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See. Do. Enjoy.

When it comes to activities, events and festivals, the Island has a year-round calendar with something for everyone. From world famous festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival, to some of the biggest sailing, cycling and walking regattas, races and strolls, events celebrating history and culture, car rallies and food fests, visitors to the Isle of Wight are properly spoilt for choice. In fact, with so much going on, you’re sure to find the events that match your interests. And with more ferries, on more routes going more often, we’re your link to making the most of all the Island events this year. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today.

Wightlink Ryde Slide

22 July 2018

Wightlink Ryde Slide is back for summer 2018! Ryde’s main shopping street will be adorned with a 200-metre inflatable water slide, to the delight of thrill seekers everywhere. Sliders will be racing down the hill at speed, with local firemen on hand to boost you along with a water blast.

Jack Up The 80s

10 – 12 August 2018

Jack Up The 80s is an exuberant, fun-filled, family-friendly 80s music festival – and one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular events. Let’s face it – who isn’t tempted by the idea of digging out the hairspray, the roller-boots and the neon to dance the weekend away in a colourful whirl of nostalgia?

Ventnor Fringe Festival

Ventnor Fringe Festival

7 – 12 August 2018

The Ventnor Fringe Festival is a charming, quirky outpouring of creativity which offers something for everyone.

Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival

13 – 15 July 2018

One of the Island’s most original festivals. Local & international artists, including headliners Space & The Brand New Heavies.

Osborne Horse Trials

Osborne Horse Trials

25 – 26 July 2018

See the world’s most renowned equestrian athletes in a competition like no other, against the stunning backdrop of Osborne.

International Scooter Rally

International Scooter Rally

23 – 26 August 2018

Modern & vintage scooters descend upon Ryde & Sandown, with lots of entertainment, culminating in a big ride-out on Sunday.

Discounts & Offers

Thinking of travelling with Wightlink? If you want to be sure you’re getting the best available price, book your crossing to and from the Isle of Wight direct with Wightlink. We offer a great range of discounts and offers across the island, including attractions, events and even places to eat!

Garlic Festival

18 – 19 August 2018

Situated at the heart of the Island, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is one of the world’s largest celebrations of the piquant bulb. There’s live music, arts and craft stalls, talented animals, and a great big beer tent to help you wash down all of the mouthwatering food on offer.

Eklectica Festival

7 – 9 September 2018

Set in the stunning woodlands of Robin Hill Country Park, the boutique music festival with a twist Eklectica will be playing host to The Fratellis, Scouting for Girls, Tinchy Stryder and Toploader, with more headline performers set to be announced.

Fairweather Festival

Fairweather Festival

31 July – 1 August 2018

This boutique family festival boasts a stellar line up including Example, Razorlight, Fatman Scoop & Shaggy.

Muddy Bull Run

Muddy Bull Run

22 September 2018

Experience the thrill of the Island’s first obstacle cross country run. Climb, run, swing and jump to become a ‘Muddy Matador’.

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

15 – 16 September 2018

A must-visit for petrol heads and history buffs; this charity event brings classic vehicles from all over the UK and Europe.

Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week

4 – 11 August 2018

One of the country’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It’s also perhaps the world’s most famous sailing regatt

Accommodation

Want to stay a little longer? Whether you’re planning a short break or a family holiday, coming over for a festival or just looking for a place where there’s room to breathe, you’ll find the perfect accommodation on the Isle of Wight. And what’s more, with so much on offer, there’s something to suit your style and your budget.

Wightlink Blog

Here we reveal how to make the most of any trip to the Isle of Wight, with hints and tips, reviews and listings for what to do, where to stay and what to eat on our wonderful Island. We’ll keep you updated on the real Isle of Wight as well as featuring guest blogs. Have a look around and get inspired!

Why Choose Wightlink?

We’ve been carrying people across the Solent for 160 years now, and pride ourselves on the customer service we provide. Over the years, hundreds of millions of people have sailed with us, but it’s not just people we ferry across, we’ve shipped everything from zoo animals to Thomas the Tank Engine.

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