Festival Route 11

Bilingual event returns to Union Corner Park in August

Grammy-nominated Cedric Watson

The Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (FCIPÉ) presents the third edition of Festival Route 11, taking place at Union Corner Provincial Park from August 3–6. The bilingual folk festival offers a multi-sensory experience, combining music, culinary arts and visual art installations.

This year’s concert headliners include four-time Grammy-nominated artist Cedric Watson with Bijou Creole, traditional Quebec music group De Temps Antan, and New Brunswick singer-songwriter Paul Hébert. Rounding out the lineup are Catherine MacLellan, The Small Glories, Shane Pendergast, Bruce Molsky, and a special performance of Vishtèn Connexions. A Festival Route 11 staple, Here We Go Barndance is back, featuring Richard Wood, Megan Bergeron and Nick van Ouwerkerk.

traditional Quebec music group De Temps Antan

Returning to Union Corner Provincial Park, the festival grounds will be transformed once more with large-scale outdoor art installations, inspired by the original work of Karen Gallant, and overseen by artists Kelly Caseley and Patrick Brunet. 

At the helm of the concerts’ culinary accompaniment are Island chefs Robert Pendergast, Alex Clark and Caleb Gallant. 

Filling out an already teeming weekend of music, food and art, the festival also brings back Fiddle Camp, offering musical mentorship by professional musicians, as well as the free-admission Family Day. Festival Route 11’s 2023 edition promises to spark joy and magic in the hearts of all who attend.

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