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Walk Scilly 2018: April 4th-14th - By popular demand, Walk Scilly is back and has been extended to 10 days! Between 4th & 14th April 2018 you can take part in a selection of over 25 guided and themed walks across all the inhabited and some uninhabited islands.

World Pilot Gig Championships: May 4th-7th - The 2018 World Pilot Gig Championships will take place on the Isles of Scilly from Friday 4th May until Monday 7th May.

Scilly Swim Challenge: May 12th - 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.

Art Scilly: May 12th-19th - Art Scilly returns for one week commencing Saturday 12th May 2018.

Folk Festival: May 24th-29th - 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.

Otillo Swimrun: June 9th-10th  The ÖTILLÖ race will be a true test for the teams of two that will tackle a course close to 45km long with a minimum of eight swims. The open-water swim sections will total around 10km with 35 kilometres of trail running and scrambling in between, across St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s and Bryher.

Low Tide Event: July 15th - Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience on Sunday 15th July, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally surreal Scillonian experience.

Miracle Theatre: July 26th-29th - Treat yourself to a miraculous night of theatre under the stars this summer! The Miracle Theatre Company return this year with their adaptation of The Cherry Orchard.

Festival Players: Aug 10th-12th - The Festival Players return to the Islands this year for another fantastic outdoor performance. Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.

Low Tide Event: Aug 13th - Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally surreal Scillonian experience.

Taste of Scilly: Sept 1st-30th - Tuck into our unique low-food miles, slow-food culture of the famously unspoilt archipelago and enjoy a fresh foodie experience to savour every day: from lobster feasts to Scillonian produce markets, from beach barbecues to pasty-making workshops, from evening supper boats to Taste of Scilly cocktails and cream teas.

Low Tide Event: Sept 10th - Why not try the famous Low Tide Experience, when the tide is low enough for people to walk across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally surreal Scillonian experience.

Scilly Swim Challenge: Sept 15th-18th - Here's the chance to Swim and Walk the Islands over one or two days. There will be six swims averaging 2.5 km (total 15km) and six walks averaging 1.7 km (total 10km) completed as a group with full safety and logistical support. Experience the amazing swimming and beautiful scenery Scilly has to offer. For more information visit the Scilly Swim Challenge dedicated website.

Tresco Triathlon: Sept 30th - Tresco's biggest annual sporting event, in aid of the British Red Cross. A fun but challenging Sprint Triathlon finishing - rather conveniently - at The New Inn!

Walk Scilly Weekend: Oct 11th-15th - Explore the magic of Scilly on the cusp of the season when the nights are drawing in and there can be a nip to the fresh sea air.

Christmas Street Party: Dec 21st - To celebrate homecomings and the start of Christmas, come and join in at the Scillonian Christmas Festival - or street party! Enjoy pop-up stalls, competitions, mulled wine, mince pies and local fayre, Father Christmas, live music and more.



Active Pursuits....

Hire a Bike and cycle round the island: March - October Click here

St Mary's on horseback: Open all year Click here

Hire a Golf Buggy and drive round the island: March - October


 

AUTUMN AND WINTER – Christmas and New Year are special on the islands. Experience a traditional community Christmas of church services, carols in the park and goodwill to everyone. Anyone visiting at New Year is encouraged to bring their fancy dress costumes to join in the celebrations or head down to the Charity Shop (Church Road) where you are bound to pick up a bargain.