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What's On this May?

A whistlestop tour of things to do on the Isle of Man in May 2022!

As we head into the summer season, there are many events taking place across the island where visitors and locals can immerse themselves in our Manx culture. Celebrate the Isle of Man's heritage from hundreds of years ago right up until the island you see before you today!

This month features much about the Isle of Man's traditions, showcasing our artistic side through song and dance. At the end of the month comes a much anticipated festival, absent from the island for 3 years due to Covid. The Isle of Man TT is back on our shores from the end of this month, and it's one we are very much looking forward to! 

Read below and find the perfect event for you.


Guided Walking Tour around Castletown 


 
Take a walk around the ancient capital of Mann with a friendly, accredited Blue Badge Guide to discover aspects of the town’s fascinating history. 200 years ago, the centre of town was much as it is today – but who were the key characters who lived and worked here? What was the skeet?!

Walks take place on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st May starting at 10:30am, and take approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Meet in Parliament Square, outside the Island Escapes office. 

The cost is £10.00 per person in cash on arrival, booking is advised. 

Please email visit@islandescapes.im or call 01624 830200 to book. 


Manx Wildlife Week

 

30th April – 8th May 2022 

Explore the Island’s wildlife with a week of guided walks, talks, workshops and family friendly events. 

All events for 2022 are bookable with limited places available.

For full event information please click here: Wildlife Week Event Information and here: What's On and Events Isle of Man : Manx National Heritage 


Oie Voaldyn - Manx Festival of Fire 

1st May 2022 

On Oie Voaldyn (Manx for May Day Eve) we welcome the return of summer after the long dark winter months – join us as we follow the traditions of the past.

In Peel starting at midday and lasting well into the night, the Oie Voaldyn Manx May Festival is a day of remembering and retelling old Manx and Norse customs. Music dancing and activities throughout the day, the main evening event begins at 9pm 


Laa Boaldyn - Manx May Day Cregneash 

2nd May 2022 

Celebrate Laa Boaldyn with Manx music, dancing and Crosh Cuirn making, a principle form of protection against mischievous fairies at the beautiful outdoor Manx Museum of Cregneash


A Manx Celebration - Culture Vannin 40th Anniversary Concert 

21st May 2022

A concert of Manx music, dance and poetry organised by Culture Vannin in collaboration with Peel Cathedral Isle of Man as part of their 40 year celebration. Everyone welcome to attend!

Featuring: The Manx Fiddle Orchestra, Claasagh Manx harpists with Rachel Hair, Scran Manx youth group, Lowenna and Frank Joughin, Caarjyn Cooidjagh choir, Pianist Madeline Kelly and many more. Starts at 7.30pm, Free admission. 


Tours of The Gaiety Theatre 

The guided tours of the Gaiety Theatre have developed over the years encompassing Manx social history, the history of the site of the Gaiety and how it has developed, the history of Manx entertainment over the last 120+ years and the actual survival and restoration of the Gaiety as we know it today. 


This well-loved theatre also has some fantastic shows on throughout the summer so make you check out their ‘What’s On’ Guide!


The Big Splash 2022 – From May to September 

Our sculptures will be located around some of the most beautiful coastal corners of the Isle of Man allowing people to re-discover and engage with our island like never before. The event will not only offer endless hours of fun for residents and visitors but will create community cohesion and will have a positive impact on all those involved. Once the art trail closes, each of the dolphin sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds in support of Hospice Isle of Man’s end of life and palliative care services.

The trail is designed to inspire both visitors and locals to explore and experience the Isle of Man’s UNESCO Biosphere pristine shorelines. From wind swept endless beaches in the north of the island, to the incredible dramatic vistas of the rocky coast in the south, the Big Splash trail will be for all to enjoy. 


Isle of Man TT 2022

This event doesn't need much of an introduction. Taking place between Saturday 28th May and Saturday 11th June is the Isle of Man TT. 

Making its first appearance since 2019, the TT makes its long-awaited comeback. 

Gather in the hedgerows and witness the men and women who ride these mechanical beasts around a 37 mile long course made up of public roads at speeds up to 200mph! Not for the faint hearted. 

During this period the island has an added buzz, with thousands of visitors flocking to the island to witness the world's greatest road racers take on the famous Mountain Course.

We still have availability for this year's edition of the TT. You can explore these here


If you have any questions about the events above or would like any advice on what to do on the Isle of Man this May or any other month, get in touch with us at visit@islandescapes.im or call us on 01624 830200. 

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