Events & festivals on the Isle of Wight

Upcoming Events

Jul
23
Thu
2015
all-day America’s Cup
America’s Cup
Jul 23 – Jul 26 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[...]
all-day Portsmouth Live!
Portsmouth Live!
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day
Portsmouth Live! @ Waterfront Festival Arena  | United Kingdom
After the spectacular sailing action finishes, big names in pop and rock will take over the show performing at Portsmouth Live!, a ticketed celebration held over three nights in the Waterfront Festival Arena on Southsea[...]
all-day V-Dub Island
V-Dub Island
Jul 23 – Jul 27 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,[...]
Jul
31
Fri
2015
7:30 pm War Horse
War Horse
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
War Horse @ Mottistone Garden | Mottistone | United Kingdom
Directed by Steven Spielberg, this moving film must be seen at Mottistone, home of the direct descendant of General Seely, who rode the real War Horse and wrote the incrdible true story, on which the[...]
Aug
1
Sat
2015
all-day The Chale Show
The Chale Show
Aug 1 – Aug 2 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[...]
7:30 pm The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Lost Boys @ The Garlic Farm | United Kingdom
Lots of dyed hair, lots of brooding looks! Join us for the awesome 80’s classic starring Keifer Sutherland. No better way to see a vampire film than at the Garlic Farm! 7.30 pm admission, 9.00[...]
Aug
8
Sat
2015
all-day Cowes Week
Cowes Week
Aug 8 – Aug 15 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[...]
all-day Jack up the 80s Vol 3
Jack up the 80s Vol 3
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
Jack up the 80s Vol 3 @ The Garlic Festival site | 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,[...]
Aug
11
Tue
2015
all-day Ventnor Fringe Festival
Ventnor Fringe Festival
Aug 11 – Aug 16 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[...]
Aug
15
Sat
2015
all-day The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
Aug 15 – Aug 16 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[...]

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.

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 25, 2015 all-day
Portsmouth Live! @ Waterfront Festival Arena  | United Kingdom
After the spectacular sailing action finishes, big names in pop and rock will take over the show performing at Portsmouth Live!, a ticketed celebration held over three nights in the Waterfront Festival Arena on Southsea[...]
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,[...]
July 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
War Horse @ Mottistone Garden | Mottistone | United Kingdom
Directed by Steven Spielberg, this moving film must be seen at Mottistone, home of the direct descendant of General Seely, who rode the real War Horse and wrote the incrdible true story, on which the[...]
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 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The Lost Boys @ The Garlic Farm | United Kingdom
Lots of dyed hair, lots of brooding looks! Join us for the awesome 80’s classic starring Keifer Sutherland. No better way to see a vampire film than at the Garlic Farm! 7.30 pm admission, 9.00[...]
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 @ The Garlic Festival site | 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[...]
August 19, 2015 @ 8:15 pm
The Imitation Game @Luna Cinema @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Built in 1845, Osborne House is a former Royal residence in East Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. It was used as a summer home and rural retreat by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, and[...]
August 20, 2015 @ 8:15 pm
Back to the Future @Luna Cinema @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Built in 1845, Osborne House is a former Royal residence in East Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. It was used as a summer home and rural retreat by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, and[...]
August 21, 2015 @ 11:03 am
Grease@Luna Cinema @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Built in 1845, Osborne House is a former Royal residence in East Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. It was used as a summer home and rural retreat by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, and[...]
August 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The Lion King @ Isle of Wight Zoo | United Kingdom
This Disney classic has a wonderful story, hilarious characters and unforgettable songs. Come for a roaring good time and experience the film under the stars in the atmospheric surroundings of the Isle of Wight Zoo.[...]
August 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The Jungle Book @ Isle of Wight Zoo | United Kingdom
Not only is this the perfect Disney film to show at the zoo, but the zoo’s owner is distantly related to Rudyard Kipling, who wrote the original book! Sing along and enjoy Jungle Book in[...]
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 3, 2015 – October 31, 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,[...]
October 10, 2015 – October 11, 2015 all-day
Rise of the Ronin Obstacle Course @ Needles Park Landmark Attraction | United Kingdom
The annual Rise of the Ronin Obstacle race takes place on October 10/11th 2015 at the epic Needles Park Landmark Attraction and the National Trust’s spectacular Needles Headland and rocket testing site. With some of[...]
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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