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Best in family fun: Prince Edward Island

Island Fusion Festival
June 14-July 1

This festival of festivals encompasses dozens of smaller events representing PEI’s cultural scene. Test your dance moves, catch the legendary Charlottetown Festival or get creative in the kids’ craft tent at the DiverseCity outdoor festival.
Prices vary. Various locations; islandfusion.ca/festivals

Charlottetown Summerfest
June 29-July 1

By Fina Scroppo

Best in family fun: Prince Edward Island

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Island Fusion Festival
June 14-July 1

This festival of festivals encompasses dozens of smaller events representing PEI’s cultural scene. Test your dance moves, catch the legendary Charlottetown Festival or get creative in the kids’ craft tent at the DiverseCity outdoor festival.
Prices vary. Various locations; islandfusion.ca/festivals

Charlottetown Summerfest
June 29-July 1

Buskers, bouncy rides, balloon twisting, a petting zoo, and horse and wagon rides line the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront on Canada Day during this festival. Once the kids are tucked in, catch one of the three headline artists.
Prices vary; all kids' activities free. Confederation Landing Park and Victoria Park in Charlottetown PEI. charlottetownsummerfest.com

Old Home Week
August 9-18

Islanders celebrate their heritage with an array of activities for all ages. Think of this celebration as part agricultural and livestock show, part musical fest and part fair all in one festival. Some highlights for the kids include a Flyball dog show, old-fashioned ferris wheel ride and busker performances.
Prices vary; several events free. Charlottetown Civic Centre and Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park, Charlottetown. 902-629-6623; oldhomeweekpei.com

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