First impressions count for much. For many visitors to Sark this is a sense of pride and the rich heritage of the island. The island community spirit is legendary.
As befits a small and isolated community, Sark is renowned for hosting a variety of unique events throughout the year. These all serve to emphasise our proud and independent sense of community. Whilst it is certainly not a tourist theme park there are a number of popular small events and attractions organised throughout the year for locals (Sarkese) and visitors alike. These include:
- Wildflower Fortnight
- Midsummer Show
- Sunday Markets
- Sark Folk Festival
- Sark Sheep Racing
- Horse, Dog and Pet Show
- Grand Autumn Show
- Live music concerts arranged throughout the year by the Sark Music Society
- Film shows and similar evenings
- The Sark Sports Club organises a busy and varied schedule of sporting events throughout the year. These include regular cricket, football and hockey matches plus occasional games of rugby. The annual “Sark Ten” running race is normally held on the last Saturday in May. This challenging cross country race attracts hardy runners of all ages from far and wide.
- Tennerfest, the gourmet festival. Lunch or dinner from 1st October until 12th November
Please see the monthly events diary or contact Stocks direct about forthcoming events in Sark. Be sure to book early because these events are extremely popular.
In addition to the traditional religious holidays, Sark also commemorates the liberation of the island from the German occupying forces on 10th May every year. This often attracts special guests and visiting dignitaries to Sark including Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Charles, members of The Royal British Legion and the Chelsea Pensioners are also annual visitors.