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Shetland festivals

Some of the festivals and events in Shetland


JANUARY
Up Helly Aa, Lerwick. Last Tuesday in January every year
www.uphellyaa.org

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL
Easter

MAY
Shetland Folk Festival
visit.shetland.org/folk-festival

Shetland Jazz Festival
visit.shetland.org/shetland-jazz-festival

JUNE
Midsummer. There is no true darkness between mid-May and the end of July, only a twilight as the sun briefly dips below the northern horizon. This time is called the simmer dim.

JULY
Shetland Nature Festival
www.shetlandamenity.org/shetland-nature-festival

AUGUST
Shetland Fiddle Frenzy
visit.shetland.org/fiddle-frenzy

SEPTEMBER
Blues Festival
visit.shetland.org/blues-festival

Screenplay Film Festival
www.shetlandarts.org/whats-on/festivals/screenplay

OCTOBER
Accordian and Fiddle Festival
visit.shetland.org/accordion-and-fiddle-festival

Shetland Wool Week
www.shetlandwoolweek.com

NOVEMBER
Wordplay Book Festival
www.shetlandarts.org/whats-on/festivals/wordplay

Shetland International Guitar Festival
visit.shetland.org/guitar-festival

DECEMBER
Christmas and Hogmanay