Shetland is proud of its traditions and the islanders always find something to celebrate, from Europe’s largest fire festival to the island’s unique brand of music. Experience Shetland’s thriving creative scene by attending the fantastic arts and culture events.
Spring ushers in the ever popular Shetland Folk Festival with exciting line-ups featuring both local and visiting performers, whilst if you visit in June and July, you can join the party as yachts arrive from Bergen to drop anchor in Lerwick for the Shetland Races. Or why not experience the islands’ wild side at the Shetland Nature Festival?
Meet writers of local and international renown at Wordplay, Shetland’s annual literary festival in September, and watch critically acclaimed films at Screenplay, a film festival which runs simultaneously.
Also in September the book and film festivals get underway, while you can shop for unique gifts at the Shetland Craft Fair in November.