Festivals and fun times in 2017 and 2018...

If ever you need an excuse to come to Scilly for a long weekend or a short break, we think you'll find it right here! 

We've lined up a number of festivals and fun occasions to celebrate the islands at their very best! So why not come and join us as we eat, drink and make merry whilst marvelling at our heritage, culture, island lives and striking surroundings? For more information about all our events, keep scrolling down.

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Christmas Festival 2017

Event on Dec 22nd 2017

Scilly's 4th Christmas Festival will take place on the evening of Friday 22nd December and will include late night shopping with drinks and nibbles, live music as well as festive demonstrations, street stalls and activities for children.

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Daymark Festival 2018

Event runs Mar 30th 2018 to Apr 1st 2018

Visit the beautiful island of St. Martin's for an Easter extravaganza of live music from Scilly and beyond. Enjoy some fantastic bands, great food, drink and a good craic, centred around the Sevenstone's Inn. A great way to spend an Easter weekend!

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Walk Scilly 2018

Event runs Apr 4th 2018 to Apr 14th 2018

By popular demand, Walk Scilly is back and has been extended to 10 days! Between 4th & 14th April 2018 you can take part in a selection of over 25 guided and themed walks across all the inhabited and some uninhabited islands.

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World Pilot Gig Championships

Event runs May 4th 2018 to May 7th 2018

The 2018 World Pilot Gig Championships will take place on the Isles of Scilly from Friday 4th May until Monday 7th May.

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Scilly Swim Challenge Spring 2018

Event on May 12th 2018

The Scilly Swim Challenge returns again this year on May 12th 2018, with the chance to Swim and Walk the Islands over one day. Tickets go on sale November 2017.

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Art Scilly 2018

Event runs May 12th 2018 to May 19th 2018
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Art Scilly returns for one week commencing Saturday 12th May 2018.

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Folk Festival 2018

Event runs May 24th 2018 to May 29th 2018

May 2018 will see the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance is in store, featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West. The Festival will take place from Thursday 24th May – Tuesday 29th May.

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Ötillö Swimrun World Qualifiers 2018

Event runs Jun 9th 2018 to Jun 10th 2018

Following the remarkable success of the last 2 years, the unique ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race returns to the Isles of Scilly for the 3rd year running on the 9th and 10th June.

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Taste of Scilly Festival 2018

Event runs Sep 1st 2018 to Sep 30th 2018

The Taste of Scilly festival is back with a month-long celebration throughout September.

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Scilly Swim Challenge 2018

Event runs Sep 15th 2018 to Sep 18th 2018

The Scilly Swim Challenge returns again on the 15th to 18th September 2018, with the chance to Swim and Walk the Islands over one or two days. Tickets go on sale November 2017.

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