May – July 2014
Celebrate 50 seasons of imagination, heritage, and spirit on our splendid stages! Join us for the 50th anniversary of the original Anne musical, Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™, the return of the hits revue, Canada ROCKS!, the dance marathon We Are Canadian from the Young Company, and much more! Performances will run from May – September. Please visit www.charlottetownfestival.com or contact the box office at 1-800-565-0278 for specific showtimes.
A classic romantic comedy from an exceptional American writer.
At the time of a paralyzing drought in the mid West, we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. The truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the relentless heat.
Suddenly, from out of nowhere, appears a sweet talking man with quite the sales pitch. He claims to be a rainmaker. He is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally hire him, but the rainmaker turns his magic on the girl and persuades her that she has a beauty all her own. Rain does come, and so does love. Romantic. Tender. Uplifting. This is a breakthrough hit about the power of faith in hard times.
Start time is 7:30pm.
Plays June 15th through August 31st. See website for full schedule - www.watermarktheatre.com - or call 963-3963
Sibling rivalry, adultery, dungeons – The Lion in Winter by James Goldman has it all. This modern day classic is comedic in tone and dramatic in action. The play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit the kingdom.
The Queen, the wealthiest woman in the world is Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out for the holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over which son will be king: Richard the Lionheart or dark Prince John. And then there is King Henry`s paramour – what if she bears a son? As Eleanor says: “ What family doesn’t have its little ups and downs?”
Show time is 7:30pm
Plays June 22nd through August 31st. Visit website for full schedule - www.watermarktheatre.com - or call 963-3963
Peakes Wharf summer concert series is a FREE outdoor concert on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront that takes place 7 afternoons (1:00-3:00) and 7 nights (5:30 – 7:30) a week (all shows weather permitting).
There is a wide variety of local entertainers including Eddie Quinn, Kendall Docherty, Jon & Tian, Gord Belsher & Richard Wood, Pierce Clarke, Kelley Mooney, Barry O’Brien, Adam MacGregor, Ripper Paper, Macaroon along with the ever popular Keltic Kids.
Please visit www.peakesquay.com for the Summer Concert Series complete schedule.
The Festival is about celebrating and experiencing Summerside’s cultural community. Artisans, artists, street performers, musicians, and dancers perform and demonstrate their art on historic Water Street, weekdays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The festival is an opportunity to interact with the artistic community. For performance schedule go to www.wyattheritagepropertiesinc.com.
The Murray River Fisheries Festival is a lot of fun and the community organizes lots of activities for you to participate in.
There is a parade, dory rowing contest, log roll contests, ferries pageant, fashion show and more! This is just a few of the activities that are organized for your enjoyment.
The Crapaud Community Hall, 36 Rt. 13, is pleased to announce it’s Season for the Summer of 2014. This charming vaudevillesque stage is a step back in time and perfect for celebrating Canada’s History. During the last 2 weeks of July and first week of August, Luminosity black light theatre will present their original, Island created show, The Mermaid and The Droplets (a tale of water wellness). This family friendly play follows two Droplets, Dewey and Misty, around the world through the water cycle. Guided by The Mermaid, their story follows our most precious resource as it flows from the South Shore of P.E.I. to the Amazon River, through the Coral Reefs, a water treatment plant and finally out of a tap in a P.E.I. farm house.
Showtimes are 1:00pm and 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tickets are $10.00 each – cash at the door 1/2 hour before showtimes.
Every Thursday during the summer months, the Town of North Rustico hosts “Fun Days in the Park”. This is an event for children ages 12 and under and requires adult supervision. This event promotes free play but we will also have planned activities and themes for each Fun Day. Last year, we had water activities which were really well liked by all so we will be having water activities this year too (such as water balloons, bubbles, slip n’ slides, etc). There will also be children’s entertainment, arts and crafts and more! Check our FaceBook page (The Town of North Rustico) for more details in the near future about our Fun Days themes and more!
Uplift your spirits and feel the exhilaration of Highland Storm a high-energy show of Celtic music, song and dance! Featuring a cast of thirty, the show runs on selected nights throughout July and the first of August. With Artistic and music direction provided by Ryan MacNeil, a world-renowned keyboard player, piper, bodhran player, tin whistler and member of the Barra MacNeil’s, this is the “MUST SEE” show on PEI this summer.
Highland Storm is comprised of several high-energy production pieces woven seamlessly together through Celtic music and dance. You will be captivated by the fast-paced feet of the Highland and step dancers, stirred by the sounds of the pipes and drums, and soothed by by the sweet voice of Emma Doucette.
Highland Storm is on stage in our covered Mary Ellen Burns Amphitheatre on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in July and the first week of August.
The crapaud Exhibition was created to provide an event where the primary industry, farming, could be a focus of attention in a social event. It provided the farmers an opportunity to congregate and show the public the quality of produce and livestock that was being produced on the farms in the area. The competition between one another created excitement and memories to last forever. The women and the Women’s Institute supported the event and for them it became an opportunity to show their home baking skills, handicraft, gardening and plant growing success.
Complete Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 25th, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 noon 4-H Entries must be received
1:00 pm Judging of 4-H classes, excluding livestock
2:00 pm Judging of Flowers, Culinary Art, Creative Art, Photography
6:00 pm Crapaud Community Parade
7:30 pm “PEI Has Talent” Show, Opening Ceremonies, and the Grand Daddies of Rock ‘n Roll with special guest Kendall Docherty
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
The Hampton Women’s Institute will serve breakfast from 7:00 am to 11:00 am in the rink canteen.
The Crapaud Women’s Institute will serve BBQ dinners from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Crapaud Curling Club. Canteen services are also available during the day.
8:00 am Gates Open
Registration for PEI 4-Wheel Drive Truck & Lawn Tractor Pull Championships
9:30 am 4-H Sheep Judging
10:00 am Events Begin, Children’s Activities (Green Building)
4-H Beef Calf Showmanship, Horse, Pony, Rabbit Judging, Poultry classes
Lawn Tractor and 4-Wheel Drive Truck Pull Championships
11:00 am 4-H Dairy Showmanship
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Display of Booths (Actiplex)
11:00 am – 3:30 pm Food Awareness Court, Savour the Flavour (Actiplex)
12:00 noon Mock Cherry Pie Judging and Blueberry Pie Judging (Actiplex)
1:00 pm Horse Show, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Woodsmen Competition
2:00 pm Mock Cherry & Blueberry Pie and Ice Cream sale, Judging of Beef & Dairy classes
3:00 pm Sushi Demonstration and Make-Your-Own-Sushi (Actiplex)
3:30 pm Salute to Champions (Actiplex Mainstage)
4:00 pm Potato Peeling Contest (Actiplex Mainstage)
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
11:00 am Barrel Racing
1:00 pm Draft Horse Pulls