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.
15 – 23 February 2019
Explore a stunning fusion of sound, colour, illumination and delicious flavour at Robin Hill’s award-winning Electric Woods event, Spirit of the Orient.Find out more
4 – 19 May 2019
One of the UK’s longest running walking festivals is your opportunity to experience some of the Island’s stunning scenery.Find out more
5 May 2019
The Isle of Wight Randonnee is a free, non-competitive cycling event that regularly draws in thousands of cyclists from across the country.Find out more
11 – 12 May 2019
Now in its third year this fascinating discovery event is made up of a scoop of science, a dollop of nature and a sprinkling of magic.Find out more
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!
After the huge success of last years event, Isle of Wight Pride returns to Ryde in July 2019 for what is sure to be another enormously grand celebration of the vibrant LGBTQ community.
1 – 2 June 2019
With 5K and 10K routes taking you through some of the most picturesque areas on the Island, slip on your running shoes for Isle of Wight Running Festival 2019.Find out more
6 July 2019
Race the Sun is returning for its third year where you and your three teammates are tasked with cycling 44 miles, trekking the Tennyson Trail and then canoeing 1.5km of the River Medina.Find out more
12 – 14 July 2019
One of the Isle of Wight’s most original, fun, family-friendly music festivals – returns to Calbourne for 2019 to celebrate its 10th consecutive year.Find out more
17 – 18 August 2019
Situated in the glorious, rolling hills at the heart of the Island, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is one of the world’s largest celebrations of the piquant bulb.Find out more
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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