Whether you prefer to sit back and be entertained or to take part yourself, there’s something for everyone when it comes to events and culture in Jersey.
Jersey has many clubs, choirs and bands which always welcome newcomers, volunteers or to showcase your talents.
Jersey local art galleries are scattered across the island, many exhibiting regular shows where you can view (and purchase) art by local artists.
ArtHouse Jersey supports artists from Jersey and across the world to create work that has a positive impact on the island community. They also host artists in residence festival. There are also other art and craft festivals throughout the year.
Local amateur dramatic groups (Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club website and
Jersey Green Room) are popular and a great way to integrate into island life. Jersey also gets many professional acting, comedy and music groups visiting the island. Oddsocks Productions is a UK touring theatre company that visit Jersey every year and give outdoor performances of Shakespeare plays with a humorous twist.
Jersey also holds an annual festival of the creative arts called the Jersey Eisteddfod. It’s an opportunity for skilled people of all ages to share their talent with the community.
Jersey Opera House
Jersey Arts Centre
There are also a number of well-known comedians such as Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr and Michael McIntyre, who come to Jersey as part of their tour and put on comedy shows for islanders to enjoy.
Jersey Library provides a range of resources, services and activities. If you are looking to explore literature, learning and culture, discover more what the Library has to offer. You can also download books, audio books, magazines and music for free, once you have registered at Jersey Library.
Book clubs are available on the island and are a great way to meet new people who share a passion for literature and reading. Jersey Festival of Words is Jersey literature festival which takes place every September.
Events and entertainment
There are many events and entertainment to enjoy throughout the year, for example:
Liberation day, 9 May
Jersey and the other Channel Islands were occupied by German forces for 5 years during World War II.
They were only part of the British Isles to suffer occupation.
The occupation ended on 9 May 1945 with the arrival of HMS Beagle to accept the surrender of the occupying forces.
Liberation Day is an important date in the Jersey calendar and is a celebrated event every year to remember the island history and is a public holiday if it falls on a weekday.
Battle of flowers
Battle or Flowers is one the largest floral carnivals in Europe with parades bringing an eclectic mix of floats, dancers and performers together. It is an annual event that takes place every second Thursday of August.
There are two parades, one during the day and the Moonlight Parade is on the Friday night. Both feature floral floats however the moonlight parade floats are fully illuminated and finish with a firework display.
Accompanying the parade is a travelling funfair.
International air display
You'll also be able to see the Red Arrows and other impressive aircraft during our International Air Display every September.
Food and drink festivals
Experience the different food and drink festivals that Jersey has to offer. Islanders can enjoy traditional food, music and get a feel for the various cultures including:
There's a lot of live music to enjoy on the island. Local musicians will perform at various venues as well as more internationally renowned artists at the annual Weekender festival.
All events are well advertised on relevant websites, social media and on posters and banners displayed around the island. Find out more about the current events in Jersey.
Jersey’s unique history can be found across the island.
Major historical sites dating back hundreds of years, are now open for you to visit:
heritage groups and organisations help to protect and promote Jersey's unique heritage, which will encourage new members.
Jersey Heritage and
National Trust of Jersey both have historic properties which you can stay in for a length of time.