Fall is coming and leaves are going to be changing soon. This does not mean that life is slowing down on Prince Edward Island. September is packed with things to do across the island. From great fresh, locally grown produce to festivals and stage shows, there is something for everyone on PEI this September. Here are just 50 things to do this September on PEI.
1. L’Exposition Agricole Et Le Festival Acadien – Abram Village from August 29 to September 2, 2018
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.
2. PEI International Shellfish Festival – Charlottetown on September 13 to 16, 2018
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.
3. Signatures – A Canadian Spectacle under The Stars – Charlottetown until September 29, 2018
Signatures – A Canadian Spectacle under the Stars pays homage to iconic moments in Canada history and celebrates the present and the bright future. The shows take place six days a week at 10 pm, and the shows are projected on the walls of Confederation Centre.
4. Murray Harbour Farmer’s Market – Murray Harbour until October 27, 2018
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.
5. Atlantic Blue – Charlottetown until September 8, 2018
At an Atlantic Blue show, Tara MacLean will take you on a journey into the past by telling the amazing story of how music arrived on Canada’s east coast and how it has thrived over the years. Each show showcases an upcoming guest artist to show where east coast music is heading.
6. Surf & Turf Sundays – Stompin’ Tom Centre – Skinners Pond until September 30, 2018
Spend a Sunday relaxing at the Stompin’ Tom Centre listening to live music while enjoying a great dinner. Surf & Turf Sundays are family-friendly and come with an amazing meal, which includes scrumptious desserts.
7. Sunday Night Shenanigans – York until September 30, 2018
Join Judy MacLean Dancers at the York Community Centre on Sunday nights at 7 pm. Along with great dancers, PEI’s best Celtic, country and traditional entertainers at the stage at Sunday Night Shenanigans.
8. Sturgeon Ceilidh – Sturgeon until September 30, 2018
A variety of performers take the stage every second week at the Sturgeon Ceilidh. Admission to the Ceilidh includes biscuits with jam, and tea.
9. Sunday Series; Tunes on Tap! – Montage until September 30, 2018
Gather for an afternoon of traditional Celtic music at the Sunday Series; Tunes on Tap! Get ready to tap your toes to guitar, pipes, piano, and fiddle music.
10. Downtown Farmer’s Market – Charlottetown until September 23, 2018
Downtown Farmer’s Market is open Sunday mornings from 11 am to 4 pm. Vendors come from across PEI to sell amazing handmade products and fresh produce. There is so much to see at this farmer’s market, and the vendors are always friendly.
11. Anne & Gilbert the Musical – Charlottetown until October 23, 2018
See Anne of Green Gables grown up in the award-winning musical: Anne & Gilbert the Musical. The show is great for all ages and is an unforgettable show. Check the Box Office or online for tickets times and availability.
12. Oyster Bed Speedway – Oyster Bed Bridge on September 3, 8 & 15, 2018
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. All ages will love seeing these high-speed races.
13. MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh – Richmond until October 2, 2018
Experience traditional Prince Edward Island culture on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. The MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh’s has won the Governor General’s Award in the past. This is a ‘must see’ home when you are visiting PEI.
14. The Four Tellers – The Last Laugh – Georgetown until September 3, 2018
The Four Tellers – The Last Laugh shows will get you roaring with laughter and crying because you are laughing so hard. Four friends and master storytellers will tell stories about the Island and the crazy events that have happened in the past.
15. Dunes ‘N Tunes – A Seaside Ceilidh – Brackley Beach until September 18, 2018
At Dune ‘N Tunes – A Seaside Ceilidh, you can enjoy live music and step dancing performances. The shows are every Tuesday evening starting at 7:30 pm. Johnny Ross & Friends will entertain you by performing lively Maritime songs, step-dancing, and fiery fiddling during the show.
16. Ceilidh in the City – Charlottetown until November 7, 2018
You do not need to travel out of Charlottetown to go to a Ceilidh. The weekly Ceilidh in the City begins when some of PEI’s best musicians and storytellers in the city to take the stage to entertain you. Each Wednesday is different, but the show is always great.
17. Stompin’ Tom Dinner Theatre – My Island Home – Skinners Pond – Every Tuesday until September 25, 2018
My Island Home was written by Erin Dunn-Keefe, who is a talented local entertainer.The show also features many other talented, local entertainers. Along with the show, you can enjoy a meal of PEI culinary delights with a unique local twist.
18. PEI Farm Centre’s Pop-Up Farmers’ Market – Charlottetown until October 11, 2018
The Prince Edward Island Farm Centre turns into a farmers’ market on Thursday evenings. The PEI Farm Centre’s Pop-Up Farmers Market offers a place to get farm-fresh seasonal produce, ready to eat foods, and small business owners selling their items.
19. Taste of Georgetown – Georgetown on September 6, 2018
If you are looking for super local seafood, and entertaining stories, you need to check out Taste of Georgetown. Chef Todd Perrin and other local chefs on the south shore of Eastern PEI for a 5-course sit down feast that showcases fresh, local ingredients and delivers rich, decadent flavours.
20. Stanley Bridge Ceilidh – Stanley Bridge until September 27, 2018
Stanley Bridge Ceilidh is a long-running Ceilidh and is a popular event. The evening is full of live fiddle music, dances, and fun for all ages. The doors open at 7:30 pm on Thursdays.
The Chaisson Trio, Gary Chipman and Jordan Chowen unite for a Ceilidh happening every Monday from June 25–September 17 at the historic Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall at 4897 St. Mary’s Road, Stanley Bridge starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Music is by The Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Louise MacKinnon, Rannie MacLellan), Gary Chipman and award winning step dancer, Jordan Chowen. This PEI Ceilidh will feature a wide variety of music including Maritime music, champion step dancing, traditional fiddling in both the Celtic and the Don Messer style, lots of laughter and more. Admission is all ages at the door or purchase tickets at www.peiceilidhs.com. #ceilidhs #ceilidh #peiceilidh #peiceilidhs #music #fiddle #traditionalmusic #guitar #explorepei #princeedwardisland #kitchenparty #pei #performance #musicians #stepdancing #laughter #celtic #donmesser #stanleybridge #cavendishbeach #cavendish #thingstodoonpei
21. Toe Taps & Taters – Canoe Cove on September 8, 2018
PEI is known for the potatoes that are grown, and they get the royal treatment at Toe Taps & Taters. See how potatoes go from the field to the table with Chef Michael Smith and Alex Docherty, a local potato farmer. The three-course homestyle sit-down feast starring PEI potatoes and beef is served at Alex’s 25-million pound packing warehouse.
22. Emerald Ceilidh – Emerald until September 14, 2018
Courtney Hogan and special weekly guests take the stage every Friday evening to entertain you with great live music. The Emerald Ceilidh starts at 7:30 pm and the Emerald Boxcar Pub and Grill opens at 5:30 pm.
23. 10th Annual Mi’Kmaq Confederacy Charity Golf Tournament – Stratford on September 7, 2018
The Annual Mi’Kmaq Confederacy Charity Golf Tournament is an event to increase sport participation for PEI aboriginals. Everyone is allowed to sign up for the events.All the proceeds go to the PEI Aboriginal Sports Circle.
24. Eastern Kings Exhibition – Souris on September 7 to 9, 2018
The Eastern Kings Exhibition is the oldest exhibition on PEI and has been taking place for 179 years. It is a weekend not to be missed because it has lots of events that will highlight farming and fishing in the Souris community.
25. Ceilidh at the Irish Hall – Charlottetown until October 19, 2018
Ceilidh at the Irish Hall presents the best in Scottish, Irish, and PEI Traditional Music. Ceilidhs at the Irish hall have been happening for over 30 years. You can check out the lineup online to see who the guest performers will be this year.
26. Oysters on the Pier – Northport on September 8, 2018
Oysters are the best when there is salty air. Join Chef Corbin and local oysters’ growers at Oysters on the Pier to learn how to shuck, and enjoy fresh oysters at the food stations.
27. Lobster Party on the Beach – West Point on September 9, 2018
Get ready of sand in your toes and great live music when going to the Lobster Party on the Beach. Chef Mark McEwan is preparing the meal. The Cedar Dune Provincial Park is a picture-perfect backdrop.
28. Harvest Soupfest/Fall Halls – Indian River on September 9, 2018
Harvest Soupfest/Fall Halls is an afternoon filled with wonderful music and delectable homemade soups. With your ticket, you get to sample the four different homemade soups made by local restaurants, while listening to live music.
29. Winsloe United Church Ceilidh – Winsloe South until September 24, 2018
The Winsloe United Church Ceilidh will feature Judy Lowe, Johnny Gallant, Heartz Godkin, and Brian Knox. There will be a light meal will be served during the show.
30. Fascinating Ladies: A Young at Heart Theatre Production – Victoria on September 12 to 16, 2018
Fascinating Ladies: A Young at Heart was written directed by Catherine O’Brien. The show is a tribute to the great girl groups of the last century, such as The Andrews Sisters, The Chordettes, and other legendary female ensembles. The music will take you from the 1920’s to the 1970’s.
31. Feast and Frolic – Charlottetown on September 13, 2018
32. Anne of Green Gables – The Musical – Charlottetown until September 22, 2018
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical is the iconic story of Anne of Green Gables, the red-haired orphan looking to belong. It is now in its 54th season and is a Guinness Record setter. It is a must see when visiting PEI.
33. The Short and Long of It: A Side Hustle Summer Improv-Aganza – Charlottetown until September 14, 2018
If you love comedy that is made up on the spot, you need to check out The Short and Long of It: A Side Hustle Summer Improv-Aganza. This 19 plus comedy show features Sarah Brown, Patti Larsen, Nancy McLure and many more comedians.
34. Beef n’ Blues – Summerside on September 14, 2018
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.
35. Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge – North Lake on September 19 to 22, 2018
Compete against anglers from around the world in the ultimate sport fishing catch and release competition. Spend a day on the boat during the Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge.
36. Kellys Cross Ceilidhs – Kellys Cross until October 21, 2018
Spend an entertaining evening at the Kellys Cross Community Centre for the monthly Kellys Cross Ceilidhs. Local musicians will take the stage to entertain you during the ceilidhs.
37. Taste of Tyne Valley – Tyne Valley on September 20, 2018
Chef Charlotte Langley celebrates the unique merroir of Tyne Valley, along with chefs from several other restaurants, with tasty twists on local dishes and ingredients in delicious, flavourful culinary creations. The Taste of Tyne Valley is held under a tent with tasting stations and a sit down dinner with live entertainment.
38. Savour Victoria – Victoria on September 21, 2018
Discover one of PEI’s prettiest villages, and enjoy a meal cooked by Chuck Hughes made with freshly picked local produce. Walk around and sample dishes, and enjoy a four-course dinner at Savour Victoria.
39. PEI Beer Festival – Charlottetown on September 21 to 22, 2018
PEI Beer Festival is a part of Fall Flavours Festival and is a celebration of the art and craft of brewing. There will be samples of a variety of beers, and local live entertainment.
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40. Surf & Turf Eastern PEI Style – Lakeside on September 22, 2018
The Surf & Turf Eastern PEI Style is the battleground for the best of PEI’s beef and PEI’s tuna. It is an exciting evening as Chef Lynn Crawford and other creative Island chefs create a surf and turf-style feast that has a twist of PEI in a delectable dishes that showcase fresh, local ingredients from both land and sea.
41. 4th Annual Fall Craft Fair – Credit Union Place Summerside – Summerside on September 22, 2018
Over 50 vendors gather together at the Annual Fall Craft Fair at the Credit Union Place Summer. They will be showcasing their exciting fall and holiday products. It is a great way of finding gifts for the whole family.
42. 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale – Wood Islands on September 22 to 23, 2018
Hundreds of vendors come from across PEI for the 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale. There will be everything from collectibles, antiques, kitchen sinks and much more. You never know what treasures you will find at the 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale.
43. The Ultimate Chef’s Table – Oyster Bed Bridge on September 27, 2018
The Ultimate Chef’s Table showcases exceptional Island dishes and wine at a harvest table set for 50. Chef Kyle Panton and Chef Corbin will prepare an exclusive and intimate 5-course tableside. The decadent dishes and drinks will delight even the most discerning palate.
44. Trailfest 12th Annual Island East Recreational Cycling Event – Mount Stewart on September 28 to 30, 2018
The Trailfest 12th Annual Island East Recreational Cycling Event is for all ages and abilities on specific sections of the amazing Confederation Trail. You can choose to cycle all three days or you can just pick one or two of the event days. The bicycle clinic will allow you to check if your bike is ready before hitting the trail.
45. Taste of North Rustico – North Rustico on September 28, 2018
Join the kitchen party at the Taste of North Rustico, where lobsters and other sea fare perfectly pair with traditional party music. Talented local chefs will prepare an amazing menu to celebrate the local seafood and freshly harvested produce.
46. Farm Day in the City – Charlottetown on September 30, 2018
Farmers, producers, artists, and crafters travel from across PEI to Charlottetown for the largest outdoor market of the year. Farm Day in the City showcases the best of the harvest season and there is something for everyone at the market. This free open air market is taking place in Charlottetown’s historic downtown.
47. Grilling and Chilling – Bay Fortune on September 30, 2018
Grilling and Chilling is going to be an immersive and interactive event. The team of chefs work with Fire Brigade and Upstreet Craft Brewing teams to create an unforgettable fest of beer-inspired dishes cooked using fire. You will also be able to enjoy samples of the craft beers with your meal.
48. Night of Storytelling – The Island Way – Summerside on September 27, 2018
The Night of Storytelling The Island Way celebrates the unique PEI art of storytelling. So, head to Summerside to enjoy an evening full of storytelling at the Eptek Art and Culture Centre.
49. Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf – Cavendish until September 30, 2018
Spend some time with the family playing mini-golf at the Mariner’s Cove Miniature Gold. 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. Burlington Amusement Park – Burlington until September 23, 2018
The Burlington Amusement Park is home to three amazing go-cart tracks, which makes it the largest go-cart facility in PEI. If you feel the need to slow down, there are bumper cars and bumper boats, long with the mini-golf and much more to keep you and your family busy. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlMQ_pghpxV/?taken-at=1826648004295947