Get Active, Celebrate Islander Day

Get Active and Celebrate Islander Day in Charlottetown
Posted on 02/15/2022

Free, family-friendly activities Monday, February 21

Residents are invited to get active and celebrate together safely on Islander Day. The City of Charlottetown will be hosting a variety of free, family-friendly activities including an online kids show, family swims and family skates.

Folk for Little Folk with Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman

  • Date: Monday, February 21
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: online
  • Details: All-ages show featuring Charlottetown fiddler Gordie "Crazy Legs" MacKeeman and some of his folk musician pals, who will be performing songs from his debut children’s album, Folk for Little Folk Volume 1.
  • Registration: Link will be available for streaming at beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Family Skate

  • Date: Monday, February 21
  • Time: 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
  • Location: Simmons Sports Centre, 170 North River Road
  • Details: Family-friendly skate
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required for both skaters and spectators. Free tickets will be available through Eventbrite beginning today, Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). To register, visit

Family Swims

  • Date: Monday, February 21
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bell Aliant Centre, 560 University Avenue
  • Details: Family-friendly swims
  • Registration: Free tickets will be available for pick up at the Bell Aliant Centre beginning today, Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Maximum four (4) tickets per person

Horse and Wagon Rides

  • Date: Monday, February 21
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Founders’ Food Hall & Market
  • Details: Horse and wagon rides departing every 30-minutes from Founders’ Food Hall & Market.
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required and will be available beginning Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling 902.313.1000 or visiting Emerald Isle Carriage Tours on Facebook.

For more information, including the schedule of events, visit

In addition to the above programming, an increased number of free take-home art kits will be available for pick-up at City Hall for the February 19 virtual East Coast Art Party scheduled as part of the City’s Winter Lights initiative.

Islander Day is a provincial holiday, that falls on the third Monday in February, and was first introduced in 2009. Each year, the City of Charlottetown hosts family-friendly events and activities to encourage residents to get active and celebrate together.

In addition to the city’s Islander Day activities, Discover Charlottetown’s Jack Frost presents Ice City is now underway and runs until March 13. For more information, visit

Residents are reminded to follow physical distancing guidelines, to avoid large gatherings and to follow COVID-19 protocols. For more information, visit