Welcome to our Isle of Wight Events Directory 2016
The Isle of Wight plays host to an enviable and unique year round programme of events.
Water related events: Surrounded by water, the Isle of Wight offers some of the best sailing and water related sports found anywhere in the UK. Cowes Week is the highlight of the yacht racing calendar whilst The Big Splash and the Cowes Powerboat Festival are all about engine power.
May, June, July:
JP Morgan Round the Island Race 2017 | 1st July 2017 | Solent
Cowes Classic Week | 17 -21 July 2017 | West Cowes
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2017 | 29 July -5 Aug 2017 | Cowes
Little Britain Challenge Cup SB3 Challenge | 15 - 16 Sept 2017 | Solent
Music Festivals & Concerts: The Isle of Wight host's two multi-award winning music festivals, the legendary Isle of Wight Festival takes place each June and Bestival every September. In addition, there are many smaller more intimate music events and festivals.
Exhibitions, Shows & Rallies: From steam shows to scooter rallies, the Isle of Wight calendar is jam packed with shows, exhibitions and rallies.
August, September, October:
Ventnor Carnival | TBC 2017 | Ventnor
Cowes Carnival | TBC 2017 | Cowes
V-Dub Island 2017 | 11 -13 Aug 2017 | Newport |
Ryde Carnival | TBC Aug 2017 | Ryde
Yarmouth Carnival Week | TBC Aug 2017 | Yarmouth
Beer, Buses & Walks | 14 - 15 Oct 2017 | Ryde/Island-wide
May, June, July
Food & Drink, Arts & Film, Gardens & Crafts:
The Island has a great reputation for fresh food and organic produce and the many food related festivals and garden show's
offer a great way to see and taste what's available.
Ryde Farmers Market | Every Saturday 8:30-12:30 | Ryde Town Centre
Isle Of Wight Chilli Fiesta | TBC 2017 | Godshill
Ventnor Fringe Festival | 8 -13 Aug 2017 | Ventnor
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival | 19 - 20 Aug 2017 | Nr. Arreton
Sporting Activities: From hedge laying and ploughing competitions to full on triathlons and walking festivals, the Isle of Wight offers a wide range outdoor activity events.
May June, July:
Isle of Wight Walking Festival | 29 Apr -14 May 2017 | Island-wide
Isle of Wight Randonnee | 30 Aprill 2017 | Various Locations
Walk the Wight 2017 | TBC 2017 | Bembridge
August, September , October:
Isle of Wight Cycling Festival | TBC Sep 2017 | Island-wide
Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Festival | TBC Oct 2017 | Island-wide