Prince Edward Island


The Atlantic Superstore Festival of lights is an annual summer festival that takes place on the Charlottetown waterfront. It last three days and is to celebrate the start of the tourist season.During the daytime there are lots of family oriented events, such as carnival midway. In the evenings there are concerts featuring two or three popular rock bands performing each night. On the final night of the festival there is a large fireworks display, usually involving other aspects like a laser show. The Charlottetown Festival is a seasonal Canadian musical theatre festival which runs from late May to mid-October every year since 1965.

Named after its host city, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, since its inception the festival has showcased Canada's most popular and longest-running musical, Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, as well as having sought out and commissioned over 66 new Canadian musicals, including the 2005 and 2006 productions of Canada Rocks, the Festival's most popular long-running production after Anne.

Hosted in the Confederation Centre of the Arts, every year the Charlottetown Festival features some of Canada's finest performers, designers, playwrights, composers, and directors in a professional showcase of musical theatre and comedy.

Past Artistic Directors of the Festival include Mavor Moore, Alan Lund, and Walter Learning. Learning ignited a storm of controversy across the country in 1987 when he presented the Alan Bleasdale musical Are You Lonesome Tonight? a tough look at the life of Elvis Presley. Objections to the rough language and adult subject matter were even brought up in the provincial legislature. However, the musical was a major critical success for the Charlottetown Festival and became the only Festival production to equal Anne of Green Gables in ticket sales during its first season.