PEI 2014 kickoff party revealed

New details have been announced for the New Year’s Eve kickoff party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.

New Year's Eve events cap off with fireworks

New details have been announced for the New Year’s Eve kickoff party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.

PEI 2014 is a celebration of the meeting in September 1864 between the Fathers of Confederation. It was the beginning of discussions that led to Confederation.

A free outdoor event at Province House will feature music from Rawlins Cross and PEI's own Meaghan Blanchard.

Historic Great George Street will be decorated for the occasion. There will also be buskers, ice sculptors, and sleigh rides.

A children's play zone and warm up area will be set up at Murphy's Community Centre.

There will be free hot dogs and apple cider and the evening will be capped off with a fireworks display.

A ticketed indoor event will be held at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre featuring Johnny Reid, Lennie Gallant and Island dance band More Soul. Tickets are $59 and go on sale Oct. 5.

The P.E.I. government has committed about $8.7 million to the celebrations and renovations. More funding is expected to be announced as the celebration draws closer.

After the full year of 2014 celebrations, Summerside will host the Finale Celebration on Dec. 31, 2014

Those details will be announced later.

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