Events & festivals on the Isle of Wight

Upcoming Events

May
2
Sat
2015
all-day Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2015
Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2015
May 2 – Jun 2 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
23
Sat
2015
all-day Live ‘Cowboy showdown’ @ Cowboy ...
Live ‘Cowboy showdown’ @ Cowboy ...
May 23 – May 28 all-day
Live 'Cowboy showdown' @ Cowboy Town, Blackgang Chine @ Blackgang Chine | Blackgang | United Kingdom
Saturday 23 May – Thursday 28 May – 12.30 pm – 3pm Why not mosey on down to Blackgang Chine’s Cowboy Town this May half term for some real ‘wild west’ shenanigans. Watch out for[...]
all-day Squawks Splash Attack@ Robin Hill
Squawks Splash Attack@ Robin Hill
May 23 – May 31 all-day
Squawks Splash Attack@ Robin Hill @ Robin Hill Country park | Downend | England | United Kingdom
Robin Hill’s cheeky squawk birds, Bonita & Diaz, will be up to their usual mischief and mayhem this May half term as they host the new ‘Squawks Splash Attack’ water activities. The fun starts at[...]
May
25
Mon
2015
all-day Cavaliers & Roundheads at Carisb...
Cavaliers & Roundheads at Carisb...
May 25 – May 31 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
Tue
2015
all-day Victoria’s Fabulous Fete
Victoria’s Fabulous Fete
May 26 – May 28 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
Thu
2015
all-day Newport Jazz Weekend
Newport Jazz Weekend
May 28 – May 31 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
Sat
2015
all-day Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival @ Yarmouth | England | United Kingdom
During the last weekend of May, 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[...]
Jun
7
Sun
2015
all-day The Needles XC Half Marathon
The Needles XC Half Marathon
Jun 7 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[...]
Jun
11
Thu
2015
all-day Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight Festival
Jun 11 – Jun 14 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[...]
Jun
19
Fri
2015
7:30 pm The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Woman in Black @ East Dene Centre | Ventnor | England | United Kingdom
Genuinely chilling and very atmospheric, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is one of the best Hammer Horror films recently made. Daniel Radcliffe delivers a great performance as the widowed lawyer instructed to arrange the sale of[...]

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.

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[...]
Live 'Cowboy showdown' @ Cowboy Town, Blackgang Chine @ Blackgang Chine | Blackgang | United Kingdom
Saturday 23 May – Thursday 28 May – 12.30 pm – 3pm Why not mosey on down to Blackgang Chine’s Cowboy Town this May half term for some real ‘wild west’ shenanigans. Watch out for[...]
May 23, 2015 – May 31, 2015 all-day
Squawks Splash Attack@ Robin Hill @ Robin Hill Country park | Downend | England | United Kingdom
Robin Hill’s cheeky squawk birds, Bonita & Diaz, will be up to their usual mischief and mayhem this May half term as they host the new ‘Squawks Splash Attack’ water activities. The fun starts at[...]
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
During the last weekend of May, 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[...]
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 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The Woman in Black @ East Dene Centre | Ventnor | England | United Kingdom
Genuinely chilling and very atmospheric, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is one of the best Hammer Horror films recently made. Daniel Radcliffe delivers a great performance as the widowed lawyer instructed to arrange the sale of[...]
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[...]
June 27, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Tree Boating at Goodleaf @ Goodleaf Tree Climbing | Ryde | England | United Kingdom
Located in a magnificent oak tree in a seaside park, it’s just a 20 minute stroll from the Wightlink catamaran Terminal at Ryde Pier Head. So if you haven’t yet hit the dizzying heights or[...]
June 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Shipwreck Isle @ Appley Beach | United Kingdom
A fantastic new event for 2015, “Shipwreck Isle”, in Ryde will present a swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment. Taking place at Appley Beach, the event boasts a full programme of activities centred on[...]
July 4, 2015 – July 5, 2015 all-day
All at Sea @ Small Hope Beach | Shanklin | United Kingdom
This summer Small Hope Beach will be pioneering an alternative beach experience with the island’s only ‘beach festival’ with a twist. This festival in its second year will have a Birdman contest, Cardboard Boat race,[...]
July 4, 2015 all-day
Dinosaurs by the Sea @ Appley Beach | United Kingdom
Dinosaurs by the Sea will be dropping anchor on Saturday, 4 July when visitors and locals alike will be invited to be part of a record-breaking attempt in forming the world’s largest human Tyrannosaurus Rex[...]
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,[...]
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
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 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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