What's on in July?There's plenty to see and do on the Island in July! From live music, to road racing, to stunning floral displays! Take a look at what's on this month.
Tynwald Day - Tuesday 5th July
Tynwald Day (Manx: Laa Tinvaal) is the National Day of the Isle of Man. Dating back to Viking times, the Tynwald preserves the Old Norse custom of publicly announcing all new law, in both Manx and English. Tynwald fair is also held all day and into the evening until 10pm, with Manx music and dancing, stalls, food traders, a global village, viking re-enactments and much much more!
The Celtic Gathering / Yn Chruinnaght - Monday 25th July – Sunday 31st July
The biggest Celtic festival on the Isle of Man! Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering has been celebrating Manx, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Scottish and Breton culture for over 40 years. Based in Peel, a fishing town on the beautiful west coast of the Isle of Man, the festival presents a week of music and dance concerts, family friendly ceilis, talks & workshops, Celtic language & literature, delicious food ‘n’ folk sessions, an artisan craft fair and lots of free community events.
Everyone is welcome to attend, information on how to book your tickets can be found on the website!
Isle of Man Flower Festival - Friday 8th July – Sunday 10th July
To celebrate the beauty of all things floral, Isle of Man Flower Festival hosts an annual community event encompassing floral art in any medium, predominantly fresh flowers but also including arts & crafts. Our 2022 event will be held over 3 days at historic St John’s Mill, a unique venue housing its original working water wheel.
Southern 100 Motorcycle Races - Monday 11th July – Thursday 14th July
The Isle of Man, famous as the ‘mecca of motorcycle road racing’ has since 1955 hosted a mass-start road race every July, The Southern 100 Road Races, so called as the feature race of the event was held over a race distance of 100 miles – 24 laps of the 4.25-mile Billown Course.
Over the years since 1955 the Billown Course has become as familiar as the back of the hand to the riders who have graced the ribbon of road that makes up the Southern 100 Course, based on the outskirts of Castletown.
Future British and indeed World Champions have raced around the undulating and technical course as they have headed for the chequered flag.
World Tin Bath Championships - Saturday 16th July
The Isle of Man has a rich sporting calibre. From diving off the coast through to the Easter Festival of Running there is plenty of events for sports people of all levels to find a challenge. But what do you do if you want something a little more fun and light hearted for your sporting challenge?
Enter the annual World Tin Bath Championships. Held in Middle Harbour in Castletown this event is, as it sounds, a race around the harbour in strictly regulated tin baths, some of which may be less than seaworthy. Organised by the Castletown Real Ale Drinkers Society the race was started in 1971 and all the money raised by the event goes to local charities.
Douglas Carnival - Saturday 23rd July
Douglas Carnival will see carnival floats and performers a-plenty! travel along Loch Promenade to the new cultural area on Harris Promenade, rather than the entire seafront. A wonderful community event not to be missed!
The theme of the carnival is queens, in celebration of Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee.
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.
All this and much much more! For a full list of events check out What's On - Visit Isle of Man