Events & Festivals

Reasons to come to Scilly in 2018

There are many reasons to come to Scilly if you're looking for a specific festival to enjoy or an event to partake in. The season kicks off with the Walk Scilly Festival which has been extended to 10 days this year. This takes place 4th to 14th April. Grab your walking boots and gaiters, and explore our archipelago with guided, themed walks and enjoy an extensive evening programme.

The World Pilot Gig Championships, Art Scilly, the Scilly Swim Challenge and the ever popular Scilly Folk Festival all take place during May with ale and cider weekends added to the mix!

In June the amazing and challenging Otillo Swimrun Championship qualifier takes place along with the first of 3 low tide events between Tresco and Bryher.

Throughout August you can enjoy island fetes, RNLI days, exhibitions, touring theatre groups and more... And then throughout September, Taste of Scilly returns with a mouth-watering celebration of the very best in local food and drink across the islands.

Finally from 11th -15th October, we welcome the Walk Scilly Weekend - a vibrant festival to bring out the best of autumnal Scilly - fantastic wildlife, silky hues and some magical guided walks.

Take a look at our events page for more information.

Otillo Matti Andersson

Scilly Warms Up for World Swimrun Test

The Isles of Scilly are preparing to host one of world sport’s most daunting challenges: the UK leg of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series on Saturday 9th June, which will see more than 110 pairs tackling a course of nearly 40km, alternating between running and open-water swimming.

The teams of two, including competitors from the UK, Sweden, France and Germany, will have their athleticism and powers of endurance tested to the limit over ten

Red Arrows over Old Slipway

Your Summer Holiday Guide to Scilly

The summer holidays are here and there are loads for all the family to enjoy across the islands. If you’re heading to Scilly in the next few weeks, here’s a flavour of what you can enjoy…

Island Fetes

On four consecutive Sundays from 30th July to 20th August, each of the off-islands (St. Agnes, Bryher, Tresco and St. Martin’s respectively) take it in turns to host island fetes.

These are fun-filled

Islands' tranquililty

Great reasons to visit Scilly in 2018

Need an excuse to get away to the islands in 2018? Here are our top 10 events and festivals taking place next year, giving you every good reason to put the Isles of Scilly on your holiday calendar next year.

  1. Walk Scilly 4th - 14th April
  2. World Pilot Gig Championships 4th - 6th May
  3. Spring Scilly Swim Challenge 12th May
  4. Art Scilly Week 12th May – 18th May (TBC)
  5. Scilly Folk Festival 24th - 29th
Walkers crossing the channel between Tresco and Bryher at low tide

Get a Taste of Scilly this September

September: what better time to visit the Isles of Scilly? The schools are back, and yet the islands enjoy some of the best weather of the year. And to top it off, you can enjoy a Taste of Scilly for the entire month!

That’s right, our Taste of Scilly Festival takes place throughout September – a time for you to really tuck into the islands’ fuller flavours: to meet the islands’ producers, watch them work, and