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 Cherry Orchard

Event runs Jul 26th 2018 to Jul 29th 2018
The Cherry Orchard

Treat yourself to a miraculous night of theatre under the stars this summer!

The Miracle Theatre Company return this year with their adaptation of The Cherry Orchard

Adapted & Directed by Bill Scott

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St. Agnes Fete 2018

Event on Aug 5th 2018
St. Agnes Fete

Enjoy a fun packed day out for all the family at St. Agnes Fete. Lots of fun activities for all ages... dog show, games, bouncy castle, stalls, live music, bar and more! Takes place on the cricket field and at the Island Hall.

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The Festival Players

Event runs Aug 10th 2018 to Aug 12th 2018

The Festival Players return to the Islands this year for another fantastic outdoor performance. Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.

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St Martin's Fete

Event on Aug 12th 2018
St Martin's Fete

An afternoon of fun and games, cakes, beer, barbecue and stalls. Come along and take part in some of the many activities or just chill and take in all the camaraderie! Takes place on the green just behind Higher Town Quay. Begins at 12 noon.

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The Low Tide Event - August 2018

Event on Aug 13th 2018
Low Tide Walk

Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience on Monday 13th August, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally surreal Scillonian experience.

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Bryher Fete & Music Festival 2018

Event on Aug 19th 2018

A real community event comprising traditional stalls, games, arts and crafts, scones and cakes, bar & music.

Mini music festival, with bands playing throughout the afternoon!

Fresh food & drinks

Live music.

The Fete Field, Green Bay, Bryher.

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Taste of Scilly Festival 2018

Event runs Sep 1st 2018 to Sep 30th 2018

The Taste of Scilly festival is back with a month-long celebration throughout September.

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The Low Tide Event - September 2018

Event on Sep 10th 2018
Low Tide event

Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience on Monday 10th September, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally surreal Scillonian experience.

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Scilly Swim Challenge 2018

Event runs Sep 15th 2018 to Sep 18th 2018

The Scilly Swim Challenge returns again on the 15th to 18th September 2018, with the chance to Swim and Walk the Islands over one or two days. Tickets go on sale November 2017.

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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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