Jersey, while small in size (nine miles by five miles), is a thriving hotbed of unexpected cultural and physical contrasts.
Chosen by TripAdvisor two years running in 2015 and 2016 for the Travellers’ Choice Awards, as the ‘Best Island in the British Isles’, the island is a mix of British reserve and French savoir-faire. Jersey boasts buzzy, cosmopolitan harbours and timeless hidden valleys, continental flair and scenes that are reassuringly familiar.
Its diverse attractions and natural beauty make it an ideal destination for short breaks, romantic weekends, active experiences, foodie getaways and family summer holidays.
The Jersey Boat Show
30th April – 2nd May
The Jersey Boat Show will take place in the maritime heart of St Helier and offers the best of Jersey – history, food, drink and entertainment with live performers and 5 star vessels.
The Durrell Challenge 2016
It launches with the support of ambassador, Henry Cavill, the actor who plays Superman. Including a 13K race from St Helier to Durrell Wildlife Park the event is open to all runners, their families, Durrell members and visitors.
Offshore Powerboat Racing
It returns to Jersey this summer, returning the glamour of fast craft racing to St Aubin’s Bay; when racers from across Europe will ride the waves in front of an enthusiastic audience.
Battle of Flowers Moonlight Carnival
An amazing evening parade of flower covered floats, festooned with thousands of illumuniated lights to give a truly magical appearance and a fitting finale to the Battle of Flowers floral extravaganza.
The coolest boutique music festival in Europe attracting a beautifully bohemian crowd. Artists that have appeared include: The Prodigy, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, The Kooks, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream and Professor Green.
The Jersey International Air Display
It has been delighting and attracting visitors for over 62 years and is one of the finest free air shows in Europe, and a highlight in Jersey’s summer programme. The RAF’s Red Arrows will once again showcase their skills in the skies above St Aubin.
Jersey’s St Brelade’s Bay Beach Festival
Launches this year – the golden sands will play host to hours of family fun, music, food, wellbeing activities and parish vs parish sports.
The National Trust Weekend
It celebrates the architectural heritage by allowing visitors free access to fascinating properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. The National Trust for Jersey runs open days to encourage visitors and locals to discover the island’s heritage, and appreciate the work that goes into preserving our history and unique culture.
The Autumn Walking Festival
Offering a full programme of walks with Jersey’s most experienced guides. Whether its occupation, coastal, wildlife or history that you enjoy there will be something for everyone.
La Faîs’sie d’Cidre
The Cider Festival is a celebration of cider with live music, creative activities for children, dance, great food, company, competitions, poetry and genuine Jersey stalls – there’s tons to do.