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. 

Scilly takes three at South West Tourism Awards

Posted on Feb 3rd 2017
Scilly Bryher Hell Bay hotel exterior

Scilly picked up three gongs at last night's South West Tourism Awards, a glittering gala evening which took place at Bristol's Ashton Gate stadium, the home of Bristol Rugby and Bristol City.

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Boot Up for Walk Scilly 2017

Posted on Jan 19th 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Walk Scilly 2017, the archipelago's popular walking festival with seven days of themed walks led by expert guides, taking place from 1st to 7th April.

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Walk Scilly 2017

Event runs Apr 1st 2017 to Apr 7th 2017

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for our week long Spring Walk Scilly Festival which starts on April 1st. 30 walks over 8 Islands with additional evening entertainment.

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Scilly to benefit from new Cultural Tourism funding

Posted on Jan 10th 2017
Steve Sherris painting in the water on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are set to benefit from major new investment into its cultural tourism offer after a successful bid by the Islands’ Partnership (Destination Management Organisation for the Isles of Scilly) to Arts Council England’s national Cultural Destinations fund.

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Daymark Festival Scilly 2017

Event runs Apr 14th 2017 to Apr 16th 2017
St. Martin's Daymark music festival on Scilly 2017.

Visit the beautiful island of St. Martin's for a three day 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, Karma St. Martin's hotel, Polreath Tearooms and more!

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World Pilot Gig Championships 2017

Event runs Apr 28th 2017 to May 1st 2017
St Mary's gig weekend paddles up

Join us for Scilly's biggest weekend of the year - the 2017 World Pilot Gig Championships, taking place from Friday, 28th April through to Monday, 1st May. This is the 27th year that the event has taken place and each year it gets bigger.

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TIC’s Highly Commended recognition is the “icing on the cake”

Posted on Dec 13th 2016
Scilly TIC team with Highly Commended Award

The Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has crowned an exceptional year in 2016 with its Highly Commended Award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, which recognises a commitment to excellence, outstanding customer service, creative marketing and an integrated partnership approach. 

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Scilly Swim Challenge May 2017

Event on May 20th 2017
Scilly Sea Swim 2016

New event for 20 May 2017. Swim 6 islands in one day. Starting and finishing on St. Mary's. 

Swim your way around the stunning Isles of Scilly in just one day! Discover the beauty of these islands from a whole different perspective.

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Isles of Scilly Folk Festival 2017

Event runs May 25th 2017 to May 30th 2017
Music and dance at the Isles of Scilly Folk Festival

This May sees the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West.

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"Sky, Sea,Sand" wins 2016 Photo Competition

Posted on Nov 25th 2016

A self-employed joiner from Prestwich, Manchester has won the 2016 Isles of Scilly Photography Competition following an online public vote on VisitIslesOfScilly.com. Carl Farran won with his photograph entitled “Sky, Sea, Sand” after it received more than 1,200 votes.

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