18 Fun things to do with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card on February 26-28th

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This weekend’s essentials: Canada’s Food Island Gift Card and a list of fun things to do! 

Grab your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card this wintery weekend and redeem it at one of these participating events happening February 26-28, 2021. 

This Weekend’s ‘Food Island Fun Report’ includes: Sea Shanties, comedy shows and East Coast Art Parties ! Enjoy the weekend and take in some of the Ice City Festival activities in Charlottetown Visit the tiniest taproom in Charlottetown, a cidery nestled in the rolling hills in the PEI countryside or attend one of the many live music shows happening across the Island. Looking for a last minute staycation? We’ve got you covered! 

Check out our list of 18 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 grabbing a coffee from a local shop!

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/

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

From The Sea To The Tiny Taproom – Sea Shanties, Ciders, Seafood
When: February 26 from 4-8pm 

Long before it became popular on TikTok has the tradition of Sea Shanties been an East Coast celebration ⚓. Join Red Island Cider in the Tiniest Taproom on P.E.I. for some wonderful food, drinks & entertainment. Their great friend Chef Pendergast will provide some delicious food from the sea & smother it in songs about the sea. Add a pint or two of cider & help us break up the winter. Who knows, there might be a guest or two along the way. So, pop by by’s, enjoy a pint, a song or two, and have a seafood scoff. A great way to start the last weekend of February!

Sugar Shack Weekends

When: February 26 from 6-8pm and February 27 from 12-8pm at Merchantman Next Door Lounge Patio and Charlottetown Beer Gardens.

It’s patio season! Wait, what? Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar + the Charlottetown Beer Garden’s patios are opening up for four weekends from February 19 – March 13 and turning their outdoor spaces into figurative Sugar Shacks! Featuring firepits, photo ops, maple sugar sticks (of course!), seasonal and hand-held food & beverages along with entertainment and more! Entrance is free, food and beverage at the locations vary.

Curry & Cider Evenings @ Riverdale Orchard
When: February 27 from 4:30 –6:30 pm

Warm your soul on a Saturday evening by heading to Riverdale Orchard for their Curry and Cider Evenings from 4.30 pm until 6.30 pm. It can be either a take out or sit in/out option.

An Evening of Comedy with Shawn Hogan
When: February 28 at 8:00 pm

An Evening of Comedy with Shawn Hogan Featuring Rachel Matheson, Ryan Gallant. Hosted by Tanya Nicolle. Doors open at 7pm and the Show starts at 8pm.Tickets are $20 + tax and fee. Call ahead to confirm your group size: 902-566-1911 if purchasing tickets separately.

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

Marc’s Lounge
When: February 26-27th at 9:00pm

Love live music late into the night? Head to Marc’s Lounge for an after dinner treat! 

Lawrence Maxwell: Friday, February 26th 

David Woodside: Saturday, February 27th 

Bogside Brewing
When: February 26-28th – Various times 

If you love live music, craft beer, pizza and burgers then head to Montague and visit Bogside Brewing! 

David Woodside: When: February 26th at 6:00pm

Bridgette Blanchard: When: Saturday, February 27th at 5:00pm

John Brown Richmond Street Grille
When: February 27th at 2:00pm

Enjoy a lively Saturday afternoon in the heart of Charlottetown at John Brown Richmond Street Grille with Ritchie Bulger! 

Copper Bottom Brewing
When: February 26-28th – Various times

Saturday Jams
The traffic’s runnin’ hard again.. Join Brad Oliver & Company every Saturday for some fun afternoon jams from 2PM-4PM. Featuring members of the Rubber Boot Band and friends of the Booters! Free admission.

Tunes On Taps featuring JJ Chaisson 
February 28th from 3-5pm

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. Every Sunday from 3PM-5PM. Free Admission! 

Confederation Centre of the Arts

Family Sundays
When: Sunday, February 28th at 1:30-2:30pm – Admission FREE

Gather up the gang and head to the Gallery the last Sunday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for a load of fun-filled art activities. They’re FREE, they’re fun and they’re bilingual (English and French). All ages are welcome and pre-registration is required.

Trailside Music Hall 
When: February 28th at 6:30pm – Tickets are $25

Kimberly Mooney – The Recital: The Show
Author, Kimberly Mooney Presents Readings From Her Book, The Recital With Musical Performances From Some Of Pei’s Finest Musicians.

Lone Oak Brewing 

A full weekend of fun events in Borden-Carleton at Lone Oak Brewing! Enjoy trivia and  live music accompanied by great craft beer.

Trivia with Spencer and Dan 
When: February 26 from 7-9pm 

Trivia at Lone Oak is back in action this Friday, February 26th from 7pm – 9pm.

Tim MacPherson: February 27 from 7-9pm 

Dave Woodside With Brandon Howard Roy: February 28 at 1:00pm

The Old Triangle
When: February 28th from 2-5pm 

Another way to spend your Sunday Funday! End the weekend right with some toe tappin tunes. 

Sunday Tune Session At The Old Triangle With Roy Johnstone And Friends
When: February 28 from: 2:00pm – 5:00pm 

Cost & Tickets→ Free

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

“This Painting is SUS” at the East Coast Art Party Studio
When: February 27th from 1-3pm – Tickets are $20.00

The East Coast Art Party knows kids are going wild over this game! Grab some tickets for this great  ALL AGES family fun event and head to the East Coast Art Studio in Charlottetown to test out your artistic skills. They will be painting on 8 x 10 canvases.

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

Snowshoeing Package @ Riverdale Orchard
When: February 26-27th at 10:00am & 3:00pm. Reservations required.

Enjoy a one hour(+) guided snowshoeing tour around their sloping fields and orchards while soaking up the vista of Riverdale’s Rolling Hills. After the tour enjoy a hot Main Course dish from their Winter 2021 Menu.

Please note: Riverdale Orchard asks you to bring your own snowshoes, dress appropriately for weather, reservations essential due to COVID 19 regulations. Booking available for Saturdays at 3:00pm, Sundays 10:00am and 3:00 pm. To book please contact Riverdale Orchard at 902-218-0580 or info@riverdaleorchard.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 family fun getaway or a romantic escape for you and yours, 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 Visithttps://giftcard.canadasfoodisland.ca/merchant-directory/