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Diary Dates 2016 and 2017

There's plenty to do on the island and Ramsey Park is the perfect place to stay or stop for refreshment.

31st October 2016
Hop tu Naa - The Island’s unique Manx Hop Tu Naa celebration. Hop tu Naa was traditionally considered to be the beginning of the Celtic new year and the start of winter.

5th November 2016
Bonfire night – Fireworks Ramsey 7:30pm Moorage Park

10th – 11th December 2016
Groudle Glen Santa Train – Santa Train tickets are now on sale from only £6.Tickets include return steam train trip through the glen, a quality present for the children from Santa, sweets, tea, coffee, orange juice or mulled punch, mince pies and a downloadable photo with our elves!
9th – 12th March 2017
Isle of Man Darts Festival - The four-day International Darts Festival offers a prize fund of over £30,000 and is hosted at the Villa Marina in Douglas. It attracts some of the top names in the sport including a number of World Champions.  The Festival offers players the chance to build up valuable ranking points which can provide the gateway to a place in the World Championships and helps to confirm the Manx event as one of the most popular darts tournaments on the Calendar.  

28th April 2017-1st May 2017
Isle of Man Walking Festival - The Isle of Man is a walking mecca with an ever-changing landscape of moors, hills, glens, forests and beaches. Explore the Island and walk in the footsteps of the Island’s Viking and Celtic ancestors across some of the most stunning countryside in the British Isles.
27th May 2017-9th June 2017 - http://www.iomtt.com/
The Isle of Man TT Races is truly one of the world’s greatest spectator sports. Trackside fans have witnessed spectacular races and historical milestones from stunning vantage points around the iconic 37¾ miles of public roads for over one hundred years. Visitors to the Island can enjoy the races from the comfort of the TT’s VIP hospitality, complete with unrivalled trackside access or enjoy a day’s racing from one of the spectacular fanzine locations around the course.  

17th June -18th June 2017
Canister Bank Longest Day Longest Ride 24 Hour Mountain Bike Endurance Race
The format of the event is simple, ride for as long as you possibly can clocking up the most number of laps of the course. Unlike most 24 hour events held in the UK and other parts of the world, due to the size of the venue the course itself is relatively short, approximately 5km in length, yet it offers a variety of riding from forest roads to sweeping single track and boardwalks through the trees; add to that the fact you will be riding through the night and feeling fatigued, no two laps will be the same.

24th June 2017  
Parish Walk - By entering the 2017 Manx Telecom Parish Walk you have the opportunity to walk on the famous 85 mile Parish Walk course around each of the Isle of Man’s parishes, including roads closed to the general public. Provided you reach Santon, you will receive a certificate to recognise your achievement (available at the prize presentation or posted to you) and the time taken to reach each church is recorded on an electronic timing system displayed on the internet and may also be transmitted to two mobile phone numbers nominated by you.  The event starts at the National Sports Centre in Douglas.

5th July 2017
Tynwald Day  - For a slice of authentic Manx heritage join us on Tynwald Day, the national day of the Isle of Man, it’s the only day when Manx parliament is held on Tynwald Hill and the public get chance to lobby the lawmakers by presenting petitions.The ancient ceremony has been held for more than 1,000 years. Traditionally marked by a fair but nowadays it’s a much bigger celebration with concerts, family ceilidh, firework displays, stalls and displays.  

12th July -16th July 2017
Yn Chruinnaght (meaning ‘the gathering’) is a celebration of Manx culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany). It includes a number of events with music, dance, language, arts and crafts, lectures and much more.

29th July - 4th August 2017
Manning Angling Fishing Festival - The Mannin Angling Club 66th Fishing Festival will comprise of boat and shore matches from Port St Mary with several different events which include charter boats, private boats and shore matches for adults and juniors over the week.This is an extremely popular event for visiting families and locals alike with excellent fishing on our doorstep. There are prize for each day of competition.

5th August 2017
A family fun event with fun for all ages, children’s fashion competitions, bonny baby competitions, selection of festival princess and festival holiday princess, crowning of festival queen 2017, fun stalls, stalls, bouncy castles, refreshments, fancy dress competition. In the evening: unique grand confetti carnival, disco dancing and tribute act in castle town’s ancient market square
19th August - 3rd September 2017 - Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling
Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling - The Festival encompasses the nostalgic Classic TT Races, the iconic Manx Grand Prix, the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Rally and Festival of Jury, the Manx Two Day Trial and the Classic Weekend Trial – all providing a wealth of unbeatable road racing, motorcycling nostalgia and dirt bike action making use of every inch of the island’s stunning scenery and public roads.

4th September - 8th September 2017
Isle of Man Bowling Festival

16th September - 17 September 2017
Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival - The festival offers visitors the chance to sample the very best of local produce and experience live cookery demonstrations. You’ll be able to watch local food producers at work and try everything from creamy Manx cheeses, fresh seafood, hand crafted confectionery, Manx meat and even locally brewed Manx alcohol.

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