September brings with it an array of festivals and events, it might be a little different to usual this year but we are so very lucky to be able to go to it all.
Thank you and good luck to the event organisers, we wish you, and everyone else who has events planned this month, the very best.
Here are a few of the highlights:
The Rocquaine Regatta is a fun-filled day at Rocquaine Bay on the west coast of Guernsey. Unusual boat races take place throughout the day with fishing boats, small sailing boats and motor boats participating in casual yet highly competitive races! You can join the fun as a spectator or get the children involved by joining events such as the Junior sand events (apple bobbing, wheelbarrow races, pick a pint of winkles, three legged race) or the new ‘Wife Carrying’ event (self-explanatory). Pavement artists, the Guernsey Majorettes and live music will accompany participants, spectators and visitors all day and an evening barbecue will conclude a fantastic day of fun. There will also be free entry to the fascinating Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum all day, so you can combine your family day out with some fascinating history.
5th September - 10am -10pm
The ever popular Battle of Britain Air Display is held over St Peter Port Harbour. The Guernsey Air Display, formerly known as the Battle of Britain Air Display has been an annual fixture in the Guernsey calendar for over forty years. Free to watch, the air show always includes an impressive array of military aircrafts both historical and modern day. This popular event remembers and honours those who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and in particular the pilots and crews who served in the Battle of Britain from June – October 1940.
This year's rescheduled Channel Islands LGBTQ Pride celebrations will be held in Guernsey for the third time. Everyone is invited to come and join at Candie Gardens, the starting location for the pride parade from 2pm onwards. With stunning views over the harbour of St Peter Port, there will be entertainment for everyone, old and young alike including, face painting, stalls and Zumba. It's a great spot to bring a picnic lunch too. The parade will depart at 4pm towards Market Square in the main town centre. The parade will wind its way down Smith Street and through the centre of town towards Market Square for the Pride Party, which will be a hive of activity and music with the majority of activities being free or ‘by donation’. There will be the HSBC Channel Islands & Isle of Man family area outside HMV and the RBC silent disco in Inner Street. The party runs until 9pm, when it's time for the after-parties! To continue the party for our younger members, a silent disco for under 18s will be inside the Market Buildings, staffed by the Youth Commission of Guernsey and Alderney and the Official Pride After Party takes place at Fusion from 10pm.
12th September, with pre-events on the 11th September and a post-party BBQ on the 13th. See Pride for more details.
The festival is back and this year they've added rum! Due to the situation in the UK it has been a real challenge sourcing a diverse range of ales. With pubs and bars mostly closed, the small independent micro-breweries are not producing much, if any, ale. The ale selection for this festival therefore comprises some of the more well-known ales that have been strong favourites of ale drinkers across Britain for many years, as well as a brand new selection of rums for you to try. Food will be available 12pm - 9pm and local bands will be performing from Wednesday to Saturday in the evenings. Full details are on herm.com.