Prince Edward Island – August 2018 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of August 2018– stay tuned for more, EVENT-150x1501but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Prince Edward Island.

AND...if you've got an event coming up - drop us a line at [email protected] with the details and we'll do our best to get it in there. For more info on submissions click here.


Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Jamboree- Summerside Legion

Every Monday Night
Each week a different band will give a concert, followed by a light refreshment and then a jam. You are encouraged to bring your instrument and join in. For more information contact the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #5 @ (902) 436-2091.


Tuesday Night Ceilidh- Georgetown
every Tuesday

Visit for more details

Good Time Square Dancing- Murphy Centre, Charlottetown

Every Wednesday Night

All are welcome, especially beginners. No partner or special clothing needed, and there is no charge. Volunteers callers are Velma Cardomy MacDonald and Tom Connor. 629-1869 or 892-3839


Indian River Festival- St. Mary’s Church
Runs through to September 16
The Indian River Festival offers a summer long series of concerts set in one of the most acoustically perfect venues to be found anywhere. Experience classical, maritime, jazz, folk/roots, choral music and much more, featuring the very best in Canadian artists. Click here to find out more.


Highland Storm Festival- Summerside
Runs through August 2

This high-energy Celtic show runs select dates throughout the summer. Uplift your spirits and feel the exhilaration of Highland Storm An ALL-NEW production of Celtic music and dance, involving the very best in Island talent! Featuring a cast of thirty, this high-energy show runs four nights a week, outdoors in a tent. With artistic and music direction provided by Ryan MacNeil, a world-renowned keyboarder, piper, bodhran player, tin whistler and member of the Barra MacNeils, this is the “must-see” show on PEI this summer! Visitors will be captivated by the fast-paced feet of the Highland and step dancers, stirred by the sounds of the pipes and drums. Click here for details

Confederation Players Walking Tours
Runs through August 25
History comes alive when you stroll down Charlottetown’s historic district with the Confederation Players- a troupe of costumed, young Canadians, trained as the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation. Join the Players for a guided walking tour or attend their historic vignettes. Through their portrayal of key figures such as John A. Macdonald, George Coles, and George-Étienne Cartier, the Confederation Players provide a glimpse into the cultural and historical context of the Charlottetown Conference. Click here to learn more


Victoria Playhouse Festival
Until September 20
A summer-long Festival of Performing Arts - live theatre, musical concerts and storytelling events. Held in the beautiful and historic Victoria Hall. For a complete schedule of shows, follow this link


Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities- Charlottetown
August 20 - 22
People committed to creating healthy and safe communities are invited to  this 3-day event. Two interactive workshops will be offered about diversity and community leadership, as well as using evidence for social justice. Other highlights will include a keynote on democratic renewal, a Social Circus, a plenary on indigenous governance, and a storytelling circle on advocacy for social justice in Atlantic Canada.  Find out more information at


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