Events and Things To Do In Guernsey In 2019


The Bella Luce’s calendar for events and things to do here at the hotel, around Guernsey, and across the Bailiwick in 2019 is already packed full of exciting days out to look forward to.  Whether you’re in to gin, interested in history, fall into the “foodie” category or are a fan of walking and the great outdoors, there is something planned for everyone in Guernsey this year.  Base yourself at the Bella, and indulge your passions and interests in 2019:

 

July

Lé Viaër Marchi, July 1st

Lé Viaër Marchi is an evening of traditional Guernsey craft, culture, food and entertainment held in Saumarez Park, popular with locals and offering a fantastic opportunity for visitors to the island to experience our local culture.

Sark Folk Fest, July 5-7

A sell-out event every year thanks to its incredible line-ups (this year’s headliner will be Kate Rusby) and the view and atmosphere afforded by siting a folk festival on a cliff top on our beautiful neighbouring island, if you can get tickets then this is a great weekend to tag on to a visit to Guernsey!

Val Des Terres Hill Climb, July 20th

Enjoy a weekend of motorsport at British hillclimbing’s equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix. Racing cars line up along the seafront at St Peter Port before competing against the clock on this challenging hillclimb course that twists and turns up the hill out of town towards St Martins on the (closed!) public road.

Sark Sheep Racing, July 27th

Sark’s Sheep Racing and Carnival is a great exciuse to hop on the ferry over to our sister island; sheep racing may sound somewhat unusual, but this enormously fun event draws large crowds and makes for a wonderful and memorable day out.

 

August

South, West and North Shows (weekends in August)

Guernsey’s regional shows (the South, West and North shows on the weekends of August 9/10, 14/15 and 21/22 respectively) are great family events celebrating our island’s agricultural, horticultural and craft traditions.

Guernsey Marathon (date tbc)

The Guernsey Marathon is a popular race allowing runners to enjoy scenic views starting in St. Peter Port before taking runners along many of Guernsey's most picturesque roads and lanes, looping back to town 26 miles, 385 yards later.

 

September

Guernsey’s Gin Garden Party, date tbc

Fast becoming a favourite fixture in the calendar, Guernsey’s Gin Garden Party will be back this summer for another afternoon of great gins (guaranteed) and glorious sunshine (we hope) in the grounds of the Bella Luce.  Showcasing the best of Guernsey’s home-grown gins and a selection of new-to-island or otherwise unavailable brands in a classic garden party setting, tickets sell out fast – please do check back or sign up to the Wheadon’s Gin newsletter to hear developments first.


Guernsey Air Display, September 12th

With the majesty and splendour of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight displaying alongside modern aircraft including kit built planes there is something for everyone to enjoy in the skies above Guernsey this September.

Proms on the Pier, September 14th

Every year, on the Last Night of the Proms, Guernsey enjoys its own celebration with a live outdoor screening, concert of local musicians, and fireworks display over Castle Cornet and St Peter Port Harbour.

Autumn Walking Festival , September 14-29

Guernsey’s Autumn Walking Festival features an amazing itinerary of special themed and guided walks that you can join, ranging from town tours and strolls around historic sites to longer distance rambles.

 

October 

Tennerfest

Autumn is a great time to be a food-lover on Guernsey; for six weeks from October 1st, restaurants across the island offer special set-price menus as part of the annual Tennerfest.   What began over twenty years ago as a number of restaurants offering set menus for £10 has developed into over 120 establishments offering menus at set price points between £10 and £20, broadening the festival’s offering considerably and allowing islanders and visitors to enjoy the finest food that Guernsey has to offer.

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Bella Luce