Festival Route 11

4th annual bilingual event features folk music, meals and art

Montreal’s Veranda

Festival Route 11’s fourth edition runs from July 25–28 at Union Corner Provincial Park. PEI’s only bilingual folk festival returns with celebrated folk musicians, favourite Island meals, and large-scale art installations. The Fédération culturelle de l’Î-P-É presents a mix of festival favourites and new additions, offering a multi-sensory experience of music, culinary arts, and visual arts.

PEI’s 6 Hearts headline on Friday night in the Big Tent, and Cajun singer-songwriter (and social media darling) Jourdan Thibodeaux takes the stage Saturday with Les Rôdailleurs. Rounding out the lineup are local groups Inn Echo and Maukin, Louisiana’s Dustin Dale Gaspard, and Montreal’s Veranda.

Returning festival-goers will be pleased to hop back into Thursday night’s HERE WE GO! Barndance at Evermoore Brewery, this year with an extra treat: a new signature beer. Created by Alex Clarke and the Evermoore team, the Route 11 Pale Ale will launch on June 22, celebrating Route 11 and all things Prince County.

Union Corner Provincial Park will once again become an artistic landscape, curated by artists Kelly Caseley and Patrick Brunet. Their large-scale installations always promise a whimsical stroll through the grounds. These sights perfectly complement the festival’s music and the locally inspired meals prepared every night by local chefs Clarke and Robert Pendergast.

Festival-goers can sign up for workshops led by the festival’s world-class musicians at Fiddle Camp. This year, Saturday’s free-admission Family Day includes Shane Pendergast’s Jack Pine Folk Club under the stretch tent, alongside a full day of games and family-friendly programming. Finally, Sunday promises a trad celebration with Fiddle Brunch, where audiences can enjoy music and dancing along with their meal.

Box office and schedule information are available at festivalroute11.com. Volunteer and get a free weekend pass.