DiverseCity Festival 2023
First event of the summer in Charlottetown
Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA) will be rolling out DiverseCity Festival across PEI / Epekwitk again this summer. For those who haven’t experienced it before, DiverseCity Festival is the largest, free, multicultural festival east of Montreal.
The annual DiverseCity Festival is an important part of PEI’s summer festival lineup and takes place in multiple locations over the summer months. Performers, vendors, artisans, community groups and activity leaders are called upon to participate. First up is Charlottetown on June 25 from 12 noon to 8 pm.
Queen Street, from Grafton Street to King Street, will be closed for the day. That leaves plenty of space to celebrate the diversity of cultures that call Prince Edward Island home, and to showcase food, music performances, dance, arts and crafts, community information and cultural demonstrations that represent newcomers, established settler communities, as well as the original people of Epekwitk, the Mi’kmaq First Nations.
Senator Brian Francis has said, “I love the @DiverseCityPEI celebration every year. The joy and pride in our multi-faceted Island community is palpable and heartening. So many Islanders of so many backgrounds, cultures, languages— it’s wonderful!”