The weather is cooling down, and the gorgeous fall colours are starting to appear across the beautiful province of PEI. Head out and explore what great activities that PEI has waiting for you at the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Have some fun with your family and friends this September in PEI when you check out some of the 50 activities listed below.
1. L’Exposition Agricole Et Le Festival Acadien
Celebrate Acadian culture and agricultural traditions at L’Exposition Agricole Et Le Festival Acadien. During the festival, there will live music, a craft show, talent competition, exhibitions, local cuisines and much more.
September 1 -5, 2021
2. PEI International Shellfish Festival
The PEI International Shellfish Festival is four days that honour PEI’s world-famous shellfish. So, bring your friends along to enjoy a roof-raising kitchen party as the sun sets over Charlottetown. This event is a ‘must’ for anyone who loves seafood.
September 16 – 19, 2021
3. Brackley Drive-In Street Machine & Hot Rod Car Show
Muscle cars and vintage vehicles owners are welcome to show case their hard work at the Brackley Drive-In Street Machine & Hot Rod Car Show. If you love cars, this is a show for you.
September 12, 2021
4. PEI Burger Love
PEI Burger Love has returned for another month of great burgers made from 100% Island beef and local toppings. Across the island, you will amazing burgers. Try them and vote on your favorite to crown the burger of the year.
5. Oyster Bed Speedway
Professional drivers from across Canada gather at the Oyster Bed Speedway to test their driving skills and see who is the fastest. There are Outlaw, Mini-stock, and Street Stock races. Race enthusiasts of all ages will love watching these high-speed races.
September 6, 11, & 30, 2021
6. Taste of Georgetown
If you are looking for super local seafood and entertaining stories, you need to check out Taste of Georgetown. Join Chef Justin Cournoyer of Toronto’s Actinolite Restaurant and other local chefs on the south shore of Eastern PEI for a scrumptious 5-course sit down feast that showcases fresh, local ingredients and delivers rich, decadent flavours.
September 30, 2021
7. Toe Taps & Taters
PEI is known for the potatoes that are grown there, and they get the royal treatment at Toe Taps & Taters. See how potatoes go from the field to the table with guest chef Jesse Vergen and catered by Chef Tyler Gallant. This ‘spud-centric’ event is held by local potato farmer Alex Docherty in his 25-million pound packing warehouse for an authentic ‘night on the farm experience’. The three-course homestyle sit-down feast starring PEI potatoes and beef is served at Alex’s 25-million pound packing warehouse.
September 24, 2021
8. Oyster on the Pier
Oysters are the best when they are eaten close to the sea. Join Chef Corbin and local oysters’ growers at Oysters on the Pier in Northport to learn how to shuck, and enjoy fresh oysters at the food stations.
September 26, 2021
9. Feast & Frolic
At Feast and Frolic, there will be lots of fresh PEI lobsters, mussels, oysters, prime Island beef, and an award-winning potato chowder. It is a ‘not to be missed’ event, especially if you love shellfish. This event kicks off the PEI International Shellfish Festival.
September 16, 2021
10. Beef N’ Blues
Learn why foodies and chefs across Canada go wild over Certified PEI Beef at Beef n’ Blues. Chef Michael Smith will create a ‘tour de beef’, which features 10 beefed-up roving stations that serve outstanding dishes that showcase Island beef. The Mellotones, an 8-piece band that’s toured the world, will be playing all evening.
September 17, 2021
11. PEI Beer Festival
PEI Beer Festival is a part of the Fall Flavours Festival and is a celebration of the fine art of craft beer brewing. There will be samples of a variety of beer, and local live music that everyone will enjoy.
September 24 – 25, 2021
12. The Island Summer Review
The heartbeat of Harmony House, the annual Island Summer Review comes to an end in early September. Tap your toes to fiddle music and laugh at the jokes and hard to believe stories.
Until September 8, 2021
13. Eptek Centre Summer Exhibition
This exhibit features historic artwork of PEI scenes. Some days, there are art demos and tours available. The Centre will also offering scavenger hunts that relate to the exhibits, so this is something fun and educational that the whole family can enjoy.
Until October 1, 2021
14. Together At Last Festival
This brand new live music and theatre festival celebrates female icons from the 20th century and includes productions inspired by Anne of Green Gables, Patsy Cline and The Spice Girls.
Until September 4, 2021
15. Sea, Sand & Fire
Spend an evening overlooking the Montague Heritage River around a campfire while local musicians, Roma food and local seafaring stories.
Until September 27, 2021
16. Eastern Kings Exhibition
Celebrating its 171st anniversary, the Eastern Kings Exhibition is a three-day party that is a can’t miss event. It is PEI’s oldest exhibition.
September 10 – 12, 2021
17. The Island Walk Food Hike
Combining the world of food and hiking, The Island Walk Food Hike is a most for foodies and hikers. The hike is around 10-13km long and you’ll have to chance to meet local chefs and sample their work.
September 18 & 26, 2021
18. Taste the Town – Food & Fact Walking Tour
Explore downtown Charlottetown while enjoying four mouth-watering stops along the way. Local guides will share their hidden gems on the way to the next stops.
September 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2021
19. Mussel & Lobster Shore Boil
Roll up your sleeves and help fisherman Jim Conohan prepare and cook a traditional mussel and lobster boil.
Until September 30, 2021
20. PEI Fiber Festival
It’s going being woolly time at the PEI Fiber Festival. Discover unique fibres from over 30 vendors from across the world. There will be workshops, guest speakers and more fibre themed activities.
September 24 – 26, 2021
21. Harvest Home Festival
A weekend packed with live music both evenings, food and craft stalls and morning activities. There is camping available on site.
September 24 – 25, 2021
22. 5/15 Fermentation Trail
Taste what the small scale craft breweries, cideries, and meaderies have been brewing up. The five locations are 5 minutes from Charlottetown and 15 minutes apart from each other.
Until October 31, 2021
23. Historic Downtown Charlottetown Ghost Walks
Met the mysterious gravedigger, and take a spooky stroll through Charlottetown’s historic downtown. Hear about the city’s dark, mysterious and haunted past.
24. Amazing Tales of the Atlantic LIVE! Presented by The Guild
Amazing Tales of the Atlantic returns to The Guild stage. The show is a live radio play anthology series celebrating the unique residents of the Atlantic. It takes the kinds of characters in our community we all know and love and puts them in wild scenarios.
September 25, 2021
25. Queer Folx & Women’s Comedy Night
Cheer on both women, and queer folx, as they workshop some jokes with you. The Show is home to all levels of performers, and you get to laugh with and at the jokes. Reservations are recommended as these shows are always packed.
September 2, 2021
26. Beetle Juice Movie Night
Beetle Juice is back on the big screen at Manse.
September 29, 2021
27. Charlottetown Flea Market
Experience the thrill of the search at PEI’s largest indoor flea market. Every Sunday the Charlottetown Seaport is home to the Charlotte Flea market.
28. Checkout some indoor fun
Glorious PEI might be best known for its beaches and outdoor activities, but there’s tons of fun stuff to do on the island when days are grey and wet (or you just need a break from the sun). Have some fun indoors in PEI.
29. September Stargazing
Learn about the basics of astronomy, and do some naked-eye stargazing this September.
September 18, 2021
30. The Great George Heritage Walk
Take a guided walk around downtown Charlottetown, while listening to exciting stories from the past.
Until October 30, 2021
31. A Tasting Affair
Start the evening by touring the vineyard and winery, before sitting down for a 5 course local tasting menu by Chef Jen. There is only 12 tickets available for each evening.
Until October 30, 2021
32. Murray Harbour Farmer’s Market
On Saturday mornings, the Murray Harbour Farmer’s Market is the place to be. There are lots of local products available at the market, including freshly picked produce, fresh seafood, handmade soap, and much more.
33. Annual Middle Eastern Take Out Fundraiser
Skip the cooking and dishes by ordering a meal from the Middle East. Featuring famous cuisine from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, the take-out comes with a full plate of food and baklava.
September 11, 2021
34. Craig Fair Presents: Mixtape Nights – The Best Of
Craig Fair and special guests, Joce Reyome, Brandon Howard Roy, Brielle Answem and Julain Molnar are covering music we remember and love at Trailside Music Hall.
September 5, 2021
35. Annual Fall Craft Fair
Over 50 vendors come to the Annual Fall Craft Fair to showcase their new Fall and Holiday products. It is a great place to find unique items for the special or hard to buy for people in your life.
September 25, 2021
36. The Table Culinary Studio
The Table Culinary Studio is an award-winning culinary studio that focuses on experiential cuisine. It is a delightful place where you can taste the best fresh local island flavours. You can choose to join a cooking class during the day or enjoy a delicious nightly dinner.
Until October 17, 2021
37. Bogside Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday at Bogside Brewing, you can stock up on some local weekend essentials. Learn about local small businesses, farmers and artisans as you check out their amazing products and enjoy a relaxing evening with your family and friends.
Until September 30, 2021
38. The Legendary Downchild Blues Band – The Longest 50th Anniversary Tour Ever!
After 18 albums and touring around the world, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band are celebrating 50th Anniversary. This show features new hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly” and fan favorite songs.
September 18 – November 11, 2021
39. Lunch At Allen’s
Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprising four remarkable Canadian talents. Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas will play new songs and old favorites.
September 18 – October 24, 2021
40. Explore Victoria-by-the-Sea
Spend the day exploring this lovely seaside town. Home to first class shops and restaurants, Victoria is a gem of a town that looks like a picturesque postcard.
Until October 31, 2021
41. Taste the Town Food + Fact Tour
Taste your way around the beautiful city of Charlottetown on this popular food tour. The 2.5km walking tour will take four tasty locations, so you can taste why PEI is called “Canada’s Food Island”. Along the way, you will hear about hidden gems from the local guides.
42. The Mighty Island Chowder Trail
Cha Cha your way along The Mighty Island Chowder Trail. Eat your way from one tip of the Island to the other. There are over 6o restaurants and cafes that make up the Mighty Island Chowder Trail.
43. Relax at a Spa
Treat yourself to some “Me Time” and relax at one of the many spas around the Island. Many resorts and hotels offer spa packages for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
44. Light up your day by visiting a Lighthouse
Being surrounded by water, PEI is home to over 60 lighthouses, and 35 are still being used today. See and even stay at these iconic red and white structures.
45. Charlottetown Farmers’ Market
The Charlottetown Farmers’ Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings. Open year round, the market is home to local vendors offering fresh produce, local seafood, pre-made meals, arts and much more.
46. Walk along a Boardwalk
Even though summer has ended, doesn’t mean that PEI’s boardwalk stop being beautiful. They are wonderful spots to take a walk and take in the views of the ocean and the coastline.
47. Go Glamping
Skip setting up camp and worrying about cooler September nights by going Glamping. The Island is home to great options like treehouses and cabins to pick from.
48. Go Apple Picking
Gather up the family and get ready for a fun day on the farm. PEI is home to five U-pick apple orchards for you to explore and pick fresh apples at.
49. Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf
Spend some time with the family playing mini-golf at the Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf. The 18-hole golf course was professionally designed to be fun for all ages. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Wax World of the Stars are adjacent to the golf course.
50. Get Lost in a Corn Maze