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. 

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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Walk Scilly 2018

Event runs Apr 4th 2018 to Apr 14th 2018

Walk Scilly returns this year for a mega 11 days. 37 walks over 9 islands. Tickets are on sale NOW so get your boots laced, get your holiday booked and get your tickets. They are selling fast!

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2018 Guide for the Isles of Scilly sets Cultured Tone for the Islands

Posted on Dec 19th 2017
Isles of Scilly Guide 2018 Cropped Cover shot

The Islands' Partnership, the destination management organisation for the Isles of Scilly, is delighted to reveal its official Islands Guide for 2018.

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World Pilot Gig Championships

Event runs May 4th 2018 to May 6th 2018

The 2018 World Pilot Gig Championships will take place on the Isles of Scilly from Friday 4th May until Sunday 6th May.

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Art Scilly 2018

Event runs May 12th 2018 to May 19th 2018
Art scilly glass

Art Scilly returns for one week commencing Saturday 12th May 2018.

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Scilly Swim Challenge Spring 2018

Event on May 12th 2018

The Scilly Swim Challenge returns again this year on May 12th 2018, with the chance to Swim and Walk the Islands over one day. Tickets go on sale November 2017.

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The Daily Commute wins 2017 Isles of Scilly Photo Competition

Posted on Nov 20th 2017
Daily Commute on St. Martin's - by vintage tractor

A photo depicting a Scillonian farmer heading off to tend his fields in his vintage tractor on the island of St. Martin’s has scooped this year’s top prize in the annual Isles of Scilly Photography Competition.

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Folk Festival 2018

Event runs May 24th 2018 to May 29th 2018

May 2018 will see the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance is in store, featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West. The Festival will take place from Thursday 24th May – Tuesday 29th May.

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Five of the best for Scilly at Cornwall Tourism Awards

Posted on Nov 3rd 2017
Hell Bay win Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017

The Isles of Scilly scooped five gongs at last night’s dazzling Cornwall Tourism Awards which once again took place at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.

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