Natal Day Weekend Celebrations

2019 natal day

Celebrate the City of Charlottetown’s 164th birthday! Show your civic pride August 1-4 at events for all ages including Mayor's Citizen Recognition Awards, Mid-Summer Garden Party, a traditional Natal Day parade, outdoor pancake breakfast, youth and seniors’ programming, and a birthday party in Victoria Park!

Activities listed below are FREE to all participating.

PLEASE NOTE: All outdoor Natal Day Weekend Celebrations activities are weather permitting. Cancellations or weather related announcements will be issued through local media, the City's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown  and on Twitter @ChtownPE.

For more information, contact City Hall at: 902-566-5548.

Thursday, August 1
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mid-Summer Garden Party hosted by the Charlottetown Food Council
The Legacy Garden, 420 University Ave.

POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 DUE TO WEATHER.

Fresh local food, activities, and music in the largest garden in the city.
 7:00 p.m.  Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards
Beaconsfield Carriage House, 2 Kent St.

Join the Mayor and Council in honouring and recognizing citizens who are doing outstanding work in Charlottetown.

Saturday, August 3
 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Family Yoga
Rochford Square

Relax with some FREE, family yoga in Rochford Square before enjoying the Pancake Breakfast. Children are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat.  
 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Natal Day Pancake Breakfast
Rochford Square (Rain location: Fire Station #1)

Join Mayor Philip Brown and City Councillors for a traditional morning rise and shine civic birthday event. Come out and enjoy pancakes, juice, sausages and coffee, along with live entertainment by Adam MacGregor and the Foes. In the event of rain, the breakfast will take place at Fire Station #1, 89 Kent Street.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Skateboard, BMX, & Scooter Competition, presented by Outer Limit Sports
Victoria Park Skateboard Park

Participate in an exciting skateboarding, BMX & scooter competition, sponsored by Outer Limit Sports. Registration is required and will take place at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. Helmets are mandatory.
 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Seniors' Social
Murphy's Pharmacies Community Centre, 200 Richmond St.

Join Mayor Philip Brown and Charlottetown City Council for an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments. Transit bus pickups will begin at 1:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Natal Day Dance
West Royalty Community Centre, 1 Kirkdale Rd.

A community dance with entertainment by Phase II. Please note, this is a 19 + event as there will be a bar. 

Sunday, August 4
Departs at 10:00 a.m. Natal Day Parade
Fire Station #1, 89 Kent Street

​The traditional Natal Day Parade consists of Mayor Philip Brown, members of City Council, members of the Fire Department and Police Services, and military units. Parade departs from the Fire Station and proceeds to Queen St., Grafton St.,
Prince St., and concludes at Trinity United Church at 10:20am.

 10:30 a.m. Natal Day Church Service
Trinity United Church, 220 Richmond St.

Join us at the annual Natal Day Church Service at Trinity United Church following the Natal Day Parade.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Downtown Farmers’ Market, presented by Downtown Charlottetown Inc.
Lower Queen Street

Open air market with over 70 vendors. Fresh local produce, preserves, ethnic and Canadian food service, baked goods, Island beef jerky, flowers, handmade soap and body products, wood work, knitting, jewelry, artwork, pet treats …and so much more!
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m   Veg on the Block, presented by VegPEI
Confederation Landing, 2 Great George St.

PEI's first ever plant-based festival. A day full of delicious food, activities, music and fun! There will be local plant-based entrepreneurs, restaurants, farmers, artisans and musicians all showcasing what they have to offer.
 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Fun in the Park
Victoria Park

Join in the birthday celebrations with a fun afternoon in Victoria Park for all ages. Complimentary refreshments, children's activities, a visit from Island Hill Farm (1:00-3:00 p.m.), and, of course, birthday cupcakes!

 6:00 p.m. Forbes Kennedy Recognition Open House
Beaconsfield Carriage House, 2 Kent St.

The public is invited to join the Mayor and Council at Beaconsfield House to honour Forbes Kennedy, along with the presentation of the inaugural Forbes Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award.


Also happening Natal Day Weekend: 

The Island Fringe Festival

From August 1-4, with a Preview night on July 31, the Island Fringe Festival is a site-specific summer festival celebrating independent art and alternative theatre and performance in downtown Charlottetown. The Island Fringe gives local, Canadian, and international artists the opportunity to create and perform new theatrical works in unconventional venues throughout the city. After the purchase of a $5 Patron Pin, all Island Fringe shows are pay-what-you-can admission, with 100% of the donations going directly to the artists. More information can be found at www.islandfringe.com.