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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 Festival of Light

Robin Hill's Festival of Light

27 September – 2 November 2019

Robin Hill’s electric woods will host a spectacle of themed light, colour, sound and entertainment, inspired by the Hindu festival of Diwali.

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Blackgang Chine's Terror Island

Blackgang Chine's Terror Island

19 October – 2 November 2019

Prepare to be horrified as you discover the hidden secrets of Blackgang Chine’s latest event, Terror Island.

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Harp on Wight International Festival

Harp on Wight International Festival

25 – 29 October 2019

Returning for the sixth year to Ryde, Harp on Wight is back and better than ever with a plethora of harpists from all over the world.

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Tapnell Farm Spooky Fun

Tapnell Farm Spooky Fun

19 October – 3 November 2019

Get your kids in the Halloween spirit as Tapnell Farm Park’s spooktacular Halloween event returns for 2019.

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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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Jack up Christmas

Jack up Christmas

Jack Up Christmas is an exciting new spin off event with a festival happy, feel-good party vibe from the organisers of the hugely successful Jack Up The Summer Festival.

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Robin Hill's POLAR

Robin Hill's POLAR

POLAR – an enchanting winter wonderland with all the festivities you could dream of – comes to Robin Hill for the first ever time this December!

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Victorian Christmas at Osborne

Victorian Christmas at Osborne

Get into the festive spirit this winter at Osborne’s Victorian Christmas – one of the most popular winter events on the Isle of Wight.

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Tapland Christmas Experience at Tapnell Farm

Tapland Christmas Experience at Tapnell Farm

Brand new for 2019, Tapnell Farm Park is opening its doors for their all-weather Christmas Experience: Tapland … in search of Santa.

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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.

Wightlink Explorer

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