Celebrate Canada Day in the Capital City

Celebrate Canada Day in the Capital City
Posted on 06/30/2019
Maritime pop band, Port Cities, will headline the City of Charlottetown’s 2019 Capital City Canada Day celebrations taking place Monday, July 1 in Victoria Park. Sparkling rootsy pop band, Port Cities will cap off Coastal Vibes – an all-day musical celebration at the Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion – after an afternoon and evening line-up of diverse, talented musicians including: high-energy pop band, Calm Baretta; local rising stars, Ava and Lily Rashed; Caribbean/R&B/Funk/Afrobeat inspired 10-piece dance band, I and the Village; one of Canada’s prime musical exports, PEI’s own Dylan Menzie; soul and R&B group, Lady Soul; JUNO-nominated singer/songwriter, Mo Kenny; and America’s Got Talent season 10 semifinalists, North Carolina Country/Americana duo Summer and Bray.

Capital City Canada Day will also feature a Family Fun Zone from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., with face painting, inflatables, eight food vendors, and festive giveaways throughout the day (while supplies last). Try your luck at the Shoot and Score Connect Four game, compete against a friend in the 7 Element Obstacle Course, or take a ride on the wild side on the 22ft Screamer Slide. Drop by the Efficiency PEI tent for an electric car demonstration or visit PEI Bike Guy, who will be doing free bike tune ups from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. The Rogue Mobile Barbershop will offer stylish quick cuts and shaved designs for kids and adults alike. Take your Canadian pride to a whole new level and ask for a maple leaf design shaved into your cut.

Back by popular demand, Charlottetown’s Living Flag activity will begin at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate Canadian pride by wearing red and white as the group comes together to form a massive Canadian flag. The first 100 participants to arrive will receive a free red or white Capital City Canada Day shirt.

An official Opening Ceremony will take place at the Victoria Park Pavilion at 1 p.m., featuring performances by the Heartbeat Epekwitk and members of the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus.

For those families wanting to begin the celebrations early, Triathlon PEI will be hosting a children’s triathlon between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Victoria Park. Registration and a fee to participate in the triathlon is required. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/tripei/

The Capital City Canada Day celebrations will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display launched from the boardwalk in Victoria Park behind the Prince Edward Battery (the cannons) at 10 p.m.
Capital City Canada Day runs from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., weather permitting. Cancellations or weather related announcements will be issued through local media, and the City's social media channels. Stay up to date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown) and Twitter @ChtownPE.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of events, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/CanadaDay