Events on the Isle of Wight

Events on the Isle of Wight

Se. 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.

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Robin Hill's Spirit of the Orient

Robin Hill's Spirit of the Orient

14 – 22 February 2020

Explore a stunning fusion of sound, colour, illumination and delicious flavour at Robin Hill’s award-winning Electric Woods event, Spirit of the Orient.

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Jack Up The 70s

Jack Up The 70s

22 February 2020

Jack Up The 70s is an exciting new spin off from the organisers of the hugely successful Jack Up The Summer Festival, with The Zoots set to headline the night.

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Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2020

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2020

2 – 17 May 2020

One of the UK’s longest-running walking festivals returns to the Isle of Wight, giving you the opportunity to experience some of the Island’s stunning – and often hidden – scenery

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Isle of Wight Randonnee 2020

Isle of Wight Randonnee 2020

3 May 2020

The Isle of Wight Randonnee is a free, non-competitive cycling event that regularly draws in thousands of enthusiastic cyclists from across the country.

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Isle of Wight Hullabaloo

Isle of Wight Hullabaloo

16 – 17 May 2020

Now in its fourth year, Hullabaloo on the Isle of Wight is a fascinating discovery event, made up of a scoop of science, a dollop of nature and a sprinkling of magic.

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Round The Island Race

Round The Island Race

30 May 2020

The world-famous Round the Island Race is a one day, non-stop competition that pits the sailing skills of Olympic champions against amateur club sailors, first-timers and families.

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The Awakening Festival

The Awakening Festival

6 – 7 June 2020

The Awakening Festival, a one-of-a-kind event for the Isle of Wight is a chance to re-ignite the fires of your mind, body and soul and to connect back to the fullest essence of you.

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Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival

10 – 12 July 2020

Rhythmtree Festival – one of the Isle of Wight’s most original, fun, family-friendly music festivals – returns to Calbourne for 2020 to celebrate its 10th consecutive year.

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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!

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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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We’ve created the Wightlink Explorer, a great way to find the best events on the Isle of Wight. Our easy-to-use tool will help you discover everything from music festivals to county shows.

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