Festivals and Fun

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Festivals and Fun

Oysters. Lobsters. Blueberries. All things Irish and Scottish. Sand sculptures. On Prince Edward Island, these are all reasons to celebrate. From May to late September the Charlottetown Festival (902/628–1864 or 800/565–0278 www.confederationcentre.com) turns Anne of Green Gables into a musical. Canada Day is marked with the Festival of Lights in July. If you can't get enough lobster, Summerside is the place to be for a weeklong lobster carnival in July. For a taste of Acadian culture, take in the Festival Acadien de la Région Evangeline at Abram-Village in August. Kids will love the parade at Old Home Week in Charlottetown, also in August. Both Charlottetown and the Tyne Valley host summer oyster-shucking championships, and around the Island you can enjoy ceilidhs, live traditional Scottish or Irish entertainment combining dancing, fiddling, and storytelling. At the Tour de PEI—Women's International Cycling Event (www.tourdepei.com), in early to mid-June, amateur cyclists can join professionals in this cross-bridge, cross-island event.

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