2015 Summer Solstice Weekend

June 19 - June 21, 2015

Charlottetown will be turning up the heat and kicking off the season with a wide array of events celebrating all things summer - arts, culture, culinary, the outdoors, and more!

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Summer Solstice Events

Charlottetown Garden Days
Friday, June 19 & Saturday, June 20
Charlottetown Garden Days is a two-day event that celebrates the role of gardening in our communities and in our lives. Garden Days will take place June 19th-20th and will include activities suitable for garden enthusiasts, families and tourists alike. Learn More >>
Holland College Culinary Bootcamp Demonstration
Friday, June 19, 9:00am-11:30am
Seafood lovers ahoy! The Culinary Institute of Canada is preparing a one of a kind culinary demonstration where our chef will showcase some delicious recipes... Learn More >>
Summer Solstice Sale at Peake's Wharf Historic Waterfront
Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21
Peake's Wharf Historic Waterfront Merchants are celebrating Summer Solstice Weekend with sales and promotions you won't want to miss! Learn More >>
Fine Art Exhibition & Jewelry Sale
Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21
An exhibition of new works by gallery artists featuring PEI's finest artists as well as international artists. Also featuring a sale on art to wear... Learn More >>
Brakish! – Grand Opening Celebrations
Friday, June 19 & Saturday, June 20
Join us at Charlottetown’s favorite harbourside patio for our grand opening of the season. Enjoy drink specials and live music on the dockside patio. We’ll be serving up local beer, wine and spirits and celebrating the start of summer... Learn More >>
Parks Canada Discovery Dome in the City
Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21
Visit Parks Canada staff & friends under the Discovery Dome, and get a snapshot of the excitement that we have in store for our visitors this summer! Anne will venture to town from Green Gables for a meet and greet... Learn More >>
Artist & Artisan Demonstrations
Friday, June 19 & Saturday, June 20
Be awed and inspired by demonstrations of artistry in its various forms, including woodcarving, spinning, painting and floral arranging and admire the finished masterpieces created by these artists and artisans. Learn More >>
Together: an Exhibition on Global Development
Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21
The Together exhibition is driving change across Canada – and from June 19 – 21 it rolls into Charlottetown PEI. Housed in a custom-built truck, Together is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages... Learn More >>
Summer Sizzle & Sangria in Mavors Courtyard
Friday, June 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Enjoy sizzling samples from the barbecue prepared by our Mavors kitchen team, complimentary with the purchase of a beverage. Learn More >>
Live Outdoor Music at Peake’s Quay
Friday, June 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm & Saturday, June 20, 12:30pm - 8:00pm
The waterfront stage at Peake’s Quay will be making waves with live music to get you in the summer spirit. Learn More >>
TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival Presents Groove Company on Victoria Row
Friday, June 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival is pleased to present Groove Company on the Victoria Row Stage. Be entertained by Groove Company, a six-piece rock cover band... Learn More >>
Summer Solstice Social at The Guild
Friday, June 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us at The Guild gallery for a solstice-inspired social to kick off the weekend. Mingle with old friends and make new ones in our recently renovated gallery. Enjoy nibbles and summer drinks while taking in the gallery exhibit. Learn More >>
Let Them Eat Cake! - Fundraiser & Summer Kickoff Party
Friday, June 19, 6:30pm
Members of the Rock Barra Artist Retreat Co-operative present the annual Let Them Eat Cake! fundraiser and summer kickoff party. Music will fill the evening with Larque, Todd Maclean, Teresa Doyle and Jon Rehder. Learn More >>
Solstice Night Climb
Friday, June 19, 8:30pm-11:00pm
In celebration of the Summer Solstice, Rise and Climb will be offering their first Night Climb of the season. Night Climb participants... Learn More >>
PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls - "Festival Late Nights"
Friday, June 19 & Saturday, June 20, 10:00pm - 2:00pm
Festival Late Nights is a traditional music and dance after-party that takes place 10:00pm - 2:00am at the Old Triangle as part of the award winning "PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls." Learn More >>
Summer Solstice Play All Day at Fox Meadow Golf Course
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21
Unlimited golf to celebrate Summer Solstice at Fox Meadow Golf Course. Learn More >>
Holland College Culinary Bootcamp - Island Flavours
Saturday, June 20, 9:00am-1:00pm
This boot camp offers participants an opportunity to learn more about the wonderful flavours of Prince Edward Island. With inspiration from here and abroad, the chef will take you on a delicious culinary journey. Learn More >>
Charlottetown Farmers’ Market – Chef Demos
Saturday, June 20, 9:00am-10:30am
Join our Market chef for a culinary demonstration featuring recipes that use local, in-season produce from the Market. Learn more about your local food system, shop for ingredients alongside a professional chef and enhance your culinary skills! Learn More >>
All For Smiles - Family Fun at the Park
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21
Visit All for Smiles during Summer Solstice Weekend and enjoy an array of kid-friendly and summer-inspired activities, including face painting, lawn bowling, and a photo booth complete with summer props... Learn More >>
Artisan Alley Market
Saturday, June 20th 10:00am - 6:00pm
Take a stroll through artisan alley and enjoy a variety of local, handcrafted items made by Island artisans. Thirteen artisans will be on hand... Learn More >>
Live Music at Confederation Landing Park
Saturday, June 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm & 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Enjoy summer-inspired originals and cover tunes by Brand & Max and the ever-energetic Big Tilda at the Confederation Landing Park gazebo. Learn More >>
On Foot and On Film: World Refugee Day 2015
Saturday, June 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate light and hope! Join us in a walk and film that celebrates the hope and perseverance shown by refugees from around the world as they create new beginnings... Learn More >>
Solstice Snippets from the Island Fringe
Saturday, June 20, 1:30-2:00 & 4:00-4:30
Join writer and performer Laura K. Bird for tales from Busted: A Mammoir, as she looks back at how her front shaped her life. Learn More >>
Vantage Points Tour at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery
Saturday, June 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tours of the Vantage Points exhibition will be offered in the concourse of Confederation Centre of the Arts. Vantage Points features a selection of paintings and drawings from the Gallery's collection... Learn More >>
Hoop Jam with Hooptality
Saturday, June 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
There is nothing more fun than a group of hula hoopers! A hoop jam is a fun gathering for anyone - the young or the young at heart - to hula hoop! Adult-sized hula hoops will ensure your hoop dancing success... Learn More >>
Live Music at Victoria Row
Saturday, June 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy live music on Victoria Row while you wile away the evening hours on a patio. Larque Trio will be taking the stage first, followed by Island singer-songwriter, David Woodside. Learn More >>
Art Battle PEI Finals with That 90's Night DJs
Saturday, June 20, 7:00pm
It all comes down to this! Winners of our monthly event series are ready to compete for the title of PEI Champion and a ticket to the 2015 Art Battle National Championship. Learn More >>
Summer Solstice with Andrew Waite & The Firm
Saturday, June 20, 7:00pm
Andrew Waite & The Firm is a gutsy roots-rock band based out of Charlottetown, PEI. An acute collective of heavy hitters, the group delivers a relentless performance with rich harmonies and explorative soundscapes. Learn More >>
Pride PEI Presents “The White Party”
Saturday, June 20, 11:00pm
Join Pride PEI on Saturday, June 20th for the return of the always popular White Party at The Old Triangle! It’s simple, wear white and come dance the night away in preparation for PEI Pride Week 2015. Learn More >>
International Yoga Day & Summer Solstice Workshop
Sunday, June 21, 9:30am-11:30am
The Summer Solstice, the longest day and the shortest night of the earth's solar year. Celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the Winter Solstice and International Yoga Day in style! Learn More >>
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Sunday, June 21, 11:30am-3:00pm
June 21 is National Aboriginal Day (NAD), a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Learn More >>
Yoga For Happiness
Sunday, June 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
The International Art of Living Foundation Canada invites you to join us for a FREE fun and happy Yoga session - Yoga for Happiness... Learn More >>
East Meets West at The Carrefour Theatre
Sunday, June 21, 7:30pm
The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls presents "EAST MEETS WEST AT THE CARREFOUR". This show will be a smorgasbord of award winning fiddlers and beautiful vocalists... Learn More >>
Set for Summer at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino
Grand Prize Draw Sunday, June 21
Join Red Shores Racetrack & Casino for the first weekend of summer featuring live harness racing, fabulous dining, slots, poker, blackjack and more! Learn More >>
Dine Around PEI
Friday, June 12 - Saturday, June 27
Beat the summer traffic! Enjoy some of the Island's signature restaurants at great prices before the summer really heats up. Learn More >>



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