Events

Festivals and fun times in 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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World Pilot Gig Championships

Event runs May 4th 2018 to May 6th 2018

The 2018 World Pilot Gig Championships will take place on the Isles of Scilly from Friday 4th May until Sunday 6th 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 with expert guides over one day.

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Art Scilly 2018

Event runs May 12th 2018 to May 19th 2018
Art scilly glass

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
Folk Festival 2018

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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.

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Tresco Fun Day 2018

Event on May 27th 2018
Tresco Fun Day in May

Tresco's annual fun day takes place on Sunday 27th May with fun and games for the whole family at our traditional island fete...

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Ötillö Swimrun World Qualifiers 2018

Event runs Jun 9th 2018 to Jun 10th 2018
ÖTILLÖ 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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Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival 2018

Event runs Jun 9th 2018 to Jun 12th 2018
Scilly laughs logo

Now in its fourth year, Scilly Laughs has become a highlight of the Scillonian calendar. Playing to packed out venues stuffed full of locals and visitors all enjoying the crème de la crème of the UK comedy circuit.

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The Low Tide Event - July 2018

Event on Jul 15th 2018
Scilly low tide event

Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience on Sunday 15th July, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally surreal Scillonian experience.

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The Cherry Orchard

Event runs Jul 26th 2018 to Jul 29th 2018
The Cherry Orchard

Treat yourself to a miraculous night of theatre under the stars this summer!

The Miracle Theatre Company return this year with their adaptation of The Cherry Orchard

Adapted & Directed by Bill Scott

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St. Agnes Fete 2018

Event on Aug 5th 2018
St. Agnes Fete

Enjoy a fun packed day out for all the family at St. Agnes Fete. Lots of fun activities for all ages... dog show, games, bouncy castle, stalls, live music, bar and more! Takes place on the cricket field and at the Island Hall.

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