Gold Cup Parade Committee
ASSOCIATIONS - NOT FOR PROFITENTERTAINMENT
Friday, August 18, 2023
The Gold Cup Parade is the largest parade east of Montreal. Every year the Parade attracts entries from businesses, communities and organizations from across the Maritimes; multiple marching bands from the Maritimes, Quebec and, occasionally, from the United States, as well as numerous horse, antique car and clown entries. The Parade also features the much-loved huge cold air-filled balloons brought from Windsor, Ontario.
As the Parade has grown, so have the spectators, to where it is now estimated that close to 60,000 spectators line the streets of Charlottetown to participate in the “Great Island Tradition” plus the viewers of Eastlink TV across PEI and Nova Scotia. The Gold Cup Parade generates increased business activity in service industries, including hotels, restaurants, service stations and retail establishments. As well, our parade is an Island mainstay that contributes to “Islanders’” pride and sense of tradition.