Summerside: Open in September (and all year)

Well, the summer season is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean Summerside is closing up shop for the winter! With a change in weather comes a change in fun activities and shows you can enjoy in #TheCityByTheSea! The weather’s not fit to be outdoors? Don’t worry, there are loads of exciting events and entertaining activities in Summerside! 

Up West Kitchen Fest:

A PEI Fall Flavours Marquee Event, Up West Kitchen Fest will bring the best of the Island to Summerside on October 6! Featuring food dishes inspired by Canada’s Food Island cookbook and prepared by some of our favourite local restos, the menu will have your mouth watering! The night will also feature local beers and cider from producers across the Island, a signature cocktail by Stellar Somm Lesley Quinn, and live entertainment by Richard Wood (first half) and Logan Richard (second half)! There will be games, raw oysters with a hot sauce challenge, and Holman’s Ice Cream to boot! 

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

Shows at Harbourfront Theatre

There’s no shortage shows at Harbourfront Theatre this month and fall! From local artists like Rachel Beck and Lawrence Maxwell to Superstars Jimmy Rankin and Lenny Gallant to country music by Tim & The Glory Boys there’s something for everyone at Harbourfront Theatre! Some of their Harbour Highlights include:

  • The Wonder of it All – A New Romantic Comedy – Sept. 22-24
  • Rachel Beck – Sept. 29 
  • A Good Catch Circus: Casting Off – Oct. 14
  • Jimmy Rankin Trio – Oct. 27

From rock n’ roll covers to songs celebrating and telling stories of our Canadian Indigenous peoples, the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre has a full line-up! Here are some shows you can look forward to:

  • Stairway to Zeppelin – Celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin – Sept. 22&23
  • Valdy – Sept. 28
  • People of the River: Stories and Songs of The Maliseet Nation – Sept. 30 
  • The Ellis Family Band – Through the Years – Oct. 7
  • Lady Soul – Oct. 20 
  • The Luminous Ensemble: The Phantom of the Opera

Samuel’s After Dark 

Get ready to dine after dark, with some fantastic food inspired events at Samuel’s Coffee House! Starting September 22, the crew at Samuel’s Coffee House is bringing five unique food and drink events that will bring the flavour, showcase the Summerside community, and be a whole heck of fun! 

  • Tacos & Tequila w/ Alex Henry from Drinks Distilled – Sept. 22
  • For the Love of Apples – Three Course Harvest Meal featuring Red Island Cider Tasting – Oct. 20 
  • Mimosas and Samosas – Learn how to make your own samosas with House of Spice while sipping a mimosa – Nov. 2
  • Rum Tasting with Stellar Somm Lesley Quinn – Nov. 17
  • Prince Edward Island Charcuterie w/ live music – Nov. 24

For more information or tickets, please visit

Summerside Craft Trail 

Back for a third year, the Summerside Craft Trail highlights local makers, producers, and creators!  Stationed beside the Confederation Trail, the Summerside Craft Trail is held in Downtown Summerside where you can walk along the trail and take in all the awesome wares and goods that Islanders have been working hard on making! Celebrating crafts and culinary delights, vendors are ready and waiting for this exciting event held behind Evermoore Brewing Co. 

Interested in being a vendor? Please reach out to 

Workshops at Eptek Art & Culture Centre

Interested in learning a new skill or craft? Don’t miss the workshops at Eptek Art & Culture Centre! After a busy season of workshops, they’ve got a couple more coming up this month! 

Fall Macrame Garland with Sarah Boeker – Sept. 17

12:00pm-4:00pm | $30 per person

Join Sarah for an afternoon of macrame! Together, each participant will make their own fall garland using basic macrame knots. All materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary!

Landscape Embroidery for Beginners with Rebecca MacDonald (Unraveling Joy – Embroidery) – Sept. 24

1:00pm-4:00pm | $60+HST per person

Choose between the Summer and Fall designs, which feature a fabric layering technique and 2-3 foundational stitches. Rebecca will walk you through each step so you feel confident in completing this project. Includes all materials, plus access to Rebecca’s Digital Embroidery Resource Library!

These artist-led workshops take place in our gallery, and visitors are welcome to view the live demonstration. Registration is required to participate, and spaces are limited! For more information and to register, please give us a call at 902-888-8373.

Let’s Get Creative Art Club – Sunday afternoons October 15 – December 17 (8 weeks)

During this 8-week art club, children will get messy and creative while experimenting with many types of art. Sessions will focus on painting, clay, collage, paper crafts, puppet making, drawing and more. The program is designed to be fun while fostering creativity and offered by art educator, Ryan McAdam-Young, who has over 15 years of experience teaching popular art classes to children on Prince Edward Island. No classes on November 12th or November 26th)

Both groups ages 5 – 14 (chose a time that works best for your family!)

Group 1 – 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm *(currently full)*
Group 2 – 2:15 pm -3:45 pm
$155.00 per participant, all supplies included

Pre-registration is required, as attendance is limited. To register, please call the Eptek Centre at (902) 888 – 8373

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