DiverseCity Festival 2022

Mark the dates!

18/05/2022

IRSA's DiverseCity Festival returns this summer in five locations across Prince Edward Island, in its full free outdoor festival format.

The DiverseCity Festival, the PEI’s celebration of Canadian multiculturalism and inclusion, plans for a return to full festival offerings in five locations across the Island this summer.

The DiverseCity Festival is a project of the Immigration and Refugee Services Association PEI and is made possible thanks to the engagement of new and established Islanders, and with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada Race Relations Foundation, and municipal partners in five Island communities. The Festival partners include TD Bank Group as presenting partner, Eastlink Community TV as media partner, Key Murray Law as stage partner, and other sponsors. With all this support, the DiverseCity Festival returns to its full free outdoor festival format.

“We are very pleased that five Island communities are taking part in the DiverseCity Festival: the City of Charlottetown, the Town of Three Rivers, the Town Alberton, Région Évangéline in the Town of Abram-Village, and the City of Summerside in partnership with Culture Summerside” says Immigration & Refugee Services Association PEI Executive Director, Bernadette Reynolds. “The DiverseCity Festival is a great way to spread our mission to support immigrants and refugees in their efforts to settle across Prince Edward Island, while also celebrating Canadian multiculturalism.”

In each location, the DiverseCity Festival will feature continuous stage performances, demonstrations, cultural displays, information booths, games and activities, and ethnic food vendors. Admission is free, and all sites are fully accessible.

“While we have been fortunate to be able to present the DiverseCity Festival in different forms over the past two years, it is very exciting to be planning for live events in five communities across our province”, says festival manager Mark Carr-Rollitt. “In partnership with Eastlink Community TV, we will also produce a four-part video presentation which will be broadcast and streamed in September.”

“The DiverseCity Festival is a series of profound events that communities across Prince Edward Island always look forward to hosting,” said Hon. Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island. “This festival is an exciting opportunity to learn about the variety of cultures that we celebrate on the Island, to meet your neighbours, try delicious food from across the world, and have fun with family and friends. A thank-you to everyone involved in continuing to create such a successful and memorable festival for everyone to enjoy.”

Dates and locations for DiverseCity 2022 are:

  • June 26 in Charlottetown
  • July 3 in Alberton
  • July 10 in Evangeline
  • July 24 in Summerside
  • July 31 in Three Rivers

More information

For more information about the events, or to sign up to participate as a performer, vendor, or volunteer, please visit the official DiverseCity Festival website:

DiverseCityFest.com

History of DiverseCity Festival