Community festivals, food events, and shows celebrating the history and culture of Charlottetown will make you feel part of a calm but still vibrant town that enthusiastically embraces the warm months of summer.

Old Home Week is a tradition in Charlottetown. Over ten days in August, locals showcase their livestock, along with displays of local arts and crafts, live shows, entertainment activities and a horse exhibition.

Taking place at the magnificent Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, PEI International Shellfish Festival is a three-day event in September that includes entertainment activities, oyster shucking competitions, chowder championships and food demonstrations.

Join the Historic Great George St- Walking Tours to know more about the events and characters that made this street famous.

In the last week of August, check out the annual Maud Whitmore Benefit Concert organized by the Confederation Centre of the Arts. This cultural center also organizes the annual Charlottetown Festival that features musical and theatre shows all through the summer. (Website is available in French and English--click on your language of choice on the menu bar at the bottom of the page.)