Join in this celebration of the sea and find out more about the Isle of Man’s local delicacy - the Manx Queenie.
The Queenie Festival takes place between 29th and 30th June and celebrates the Isle of Man’s diverse coastline, marine heritage and in particular the Queen Scallop or “Queenie” as it is more commonly known.
The summer festival, which is based in the south of the Island, kicks off with a beach party in Port Erin with live music, entertainment, seafood barbeques and watersports sessions.
A marine weekend in Port St Mary follows, with numerous activities that the whole family will enjoy including marine touch tanks, a trawler race, herring dance, cookery demonstrations and live entertainment.
Visitors, and residents, will also have the chance to search for the elusive golden queenie in the Queenie Conundrum challenge. You’ll have to crack a number of cryptic clues in order to track down the queenie’s location and win the treasure – but be quick as there’s sure to be others on your tail!
The Queenie Festival takes place in Port St Mary and Port Erin in the south of the Isle of Man.
The Sure Beach Party will take place on Port Erin Beach on Shore Road in Port Erin. The marine weekend will take place around Alfred Pier and The Quay in Port St Mary.
Admission to the beach party is free. Entry fees will apply to the marine weekend. There is free car parking in both Port Erin and Port St Mary.