Shrimp Festival / Goldon Cod Festival
On August 20, 2004 the town of Charlottetown helds its annual Shrimp Festival. It is generally the same time each year.
There are boat tours, shrimp bake off, events, pot luck and dance.
In 2004 there was also the Goldon Cod Festival being held in William's Harbour in celebration of a special species of cod fish in Gilbert's Bay.
There is normally boats going back and forth between Charlottetown and Williams Harbour so you can attend both festivals.
This will be a fun time, especially to get out in boat and head out to WIlliam's Harbour, so keep this in mind if your in the area at that time.
Mary's Harbour Crab Festival
The first weekend of August Mary's Harbour host the Crab Festival celebrating the species that employs the majority of the community.
There are lots of fun events and adult dances but I am recommending you get to the Crab Bake Off.
During my last visit I lucked out and got picked to be a guest judge for all the dishes. Needless to say I had my fill of crab that day.
But I think it was just $2 CDN and you could try all the crab and other seafood dishes you wanted!! Great deal and fun event.