Events & festivals on the Isle of Wight

Upcoming Events

Mar
27
Fri
2015
5:30 pm Gerry Cross – The Mersey
Gerry Cross – The Mersey
Mar 27 @ 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.[...]
Mar
28
Sat
2015
all-day Blackgang Chine – Land of Imagin...
Blackgang Chine – Land of Imagin...
Mar 28 – Apr 12 all-day
Blackgang Chine – Land of Imagination @ Blackgang Road,  | Blackgang | United Kingdom
A magnet for Isle of Wight visitors for more than 170 years, Blackgang Chine is a bang-up-to-date, fun-packed day out for the family. It’s open throughout the Easter School Holiday, so if you’re planning a[...]
Mar
29
Sun
2015
all-day Dinosaur Isle
Dinosaur Isle
Mar 29 – Apr 12 all-day
Dinosaur Isle @ Dinosaur Isle | United Kingdom
This Easter, make a date to bring the family to Dinosaur Isle, the UK’s first purpose-built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction. Step back in time 126 million years and follow in the giant footsteps of[...]
Mar
30
Mon
2015
all-day ‘Snail Mail’ at the Ventnor Exch...
‘Snail Mail’ at the Ventnor Exch...
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
‘Snail Mail’ at the Ventnor Exchange @ Ventnor Exchange | Ventnor | United Kingdom
Here’s the perfect Easter holiday treat for families with children aged between six and 12. It’s a unique theatrical experience – an immersive adventure through hundreds of years of postal history that takes you behind[...]
Apr
2
Thu
2015
8:00 pm Lewis Shepperd ‘Songs about You’...
Lewis Shepperd ‘Songs about You’...
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Lewis Shepperd ‘Songs about You’ EP Launch @ The Blacksheep Bar and Club Lounge | Ryde | United Kingdom
Wightlink is delighted to be a supporter of live music performances at The Blacksheep, a stylish and vibrant café-bar and intimate music venue in the heart of Ryde. And this exciting event is no exception.[...]
Apr
3
Fri
2015
all-day Decorate your own Egg Cup at Che...
Decorate your own Egg Cup at Che...
Apr 3 – Apr 6 all-day
Decorate your own Egg Cup at Chessell Pottery Barns @ Chessell Pottery Barns | United Kingdom
Chessell Pottery Barns, a working pottery studio and visitor attraction, is adding a little something eggs-tra this Easter weekend that should bring out your inner artist, whatever your age. You get your own egg cup[...]
all-day Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Apr 3 – Apr 6 all-day
Isle of Wight Steam Railway @ The Railway Station | Havenstreet | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will be going full steam ahead throughout the Easter weekend, making it must-see and do family attraction. Enjoy the 10 mile roundtrip journey through the delightful spring-time countryside travelling[...]
all-day Osborne Easter Fun
Osborne Easter Fun
Apr 3 – Apr 6 all-day
Osborne Easter Fun @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Add a little historical family fun to your Easter day out or break on the Isle of Wight at Queen Victoria’s beloved Island residence, Osborne House. Step back in time and play your part in[...]
Apr
4
Sat
2015
3:00 pm Yarmouth Duck Race
Yarmouth Duck Race
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm
Yarmouth Duck Race @ Yar Bridge | Yarmouth | England | United Kingdom
Hop on the Wightlink ferry at Lymington and sail over to Yarmouth this Easter Saturday for an event that’s well and truly quackers. It’s the Yarmouth Duck Race, one of the most competitive sports events[...]
Apr
5
Sun
2015
all-day Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gard...
Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gard...
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day
Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens – Mad Easter Egg Dash @ Downend Road | United Kingdom
One of the Isle of Wight’s most popular family days out, Robin Hill offers exciting rides and adventure play in a beautiful setting of rolling downland and forest. Come on over this Easter Day or[...]

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.

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.[...]
March 28, 2015 – April 12, 2015 all-day
Blackgang Chine – Land of Imagination @ Blackgang Road,  | Blackgang | United Kingdom
A magnet for Isle of Wight visitors for more than 170 years, Blackgang Chine is a bang-up-to-date, fun-packed day out for the family. It’s open throughout the Easter School Holiday, so if you’re planning a[...]
March 29, 2015 – April 12, 2015 all-day
Dinosaur Isle @ Dinosaur Isle | United Kingdom
This Easter, make a date to bring the family to Dinosaur Isle, the UK’s first purpose-built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction. Step back in time 126 million years and follow in the giant footsteps of[...]
March 30, 2015 – April 2, 2015 all-day
‘Snail Mail’ at the Ventnor Exchange @ Ventnor Exchange | Ventnor | United Kingdom
Here’s the perfect Easter holiday treat for families with children aged between six and 12. It’s a unique theatrical experience – an immersive adventure through hundreds of years of postal history that takes you behind[...]
Lewis Shepperd ‘Songs about You’ EP Launch @ The Blacksheep Bar and Club Lounge | Ryde | United Kingdom
Wightlink is delighted to be a supporter of live music performances at The Blacksheep, a stylish and vibrant café-bar and intimate music venue in the heart of Ryde. And this exciting event is no exception.[...]
April 3, 2015 – April 6, 2015 all-day
Decorate your own Egg Cup at Chessell Pottery Barns @ Chessell Pottery Barns | United Kingdom
Chessell Pottery Barns, a working pottery studio and visitor attraction, is adding a little something eggs-tra this Easter weekend that should bring out your inner artist, whatever your age. You get your own egg cup[...]
April 3, 2015 – April 6, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Steam Railway @ The Railway Station | Havenstreet | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will be going full steam ahead throughout the Easter weekend, making it must-see and do family attraction. Enjoy the 10 mile roundtrip journey through the delightful spring-time countryside travelling[...]
April 3, 2015 – April 6, 2015 all-day
Osborne Easter Fun @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Add a little historical family fun to your Easter day out or break on the Isle of Wight at Queen Victoria’s beloved Island residence, Osborne House. Step back in time and play your part in[...]
April 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Yarmouth Duck Race @ Yar Bridge | Yarmouth | England | United Kingdom
Hop on the Wightlink ferry at Lymington and sail over to Yarmouth this Easter Saturday for an event that’s well and truly quackers. It’s the Yarmouth Duck Race, one of the most competitive sports events[...]
Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens – Mad Easter Egg Dash @ Downend Road | United Kingdom
One of the Isle of Wight’s most popular family days out, Robin Hill offers exciting rides and adventure play in a beautiful setting of rolling downland and forest. Come on over this Easter Day or[...]
April 5, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Mottistone Gardens Cadbury Easter Egg Trail @ Mottistone | Mottistone | United Kingdom
Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate eggs and they always taste so much better when they’ve been hunted down in the great outdoors. Become an Eggsplorer in the beautiful National Trust gardens at Mottistone[...]
Newtown Nature Reserve Cadbury Easter Egg Trail @ Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point,  | United Kingdom
Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate eggs and they always taste so much better when they’ve been hunted down in the great outdoors. Get your Eggsplorer’s hat on and head down to Newtown, the[...]
‘World of the Clown’ at Piano Café @ The Piano Café and Mezze Bar | Freshwater | United Kingdom
Recently reopened in time for Easter, the Piano Café is just a short stroll from Freshwater Bay and serves up barista coffee, loose-leaf teas, wine, beer, homemade specials and sharing mezze boards in relaxed, informal[...]
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[...]
May 3, 2015 all-day
Isle of Wight Randonnee
Get on your bike this first May Bank Holiday and get the Wightlink ferry over to the Isle of Wight to join in the Wayfarers Cycle Touring Club annual Randonnee. It’s been running since 1985[...]
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 25, 2015 – May 31, 2015 all-day
Cavaliers & Roundheads at Carisbrooke Castle @ Carisbrooke Castle | Newport | United Kingdom
Carisbrooke Castle has been at the heart of the Isle of Wight’s history for more than 800 years and so it makes the perfect setting for the recreation of a particularly bloody episode in our[...]
May 26, 2015 – May 28, 2015 all-day
Victoria’s Fabulous Fete @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
After her first visit to Osborne House, Queen Victoria said ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’. So where better could there be to celebrate her birthday than her favourite home by the sea.[...]
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 11, 2015 – July 12, 2015 all-day
Wightlife Food Festival @ Eastern Gardens | Ryde | England | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight’s exciting and ever-growing foodie scene gets taken up to new heights this summer with the first Wightlife Food Festival, sponsored by Wightlink Ferries. Staged right beside the beautiful beach by Ryde[...]
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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