DiverseCity Festival

New location for Charlottetown’s event—June 23

DiverseCity Festival, Charlottetown 2023

Charlottetown’s much loved DiverseCity Festival will take place at a new location this year. After consultation with the City of Charlottetown, organizers have decided to move the event to Confederation Landing Park, located between Founder’s Hall and Peake’s Quay on Charlottetown’s historic waterfront.

“We think that the new location has a lot to offer,” says Mark Carr-Rollitt, Festival manager. “There is plenty of space and it will be nice to have grass to walk on and trees to provide shade.”

Featuring performances of music and dance, displays, traditional arts and crafts, demonstrations, and ethnic food from a variety of countries, the DiverseCity Festival in Charlottetown will take place June 23 from 12–8 pm.

A project of the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA), the DiverseCity Festival has been held in Charlottetown since 2007. It is free and accessible for all. 

 “The DiverseCity Festival is a great way for people from all backgrounds to celebrate their culture,” says IRSA Executive Director Bernadette Reynolds, “and we know how much people appreciate the opportunity to share their talents and traditions.”

The Festival will move across PEI in July and August, bringing its celebration of multiculturalism and inclusion to Alberton on July 7, Summerside on July 21, Montague on July 28, Souris on August 11, and Kensington on August 18.