Festivals and fun times in 2017...

If ever you need an excuse to come to Scilly for a long weekend or a short break, we think you'll find it right here! 

We've lined up a number of festivals and fun occasions to celebrate the islands at their very best! So why not come and join us as we eat, drink and make merry whilst marvelling at our heritage, culture, island lives and striking surroundings? For more information about all our events, keep scrolling down.

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World Pilot Gig Championships 2017

Event runs Apr 28th 2017 to May 1st 2017
St Mary's gig weekend paddles up

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.

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Art Scilly 2017

Event runs May 6th 2017 to May 14th 2017
Art Scilly 2017

Art Scilly 2017 will take place from Saturday 6th May to Sunday 14th May and will once again feature a range of workshops, demonstrations and open studios, showcasing the best of Scilly's fantastic art, crafts and creativity.

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One Act Play Festival 2017

Event on May 7th 2017

St. Mary's Theatre Club present their 6th annual 'One Act Play Festival'. A selection of plays between 15 and 30 minutes long written by some of the many talented local authors on Scilly.

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Scilly Swim Challenge May 2017

Event on May 20th 2017
Scilly Sea Swim 2016

New event for 20 May 2017. Swim 6 islands in one day. Starting and finishing on St. Mary's. 

Swim your way around the stunning Isles of Scilly in just one day! Discover the beauty of these islands from a whole different perspective.

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Isles of Scilly Folk Festival 2017

Event runs May 25th 2017 to May 30th 2017
Music and dance at the Isles of Scilly Folk Festival

This May sees the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West.

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The Low Tide Event, Tresco

Event on May 27th 2017
Isles of Scilly Low Tide Event 2016

Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience on Saturday 27th May 2017, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally unique Scillonian experience.

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Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival 2017

Event runs Jun 10th 2017 to Jun 13th 2017
Scilly Laughs Festival logo

Back for a 3rd year, the Isles of Scilly are pleased to present the Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival in June.

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Tresco Triathlon 2017

Event on Jun 11th 2017
Competitors setting off for the Tresco Triathlon swim.

The Triathlon is the Islands' biggest annual sporting event and is unique way of seeing the best of the Tresco.

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Otillo Swimrun World Qualifiers 2017

Event runs Jun 17th 2017 to Jun 18th 2017
Otillo Matti Andersson

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race was held on Scilly for the first time last year. After such a successful weekend it is returning this year 17th to 18th June.

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The Low Tide Event, Tresco

Event on Jun 25th 2017

Join Tresco Island for this unique event held on the sandbar between Tresco & Bryher. Why not grab yourself some seafood and a glass of bubbly and enjoy the festivities that only happen when lunar forces combine to create dramatic Spring Tides. 

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