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.
Two internationally-acclaimed artists – Luke Jerram and Gordon Young – have been appointed by Creative Islands, the Arts Council funded project for the Isles of Scilly led by the Islands’ Partnership (Visit Isles of Scilly), to take up week-long residencies this November with a view to develop pRead more
To celebrate homecomings and the start of Christmas, come and join in at the Scillonian Christmas Festival - or street party! Enjoy pop-up stalls, competitions, mulled wine, mince pies and local fayre, Father Christmas, live music and more.Read more
Taste of Scilly, the festival that has foodies flocking to the Isles of Scilly, returns in September with a month-long celebration of the very best in local food, drink and produce from across the five inhabited islands.Read more
This year’s inaugural Paint the Day on Scilly has been declared an outstanding success with more than 100 entries on St. Mary’s (including around 50 students from the Five Islands School).Read more
Tomorrow marks the start of Isles of Scilly’s annual celebration of local artists and creative talent, Art Scilly, which this year, is supported by Creative Islands, one of 16 national Cultural Destinations projects funded by Arts Council England.Read more
Following the Isles of Scilly outstanding success at last November’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, this tiny archipelago of just 2,200 people has once again punched well above its weight the South West Tourism Excellence Awards which took place at a spectacular awards ceremony in Torquay’s Riviera InRead more