Public holiday in: Prince Edward Island
Gold Cup Parade Day on the third Friday of August in the province of Prince Edward Island.
The Gold Cup and Saucer Parade has been in existence since 1961.
The is the largest street parade east of Montreal and is much more than a summer-morning tradition in Charlottetown.
Since the early 1960s, the Gold Cup and Saucer Race has been considered one of the most celebrated harness racing events in Eastern Canada. Each August, as a culmination of Old Home Week, the fastest horses and most skilled drivers compete in 15 racing programs in nine days.