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Jersey Events in 2019

From local farmer's markets to vibrant music festivals, outdoor film screenings to sporting challenges, there's so much going on in Jersey... Here are our annual events coming up in 2019/2020.

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Black Butter Making

Thursday 17 October 2019 - Saturday 20 October 2018


The Elms, St. Mary

Join the National Trust for Jersey as they make this delicious local delicacy from the island’s apple harvest. Peel the apples, stir the pot and learn about the history and tradition of Black Butter making in Jersey and how it can be used with different foods today. Enjoy a traditional ‘Genuine Jersey’ market on the Saturday with pumpkin carving for the children.

www.nationaltrust.je  

Boo at The Zoo

Friday 25 October 2019 - Saturday 26 October 2019


Jersey Zoo, Trinity

This Halloween, explore Jersey Zoo after dark to find out which ghosts and ghouls visit the grounds after the animals have gone to sleep! Enjoy a range of spooktacular crafts and activities. Meander the Trick or Treat Trail spied by nocturnal eyes. Eat, drink and be scary at Café Firefly or Café Dodo – Bone Appetite! Come in your scariest fancy dress and let your little monsters loose at these freaky, yet family-friendly events.

La Fête dé Noué – Christmas Festival

Friday 22 November 2019 - Tuesday 24 December 2019


See website for events and locations

The St. Helier Christmas light switch on, heralds the start of La Fête dé Noué, a series of events and activities celebrating Christmas. Shop under the twinkling lights with late night shopping, amidst the festive windows, as shops compete in the Christmas window competition. Feast on your senses at the French and Genuine Jersey markets. Festive music brings Christmas cheer in concerts around the island and, of course, there is the Christmas Panto.

www.jersey.com/events

Christmas at 16 New Street

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Friday 30 November 2018


16 New Street, St Helier

Step back in time and experience 16 New Street transformed for the festive season with boughs of holly, candles and traditional decorations. Admire the magnificent Christmas tree in the Victorian Club Room, visit the children’s nursery up in the attic and meet Louisa, the resident cook, who will be preparing some special festive treats for visitors to taste in the Georgian Kitchen.

www.nationaltrust.je

The CI 100k – Trailmonkey

Friday 29 November 2019 - Saturday 30 November 2019


St Catherines Breakwater

The 100km race is not only the longest race in the Channel Islands, it will take place at night starting at 22:00 in the middle of winter. We will be there to support you but make no mistake this will be a tough challenge.

Contact:
Paul Burrows
Christmas Day Swim

Wednesday 25 December 2019


Ouaisne, St Brelade and The Watersplash, St Ouen

The Christmas Day Swims are always very popular! Head down to Ouaisne Slip on Christmas morning for an early dip before your festivities begin or to The Watersplash, ready to go in at 11.00 for three minutes in the sea. The events raise money for Jersey Hospice Care and other local charities. Warm refreshments will be served afterwards a reward for your bravery! For all updates and weather information, please check the Jersey Surfboard Club Facebook Page.

New Year’s Day ‘Turkey Buster’ Walk 2020

Wednesday 01 January 2020


St. Mary

Stride out with the National Trust for Jersey on the annual New Year’s Day walk. It’s the perfect ‘active’ start, and a fun and social way, to bring in the New Year. This year you’ll be guided by one of Jersey’s most experienced guides, Bob Tompkins, on a wonderful winter walk to brush off the Christmas ‘blues’ and lose a few calories in the process! The walk is a gentle ramble around the beautiful parish of St. Mary along small, very quiet lanes and stunning scenery.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
Wassailing 2020

Saturday 11 January 2020


The Elms

Wassailing is said to awaken the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest!  Come along to the Elms, bring ‘noise makers’, Join in the procession, watch the trees being ‘toasted’ in the orchard, enjoy the singing and dancing and a tot of Sloe gin. Cider and sausages available from La Robeline at own expense.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
Taste Jersey 2020

Monday 24 February 2020 - Sunday 29 March 2020


Various - Luxury Jersey Hotel Members

Highlighting the finest local produce and dishes crafted by the Island’s most talented chefs, Taste Jersey is a celebration of gastronomy. Developed by Luxury Jersey Hotels, in association with the Jersey Evening Post, this inaugural festival showcases the prestige and quality of the island’s top hotels and Mark Jordan at the Beach. With a number of local products coming into season in the next few weeks, diners are invited to tuck into an array of dishes on the specially curated menus, all of which put Jersey meat, seafood and vegetables firmly in the spotlight.

www.tastejersey.je

Contact:
Alicia O'Shell
Heat – Culinary Colleges Competition 2020

Monday 02 March 2020 - Friday 06 March 2020


Highlands College

HEAT is unique. It’s one of the best culinary competitions out there that gives students an opportunity like no other.  It is a competition that equally judges both the kitchen and front of house.  Qualifying heats are held throughout the UK with the main event taking place annually in March in Jersey.  In previous years, chefs from Michelin starred restaurants leading the college teams have included Mark Jordan, Frances Atkins and Lee Smith.

Contact:
Eileen Buicke-Kelly
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 608608
Gran Fondo Jersey (TBC)

Saturday 25 April 2020 - Sunday 26 April 2020

Jersey Style Awards 2020

Thursday 07 May 2020


The Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity

Save the date for Jersey’s most exciting red carpet night of the year – 07 May 2020 showcasing the best of what Jersey has to offer across the arts, culture, retail, tourism and style sectors. To coincide with the island’s 75th anniversary of Liberation Day, join the island’s most glamorous red carpet gala with some very special guests and celebrities, including an international music act.

www.jerseystyleawards.com

Contact:
Tessa Hartmann CBE
Telephone:
+44 (0)1236 826555
The 13th Parish Festival of Independent Film and Music 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020 - Sunday 17 May 2020


Jersey Art Centre

World class independent film festival featuring short films, features, animations and documentaries from around the globe as well as showcasing home grown talent from the Channel Islands. This will be our second event after a successful launch in 2019 which saw award-winning films from Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, France and Jersey being screened. Check out our website for up to date details.

www.13thparish.org.je/

Contact:
Bruce Labey
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 854182
Durrell Challenge 2020

Sunday 17 May 2020


Victoria Park to Jersey Zoo

The Durrell Challenge which is kindly sponsored by Butterfield Bank is a timed 13K road race. Runners will be treated to a stunning scenic running route which runners will start the heart of the island, taking them through lush green valleys and ending in the beautiful Jersey Zoo.  Organisers encourage people of all abilities from around the globe to take part to raise valuable funds for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. As in previous years, the 13k road race is just one element of a day of festivities welcoming everyone to Jersey Zoo for a Really Wild Day to raise valuable funds for this worthy cause.

 

Contact:
Do it for Durrell team
Telephone:
+44 (0)1534 505926
#LoveNature Festival 2020

Monday 25 May 2020 - Sunday 31 May 2020


Various National Trust sites and lands around the Island including St. Ouen’s Bay

The National Trust for Jersey is staging its annual environment festival #LoveNature over the May half term. Set in and around St. Ouen’s Bay in Jersey’s National Park and at other Sites of Special Interest owned by the Trust, the event coincides with and showcases the open afternoon at Le Noir Pré to see the wild orchids in all their glory. Participants are invited to enjoy a week of all things ‘green’ such as scenic walks, bird tours, dawn chorus and sunset activities, bug safaris, pollinator picnics and a host of other wildlife activities.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
The Jersey International Motoring Festival 2020

Thursday 04 June 2020 - Sunday 07 June 2020


See website for events and locations

Steep winding hills and straights beside the long beaches provide the perfect combination for a motoring festival, and Jersey has it all. The RUBiS Jersey International Motoring Festival is the largest annual motoring event in the Channel Islands, with competitive sprint and hill climbs for classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, a touring event for visitors and locals alike visiting various places of interest and stopping for refreshments around the island.

www.jimf.je

Vistra Bloodwise Jersey Kids’ Triathlon 2020 (date tbc)

Saturday 06 June 2020


Les Quennevais Sports Centre

The aim of the event is to raise valuable funds for the Bloodwise Charity, through participating in a fun kids triathlon event. The event is open to children of all abilities aged between 6 to 13 (Years 2-8). This event is designed to be fun and non competitive. Our aim is to see every single participant successfully complete the course.

The Triathlon event is family friendly and offers plenty of entertainment, food and drink options and plenty of prizes to be won.

Contact:
Jersey Kids' Triathlon Team
Telephone:
+44 (0)1534 505926
LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020

Sunday 07 June 2020


Field behind Jersey Zoo

FREE event. This is the biggest single day in the British farming calendar when farms all across the British Isles are encouraged to open their gates and invite the public in. The Jersey Royal Company hosts the most southerly event, and is doing this again for a 5th year. Come and meet the farmers and learn about Jersey Royals. Pick your own FREE sample to take home. Ride on a harvester. Take a selfie on a tractor. Talk soil health, environmental projects, pollinators, Action for Cleaner Water. Learn about how we interact with Digital and use drones. Book a tour round the pack house to see potatoes being graded and packed.

www.farmsunday.org/

Contact:
William Church
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 852444
Sunset Concerts 2020

Friday 19 June 2020 - Saturday 20 June 2020


Mont Grantez, St. Ouen

Enjoy live music in the beautiful natural setting of Mont Grantez headland overlooking St. Ouen’s Bay. Bring a picnic and enjoy fantastic live music as the sunsets and celebrate the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. This is the ultimate way to experience the delights of Jersey at this very special time of year.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
Around the Island Walk 2020

Saturday 20 June 2020


Starts at Elizabeth Terminal

The Walk started in 1991 and has raised over £2.3M for about 80 local charities.  Normally over 1,000 take part with around 25% from the UK and a smattering from other countries.   If you are able to publicise this event in Europe, particularly France, Germany and the Benelux countries it may bring in a few more from the Continent.
The trustees will decide the charities to benefit in December and registration will open in mid-January.
Contact:
Edward Trevor
Telephone:
+44 (0) 7797 736797
30 Bays in 30 Days 2020

Wednesday 01 July 2020 - Friday 31 July 2020


30 bays and beaches around the Island

Jump in this July and swim in a variety of bays throughout the month. A fun way of making the most of our beautiful island and the feeling of having achieved something in the summer rather than it just flying by. Sea swimming has proven benefits for health and wellbeing and participants can visit new places or those bays they haven’t visited for years. Sea swimming makes you feel alive and loving life! Join the group swim at the start of the month then decide where and when to swim, joining the final group swim at the end of the month

http://30bays30days.org.je/

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
The Awakening Wellness & Fitness Festival 2020

Saturday 04 July 2020


Coronation Park

Celebrating the wellness and fitness movement, The Awakening Wellness & Fitness Festival will include a stage with celebrity fitness and live podcasts, as well as number of workshops, from fitness, to meditation and mindfulness, creativity. Healthy food, boutique shopping and children’s activities will also be on offer. Alice Liveing, a personal trainer with 630k Instagram followers, and a food writer and Jasmine Hemsley, a TV presenter, have been announced as the guests of Jersey’s first ever Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/458668121392801/

Contact:
Laura Rosser
Accuro Jersey Triathlon 2020

Sunday 19 July 2020


Les Jardin De La Mar

The Jersey Triathlon is the most Southerly triathlon of the British Isles and is one of the most exciting, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain. The event is centred around Jersey’s waterfront in St Helier, providing seemless transitions from swim to bike and bike to run. The popular course hosted the Jersey 2015 Island Games triathlon event and the 2019 event will follow a near identical course.

The Jersey Triathlon now operates with four different race categories, thus offering a distance for all levels of ability to participate. The largest of the races remains the ‘Standard’ distance, but the event also has a ‘Super Sprint distance and a ‘Jersey Sprint’ distance, which is a variation on the normal Sprint distance (where bikes course is a longer 40km). The event also operates a multi distance Junior Triathlon on the same day.

www.jersey-triathlon.com

Contact:
Jersey Triathlon Team
Telephone:
email contact only
Reasons 2020

Saturday 25 July 2020


13:00 - 23:00


Coronation Park, St Helier

Celebrating over five years of electronic and roots music in the beautiful grounds of Coronation Park in St Lawrence, Jersey, Reasons Festival make a return for another wonderful edition. Previous guests have come from a diverse range of genre backgrounds, including artists and DJs such as Alan Fitzpatrick, Calibre, B Traits, Claude Von Stroke and more.

https://www.ticketarena.co.uk/festivals/reasons-festival

The Battle of Flowers Carnival 2020

Thursday 13 August 2020


Victoria Avenue, St Helier

Enjoy the spectacle of flower festooned floats, musicians, dancers and entertainers providing a tremendous atmosphere in the Grand Day Parade. First staged in 1902 in celebration of a Royal Coronation, The Jersey Battle of Flowers has grown over the past century to become one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe, and is without doubt, a major highlight in Jersey’s calendar of festivals and events.

www.battleofflowers.com

The Battle of Flowers Moonlight Carnival 2020

Friday 14 August 2020


Victoria Avenue, St Helier

The Battle of Flowers carnival atmosphere continues during the Moonlight Parade, featuring once again many of the parade floats and entertainment. The floats, which are festooned with thousands of illuminated lights, offer a totally different experience and magical atmosphere. One of the most popular night time events in Jersey, the floral extravaganza concludes with spectacular fireworks and aeronautical displays (weather permitting).

www.battleofflowers.com

Jersey Round Island Challenge 2020 (date tbc)

Sunday 30 August 2020


Various Locations

The event which will be in its fifth year in 2020 has welcomed approx 1000 challengers to take  on the adventure challenge by either Swim, Canoe/Kayak, Row, SUP or Running around the stunning Island of Jersey. In doing so they not only took on a massive challenge but also took on one of the highest tidal ranges in the world! This epic challenge raises awareness and valuable funds for the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, a local charity that supports families in Jersey with sick children needing treatment in the UK. To date participants helped us raise an unbelievable £45,000+ for the charity. In 2016 the Jersey Round Island Challenge grabbed the attention of national media and was even listed by Red Bull as one of their top 11 UK Extreme Challenges. The event has also captured the attention of the Ultra Paddle League Series.

Jersey Round Island Challenge

Contact:
Round Island Challenge Team
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 505926
Weekender Festival 2020

Saturday 05 September 2020 - Sunday 06 September 2020


The Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity

The Weekender Festival offers a full two-day diverse programme of arts that will immerse revellers within a fantastic festival experience. Witness global music artists and local acts over various music stages, coupled with gourmet food and drink, through daytime to evening and into the night.

www.weekenderjersey.com

Breca Jersey SwimRun

Saturday 05 September 2020


See website for course

2020 will be Breca’s fifth year in Jersey, taking participants across the islands spectacular cliff paths, beaches, through bays and woodlands, hidden valleys and past coastal fortifications. Teams will battle against Jersey’s 40-foot tides – some of the highest in the world – resulting in an ever-changing course and a unique challenge in the world of swimrun.

www.brecaswimrun.co.uk/jersey-swimrun-overview

Round The Rock 2020

Tuesday 08 September 2020 - Saturday 08 August 2020

At approximately 48 miles (77Km) and approx 5000ft of ascent, this race circles around the island following the stunning granite cliffs of the North Coast to the golden sands of St. Ouen’s Bay and the South Coast. Trail Monkey are going to be celebrating ten years of this undiscovered gem of a race in 2020, and there will be a Ultra Option, a Marathon option, a Half-marathon option and also a 2 man and 5 man relay option, leaving runners no excuse not to get involved!

Round The Rock has proved a favourite for many and they return year after year to soak up the relaxed atmosphere and testing course. Round The Rock is perfect race for those wanting to step up the distance and enter the ultra world or as training for a longer event.

Contact:
Paul Burrows
Walking Through Autumn Festival 2020

Wednesday 09 September 2020 - Sunday 13 September 2020


Various National Trust sites, lands, country lanes, footpaths and woodland around the island.

Enjoy a series of guided walks around the island walking to and nearby National Trust sites and properties. Enjoy themed walks such as wildflower walks, nature and bird tours and heritage and town trails. Visitors can enjoy ‘behind the scenes’ opportunities such as afternoon tea in a walled garden and visits to historic properties en route.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
Healthy Living Festival 2020

Thursday 10 September 2020 - Sunday 13 September 2020


Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Rue De L'Etau, The Waterfront, St. Helier

Celebrating all that is best in wellbeing and lifestyle. Over 40 exhibitors including readers, therapists, healthy products and services, nutrition and fitness. Exhibitors from the UK and Jersey. Come and be pampered at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel and learn more about how you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Workshops, tastings and demonstrations throughout the day in the Noirmont Room on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Contact:
Ian Barnes
Jersey Regatta 2020

Friday 11 September 2020 - Sunday 13 September 2020


09:30 - 18:00

The Jersey Regatta is the flagship event in the Island’s busy sailing programme, designed to provide fun and excitement for all sailors be they regular racers or novices, locally-based or visiting. Cruiser, Quarter Ton, sportsboat, dayboat, dinghy, sport catamaran and windsurfer classes race in the beautiful arena of St. Aubin’s Bay and in the Island’s coastal waters.

Contact:
Bill Harris
Telephone:
+44 (0) 7797 779040
Beer Island Festival 2020

Friday 18 September 2020 - Sunday 20 September 2020

Beer Island Festival at the Havre des Pas Lido will return for the second year, as a joint venture between the Be Served Group and the Jersey branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. 

More than 100 craft beers, real ales and ciders from the UK, Europe and United States are due to be on offer as well as local brews from Bliss Brew Co., Liberation, Stinky Bay and La Robeline Cider. 

A number of the best international brewers will travel to Jersey to support the event, giving guests a chance to ‘meet the makers’ while drinking some of the worlds most sought after beers. 

A full bar will also offer more than 30 gins as well as rums, wines and soft drinks. 

Local spirits including Fluke vodka from the Jersey Royal Distillery, gins and runs from the Channel Islands Liquor Company, Sippin Gin, Pink Granite & Tidal Rum will all feature with an opportunity for guests to meet the makers while drinking their local products.

Food will include JB’s Genuine Jersey brisket & hand-formed burgers, Jersey Oyster raw bar, Jersey Dairy ice cream, Jersey Wonders, Jersey Bean Crock, Brooklands Farm pork products & artisan bakery including cabbage loaves from Vienna Bakery.

There will also be musical entertainment throughout the entire event from a selection of local artists and DJ’s.

With the global rise of craft beers & craft spirits, Beer Island Festival brings to Jersey, a taste of the finest artisan products from both on and off island, and creates an opportunity for local producers to network with producers from around the globe. 

All of this at one of the island’s most iconic coastal landmarks, making Beer Island, the ‘festival with a view’!

See you at Beer Island 2020.

Event Heritage Open Day 2020

Saturday 19 September 2020


Various properties around the Island

An opportunity to visit the National Trust for Jersey’s historic properties for free and which are not normally open to the public. Enjoy special events in some of the larger properties.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
Super League Triathlon 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020 - Sunday 27 September 2020


The Marina, Waterfront

Super League Triathlon returns to Jersey in September and you can grab a piece of the pulse-pounding action. 50 of the best runners, swimmers and cyclists on the planet will charge through land and sea to chase the ultimate glory. Sound energetic? It is. But you needn’t be a world class triathlete to embrace the power of SLT. Anybody can be a champion this year with new race categories for every age and fitness level. Gear up for one of the most epic experiences in endurance sport.

Contact:
Lucinda Brown
Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2020

Sunday 04 October 2020


Weighbridge, St. Helier

The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon is split into three categories, Marathon, Relay Race and 3K Fun Run, attracting over 2,500 entrants with over 60% of marathon runners coming from off-island. The event welcomes a variety of runner types, elite athletes compete for prize money and times, while corporate teams vie for the prestige of winning the trophy and many others compete to do something truly amazing for the benefit of others. Why not make this marathon your first?

Contact:
Jersey Marathon Team
Telephone:
+44 (0)1534 505926
Black Butter 2020

Thursday 22 October 2020 - Saturday 24 October 2020


The Elms, St. Mary

Embrace the community spirit and participate in the ancient art of making Black Butter which takes place over three days at The Elms, the headquarters of the National Trust for Jersey. Apples grown for cider were once Jersey’s main crop. Today fewer cider apples are grown but the making of black butter (Le nièr beurre) carries on. Come along and peel apples, which are then cooked in a large copper pan or ‘bachin’ over an open fire or help to stir the mixture which is cooked until dawn. The event culminates in a produce market where the freshly made Black Butter is put into jars and sold.

www.nationaltrust.je

Contact:
Donna Le Marrec
Telephone:
+44 (0) 1534 483193
The Awakening Wellness & Fitness Winter Festival 2021

Sunday 07 February 2021

Celebrating the wellness and fitness movement, The Awakening Wellness & Fitness Winter Festival will include a stage with celebrity fitness and live podcasts, as well as number of workshops, from fitness, to meditation and mindfulness, creativity, healthy food and boutique shopping.

The Festival showcases a sought after mix of both local & celebrity talent.

Contact:
Laura Rosser