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  • Pink dresses at Battle of Flowers
  • Red Arrows
  • Rocquaine Regatta
  • Torchlit procession, Alderney

Channel Islands Events and Festivals

Inter Island Festivals

Each year there are a number of annual Channel Islands events and festivals which take place on both Jersey and Guernsey. Both islands celebrate Tennerfest, a six week long inter island food festival taking place each Autumn during which 3 course menus are on offer from as little as £10. Both islands also have a fantastic air display, usually taking place in Guernsey in the morning and Jersey in the afternoon. Walking weeks also take place each Spring and Autumn, although usually at different times. This year also sees the return of The Channel Islands Heritage Festival, involving all the Channel Islands.

Jersey Festivals

As well as Tennerfest and the Jersey Air Display, each summer Jersey celebrates the Battle of Flowers, one of the biggest carnivals in Europe. A spectacular floral float parade and evening moonlight parade culminate in a colourful fireworks display, with spectators enjoying a carnival atmosphere. Towards Autumn, as the apple harvests are gathered, La Faîs’sie d’Cidre (Cider Festival) and Black Butter making festivals also take place. Christmas times sees the return of magical illuminated float parades as the island celebrates their Christmas festival, La Fête dé Noué.

Guernsey Festivals

As well as also celebrating Tennerfest and the Air Display, Guernsey enjoys a series of Summer Shows and Floral Festivals. The Summer Shows are a traditional part of island life and take place as the North, South and West Shows, showcasing local agriculture and horticulture with a carnival atmosphere. Guernsey is well known for its floral displays and the Floral Festivals coincide with the best bloom times in the island, including a special Nerine (Guernsey Lily) Festival in Autumn.

Alderney Festivals

Alderney’s biggest festival has to be Alderney Week. Taking place on the first Monday in August, islanders enjoy a week of carnival fun, fireworks, food and torchlit processions.  The island also celebrated two dedicated food festivals each year – Milk-O-Punch Sunday in Spring and an October food and drink festival.