Jersey events for summer 2015

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Summer 2015 in Jersey

Summer celebrations include traditional shows, competitive sports and chances to take in the sights and sounds of al fresco events as the island buzzes with live music, film and a carnival atmosphere.

Havre de Pas
Pink fairies dancing
motorbikes sand racing

Featured event:

NatWest Jersey Island Games

Until 3rd July

Jersey hosts the 16th NatWest Island Games with sporting events taking place throughout the island in this unique competition especially for teams from other small islands.

Sand Racing and Motor Events

4th & 16th July, 1st, 8th & 31 August

  • Millbrook motor sand racing takes place from 2pm on 4th July.
  • Bouley Bay Hill Climbs take place on 16th July and 31st August from 10am – 5.30pm.
  • Sand Racing at West Park from 1pm on 1st August.
  • Motor Sprint at Five Mile Road on 8th August, 12 – 5pm.
  • Moto X at Sorel Point, 16th & 23rd August from 10am – 5pm.

The Big Gig in the Park

4th – 5th July

Big ticketed open air concert at Howard Davies Park which includes Spandau Ballet headlining as ‘The Legend in the Park.’

Jersey Open Gardens

5th, 23rd July

Raising money for the JAYF charity, each open garden is open from 2 – 5pm and costs £3 to enter. Visit:

  • 5th July – Villas Devereux, La Route Orange in St Brelade.
  • 23rd July – St John’s Manor, La Neuf Chemin, St John

Tour des Ports de la Manche

7th – 8th July

Yacht racing from France to the Channel Islands departing from St Aubin’s harbour on 8th July.

Polish Festival

11th – 12th July

Weighbridge Place in St Helier is transformed with a Polish theme, St Helier 12pm – 11pm.

Yacht sailing in Jersey
Central Market
Jersey horse racing

Fete de St Helier

18th – 19th July

St Helier’s annual summer fete takes place from 10am – 8pm.

Horse Racing Jersey Derby

26th July, 16th August & 31st August

Horse racing at Les Landes Racecourse, 2.30 – 6pm.

  • 26th July – Jersey Derby
  • 16th August – Ladies Day
  • 31st August – The Clarendon

Jersey Seaside Festival

9th August

Annual festival at Seaside Havre de Pas beach from 10am until 8pm. Family fun day with games, entertainment, live music, food and swimming on the seafront and beach.

Jersey Film Festival

10th – 17th August

Free film screenings in Howard Davies Park at 8.30pm every night. Charity retiring collection.

colourful float
moonlight float
petals in the air

Featured event: Battle of Flowers

Daytime Parade

13th August 2015

Colourful floral float parade and judging plus fun fair

Moonlight Parade

14th August 2015

Spectacular evening procession with illuminated floats

Summer Flower & Produce Show

22nd – 23rd August

Event at The Royal Jersey Showground, 10.30am – 5pm.

butterfly on flower
Jersey cows
shopping in st aubin

Open bunkers and WWII defences

Throughout July & August

Summertime openings for some of the islands’ bunkers and defences arranged by CIOS Jersey.

Markets

Throughout July & August

  • Jersey Farm & Craft Market takes place in Royal Square, St Helier from 10am until 5pm. July’s dates are: Saturday 11th & 25th and for August: 8th, 22nd & 29th.
  • St Catherine’s Farm and Craft Markets take place on Sundays from 10am until 4.30pm outside Jersey Turbot in St Catherine’s.
  • Vintage Fair in St Brelade Parish Hall, St Aubin takes place from 9am until 5pm on 25th July and 29th August.

Guided walks

Throughout July & August

Each month there are a series of guided walks around the island. Take a look at Jersey.com for further details.

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