Orkney Jazz Festival - 21, 22 & 23 April 2017
The Jazz Festival is held in the Stromness Hotel, and showcases local jazz musicians as well as jazz musicians from the jazz scene within the UK.
Orkney Folk Festival - 25, 26, 27 & 28 May 2017
The Folk Festival offers ceilidhs, workshops and pub sessions based in Stromness.
Visit - www.orkneyfolkfestival.com
St Magnus Festival - 16 - 21 June 2017
The St Magnus Festival is held over the midsummer with a feast of music, art, literature and drama concerts and performances.
Visit - www.stmagnusfestival.com
Stromness Shopping Week -16 - 22 July 2017
A summer celebration in Stromness featuring sports, art, music, dance and of course the Shopping Week Queen and her attendants.
The County Show -12 August 2017
The first week in August is the agricultural show week in Orkney with the final being the County Show. All of the shows are a great family day out, where the finest of the islands' livestock compete for "Best in Show".
- Sanday - 4 August 2017
- Dounby Show - 10 August 2017
Orkney Science Festival - 7 - 13 September 2017
This international science festival features demonstrations, talks, field trips and visits, and evening ceilidhs and concerts.
Blues Weekend - 15, 16 & 17 September 2017
Island Tales & Ales : May – September 2017