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. 

Cancer Research UK 5k & 10k Event

Event on Jul 23rd 2017
Cancer Research UK logo

The annual CRUK 5 and 10k event will be held on Sunday 25th June. On holiday? Why not join in? Walk or run around St Mary's at the distance of your choice - make it a fun event!

Pre-registration and sponsor forms available. 

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Miracle Theatre - The Third Policeman 2017

Event runs Jul 27th 2017 to Jul 30th 2017
The Third Policeman

The fantastic Miracle Theatre Company will be back on Scilly in July 2017. They will be performing the hilarious and unforgettable 'The Third Policeman', a surreal comic adventure written by Flann O'Brien.

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St Agnes Fete 2017

Event on Jul 30th 2017
St Agnes Kids ice cream

A lovely, fun-filled day out for all the family on St Agnes...Welly throwing, tombola and other fun games, plus cakes, live music, bric-and-brac and more! Takes place on the cricket field and at the Island Hall.

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Bryher Fete 2017

Event on Aug 6th 2017
Bryher Fete

A real community event comprising traditional stalls, arts and crafts, scones and cakes. Bar & Music. A great day out with the family allowing you to unwind and let the children do their own thing. Boats available all day from the different islands.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor - Festival Players 2017

Event runs Aug 11th 2017 to Aug 13th 2017
Merry Wives of Windsor Poster

The Festival Players Theatre Company returns to Scilly to bring you this hilarious and colourful comedy in an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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