There is a lot to celebrate on Thanksgiving when you are visiting Charlottetown. You can either spend the weekend relaxing or go out with the family to experience everything that Charlottetown has to offer during the Thanksgiving weekend. You will definitely see that Charlottetown is the perfect place to experience P.E.I.’s old-fashioned charm and natural beauty.
1. Anne & Gilbert – The Musical – October 5, 2018
See the award-winning show before it goes away until next year. Anne & Gilbert the Musical is an unforgettable show and is a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting Charlottetown.
2. Ceilidh at the Irish Hall – October 5, 2018
Spend the day enjoying traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, and the Maritimes at the Ceilidh at the Irish Hall. Some of the best traditional musicians from PEI will perform at this event. On October 5th, Mike Pendergast, Andy Doucette, and Tom McSwiggan take the stage.
3. Artisan PEI Meet The Maker Open Studio Day 2018 – October 5 & 6, 2018
Artisan PEI Meet The Maker Open Studio Day allows people to meet local artists and take part in live demonstrations and hands-on activities. There is something for every skill levels and is a great way to try new crafts and skills or art.
4. Charlottetown Farmers’ Market
The Charlottetown Farmers’ Market is the place to be on Saturday morning, especially if you are looking for fresh produce for your Thanksgiving Feast. Vendors from across the island come to the market to showcase their work and sell their fresh produce that is in season.
5. The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute Show – October 6, 2018
The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute Show is hosted by Jay White, who has been paying homage to Neil Diamond for over 25 years. If you love Neil Diamond, then you really need to see this great tribute show.
6. Rise and Climb Adventure Course
You can get a bird’s eye view of the forest while challenging your climbing skills on the Rise and Climb Adventure Course. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, they offer High Tech Laser Tag in a forest setting that.
7. Made in Canada Food Tour
Take the family on a culinary adventure and spend 3 hours learning about the history of PEI, while you sample many kinds of unique and fresh foods on the Made in Canada Food Tour. The tour focuses heavily on favorite local dishes and fresh Canadian produce.
8. Farmers’ Market Picnic – October 6, 2018
Spend the day with your family gathering everything that you need for a great picnic at the Farmers’ Market Picnic. You can meet and chat with the local farmers to learn more about their work and how they raise some of the best produce in the Maritimes.
9. PEI Cycling Tours
See Charlottetown historic sites while enjoying a nice bike ride on one of the PEI Cycling Tours. You should try to stop at all the cafes, restaurants and breweries along the way. They also offer multi-day tours across PEI, so it is easy to see all of PEI iconic sites.
10. Lobster on the Wharf
Lobster on the Wharf is Charlottetown’s premier seafood restaurant and has earned this title since opening 1986. You can enjoy the freshest seafood along with other local favorite dishes while watching the boats come and go from the wharf. You can also take home lobsters for Thanksgiving from the Lobster Pound.
11. Belfast Corn Maze
Just a 30 minute drive from Charlottetown is the Belfast Corn Maze at Chuckwagon Farm. The corn maze is challenging and made up of designs that only are visible from the air. There is a lot of family fun to have at Chuckwagon Farm, including an obstacle course, farm animals, a jumping pillow and much more.
12. Great Northern Adventures – Bunbury
Be prepare for some scares when you go on a haunted hayride or explore the haunted barn at Great Northern Adventures. If you prefer to be less scared, they do offer child-friendly options. You can also meet the Australian Shepherds that call the farm home while you are there.
13. Tour the Cows Creamery
PEI is known for being the home of Cows Creamery and its funny cow themed T-shirts. You can take your family on the free self-guided tour of the COWS factory to see how the famous ice cream is made. After the tour is over, you all can enjoy a cone at the ice cream shop.
14. Take the Secrets of Charlottetown Walking Tours
Charlottetown’s history has many secrets, ghost-sightings and legends. The hour long Secrets of Charlottetown Walking Tour will take you around the historic downtown core. The tour starts on the corner of Water and Queen Street, where your guide will make it possible to see learn about the local legends and folklore.
15. Charlottetown Food Tour
On the Charlottetown Food Tour, you can travel the world by trying dishes from across the globe. The tour is three hours long and is a great option for lunch on any Friday or Saturday. You will definitely find delicious local and specialty dishes at hidden gems in downtown Charlottetown.