Jersey in August

As you would expect, Jersey in August is packed with things to do. All the visitor attractions are open, you can try any number of watersports or outdoor activities, guided walks take place most days, and the calendar is full of exciting events.

The beginning of the month sees the Jersey Seaside Festival take place at Havre des Pas. Stretching the length of the road facing the Victorian bathing pool, this is a feast of music, entertainment, food and stalls. Come and cheer your favorite waiter or waitress in the annual waiter and waitresses race.

The second Thursday of the month is the date for the Battle of Flowers Parade, followed the next evening by the Moonlight Parade. The Battle fairground is usually in the Island for a couple of weeks before the Battle itself.

The following Thursday, head to Gorey for the Gorey Fete. There are many fetes every weekend throughout the summer, but Gorey Fete is in a league of it's own. Stretching the length of Gorey Pier, this is a day-long event of al fresco eating and drinking, entertainment and stalls.

Floral decorations are at their best in Jersey in August, with the Island usually having at least one parish competing in the national finals of the Britain in Bloom competition. The Summer Flower Show is held at the RJA&HS showground in Trinity. Don't miss the open gardens which give you an opportunity to visit some of Jersey's best gardens not usually open to the public.

Oddsocks Theatre Company are usually in the Island at some point during August, performing their hugely entertaining versions of Shakespeare plays in the open air at Durrell.

Sand racing and horse racing take place early in the month, and on the August bank holiday weekend events include a Bouley Bay Hillclimb(motorsport), more horse racing and the Samares Manor Autumn Fair.

The 'best little indie rock festival in the British Isles', Jersey Live, takes place at the end of August or beginning of September.

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