Events & Festivals

Reasons to come to Scilly in 2017

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 week-long Walk Scilly festival - which in 2017 takes place 1st to 7th April. Grab your walking boots and gaiters, and explore our archipelago with guided, themed walks and enjoy an extensive evening programme.

This is followed by a cracking weekend of ale and music at the Daymark Festival on St. Martin's over Easter weekend, the World Pilot Gig Championships during the early May Bank Holiday, the ever popular Scilly Folk Festival during the late May Bank Holiday weekend with ale and cider weekends added to the mix!

In June, things get sporty - with the Tresco Triathlon on 11th June following by the amazing and challenging Otillo Swimrun Championship qualifier on 17th June.

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 12th -16th 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.

Immersed in the magnificent Ötillö

After competing in the Ötillö Swimrun World Series Qualifier in June 2016, sportsman and journalist Tarquin Cooper recalls his adrenaline-fuelled weekend and provides a unique insight into the adventurous side of Scilly.

The Isles of Scilly had long held a special place in the back of my mind before I finally had the perfect excuse to visit.

I’d heard of the white-sanded beaches just beyond the horizon; of wild and windswept rugged coastlines crying out to be

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 17 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

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

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