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.
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
27 July – 2 August 2019
The annual Cowes Classics Week has become a highlight of the classic yacht racing calendar since being founded in 2008. This year’s chosen charity for the event is National Coastwatch.Find out more
3 August 2019
Toogether is a one day music festival held in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight. This 5,000 capacity festival is set to be a one of a kind, with an eclectic set of bands and DJs both new and old.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!
10 – 11 August 2019
Jack Up The Summer – or Jack Up The 80s as it used to be known – returns to the Isle of Wight for yet another weekend of throwback fun centred around feel-good tunes from both the 80s and 90s.Find out more
10 – 17 August 2019
Cowes Week is one of the country’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It’s also perhaps the world’s most famous sailing regatta, attracting the world’s best yachtsmen and yachts to compete.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
28 – 31 August 2019
See Ryde at its party best as it celebrates the Summer season with three family friendly carnival events. Ryde Carnival is a joyous parade of colour and light marking the end of summer.Find out more
Explore the Isle of Wight with £30 off long breaks of five nights or more and £25 off short stays of two to four nights, between 23 April and 18 July.
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.
Enjoy the summer holidays with 20% off car returns to and from the Isle of Wight, valid on Tuesdays. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 23 July to 22 August 2019.
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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