Always a vibrant place to spend a few days, Jersey this May will be THE place to be outside of the UK. It is really easy and quick to access our shores. Hop on a plane or cross the Channel by ferry but don’t miss our boat show, our music festival, food festival and come and discover our countryside with a week of free guided walks.
Jersey Boat Show: 4 – 6th May 2013
This is the event for anything nautical in Jersey and now ranks 3rd after London and Southampton which is no small feat.
The show is wrapped around the main marina where wooden, sailing, motor and luxury boats will proudly shine. You will find information on equipment, safety and trading as well as be able to visit HMS Mersey or take a free RIB trip along the south coast. Of course the 3 days will also be peppered with the usual on land entertainment from delicious catering to bungee jumping if taking to the air is more your bag than the sea. All very exciting!
Jersey International Liberation Music Festival: 8 – 12th May 2013
Liberation day has a special place in islanders’ hearts, as Jersey remembers only too well the years of occupation endured during World War II.
The Liberation Music Festival serves the purpose of celebrating freedom through musical experiences. In its 5th successful year the festival is rightly proud of its hugely varied programme. From Anton & Erin, stars of “ Strictly Come Dancing”, to a rendition of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale played in a German bunker, there is something for all musical tastes.
As events sell out really quickly it is really advisable to book as soon as possible and as we are having up to 20% off on some packages at the moment, it is really worth coming!
Jersey Food Festival: 18 – 26 May 2013
It is difficult to talk about Jersey without talking about food. Between beach cafes and Michelin starred restaurants lies a huge array of restaurants. The importance of the agricultural industry might have decreased over the years but the quality of the products hasn’t.
Jersey offers home-grown vegetables, freshly fished sea food and local wine and cider. All celebrated throughout a whole week of events. You will be able to visit the farms, beach and distillery where all these delicious products are produced and enjoy tasting it all in an Al Fresco feast in St Helier.
Spring Walking Week: 11th – 18th May 2013
This is one of the best times of the year to discover the island’s beauty on foot.
Over 40 walks have been organised for anyone to join free of charge. You will be taken to places not easily reached, like the iconic Corbiere Lighthouse, encouraged to forage for food on the beach and learn about the island’s historical past (St Helier – Occupation to Liberation walk). Some walks have limited places so booking is essential to make sure you get to know the island from the inside.