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Events

March
LTA Tennis Tournament
Spring Flower Show

April
Jersey International Veterans Football Festival
Jersey Ladies Football Tournament

May
Foire de Jersey
Gorey Fête de la Mer
Liberation Festival
PBS Jersey Petanque Open Competition
Spring Walking Week

June
Sunset Concert

July
Out of the Blue Maritime Festival
West Show
Wet and Wild Festival

August
Battle of the Flowers
Gorey Fête
Samarès Manor’s Autumn Fair
Summer Flower Show

September
CAMRA Beer Festival
Channel Islands Festival of Arts & Crafts
Dragon Boat Challenge
Heritage Open Days
International Air Display
Jersey Live Music Festival
Jersey Regatta
Steam Threshing Fayre

October
Caversham Ladies & Mens Tennis Tournament
Channel Islands Festival of Arts & Crafts
Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon

November
Fox Open Art Competition

December
La Fête dé Noué

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The Bailiwick of Jersey is part of the Channel Islands and includes the island of Jersey itself plus a collection of very small, almost uninhabited islands such as Minquiers, Ecrehous and the Pierres de Lecq. It is a British Crown Dependency but is largely left to govern itself.

Getting to Jersey requires a journey by air or sea but nowadays this is easy and convenient. There are regular flights from many major airlines flying out of London Gatwick and other UK airports. Ferries run regularly from Jersey to Guernsey, the United Kingdom and France. Jersey is rich in history. There is evidence of human settlement of the island during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age . Roman remains have been found but it is unclear whether there was any sustained occupation of the island by the Romans. During the ninth century the Vikings took control of the island when the Norsemen established the Duchy of Normandy. In 1066, after the battle of Hastings , the Duke of Normandy took over the crown of England so the island then came under the control of the English crown for the first time. In 1204 King John lost the mainland Normandy territories to the French King but retained the Channel Islands, which have been self-governing ever since. For a chance to find out more about the history of Jersey in detail consider visiting the Jersey Museum at St Helier. This is the largest town on the island, although the parish of St Helier has a total population of only 28,000. Every August St Helier is host to one of the major tourist events in the island's annual calendar. The Battle of The Flowers was originally staged in 1902 to celebrate King Edward VII 's coronation. It has become an annual event ever since and now has both a daytime and moonlight parade. Each parade gives the visitor a chance to view a huge variety of spectacular flower-festooned floats. All the other Jersey parishes are worth a visit for there own unique attractions. St Aubin is famous for its fishing and seafood restaurants. Trinity is very rural and is home to the Royal Jersey Showground. Gorey is noted for the picturesque harbour at Gorey town. At St Mary you can visit the 'Devil's Hole'. St Saviour, unique in that it is the only landlocked parish on the island, offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from Golf to Rock Climbing. The different parishes of Jersey are all within easy reach so it is possible to visit all of them from any point on the island. With so much variety it is easy to see why Jersey has for so long been a popular tourist destination. Indeed, tourism is a very large part of the local economy and the island attracts huge numbers of visitors each year, many of whom return year after year. The unique culture of the island and its relaxed pace of life can set it apart from other holiday destinations. Attractions on the island include The Jersey War Tunnels, formerly the German Underground Hospital, which tell the story of the German occupation during World War II. Also popular is the Jersey Zoo , recognised worldwide for its pioneering work in the protection of Endangered Species. Jersey has many fine beaches to offer including St Aubin's Bay, St Brelade's Bay, Portelet and St Ouen's Bay. These beaches offer a wide variety of attractions to lure the visitor to Jersey. Fun Boats, Canoes, Surfing, Jet Skiers, Water Skiing, Windsurfing or even just stretching out on the sand are all on offer. Jersey offers the complete range of accommodation opportunities for the visitor, including hotels, hostels, self-catering apartments, caravanning and camping.

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