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. 

Creative Islands announces two internationally-acclaimed artists’ residencies

Posted on Oct 26th 2018
Museum of the Moon art installation by Luke Jerram

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 p

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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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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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Walk Scilly 2019

Event runs Apr 3rd 2019 to Apr 12th 2019

Our popular Walking Festival will return again in 2019. The dates are Wed 3rd April to Fri 12th April. More details will be available soon.


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2019 World Pilot Gig Championships

Event runs May 3rd 2019 to May 5th 2019
St Mary's gig weekend paddles up

The 30th Annual World Pilot Gig Championships take place on the Isles of Scilly May 3rd - 5th 2019.

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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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Taste of Scilly 2019

Event runs Sep 1st 2019 to Sep 30th 2019

Taste of Scilly returns for another mouth-watering month of Scillonian Food & Drink throughout September 2019.

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