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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The Festival Players

Event runs Aug 10th 2018 to Aug 12th 2018

The Festival Players return to the Islands this year for another fantastic outdoor performance. Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.

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St Martin's Fete

Event on Aug 12th 2018
St Martin's Fete

An afternoon of fun and games, cakes, beer, barbecue and stalls. Come along and take part in some of the many activities or just chill and take in all the camaraderie! Takes place on the green just behind Higher Town Quay. Begins at 12 noon.

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The Low Tide Event - August 2018

Event on Aug 13th 2018
Low Tide Walk

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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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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The Low Tide Event - September 2018

Event on Sep 10th 2018
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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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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Tresco Triathlon

Event on Sep 30th 2018
Tresco triathlon

Tresco's biggest annual sporting event, in aid of the British Red Cross. A fun but challenging Sprint Triathlon finishing - rather conveniently - at The New Inn!

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Walk Scilly Weekend 2018

Event runs Oct 11th 2018 to Oct 15th 2018

Walk Scilly Weekend takes place 11th to 15th October. Explore the magic of Scilly on the cusp of the season when the nights are drawing in and there can be a nip to the fresh sea air.

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Christmas Street Party 2018

Event on Dec 21st 2018
Christmas Street Festival

To celebrate homecomings and the start of Christmas, come and join in at the Scillonian Christmas Festival - or street party! Enjoy pop-up stalls, competitions, mulled wine, mince pies and local fayre, Father Christmas, live music and more.

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