The Capital City is hosting a special tulip market this weekend as part of the Charlottetown Tulip Festival. The market will be free and open to the public and take place on Saturday, May 24 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., in Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Both the Queen Street and Richmond Street entrances will be used.
"The Charlottetown Tulip Festival has included horticultural, musical, educational and cultural programs, and was created to help celebrate the vibrancy of Spring in our City, especially this year as we mark the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference and the Birthplace of Confederation," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "The tulip market is one of the signature events of the Tulip Festival, and we encourage everyone to attend and take advantage of this free event."
The tulip market includes producers, crafters, artists and entertainers from across Prince Edward Island. Highlights include a craft market, a children’s fun zone, a café with ethnic food vendors selling food, and stations where freshly cut tulips and pre-planted tulip displays may be purchased. Live musical entertainment will be as follows:
• Folk/Rock musician Dylan Menzie will perform at 11 a.m.;
• Fiddler Cynthia MacLeod will play at 12 p.m.;
• And the 4-piece acoustic band, Larque, will entertain at 1 p.m.
Also part of the festival is:
• a wreath display from the Visions of Spring contest, which is open to the public for viewing at the Confederation Centre of the Arts until May 25;
• a Tulip Art Exhibit at The Guild, which is open to the public May 24-31, 12-5 p.m.;
• thousands of tulips planted around the City;
• And, until May 25, tulip and Spring-related displays can be seen at various local downtown businesses as part of the Merchant Window Display decorating contest.
The Charlottetown Tulip Festival was created by the City of Charlottetown in partnership with various cultural, business and community organizations, and Charlottetown schools.
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