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.

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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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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Miracle Theatre - The Third Policeman 2017

Event runs Jul 27th 2017 to Jul 30th 2017
The Third Policeman

The fantastic Miracle Theatre Company will be back on Scilly in July 2017. They will be performing the hilarious and unforgettable 'The Third Policeman', a surreal comic adventure written by Flann O'Brien.

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St Agnes Fete 2017

Event on Jul 30th 2017
St Agnes Kids ice cream

A lovely, fun-filled day out for all the family on St Agnes...Welly throwing, tombola and other fun games, plus cakes, live music, bric-and-brac and more! Takes place on the cricket field and at the Island Hall.

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Bryher Fete 2017

Event on Aug 6th 2017
Bryher Fete

A real community event comprising traditional stalls, arts and crafts, scones and cakes. Bar & Music. A great day out with the family allowing you to unwind and let the children do their own thing. Boats available all day from the different islands.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor - Festival Players 2017

Event runs Aug 11th 2017 to Aug 13th 2017
Merry Wives of Windsor Poster

The Festival Players Theatre Company returns to Scilly to bring you this hilarious and colourful comedy in an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production.

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St Martin's Fete 2017

Event on Aug 20th 2017
St Martin's Fete

An afternoon of fun and games, cakes, beer, barbecue and stalls. Come along and take part in some of the many activities or just chill and take in all the camaraderie! Takes place on the green just behind Higher Town Quay. Begins at 12 noon.

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