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. 

Taste of Scilly Festival 2018

Event runs Sep 1st 2018 to Sep 30th 2018

Our fantastic Taste of Scilly festival returns this September with a month-long celebration of the very best in local food, drink and produce from across the five inhabited islands.

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Tresco Triathlon

Event on Sep 30th 2018
Tresco triathlon

Tresco's biggest annual sporting event, in aid of the British Red Cross. A fun but challenging Sprint Triathlon finishing - rather conveniently - at The New Inn!

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Walk Scilly Weekend 2018

Event runs Oct 11th 2018 to Oct 15th 2018

Welcome to our Walk Scilly Long Weekend
11th – 15th October 2018 - Tickets on sale now!

Download and browse the full programme here

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Taste of Scilly Festival Set to Showcase our Seafood Islands

Posted on Aug 23rd 2018

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.

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Christmas Street Party 2018

Event on Dec 21st 2018
Christmas Street Festival

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.

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Inaugural Paint the Day Hailed an Outstanding Success

Posted on May 16th 2018
Porthcressa Bay Panorama, by Jacob Kerssemakers, winner of Paint the Day 2018

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).

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Paint the Day launches this year's Art Scilly

Posted on May 11th 2018

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.

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Win a trip to Scilly with a stunning photo!

Posted on Mar 29th 2018

Visit Isles of Scilly is delighted to announce the launch of Scilly’s official Photography Competition for 2018 in partnership with Karma St. Martin's Hotel.

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Spectacular Success for Scilly in the South West

Posted on Feb 3rd 2018
Southwest Tourism Awards - the awards

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 In

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No stopping Walk Scilly!

Posted on Jan 29th 2018
Walk Scilly Samson

Tickets for Walk Scilly, the annual spring-time walking festival on the Isles of Scilly have gone on sale today. This year, the festival has been extended to 11 days and 37 walks.

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