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 19-21, 2021.
This Weekend’s ‘Food Island Fun Report’ includes: Sugar shacks and snowshoeing tours! Sweeten up the weekend and take in some of the Ice City Festival activities in Charlottetown or heat up your palate at the Winter Warmth Festival happening in Summerside. Visit 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 20+ things you can do this weekend with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card.
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.
Icy City Festival
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!
Sugar Shack Weekends
When: February 19, 2021 at 6:00pm
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.
Craft Beer & Comedy at the PEI Brewing Company
When: February 19 & 20 at 8:00 pm
Island comedians are ready to give you a night of laughter and fun. Hosted by Dan Hendricken and featuring guests Shawn Hogan and closing out the night with Brad Doiron. Tickets are $25 plus fees and taxes and available online.
Curry & Cider Evenings @ Riverdale Orchard
When: February 20 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.
THEATRE & MUSIC
Pro Tip: Use your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card to pay for your tickets, or concessions.
When: February 19-20th at 9:00pm
Love live music late into the night? Head to Marc’s Lounge for an after dinner treat!
Friday, February 19th
Saturday, February 20th
When: February 19-20th – Various times
If you love live music, craft beer, pizza and burgers then head to Montague and visit Bogside Brewing!
Ryan Merry & Emily Coffin
When: February 19 at 6:00pm
When: Saturday, February 20 at 5:00pm
Brothers 2 Restaurant
When: February 19 from 7:00pm – 12:00am
Spend a Friday night getting serenaded in Summerside by Danielle Macdonald at Brothers 2 Restaurant.
John Brown Richmond Street Grille
When: February 20 at 2:00pm
Enjoy a lively Saturday afternoon in the heart of Charlottetown at John Brown Richmond Street Grille with the Kim Albert Duo!
Copper Bottom Brewing
When: February 20-21st – Various times
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 21 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!
Silly Robbie at Trailside
When: February 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM – Free Admission
Silly Robbie’s World: Live! is a high energy children’s music show that keeps the audience moving from start to finish. Having performed all over Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, Silly Robbie’s World: Live! Is sure to get your hands clapping and your toes tapping. Every song encourages the audience to sing and dance along to every note! Along with that, Silly Robbie focuses on discussing important issues in every child’s life, like self-esteem, healthy living and treating others the way that you want to be treated. Audiences young and old will be sure to leave the theatre feeling great about themselves. Come and experience Silly Robbie’s World: Live!
When: February 21, Doors Open at 6:30pm – Tickets: $20
Lauded for his skills as a ragtime and traditional jazz pianist, Max Keenlyside has performed for CBC and has headlined at festivals across North America. A graduate of the Holland College School of Performing Arts, Max went on to study classical and jazz piano at Mount Allison University.
Lone Oak Brewing
When: February 21 from 1-4pm
Sunday Funday in Borden-Carleton at Lone Oak Brewing! Enjoy an afternoon of live music accompanied by great craft beer.
Dave Woodside With Brielle Ansems
When: February 21 at 1:00pm
The Old Triangle & The Pourhouse
When: February 21 from 2-5pm and 5pm on
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 21 from: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost & Tickets→ Free
Irish Traditional Music Night Upstairs In The Pourhouse
When: February 21 at 5:00pm
→ Pay At The Door
→ By Donation
FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES
Pro Tip: Pro Tip: Use your Canada’s Food Island to cover the cost of your bookings at these fun activities!
“Cosmic Unicorn” – East Coast Art Party Studio
When: February 20, 2021 1-3pm $20
Who doesn’t love a beautiful Unicorn?! You should absolutely grab some tickets for this amazing ALL AGES event. The perfect paint party is waiting for you and your family. All you need to do is order your tickets!
“Virtual This Painting is Sus Event”
When: February 21, 2021 from 2-4pm – $10.00
The East Coast Art Party presents a Live Virtual Painting Event – Interacting with the host is the best part! Join Damon Roberts for a Virtual Art Party. A great event for the whole family. The kids are going to love painting this! Perfect for all ages, and experience levels. This event is BYOS (Bring Your Own Supplies). You can order from their Online Store, or use supplies you may already have at home!
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 20-21st 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Visit https://giftcard.canadasfoodisland.ca/merchant-directory/