News & Events

Throughout the season (mid-March to end of the October) and at Christmas / February half-term, weekly "What's Ons" are produced every Friday afternoon for the following week, starting Saturdays. They are available to pick up at the Tourist Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach. Most accommodation providers also have them to hand, too.  The Tourist Information Centre (and various outlets across Scilly) also sells handy Pocket Map Guides for £1 - giving you walking maps of all the islands, ideas of places to visit, where to eat, boat times and excursions, and more!

Main events on Scilly

From the beginning of April to the end of October, the islands come alive with events and experiences across the islands. From live music, food and drink festivals and exhibitions, to local produce markets, island fetes and charity events, come and join us! If you're planning your visit to coincide with a particular event or simply want to see what awaits you when you arrive, take a look at what's on so far this year. 

St Martin's Fete 2017

Event on Aug 20th 2017
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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Low Tide Walk Tresco & Bryher

Event runs Aug 22nd 2017 to Aug 23rd 2017
Low tide walk tresco to bryher

Every so often extreme Spring Tides mean the watery barrier between Tresco & Bryher falls away for a few precious hours, giving a unique opportunity to walk across and sample the delights of another island, accompanied by the smug feeling of having somehow beaten the elements.

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The New Inn Summer Ale Festival

Event runs Aug 25th 2017 to Aug 29th 2017
New Inn Tresco Beer festival

Hop over to Tresco for a celebration of ale this August.

Quench your thirst from the heat of a Scilly summer at The New Inn Summer Ale Festival

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Garrison Sports and Music Festival

Event on Aug 27th 2017
Garrison Sports Music Festival 2017

All Day Sports and Music Festival for the Whole Family on the Garrison with 5-A-Side football, Kids football & tennis, Rugby7s, Live Music, Bar, Stalls, BBQ + more...

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Red Arrows Aerobatic Display

Event on Aug 28th 2017
Red Arrows over Old Slipway

Come to Scilly to be wowed by the Red Arrows, who return to the islands on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August to perform a full 25-minute aerobatic display over the archipelago. After the success of last year, we can't wait for this year's repeat performance.

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Bill of Fare Announced for Taste of Scilly Festival

Posted on Aug 8th 2017
Scilly food festival lobster

Taste of Scilly, the festival that has foodies flocking to the Isles of Scilly, is back in September with a month-long celebration of the very best in food, drink and produce from across the five inhabited islands.

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Taste of Scilly Food Festival 2017

Event runs Sep 1st 2017 to Sep 30th 2017

This September, the Isles of Scilly will host its second Taste of Scilly Food Festival - a mouth-watering, month-long celebration of the very best in local food and drink from across the islands.

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Scilly Swim Challenge 2017

Event runs Sep 2nd 2017 to Sep 6th 2017

Swim and Walk the Islands over one or two days. Whether you choose to complete in one or two days you will experience  the amazing swimming and beautiful scenery Scilly has to offer.

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Fitness Retreat - Hell Bay, Bryher

Event runs Sep 30th 2017 to Oct 4th 2017
Beach running on Bryher
Escape to magical Bryher for some outdoor fitness, delicious seasonal food and rejuvenate both the mind and body. Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats are hosting a pop-up fitness mini break with Hell Bay hotel this September.
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St. Martin's Film Festival 2017

Event runs Oct 5th 2017 to Oct 8th 2017
Torn and Frayed organisers of the St. Martin's Film Festival

Four whole days of cinema on a remote island, though not so remote that you can't get here!

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