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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The Isles of Scilly scooped no less than seven gongs at last night’s dazzling Cornwall Tourism Awards which took place at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.Read more
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!Read more
Well, what a bumper year for the Isles of Scilly! No less than seven businesses from Scilly have just been announced as finalists at this year's Cornwall Tourism Awards, more than in any previous years.Read more
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.Read more
It's almost here... Walk Scilly Weekend from 13th to 17th October: 5 days of wonderful walks across 7 islands. October is the perfect time to explore the wilder side of the Isles of Scilly: the hedgerows come alive, the seals pop their pups and the migrating birds make their entrance.Read more
Get our island guide
View the FREE 2017 islands' guide