In addition to providing a lot of visual stimulation, this festival is quite informative, with information boards posted throughout and cultural reenactments of life in the 1800s. If you made the trek further east to Sugar Beach (a bit of a walk and not quite a pleasant stroll with all the construction), you could also catch some quality live music at the beach with the EMERGE Artists Showcase. I spent a great hour there enjoying some free PEI fries and mussels while listening to some great tunes and enjoying a live Flyboard demonstration (that stuff is way cool!).
WHAT: Redpath Waterfront Festival
WHEN: June 20-23, 2013
COST: Free (excludes deck tours)
INSIDER TIPS: There is a lot of construction in that part of the city due to the ongoing revitalization project. If you are driving, pack your patience and give yourself a lot of extra time. The Harbourfront is also easily accessible by TTC and the easiest thing to do is to walk down from Union Station. Also, be sure to check out the entire stretch - different stops along the waterfront had different food, activities, tall ships, and giveaways. All were worth the trouble.
|These were free with a contest entry|
|Free PEI grub|
|Flyboard show - definitely impressive!|