Jersey Events Diary 2012

 

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31st March – 1st March 2012

Spring Flower Show

The Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society invite you to their springtime show, featuring displays, demonstrations, workshops and competitions.

Jersey Camper Hire Comments: With onsite parking you can easily take your camper, there will be food there to buy but you could also take a picnic and enjoy the first of the years sunshine or have a cosy place to shelter should the weather change.

Price –                    Adults £3.00, under 16’s Free

Location -              RJA & HS Royal Jersey Showground

                                La Route de Trinite

                                Trinity

                                JE3 5JP

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 866555

                                Society@royaljersey.co.uk

                                www.royaljersey.co.uk

5th May – 7th May 2012             

The Jersey Boat Show

Now in its fifth year, The Jersey Boat Show is firmly established as a major event on the British boating calendar, attracting thousands of visitors. The Jersey Boat Show gets the boating season off to a great start. The 3-day show takes place right in the maritime heart of St Helier. Featuring power and sail, side by side, it also offers the best of Jersey - history, food, drink and entertainment.

 Jersey Camper Hire Comments: Parking here will be a bit troublesome but, having been to the festival I can tell you that it is great fun, there are things for the whole family and some fantastic local food and drink to try. Market stalls with all kind of trinkets and live bands.

Price -                     FREE

Location -              St Helier Marina

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 447745

                                jerseyboatshow@gov.je

                                www.jerseyboatshow.com

9th May 2012                            

Liberation Day

Join islanders to celebrate the liberation from Occupying Forces during World War II. A variety of activities and events are planned including heritage trails, access to WWII bunkers and a commemorative service and an afternoon of Entertainment in Weighbridge Place.

Jersey Camper Hire Comments: Parking for your van shouldn’t be a problem here there are plenty of areas for parking near the location. You can’t be in Jersey on Liberation Day without finding out what it is all about.

Price -                     FREE     

Location -               Liberation Square, St Helier

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 448877

                                info@jersey.com

                                www.jersey.com/liberation

12th May – 19th May 2012                      

Jersey Walk Week

Discover an island heritage and explore Jersey’s natural beauty in a series of free guided walks designed for you whatever your age and experience. The Around Island walk is done over 5 days and covers the entire coastline of the Island. Transfers are included in this walk to get you to and from your starting point each day. This walk is £20 for the week; all the other walks featured in the programme are free.

Jersey Camper Hire comments: I know I am supposed to encourage you stay in the van and enjoy it but Jersey has so much interesting nature that if it’s your kind of thing a free guided walk cannot be bad. And you can always have a nice warming brew in the van on completion.

Price -                     FREE

Location -              Island Wide

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 448877

                                info@jersey.com

19th May – 27th May 2012

Jersey Food Festival

The Jersey Food Festival, a weeklong celebration of the Jersey Royal new potato, seafood and our wonderful dairy produce, launched in mid-May 2010. The festival showcased local producers, chefs and restaurateurs.

May is a beautiful time in Jersey. It is the peak harvest of the outdoor Royals and the countryside is filled with wild flowers as well as our most famous resident – the beautiful Jersey Cow!

The event promised to be the first of many with some of the very best foodie people in the Island sharing their passions and showing us how it is done with the very best of local and ‘Genuine Jersey’ produce.

Some of the highlights of the festival included fine dining in Michelin starred restaurants, low water rambles, foraging, food and ale trails, tutored tastings, brewery and dairy tours, chocolate making as well as a sunrise picnic and even a ‘cider and sausage’ evening in an orchard.

Price -                     To be advised

Location -              Island wide

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 448877

                                info@jersey.com

www.jersey.com/foodfestival

1st June – 3rd June 2012                       

The Jersey International Motoring Festival

The Credit Suisse Jersey International Motoring Festival is the largest annual motoring event in the Channel Islands, comprising competitive sprint and hill climbs for classic & vintage cars and motorcycles.

There is a full program of events for touring cars and motorcycles and the largest static motor show in the Channel Islands featuring motor and ancillary trade stands and exhibits from all Jersey motoring clubs.

The essence of the weekend is to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in our beautiful Island and there are opportunities for car and motorcycle enthusiasts to use and display their “pride and joy” whether this be a veteran, vintage or classic, touring or competition car or motorcycle.

Price -                     FREE for spectators

Location -              St Helier, People’s Park (static show) other events island wide.

Contacts -              The Classic & Vintage Motor Racing Club of Jersey,
11 Victoria Court,
Victoria Road,
St Saviour,
Jersey
JE2 7QB

                                info@jerseyinternationalmotoringfestival.com  

http://jerseyinternationalmotoringfestival.com/

9th June – 10th June 2012                                 

Spring Fair

Jersey’s traditional country fare combines with the Jersey Rose and Flower Show and Island Spring Cattle Show to promise a full entertainment programme for all the family. Activities include cattle shows, a craft show, ring-events, food tasting, traditional country games and floral displays, demonstrations and competitions.

Price -                     Not yet confirmed

Location -              RJA & HS Royal Jersey Showground

                                La Route de Trinite

                                Trinity

                                JE3 5JP

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 866555

17th June – 24th June 2012                               

June in Bloom

Jersey’s reputation as ‘The Floral Island’ is a well-deserved one. The vibrant colours of the fields and gardens bring the landscape to life all year round and during this floral week you are sure to discover why we have earned this beautifully scented nickname. Culminating with the quintessentially British Summer Festival and Jersey Rose Show at Samarès Manor, June in Bloom encapsulates the blooming best that the island has to offer. Visit many of Jersey's stunning floral attractions, each one bursting with fragrance and beauty, for a varied and fascinating series of "behind-the-scenes" talks and tours from expert horticulturalists.

Price -                     FREE

Location -              Various

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 448877

                                info@jersey.com

14th July 2012

Bonne Nuit Harbour Festival

The Festival promises to be a great day out for all the family. The fun includes games on the beach for the children, a Bonnie-Baby and Miss Bonne Nuit Harbour Festival competitions and much more. Musical entertainment, food and drink on offer throughout the day. No parking in the bay, but a free shuttle bus service from Les Platons. Entry prices for 2012 TBA.

Price -                     Not yet confirmed

Location -              Bonne Nuit Bay

Contact -                Andy Thewlis

                                +44 (0) 1534 861677

21st July 2012

Grass Roots Music Festival

Complete with an eco-village, this relative newcomer to the music festival scene is already enjoying huge popularity. Seasick Steve headlined in 2011.

Jersey Camper Hire Comments: This family friendly festival is very civilised and perfectly suited to VW camper enthusiasts. There is parking on site and a laid back atmosphere. Sit cross legged on the grass sipping a cool beverage of your choice. For adults to young children this festival, set in one of the most picturesque parishes of Jersey should be relaxing and entertaining.

Price -                     Not yet confirmed

Location -              Bottom of Val de la Mar Reservoir

                                St Ouen

Contacts -              info@allez-oop.com

                                www.grassroots-jersey.com

3rd August – 4th August 2012                

Jersey Live – Music Festival

                                                                          

Jersey Live’, the coolest boutique music festival in Europe! Jersey Live is a unique music festival set in the idyllic island of Jersey, which is situated in one of the most western parts of Europe - the Channel Islands, just off the coast of France. The atmosphere of Jersey Live is second to none, with a beautiful natured crowd and has been branded as one of the best looking & most responsive crowds on the festival circuit! Artist's that have appeared since its launch five years ago include The Prodigy, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, The Fratellis, The Zutons, Razorlight, 2manydjs, Editors, We are Scientists, Razorlight, Pigeon Detectives, Steve Lawler, The Futureheads, James Lavelle, The Ordinary Boys, Ivan Smagghe, Art Brut, Does It Offend You yeah!, Goose, Delays, The Subways, Madness, Plan B, The Streets, The Ting Tings, Cage the Elephant, Feeder, Katie B, The Rapture, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Breakage, Danny Byrd & Erol Alkan amongst many others.

Jersey Camper Hire Comments: Slightly more enthusiastic than Grass Roots festival, Jersey Live appeals to all ages with an eclectic line up every year. Caution should be taken if bringing young children as this festival is much busier.

Price –                    The prices shown are prices from 2011 so will probably vary.        Weekend Ticket: £88. Child Weekend Ticket: £10.Single Day Ticket: £56. Child Single day ticket £5.              

Location -              RJA & HS Royal Jersey Showground

                                La Route de Trinite

                                Trinity

                                JE3 5JP

Contacts -              info@jerseylive.org.uk

5 August 2012

Jersey Seaside Festival

Setting a Carnival atmosphere immediately before the Jersey Battle of Flowers, Jersey Seaside Festival provides a whole day of fun celebrating our affiliation with the sea and traditional seaside activities set around the Islands Victorian bathing pool; one of the few remaining natural sea water swimming pools left in Europe. Experience beach activities, live entertainment, music and local arts & crafts. A wonderful food fair augments the delightful restaurants and pubs in the area. Now in its 9th year, Jersey Seaside Festival has something for the whole family. Most town car-parks are free on Sunday then it’s a short walk to the festival which covers the whole of the Havre des Pas sea front area. Admission is free. Please note this event is glass free.

Jersey Camper Hire Comments: Parking for this festival can be found but I would arrive early to avoid having to hunt for a space. The festival is very lively and offers fun for all the family, be sure to take sun cream and a hat.

Price -                     FREE

Location -              Havre Des Pas, St Helier

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 280159

                                empire@localdial.com

                                   

9th August – 10th August 2012

The Battle of Flowers

Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular carnivals in Europe. Enjoy the spectacle of flower festooned floats, musicians, dancers and entertainers providing a tremendous atmosphere for one of the highlights in our summer events calendar.

The Moonlight Parade is an amazing evening parade of the flower covered floats that are covered with thousands of illuminated lights to give a truly magical appearance and a fitting finale to the Battle of Flowers floral extravaganza.

Jersey Camper Hire Comments: A very unusual display, possibly one of Jersey’s most famous, great entertainment for all the family, this is a seated event with allocated tiered seating so be sure to take provisions, snacks, drinks, hats, sun cream and an umbrella just in case.

Price -                     £5.00 - £25.00 Check parade times, prior booking recommended

Location -              Victoria Avenue, St Helier

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 730178

                                battle@battleofflowers.com

                                www.battleofflowers.com

18th August 2012

Summer Flower Show

                                                               

The Royal Jersey Horticultural Society hosts this colourful show full of dahlias, roses, pot plants and vegetable displays, inviting all gardening and flower enthusiasts to step into the hall to view the marvellous floral displays and exhibits. There will also be a poultry and small animal display.

Price -                     £0 - £3.00

Location -              RJA & HS Royal Jersey Showground

                                La Route de Trinite

                                Trinity

                                JE3 5JP

Contacts -              +44 (0) 1534 866555

                                society@royaljersey.co.uk

                                www.royaljersey.co.uk

24th August – 26th August 2012

2012 Speed Festival

A three day event that starts August 24th with a quarter-mile sprint at St. Ouen's Bay followed by a two day hill-climb at the challenging Greve De Lecq venue. The event runs from Friday to Sunday evening and includes various social functions within the entry fee.

Price -                     Free

Location -              See above

Contacts -              http://www.classicandvintagejersey.co.uk/about/club-officials.aspx

13th September 2012

International Air Display

The skies above Jersey come alive today to the sights and sounds of arguably one of the largest free air displays in Europe. International military and civilian aircraft perform in breath-taking formation teams and skilful solo aerobatic demonstrations. The display finale is the RAFAT Red Arrows.

Price -                     FREE

Location -               St Aubins Bay

Contact -                Mike Higgins

+44 (0) 1534 873956

                                Michael.higgins@jerseymail.co.uk

                                www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk