15+ Things to Do this Weekend with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card

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Dig out your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card this wintery weekend and redeem it at one of these participating events! 

This Weekend’s ‘Food Island Fun Report’ includes: Cool experiences in our capital, the ‘Ice City,’ or warm up in the West with the Winter Warmth Festival happening in Summerside. In need of some ‘Toe Tappin’’ good times? There is no shortage of live music and theatre across PEI this weekend. Looking for a last minute staycation? We’ve got you covered.

Check out our list of 15+ things you can do this weekend with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card. 

FESTIVALS

Pro Tip: Bring your Canada’s Food Island Gift along to use at participating restaurants, retail shops, local markets or to grab a coffee while wandering in Charlottetown and Summerside. 

Ice City
When: February 12th – March 14th 

The Ice City Festival is taking over Charlottetown from February 12th until March 14th! The Festival will be decking the streets in ice sculptures and other wintery decor to Ice City will also have Signature Events each weekend, like Sugar Shacks, Comedy Shows, Live Music, and an Outdoor Market, as well as a slew of cool micro events and themed programming. Check out their calendar of events to see what’s happening this weekend (February 12-15th). www.discovercharlottetown.com/icecity/

Winter Warmth Festival
When: February 8 – 28th 

It’s time to warm up your winter! The Winter Warmth Food Festival is running until February 28th and highlighting Summerside restaurants and locally sourced food. Presented by Explore Summerside, this new culinary experience aims to feed you quality, wholesome dishes to invigorate your heart, mind, and soul! Live your best seaside life with memorable culinary while supporting producers and providers in the City by the Sea. Local food just tastes better! For participating restaurants and menus visit www.winterwarmth.ca

FOOD & DRINK

Pro Tip: Use your Canada’s Food Island Gift to pick up your food and drink tab! 

Copper Bottom Brewing 
When: February 12 from 5-9pm 

Dough Boy Industries Pizza Pop-Up – February 12th – Pizza: 5-9pm Music: 6-9pm
PEI’s newest pop-up joint, Dough Boy Industries, is coming to Montague on Friday, February 12th! They’ll be serving up pizza pies made with local ingredients, mouth watering garlic fingers, and will be accompanied by the incredibly talented Joce Reyome. Free admission.

THEATRE/MUSIC

Pro Tip: Use your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card to pay for your tickets, or concessions. 

Confederation Centre Mainstage
When: February 12-14th 

Grab your lover (and Canada’s Food Island Gift Card) and head to the Confederation Centre’s Mainstage to see their new live show called Lover’s Lament.
Said to be a Vaccine for Relationships, Lover’s Lament is an 80-minute cabaret performance that promises a side-splitting, delightful, and original take on Valentine’s Day. Presenting songs from musical theatre and beyond, this hilarious look at relationships is the perfect Valentine’s event for anyone who’s ever fallen in – or out – of love. For more information visit their website at: https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/lovers-lament/

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to bring your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card which can be used to pay for tickets, food, drink or merchandise at these participating venues! 

Trailside Music 
Catherine Maclellan & Tanya Davis – Smitten Matinee! – Feb. 14th – Doors open at 12pm – $30
Long-time friends and artistic collaborators Catherine MacLellan and Tanya Davis are back for the 2nd Annual Smitten: A Winter Revue. The show will feature local special guests, words and music, and that variety show charm. It’s not a Valentine’s show, but, yes, love will be involved. For more information and click the link for the 12PM show

Gordie Mackeeman – Islander Day Matinee – February 15th – Doors Open: 12pm $30
There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys! Liven up your Islander Day with fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers. Doors & Restaurant open at 12 PM For more information and to order tickets visit Trailside’s website

Copper Bottom Brewing
Saturday Jams – February 13th from 2-4pm – Free Admission 
The traffic’s runnin’ hard again.. Join Brad Oliver & Company this Saturday for some fun afternoon jams from 2PM-4PM. Featuring members of the Rubber Boot Band and friends of the Booters! Free admission.

Dennis Ellsworth – February 13th – Doors open at 6:30pm $25
Copper Bottom Presents Dennis Ellsworth & The Electric Stars on Saturday, February 13th. Tickets are $25 per seat and are sold by the table, with limited seating for groups of two, four, and six to ensure proper physical distancing. Tickets can be purchased in the taproom or online via Eventbrite. Doors open at 6:30PM.

Tunes on Tap – February 14th from 3-5pm – Pascal Miousse – Free Admission
Tunes on Tap is your weekly dose of toe-tapping traditional music at Copper Bottom Brewing. A gathering of world-class musicians, award-winning beer and Island hospitality. This Sunday from 3PM-5PM. Free Admission! 

Bogside Brewing
The live music line-up at Bogside this weekend includes: 
Stephen Szwarc
Friday, February 12th at 6pm
Rodney Payne
Saturday, February 13th at 5pm 

John Brown’s Richmond Street Grille 
When: February 13th at 2pm

Spend your Saturday afternoon in the heart of Downtown Charlottetown at John Brown’s Richmond Street Grille and enjoy great local live music from Vintage 2.0. 

Lone Oak Brewing 
*Canada’s Food Island Gift Card accepted at Lone Oak Brewing Co only
Trivia with Dan & Spencer – February 12th from 7-9pm
Test your knowledge with Dan & Spencer at Lone Oak Brewing at Trivia this Friday evening! Reservations are recommended. 

This weekend’s music line-up at Lone Oak Brewing includes: 
Fraser McCallum and Colin Buchanan
Saturday, February 13th at 6-9pm

Dave Woodside ft Jon Mathews
Sunday, February 14th at 1-4pm

Brother’s 2 Restaurant 
When: February 12th, 7pm-12am

Chris & Eric will serenade you in Summerside at Brother’s 2 Restaurant on Friday, February 12, 7pm-12am make sure to reserve your spot! 

The Olde Triangle 
When: February 14th, 2-5pm
Head to The Old Triangle for some toe tappin’ good times during the Sunday Tune Sessions with Roy Johnstone and friends happening Sunday, February 14, from 2-5pm

FAMILY FUN

Pro Tip: Use your Canada’s Food Island to cover the cost of your bookings at these fun activities!  

Alexander & Darlene’s Haven Farm
When: February 15th at 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 4:30pm 
Book your spot at Alexander & Darlene’s Haven Farm and enjoy miniature horse cart rides, fun with miniature goats, rabbits, horses and an alpaca! There will be a firepit and hot chocolate will be served. To book a spot, email alexandersandy52@gmail.com

STAYCATION

Pro Tip: Since we can’t book a warm vacation down south why not book a wintery staycation on PEI using your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card. 

There are many great staycation packages available at local accommodations across the Island. Whether it be a last minute getaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day AND Islander Day, a family fun March Break getaway or a romantic escape for two, you can use your Canada’s Food Island gift card to book your vacation packages.

Plan a staycation around one of the many events listed above like, Discover Charlottetown Ice City Festival in Charlottetown or Explore Summerside Winter Warmth Food Festival in Summerside. No matter which part of the Island you choose to vacation in this winter, there are plenty of package options for you!

For a full list of local businesses who accept the Canada’s Food Island gift card Visit https://giftcard.canadasfoodisland.ca/merchant-directory/