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. 

Walk Scilly Weekend 2017

Event runs Oct 12th 2017 to Oct 16th 2017
A group of walkers enjoying Walk Scilly Weekend

Tickets are now on sale

Have you ever fancied a long weekend exploring the islands? Walk Scilly Weekend is a brilliant opportunity to see Scilly at its best during the quieter but still spectacular Autumn.

Read more

Gourmet Wine Weekend

Event runs Oct 20th 2017 to Oct 23rd 2017
star castle wine and vineyard experience

Stay for three nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) and enjoy a visit to our HolyVale Vineyard and Winery, experience a wine tasting with matching canapés, and dine in the Star Castle Dining room for a gourmet dinner with matching wines hosted by Robert Francis on the Saturday.

Read more

Candice wins Walk Scilly foraging break

Posted on Oct 9th 2017
Candice Malt, winner of the Walk Scilly Weekend Competition

Candice Malt has won a weekend for two at Karma St Martin's and Skybus flights from Lands End having entered our special Walk Scilly Weekend competition hosting by the West Briton.

Read more

Five on Scilly get shortlisted for Cornwall Tourism Awards

Posted on Sep 29th 2017
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2015 - The Trophies

The shortlisted finalists in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017/18 have been announced and once again, the Isles of Scilly will be well represented at this year’s ceremony taking place at the Headland Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall on Thursday 2nd November.

Read more

Tickets now on Sale for Walk Scilly Weekend

Posted on Sep 13th 2017
Walk Scilly Weekend walk

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Walk Scilly Weekend which takes place 12th to 16th October. 

Read more

Red Arrows & Kernow King to headline Scilly’s Bank Holiday fun

Posted on Aug 23rd 2017

The Isles of Scilly will provide a spectacular backdrop to a display by the legendary Red Arrows when they take to the skies this August Bank Holiday Monday. It’s a rapid return to the islands for the aerobatic team following their performance on the same day a year ago.

Read more

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.

Read more

Red Arrows set to wow Scilly again

Posted on May 11th 2017
Red Arrows over Old Slipway

The Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team, the Red Arrows, will return to the skies above the Isles of Scilly for a full 25-minute aerobatic display on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017.

Read more

Isles of Scilly launches 2017 Photography Competition

Posted on May 2nd 2017

Visit Isles of Scilly has launched its Photography Competition for 2017 in partnership with St. Mary’s Hall Hotel Isles of Scilly Travel.

Read more

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.

Read more