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. 

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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The Daily Commute wins 2017 Isles of Scilly Photo Competition

Posted on Nov 20th 2017
Daily Commute on St. Martin's - by vintage tractor

A photo depicting a Scillonian farmer heading off to tend his fields in his vintage tractor on the island of St. Martin’s has scooped this year’s top prize in the annual Isles of Scilly Photography Competition.

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Five of the best for Scilly at Cornwall Tourism Awards

Posted on Nov 3rd 2017
Hell Bay win Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017

The Isles of Scilly scooped five gongs at last night’s dazzling Cornwall Tourism Awards which once again took place at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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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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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