Events & festivals on the Isle of Wight

Upcoming Events

Oct
4
Sat
2014
all-day Electric Woods – Festival of Light
Electric Woods – Festival of Light
Oct 4 – Nov 1 all-day
Electric Woods - Festival of Light @ Robin Hill | United Kingdom
Inspired by Diwali, the Indian Festival of Light where light triumphs over darkness, this magical event is staged in Robin Hill’s electric woods. As darkness falls in this autumnal ancient woodland, visitors can enjoy a[...]
Oct
25
Sat
2014
all-day Half-term at The Needles Park
Half-term at The Needles Park
Oct 25 – Nov 2 all-day
Half-term at The Needles Park @ The Needles Park | United Kingdom
The Needles Park is a great value and fun-packed family day out at any time of year with fairground rides, attractions like the famous glass and sweet making demonstrations and the iconic Chairlift ride down[...]
all-day Haunted Lighthouse Tour
Haunted Lighthouse Tour
Oct 25 – Nov 2 all-day
Haunted Lighthouse Tour  @ St Catherine's Lighthouse | Niton | United Kingdom
With a shady history dating back to 1323, St Catherine’s Lighthouse offers spooktacular views of the of the Solent. Highlights Experience the bone chilling tale of the famous Lighthouse ghost! See the ghost photos and[...]
10:00 am Spooky Castle
Spooky Castle
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm
Spooky Castle @ Carisbrooke castle | Newport | United Kingdom
What would October be without Halloween to finish the month in a suitably creepy style? And where better to celebrate it than in the medieval surroundings of the Isle of Wight’s dramatic Carisbrooke Castle? Make[...]
Oct
27
Mon
2014
all-day Wizard Week
Wizard Week
Oct 27 – Oct 31 all-day
Wizard Week @ Isle Of Wight Railway | Havenstreet | United Kingdom
Magical half-term and Halloween fun combine at this super spooky week-long event at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Prepare yourself for some scary surprises as you explore the ‘Havenstreet Haunted Manor’ and then climb-aboard[...]
Oct
31
Fri
2014
all-day The Ghost Runner
The Ghost Runner
Oct 31 all-day
The Ghost Runner @ Parkhurst Forest | United Kingdom
Get into the spirit of Halloween on this 5km Spooky Night Time Fun Run through beautiful Parkhurst Forest and support a great Island charity at the same time. Staged after dark on the spookiest night[...]
7:00 pm Halloween Ghost Walk
Halloween Ghost Walk
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Ghost Walk @ Ventnor Botanic Garden | Ventnor | United Kingdom
Join famous Ghost Hunter Marc Tuckey on a very spooky tour of Ventnor Botanic Garden, site for the former Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. Highlights Hosted by famous Ghost Hunter, Marc Tuckey[...]
7:00 pm Zombie Party & Night Golf Tourna...
Zombie Party & Night Golf Tourna...
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Zombie Party & Night Golf Tournament @ Browns Golf Course | United Kingdom
As part of the Isle of Fright season, Browns Golf Course are hosting a Halloween night to remember. Highlights Live music from the Maxwell brothers Night golf tournament utilising glow in the dark balls and[...]
Nov
1
Sat
2014
6:00 pm Sandown Halloween Carnival & Fir...
Sandown Halloween Carnival & Fir...
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sandown Halloween Carnival & Fireworks @ Sandown Pier | Sandown | United Kingdom
Sandown’s legendary carnival and lantern parade follows Halloween this year, and the hundreds of entrants and thousands of spectators will be coming along in their Halloween get-up to celebrate. 15 minute fireworks display and beach[...]
Nov
5
Wed
2014
10:30 am Growing for flavour
Growing for flavour
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am
Growing for flavour @ Ventnor Botanic Garden | United Kingdom
Ventnor Botanic Garden is proud to announce BBC Presenter and Liz Earle Ethnobotanist, James Wong will be at the Garden on Wednesday 5th November to present an illustrated talk on the topic of Growing for[...]

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.

October 4, 2014 – November 1, 2014 all-day
Electric Woods - Festival of Light @ Robin Hill | United Kingdom
Inspired by Diwali, the Indian Festival of Light where light triumphs over darkness, this magical event is staged in Robin Hill’s electric woods. As darkness falls in this autumnal ancient woodland, visitors can enjoy a[...]
October 25, 2014 – November 2, 2014 all-day
Half-term at The Needles Park @ The Needles Park | United Kingdom
The Needles Park is a great value and fun-packed family day out at any time of year with fairground rides, attractions like the famous glass and sweet making demonstrations and the iconic Chairlift ride down[...]
October 25, 2014 – November 2, 2014 all-day
Haunted Lighthouse Tour  @ St Catherine's Lighthouse | Niton | United Kingdom
With a shady history dating back to 1323, St Catherine’s Lighthouse offers spooktacular views of the of the Solent. Highlights Experience the bone chilling tale of the famous Lighthouse ghost! See the ghost photos and[...]
October 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am – November 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Spooky Castle @ Carisbrooke castle | Newport | United Kingdom
What would October be without Halloween to finish the month in a suitably creepy style? And where better to celebrate it than in the medieval surroundings of the Isle of Wight’s dramatic Carisbrooke Castle? Make[...]
October 27, 2014 – October 31, 2014 all-day
Wizard Week @ Isle Of Wight Railway | Havenstreet | United Kingdom
Magical half-term and Halloween fun combine at this super spooky week-long event at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Prepare yourself for some scary surprises as you explore the ‘Havenstreet Haunted Manor’ and then climb-aboard[...]
October 31, 2014 all-day
The Ghost Runner @ Parkhurst Forest | United Kingdom
Get into the spirit of Halloween on this 5km Spooky Night Time Fun Run through beautiful Parkhurst Forest and support a great Island charity at the same time. Staged after dark on the spookiest night[...]
October 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Ghost Walk @ Ventnor Botanic Garden | Ventnor | United Kingdom
Join famous Ghost Hunter Marc Tuckey on a very spooky tour of Ventnor Botanic Garden, site for the former Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. Highlights Hosted by famous Ghost Hunter, Marc Tuckey[...]
October 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Zombie Party & Night Golf Tournament @ Browns Golf Course | United Kingdom
As part of the Isle of Fright season, Browns Golf Course are hosting a Halloween night to remember. Highlights Live music from the Maxwell brothers Night golf tournament utilising glow in the dark balls and[...]
November 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sandown Halloween Carnival & Fireworks @ Sandown Pier | Sandown | United Kingdom
Sandown’s legendary carnival and lantern parade follows Halloween this year, and the hundreds of entrants and thousands of spectators will be coming along in their Halloween get-up to celebrate. 15 minute fireworks display and beach[...]
November 5, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Growing for flavour @ Ventnor Botanic Garden | United Kingdom
Ventnor Botanic Garden is proud to announce BBC Presenter and Liz Earle Ethnobotanist, James Wong will be at the Garden on Wednesday 5th November to present an illustrated talk on the topic of Growing for[...]
November 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
November 8, 2014 @ 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[...]
November 9, 2014 all-day
The Poppy Train @ The Railway Station | Wootton Bridge | United Kingdom
Commemorating the end of the First World War, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is running a special day of trains. Featuring a typical Island train from the era Activities & entertainment Service of reflection[...]
November 9, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
November 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
November 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zombie Survival Awareness Show @ The Woodvale | Cowes | United Kingdom
A night of Curry, Comedy, Magic awaiting…if you survive the Zombies! Highlights Zombie curry ‘hot buffet’ Award winning IOW Magician and Comedian Huxley Hunt Hilarious comedy acts Prizes & giveaways. A night for over-18s only![...]
November 15, 2014 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra in Concert @ Medina Theatre | United Kingdom
The first concert of the season, this is a classical concert suitable for all the family. Highlights Alexander Sitkovetsky playing the wonderful violin concerto by Sibelius An entertaining Overture by Gounod called Mireille Rachmaniov’s 2nd[...]
November 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
November 19, 2014 @ 11:17 am – December 31, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
Festive Guided Tours
Have a festive day out and join expert guides to discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas. See the principal royal ground floor rooms of Osborne House decorated for Christmas and view Queen[...]
November 24, 2014 – November 30, 2014 all-day
Harp on Wight @ Various | Ryde | United Kingdom
The Isle of Wight’s very own version of Edinburgh’s Harp Festival is taking place at various venues in Ryde at the end of November. Consisting of a series of concerts and teaching workshops, the festival[...]
December 6, 2014 – December 7, 2014 all-day
Santa Special @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway | Wootton Bridge | United Kingdom
Santa is making Havenstreet his special Christmas home again this year and is really looking forward to meeting you! Highlights Santa’s Grotto – a gift from Santa for every child See the presents arriving by[...]
December 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am – December 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
A Victorian Christmas @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at beautiful Osborne. Have a go at traditional games, take a ride on the carousel and delight in jovial entertainers. Hear the festive sounds of the season and[...]
December 6, 2014 @ 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[...]
December 14, 2014 – December 15, 2014 all-day
Santa Special @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway | Wootton Bridge | United Kingdom
Santa is making Havenstreet his special Christmas home again this year and is really looking forward to meeting you! Highlights Santa’s Grotto – a gift from Santa for every child See the presents arriving by[...]
December 20, 2014 – December 24, 2014 all-day
Santa Special @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway | Wootton Bridge | United Kingdom
Santa is making Havenstreet his special Christmas home again this year and is really looking forward to meeting you! Highlights Santa’s Grotto – a gift from Santa for every child See the presents arriving by[...]
December 28, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Abominable Snowman 10k run @ Cheverton Farm | United Kingdom
Are you tough enough to take on the Abominable Snowman 10k course? There’s only one way to find out! Highlights Set in the spectacular grounds of Cheverton Farm ‘Mini Snowman’ run for the under 10′s[...]
January 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
January 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
January 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Unseen, Untold @ Osborne House | East Cowes | United Kingdom
Join expert guides as you tour the principal royal ground floor rooms and first floor private apartments of Osborne House and to hear secret tales of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, and see[...]
January 10, 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[...]