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.
21 July 2018
IOW Pride is set to be enormously popular with plenty to enjoy on the day. The parade will travel through Ryde onto Union Street and through to the Pride site on the seafront. There you will find a fantastic Pride Village with food, drinks and market stalls, as well as an acoustic stage and family friendly areas.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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