Kick off the summer on Prince Edward Island with some fun, family activities. You can spend the days of summer enjoying fresh lobster dishes, taking guided tours, or just relaxing under the sun with live music. Listed below, you will find 20 things to do on Prince Edward Island during June.
If you are visiting PEI: Things to Do during Spring in PEI
Doors Open PEI
On June 1st, many heritage, culture, and art buildings will open their doors to the public for the day. Some locations will have tours, and tell stories about their work and business. Explore PEI’s historic and modern buildings for free during Doors Open PEI.
June 1st, 2019
Free at most locations
Summerside Legion Kitchen Party
On Saturdays in June, the Summerside Legion Kitchen Party is the place to be. The house band consists of Rheal Arsenault on bass, Andy Paynter on lead guitar, and Remi Arsenault on drums. Each week, there is a different guest singer.
340 Notre Dame Street, Summerside
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 23rd, and 30th, 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm
PEI Craft Beer Week
Take a tour of some the most popular craft breweries on Prince Edward Island during PEI Craft Beer Week. The tour cost includes a sample at each brewery, lunch and a limited-edition PEI Craft Beer Week t-shirt. There will be buses available to transport you from one brewery to another, so you will not have to worry about driving after sampling all the terrific beer.
June 1 to 8th, 2019 from 11 am to 6:30 pm
$50 per person (+ tax & service fees)
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Counting down the days until we’re celebrating craft beer on PEI. One of the breweries we’re lucky to have is Barnone. • Barnone is a small farm brewery in Rose Valley that was founded by father and son who now grow a small hopyard with 4-6 hop varieties! • Make sure you check out all the events they have during PEI Craft Beer week over at peicraftbeerweek.com
Shanneyganock has delighted audiences from coast to coast with their authentic Newfoundland folk music. They are stopping in Summerside at the Harbourfront Theatre on their 25th Anniversary Canadian Tour. So, spend an evening experiencing a spirited wave of Newfoundland history told by some of its greatest musical ambassadors, who are still in fine voice after 25 years.
124 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside
June 1st, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Mighty Island Chowder Trail
Travel across the island to taste some of the best chowders on the Mighty Island Chowder Trail. There are 62 restaurants on the trail and some do lobster chowder, clam chowder or seafood chowder. If you love chowder, this delicious chowder adventure is a ‘must’ do activity for you.
June 1st to October 6th, 2019
A La Carte Pricing at each restaurant
Summerside Farmer’s Market
On Saturday mornings, the Summerside Farmer’s Market is the place to be if you are looking for farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheese. They also have authentic Island made items. There is also an on-site playroom that kids love.
250 Water Street, Summerside
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm
Varies depending on items purchased
Become a beekeeper for a day at Canoe Cove Honey and learn about honey bees and their hives in a safe environment. Beekeeping suits are provided for the Beehive Tours each Sunday. After visiting the hives in the field, the tour returns to the farm where you will learn about the honey extraction process and can try the delicious honey.
Canoe Cove Honey, 6718 Route 19, Canoe Cove, Charlottetown
June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 2019 at 9 am and 2 pm
$40 per person
Axe Throwing Throwdown
Have a great night out in Montague by going out drinking and axe throwing with your friends. Axe Throwing Throwdown is Montague’s first axe throwing tournament. There are prizes to be won.
Copper Bottom Brewing, 567 Main Street, Montague
June 4th, 2019
Trailfest 11th Annual Spring Cycling Event
Join Cycling PEI for five Recreational Cycling Events and see the beautiful Confederation Trail. c11th Annual Spring Cycling Event includes prizes, bike clinics, food and much more.
June 6th, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Free to members. Must have a CPEI membership to participate.
Lobster Tales N Tunes
Lobster Tales N Tunes is where lobsters met music. You can watch culinary demonstrations, try amazing dishes, learn new tricks of the trade, and relax with live music. This is a perfect day for lobster and music lovers to enjoy the two things they love.
Historic St. Mary’s Church, 1374 Hamilton Road, Route 104, Indian River
June 8th, 2019 from
$150 for the Package
Saint Peter & Paul Middle Eastern Festival
The Saint Peter & Paul Middle Eastern Festival is fun for all ages, and includes face painting, dunk tank, bouncy activities, dance lessons, a Briek drinking competition and much more. There will also be food on-site for sale.
June 9th, 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm
The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
Experience PEI like never before during the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls. Over 40 rural community halls will be hosting a wide range of events that include storytelling, dancing, and music. The event brings to together artist from near and far.
June 9th to 23rd, 2019
$10 to $30
Seafood, Solstice & Suds
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Chef Michael Smith and talented local chefs and brewers at Seafood, Solstice & Suds. This epic evening will be filled with local seafood, craft beer and live music provided by the Love Junkies. This event is the perfect start to summer.
Bogside Brewery, 9 Brook Street, Montague
June 15th, 2019 from 6 pm to 10 pm
$89 (+Taxes & service fees)
Taste of Downtown Summerside – A Walkable Food Festival
Come hungry for the first annual walkable food festival in Summerside. Over 20 restaurants are on the Taste of Downtown Summerside tour, and only 6 hours. Each restaurant will feature samples from $1 to $4 during the festival. Along the way, there will be multiple stages with live entertainment if you need a break from the food.
June 22nd, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm
Samples priced from $1 – $4 each
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Our beautiful downtown is ALIVE today! Three blocks are closed off for our annual Sidewalk Sale and it couldn't be a better day! Check out Facebook for a few more photos from the day so far! Tomorrow is going to be even bigger, with a lobster eating contest just after lunch, and a big surprise at the end of the street! #itsbetterbythewater
Diversecity – Multicultural Street Festival
Over 50 ethno-cultural groups call Charlottetown and PEI home. Diversecity showcases the unique cultural elements of each of these groups. There will be live music and dance performances, informational booths, games, and delicious international food for everyone to enjoy.
Queen Street, Charlottetown
June 23rd, 2019 from 2 pm to 10 pm
Varies depending on events attended and items purchased
Old Fashioned Carnival
On June 21st, The Wyatt Heritage Properties lawns are turned into a Victorian style carnival. The games at the Old Fashioned Carnival are just 5 cents. There will be a ten cent tea tent, live music, clowns, petting zoo, miniature horse rides, carnival food, tug of war, a petting farm and much more to keep all ages entertained.
Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, Summerside
June 21st, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm
TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival is a five day of fantastic music featuring some of the best musicians in Atlantic Canada. Full show schedule to be announced soon. The Super Fest Pass ($59) will get you access to all shows in the TD tent.
Confederation Landing Park, 2 Great George Street, Charlottetown
June 26th to 30th, 2019
$29 to $59
Show N’ Shine Festival
If you love street rods, and antique cars, then the Show N’ Shine Festival is the place to be. There will be live entertainment, food, and refreshments. While you are at the festival, be sure to vote for your favorite vehicle because there are prizes to be won.
Old Brudenell Park, Cardigan
June 28th to 30th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm daily
Adults: $5, Under 12: Free
12th Annual Eastern Kings Giant Yard Sale
One of the largest yard sales, the Eastern Kings Giant Yard Sale is must see. There are 50+ individual sites participating in this event, along with multi-vendor sites at the Fortune Community Centre, the Souris Legion, St. Mary’s Hall, and Eastern Kings Community Centre. You are never sure what you are going to find at this huge event. The yard sale will be happening rain or shine. Registration deadline is June 1st.
Multiple locations in Eastern Kings County
June 29st, 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm
Varies depending on the item purchased
PEI Lobster Festival in Souris
Chef Michael Smith is cooking up some amazing lobster dishes at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. The PEI Lobster Festival will include a lobster roll competition, live lobster tank, and a lobster dinner. Test your skills at the buoy painting contest or the super cork contest and cool off by zipping down the ocean water slide.
203 Main Street, Souris
June 30th, 2019 at 6 pm
$40 – $45 (+$4.59 service fee if purchasing tickets online)
Ceilidh at the Irish Hall
The Ceilidh at the Irish Hall is a 30-year-running tradition in PEI. The energetic festivity is a celebration of conventional Celtic song and dance. The lively celebration takes starts mid-May each year and runs until October featuring the Island’s best musicians. Enjoy the Island’s traditional heritage through Celtic music as the hall springs to life at the Ceilidh.
Charlottetown Farmers’ Market
The Charlottetown Farmer’s Market is open year round, and after June 19th the market is open on Wednesdays’ Morning. Local vendors bring fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, and home-made baked goods to the market each week. The market is the perfect place to connect with the city.
Charlottetown Farmers Market, 100 Belvedere Ave, Charlottetown
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th & 29th, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm
Varies depending on items purchased