Events & festivals on the Isle of Wight

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Fri
2015
all-day Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Feb 27 all-day
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
8:00 pm Acoustic Isle 2015 – Allan at th...
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Allan at th...
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Allan at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
The Buddle Inn with its roaring fires, flagstone floors and beamed ceilings creates a warm and welcoming ambience for an evening of live folk music with Allan.
Feb
28
Sat
2015
all-day Acoustic Isle 2015 – All Dayer, ...
Acoustic Isle 2015 – All Dayer, ...
Feb 28 all-day
Acoustic Isle 2015 – All Dayer, Folk, Art & Craft Event @ East Cowes Town Hall | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Headlining this all day folk, art and craft event is the Indie folk, London-based duo, The Worry Dolls, who played Glastonbury in 2013. Catch their creative music, characterised by subtle harmonies and tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics.
all-day Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Feb 28 all-day
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
12:00 pm Acoustic Isle LIVE on board Wigh...
Acoustic Isle LIVE on board Wigh...
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Acoustic Isle LIVE on board Wightlink @ Wightlink’s very own St. Clare
Some of the best in Island musical talent is to be showcased on board selected Wightlink crossings, to kick off and close this year’s Acoustic Isle event. A series of intimate gigs are being hosted[...]
8:00 pm Acoustic Isle 2015 – Sean at the...
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Sean at the...
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Sean at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
Cosy up at this 16th century ‘smugglers’ inn, one of the Island’s most historic hostelries, for an evening of live music from Sean and his guitar.
8:00 pm Omid Djalili – Iranalamadingdong
Omid Djalili – Iranalamadingdong
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong @ Shanklin Theatre | Shanklin | United Kingdom
He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; ’Time[...]
Mar
1
Sun
2015
all-day Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Mar 1 all-day
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
1:00 pm Acoustic Isle 2015 – That’s Life...
Acoustic Isle 2015 – That’s Life...
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm
Acoustic Isle 2015 – That’s Life at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
What better way could there be to spend Sunday afternoon than snuggled up at this award-winning 16th century ‘smugglers’ inn listening to the live acoustic vibe of That’s Life.
3:30 pm Acoustic Isle 2015 – Tapestry Li...
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Tapestry Li...
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Tapestry Live Music @ Cowes Ale House | Cowes | United Kingdom
This is the second smallest pub on the Isle of Wight, so get on down there early for an afternoon gig of country and folk acoustic covers with live duo, Tapestry.

Welcome to Festival Island… the Isle of Wight, where a year-round calendar of events and festivals means there’s always something happening. From the distinctly quirky – Apple Weekend anyone – to the mainstream… who hasn’t heard of the annual Isle of Wight Festival? There are events celebrating history and culture, car rallies and cycling festivals, walking weekends and food fests. In fact, with so much going on, you’re sure to find the events that match your interests. Wightlink is delighted to be a sponsor and supporter of these exciting landmarks in Island life.

February 27, 2015 all-day
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Allan at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
The Buddle Inn with its roaring fires, flagstone floors and beamed ceilings creates a warm and welcoming ambience for an evening of live folk music with Allan.
Acoustic Isle 2015 – All Dayer, Folk, Art & Craft Event @ East Cowes Town Hall | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Headlining this all day folk, art and craft event is the Indie folk, London-based duo, The Worry Dolls, who played Glastonbury in 2013. Catch their creative music, characterised by subtle harmonies and tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics.
February 28, 2015 all-day
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
February 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Acoustic Isle LIVE on board Wightlink @ Wightlink’s very own St. Clare
Some of the best in Island musical talent is to be showcased on board selected Wightlink crossings, to kick off and close this year’s Acoustic Isle event. A series of intimate gigs are being hosted[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Sean at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
Cosy up at this 16th century ‘smugglers’ inn, one of the Island’s most historic hostelries, for an evening of live music from Sean and his guitar.
February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong @ Shanklin Theatre | Shanklin | United Kingdom
He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; ’Time[...]
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – That’s Life at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
What better way could there be to spend Sunday afternoon than snuggled up at this award-winning 16th century ‘smugglers’ inn listening to the live acoustic vibe of That’s Life.
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Tapestry Live Music @ Cowes Ale House | Cowes | United Kingdom
This is the second smallest pub on the Isle of Wight, so get on down there early for an afternoon gig of country and folk acoustic covers with live duo, Tapestry.
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
March 6, 2015 – March 7, 2015 all-day
A Weekend of Wine at the Royal Hotel @ The Royal Hotel | Ventnor | United Kingdom
The great ‘Old World versus New World’ wine debate sets the tone for a gourmet weekend of exceptional cuisine accompanied by a tutored tasting of the finest matched wines, along with presentations from expert sommeliers[...]
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Marcus Bonfanti + Damien Paul Band @ Key Arts | Newport | United Kingdom
Winner of the Best Acoustic Performer award in the 2013 and 2014 British Blues Awards, Marcus Bonfanti goes from strength to strength with his unique brand of music that lies somewhere between Delta-Blues and English[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Cornerstone Duo at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
Roaring log fires, flagstone floors and a real traditional pub ambience create a cosy setting for this Friday evening set from the acoustic Cornerstone Duo.
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Tapestry Live Music  @ Bargeman’s Rest | Newport | United Kingdom
Set beside the River Medina, the Bargeman’s Rest is one the few Island-family-run freehouses in Newport. Make a date for this Friday evening gig with country and folk music from live duo, Tapestry.
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
March 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Alan Davies - Little Victories @ Shanklin Theatre | Shanklin | United Kingdom
After a hugely successful year of sell-out dates in 2014 with his brand new show Little Victories, Alan Davies is pleased to announce a season of extra dates for Spring 2015. Much lauded as resident[...]
March 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wightlink Raiders v Invicta Dynamos @ Ryde Arena | Ryde | United Kingdom
The Wightlink Raiders Ice Hockey Team are based in Ryde and play out of their seafront home of Ryde Arena situated on the lapping shores of the Solent. The Raiders currently compete in the National[...]
March 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chamber Concert West Wight Arts Association @ Memorial Hall | Freshwater | United Kingdom
The West Wight Arts Association has been providing entertainment in the form of classical music in the Isle of Wight for over 60 years. They put on a season of eight chamber music concerts by[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Last Orders at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
Get on down to this award-winning, 16th century inn for a Saturday evening session of live Irish and country music from Last Orders.
Acoustic Isle full event listing
Acoustic Isle is back bringing a winter-blues-beating ‘unplugged’ music event to the Isle of Wight. It features hundreds of musicians, including the very best of local talent, staging more than 100 gigs in pubs, bars,[...]
Acoustic Isle 2015 – Ross at the Buddle Inn @ Buddle Inn | Niton | United Kingdom
While away Sunday afternoon in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the Buddle Inn with live entertainment from Ross and his banjo.
March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raiders v Chelmsford Chieftains @ Ryde Arena | Ryde | United Kingdom
The Wightlink Raiders Ice Hockey Team are based in Ryde and play out of their seafront home of Ryde Arena situated on the lapping shores of the Solent. The Raiders currently compete in the National[...]
March 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
 Gerry Cross - The Mersey @ Shanklin Theatre | Shanklin | United Kingdom
Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry & The Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s.[...]
April 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chamber Concert West Wight Arts Association @ Memorial Hall | Freshwater | United Kingdom
The West Wight Arts Association has been providing entertainment in the form of classical music in the Isle of Wight for over 60 years. They put on a season of eight chamber music concerts by[...]
The Isle of Wight Off-Road Duathlon @ Cheverton Farm | United Kingdom
Are you up for the challenge of the 2015 Isle of Wight Off-Road Duathlon? Then, get your mountain bike serviced and your running shoes ready and come on over to the Island’s Mountain Bike Centre[...]
April 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Jack Jones - The Coming Home Tour @ Shanklin Theatre | Shanklin | United Kingdom
Jack Jones is the double Grammy-winning easy listening giant nominated by Frank Sinatra as “one of the major singers of our time.” His consistently sold-out world tours and fifty recorded albums are a testimony to[...]
May 1, 2015 – May 4, 2015 all-day
Isle of Arts Festival 2015
Wightlink is a proud sponsor of the Isle of Arts Festival, now in its fifth year. It’s a broad-based arts festival with great performers, hands-on workshops and classes spanning literature, music, comedy, drama, film and[...]
May 2, 2015 – May 3, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Action Challenge @ Cowes | England | United Kingdom
Set to become a classic on the UK’s endurance calendar, the Isle of Wight Challenge follows the stunning coastal path loop for over 105km right around England’s largest island. Most will walk it at their[...]
May 2, 2015 – June 2, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2015 @ Island wide | England | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is a multi-award-winning event and it’s back on the calendar in May 2015. It is the biggest walking festival in the UK and Europe, so you can expect a[...]
Rise of the Ronin Obstacle Race @ Cheverton Farm | United Kingdom
The inaugural Rise of the Ronin Obstacle race takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May at Cheverton Farm, Isle of Wight. There are 5 mile, 10 mile and 6 hour enduro options with age[...]
25th Anniversary Walk the Wight 2015
Registration is now open for the 25th Anniversary Walk the Wight, so sign up now and diarise the date to take part in this iconic Isle of Wight event. You’ll be joining thousands of happy[...]
Pearl Izumi Tour Series Cycle Race @ Ryde | England | United Kingdom
One of the UK’s leading televised cycle races is all set to bring some serious cycling action and excitement to the Isle of Wight this spring. The Pearl Izumi Tour series attracts some of Britain’s[...]
May 28, 2015 – May 31, 2015 all-day
Newport Jazz Weekend @ Newport | England | United Kingdom
Now in its fourth year, the Newport Jazz Weekend has become a firm fixture on the UK jazz festival calendar. The 2015 event promises to build on this reputation with an exciting line up of[...]
May 30, 2015 – June 1, 2015 all-day
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival @ Yarmouth | England | United Kingdom
This May Day Bank Holiday, the historic town and port of Yarmouth puts on a show like no other – the Old Gaffers Festival. It is named for the classic gaff-rigged sailing vessels, which along[...]
June 7, 2015 all-day
The Needles XC Half Marathon @ West Wight | England | United Kingdom
This June sees the running of the twelfth annual Needles XC Half Marathon, a very popular event on the Isle of Wight’s sporting calendar. The course cuts through some of the most beautiful scenery in[...]
June 11, 2015 – June 14, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Festival @ Newport | England | United Kingdom
The iconic Isle of Wight Festival is the UK’s first major music event of the summer and has become a must-go event on the music lover’s calendar. The very first Festival was staged in that[...]
June 22, 2015 – June 29, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea 2015 @ Island wide | England | United Kingdom
What better location could there be for a festival where all events revolve around the theme of the sea than the beautiful Isle of Wight? All over the Island there will be an impressive choice[...]
June 27, 2015 all-day
Round the Island Yacht Race @ Island wide | Cowes | England | United Kingdom
The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is one of the biggest yacht races in the world, attracting over 1,700 boats and some 16,000 sailors. It’s one of the major events on[...]
June 27, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Royal Isle of Wight County Show @ Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society Showground | United Kingdom
This superb family day out has all the attractions of a traditional country show, including the best of the Isle of Wight’s farm animals – cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Highlights: Gun dog display, parade[...]
July 23, 2015 – July 26, 2015 all-day
America’s Cup @ Seafront | Portsmouth | England | United Kingdom
The America’s Cup yacht race is coming back to the UK and Portsmouth has the honour of hosting two preparations events – one this July and another in July 2016. This is the 35th staging[...]
July 23, 2015 – July 27, 2015 all-day
V-Dub Island @ South Fairlee Farm | United Kingdom
V-Dub Island is coming back this July and it’s in a beautiful new location next to a river and surrounded by oak trees. So save the date for this family friendly event for VW enthusiasts,[...]
August 1, 2015 – August 2, 2015 all-day
The Chale Show @ Chale Parish Recreation Ground | United Kingdom
The Chale Show is a fun, friendly family day out bringing together all the traditions of a village show but on a much larger scale. Attracting up to 10,000 visitors over the weekend, there’s something[...]
August 8, 2015 – August 15, 2015 all-day
Cowes Week @ Cowes | England | United Kingdom
Cowes Week has been a must-attend fixture on the UK’s yachting and sporting calendar since 1826 and today it stages up to 40 races a day featuring around 1,000 boats. It’s a key summer event[...]
August 8, 2015 – August 9, 2015 all-day
Jack up the 80s Vol 3 @ Bathingbourne Lane | Sandown | United Kingdom
It’s back for the third year and it’s rockin’. It’s the Isle of Wight’s biggest 80s music festival. Jack up the 80s is a family friendly event that celebrates those heady days of Bucks Fizz,[...]
August 11, 2015 – August 16, 2015 all-day
Ventnor Fringe Festival @ Ventnor | England | United Kingdom
Inspired by the famous Edinburgh Fringe, the Ventnor Fringe Festival is a unique blend of metropolitan festival with a traditional field music festival. It brings together an eclectic range of performers and artists from across[...]
August 15, 2015 – August 16, 2015 all-day
The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival @ Fighting Cocks Crossroads | United Kingdom
Love it or hate it… garlic is here to stay and the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is the place to discover it in all its forms. Yes, we’re talking garlic ice cream, garlic beer[...]
September 5, 2015 – September 27, 2015 all-day
Festival of Light @ Robin Hill Country Park | United Kingdom
Robin Hill’s magical ‘electric woods’ set in a beautiful ancient woodland come to life at the annual Festival of Light. Visitors can stroll through the woods, enjoying a stunning spectacle of creatively themed light, colour,[...]
September 5, 2015 – September 27, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Cycling Festival @ Island wide | England | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight is a paradise for cyclists with beautiful terrain from high chalk downs overlooking the sea to delightful countryside and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty… where there’s room to breathe. Lonely Planet[...]
September 10, 2015 – September 13, 2015 all-day
Bestival 2015 @ Robin Hill Country Park | Downend | England | United Kingdom
Winner of multiple awards, including Best Major Festival 2012, Bestival is back in September 2015, bringing a world of discovery, adventure, peace, love and dancing to the Isle of Wight. Famed for its eclectic musical[...]
September 19, 2015 – September 20, 2015 all-day
International Classic Car Extravangza
Now in its 14th year, this famous charity event is all set to be the biggest and best ever with classic cars from all over the UK and mainland Europe. Whether you are a confirmed[...]
October 10, 2015 – October 11, 2015 all-day
Rise of the Ronin Obstacle Race @ Cheverton Farm | United Kingdom
Set yourself a May Bank Holiday challenge, get out of your comfort zone and rise to the epic battle of physical and mental endurance that is the Rise of the Ronin Obstacle Race. Sign up[...]
October 10, 2015 – October 11, 2015 all-day
Rise of the Ronin Obstacle Race @ The Needles Park | United Kingdom
This Rise of the Ronin Obstacle race takes place on October 10/11th 2015 at the epic Needles Park and the National Trust’s spectacular Needles Headland and rocket testing site. There are 5 mile, 10 mile[...]
October 23, 2015 – October 26, 2015 all-day
Autumn Walking Weekend @ Island wide | England | United Kingdom
Brought to you by the same good people who organise the annual Isle of Wight Walking Festival, this popular event is in the perfect season for walking – not too hot, but before the winter[...]
October 24, 2015 – November 1, 2015 all-day
Isle of Fright @ Island wide | England | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight is reputed to be one of the UK’s spookiest places and is often known globally as the Ghost Island. In keeping with our haunted heritage, the Island is turning into the[...]

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