- What: A festival to mark mid-summer and to celebrate seafaring traditions
- When: June
- Where: Centered on Lerwick, Shetland, with activities throughout the islands
- Admission: various prices and some free
The Johnsmas Foy event was not scheduled for 2010 and will not be held in 2011 because of conflicts with other events. Check their website for a return of this traditional festival in the future.Johnsmas Foy on Shetland traditionally celebrated the arrival of the Dutch herring fleet in the islands and the start of the haaf or drawn net fishing season. The 2007 festival celebrates the islands' fishing heritage with a range of outdoor events, music and cultural activities, a yacht race and parade of sail, food stalls, a market, exhibitions, singing and dancing.
Live entertainment includes drummer, pipers, the Papa Stour sword dancers, highland dancers and a belly dancer? There are also demonstrations of spinning, weaving and storytelling. The Scottish Chamber Orchester performs in Lerwick and other events are planned for Skeld and Unst.