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Guernsey events and festivals for 2015

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What’s on in Guernsey

Thinking about a holiday or break? Guernsey’s events and festivals diary is looking good with 2015 being the year The Channel Islands celebrate and commemorate their 70th Liberation anniversary. So take a look and plan your trip!

30 January – 8 March

‘The Bridge’ Photography Exhibition
‘The Bridge’ in the heart of St Sampson’s is the theme of this exhibition at Guernsey Museum, Candie Gardens.

28 March – 4 October

Celts and Romans: Treasure and Trade
Amazing artefacts on display including Roman ship timbers found in Guernsey and a silver coin hoard from Jersey. Guernsey Museum.

3 – 5 April

History Fest – Travels in Time
Historical entertainment at Castle Cornet.

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3 April – 11 May

2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival
A pan island celebration of the history and heritage of The Channel Islands. Read more on our 2015 Channel Islands Heritage Festival page.

2 – 16 May

Spring Walking Festival
A series of guided walks around Guernsey. £6 per half day.

3 May

Castle Cornet’s reconstruction of the Occupation in Guernsey.

9 May

Liberation Day
A special 70th anniversary celebration and remembrance of the day Guernsey was liberated from Occupation.

15 May

Museums at Night
Experience Castle Cornet after hours with costumed stories, tours and children’s activities.

29 May – 6 June

Sure Festival of Comedy
A host of UK and International comedians join the festival, now in its 9th year.

6 July

La Viaer Marchi
Traditional show at Sausmarez Park, organised by The National Trust of Guernsey. 

Rocquaine Bay during the Regatta

25 July

Rocquaine Regatta
Seaside fun and games with free entry to Fort Grey. Roquaine Bay 9.30am – 6pm.

1 – 2 August

Torteval Scarecrow Festival
Follow the scarecrow trails through Torteval village. Refreshments available.

19 – 20 August

The West Show Music
Refreshments and entertainment with a traditional agricultural and horticultural show at L’Eree Aerodrome.

22 August

Donkey Derby
Races and charity stalls as well as a beer tent at Saumarez Park.

5 – 19 September

Autumn Walking Festival
Explore the island in a series of guided walks, costing from £6 per half day

10 September

International Air Festival
Amazing acrobatics and air displays over the skies of Guernsey. Free to watch.

1 October – 10 November

Fantastic food festival where fixed price menus range from just £10!

Dancing in Market Sqare

Saturday Concerts in Market Square and Sunday Concerts in Candie Gardens:
  • 10 May – 27 September Sunday Concerts 3 – 4pm
  • 16 May – 26 September Saturday Concerts in Market Square 12.15 – 2.30pm
Guernsey Markets taking place regularly throughout the year:
  • Castel Parish Farmers Market opens at 9am every other Saturday throughout the year in Le Friquet Garden Centre, Castel.
  • The Farmers and Fisherman’s Market offers Fresh local produce including locally caught seafood. Open every Saturday from 9am, during the winter months the market operates from St Martin’s Parish Hall and moves to Sausmarez Manor from April.
  • Fresh Fridays Produce Market in Market Square, St Peter Port, opens from 8.30am until 2.30pm every Friday. Guernsey local produce is for sale including fresh fish, meat, vegetables, chutney, pate, deli and cakes.
  • St Peter’s Community Market offers a selection of plants, pies, homemade jams and fresh produce every Wednesday 10-11am in the Community Hut, behind St. Peter’s Post Office.

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Christina's early memories include boarding a plane to visit Kuwait at the age of two and taking big family holidays in Scotland, Cornwall and France. After enjoying time teaching in London and Holland and marrying into a family spread from Ireland to the Channel Islands and America, it is no surprise that along with husband Julian they trekked around the world when three of their five children were small. Christina now runs the family company and writes and helps with the Travelsmith web and social media sites. Email: