brings music, dance and storytelling into over 40 rural community halls across the Island. It is a celebration of community, bringing together warm Island hospitality and a world-class lineup of artists from near and far, making it a must-attend event for anyone visiting or living on the island. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this special celebration!
Dates: June 9 – June 18, 2023
2. PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival
The PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival is an annual event that showcases some of the best bluegrass and old-time music from around the world. The festival includes performances from renowned artists, workshops, jam sessions, and more. This is a great opportunity for music lovers to come together and enjoy the unique sounds of bluegrass and old-time music. The festival is held in a beautiful setting, with stunning views of the countryside.
Dates: July 7 – 9, 2023
3. Under the Spire
Under the Spire Festival is an annual event that takes place in Charlottetown, PEI. It is a celebration of art, music, and community that brings together artists, musicians, and performers from across the island and beyond. The festival features a diverse lineup of live music, art exhibits, and interactive installations that showcase the vibrant culture of PEI. If you’re looking to experience the best of PEI’s arts and culture scene, this is an event you don’t want to miss.
Dates: June 16 – September 1, 2023
4. The Stompin’ Tom Festival Series & Kings Playhouse
The Stompin Tom festival series, held at the Stompin Tom Centre in Prince Edward Island, is a must-see event for music lovers. The festival features a lineup of talented musicians from across Canada and celebrates the life and music of Stompin Tom Connors. If you feel like experiencing the island like a true islander, Kings Playhouse located in Georgetown is the perfect place, enjoy live theatre, music, dance, children’s programming and community celebrations, while also supporting local talent.
Dates Stomping Tom Festival Series: June 11 – July 21
Dates Kings Playhouse: April 29 – August 1
Overall, Prince Edward Island has a vibrant festival and event scene that’s sure to keep you entertained after you finish your daily walks on the Island Walk. Be sure to check out the Tourism PEI website, PEI’s regional tourism association website for more information on these and other events.