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. 

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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The Low Tide Event, Tresco

Event on May 27th 2017
Isles of Scilly Low Tide Event 2016

Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience on Saturday 27th May 2017, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally unique Scillonian experience.

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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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Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Event runs Jun 10th 2017 to Jun 13th 2017
Scilly Laughs Festival logo

Back for a 3rd year, the Isles of Scilly are pleased to present the Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival in June.

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Tresco Triathlon 2017

Event on Jun 11th 2017
Competitors setting off for the Tresco Triathlon swim.

The Triathlon is the Islands' biggest annual sporting event and is unique way of seeing the best of the Tresco.

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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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Otillo Swimrun World Qualifiers 2017

Event runs Jun 17th 2017 to Jun 18th 2017
Otillo Matti Andersson

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race was held on Scilly for the first time last year. After such a successful weekend it is returning this year 17th to 18th June.

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The Low Tide Event, Tresco

Event on Jun 25th 2017

Join Tresco Island for this unique event held on the sandbar between Tresco & Bryher. Why not grab yourself some seafood and a glass of bubbly and enjoy the festivities that only happen when lunar forces combine to create dramatic Spring Tides. 

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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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