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Events on the Isle of Wight

The Island’s rich, diverse landscape makes it an ideal setting for a remarkable range of activities and events. Walking, cycling and sailing are all reflected in the major festivals and regattas it hosts each year, with community events taking place almost weekly at venues across the Island. If you would like to add your event, please e-mail info@wightindex.com with the date, location and name of the event.


01-Jan Hangover Special
07-Feb Ryde 10 Mile Road Race
20-Feb Question Crime
27-Feb Annual Isle of Wight Hedgelaying competition
3 - 30 March Isle of Wight Music Competition Festival
21-Mar Mothers Day Specials
TBC Isle of Wight Grand National & Ashey Scurry
3-4 April IOW Junior Soccer Festival
04-Apr It's a knockout competition
23-25 April St. Georges Day
30 April - 3 May Ventnor Community Festival
TBC Games Day
TBC Vectis Mini Festival
7 - 9 May Ribex 
8 - 23 May Isle of Wight Walking Festival 
9th May Speed Dating Walk
21 - May Brian Blessed - Medina Theatre
14-May Bandnite
15-May Ryde Rowing Club Regatta
15 - 21 May Adult Learners Week
15 - 16 May Cultural Diversity Weekend
16-May Shanklin and Sandown Rowing Club Regatta
16-May Walk the Wight
TBC Bustival' - A Cavalcade of vintage vehicles
TBC Mottistone Manor Open Day
TBC Bembridge Street Fair
TBC Diesel Days
TBC Wight Diamond Mountain Bike Festival
TBC Real Ale Festival
TBC Fat Cat Beer Festival
TBC Havenstreet Village May Queen Celebration
TBC Seaview May Day Fair
TBC Mega Wheels Classic Car Show
TBC Exhibition by The Island Art Society
TBC IOW Randonnee
TBC May Spring Time Walks
4 - 6 June Yarmouth Old Gaffers
11 - 13 June Isle of Wight Festival
16-Jun Shorwell Midsummer Fair
19-Jun JPMorgan Round the Island Race
20-Jun Father's Day Specials
26-Jun Armed Forces Day
26-Jun Midsummer Jazz & Steam
TBC Isle of Wight Country Dancing Festival
TBC Rugby Beach 7s
TBC Chale Day
TBC Living History Week
TBC Jaguar car 20th Anniversary Rally
TBC Soapbox Derby
TBC Village Fair
TBC Ryde Summer Festival
TBC RORC Commodores Cup
June-Sept Beach Soccer
TBC Volunteers Week
03-Jul Arts Parade
3 - 4 July Ryde Regatta
09-Jul Bandnite
17 - 18 July IW County Show
18-Jul Freshwater Carnival
24-Jul Newport Main Carnival
27-Jul Sandown Children's Carnival
28-Jul Sandown Main Carnival
TBC Boys Brigade Camp
TBC The Island Motor Show
TBC Day out with Thomas
TBC Cowes Dinghy Week
TBC Osborne Proms
TBC Race for Life
End July / Early Aug Brading Day (annual community village fair)
TBC Primary School Olympics
TBC Island Motor Show
TBC Last Night of the Osborne Proms
TBC Towrags Rally
TBC The 1940s Experience
31 July - 7 Aug Cowes Week
04-Aug Shanklin Main Carnival
07-Aug Shanklin Illuminated Carnival
11-14 August Fringe Festival
11-Aug Ventnor Main Carnival
14-Aug Ventnor Illuminated Carnival
14-Aug Yarmouth Carnival
14 & 15 August Garlic Festival
18-Aug Cowes Main Carnival
21-Aug Ryde Main Carnival
25-Aug Sandown Illuminated Carnival
25 - 30 Aug Cowes-Toquay-Cowes Powerboat Race
27-Aug Pan Carnival
27 - 30 Aug Isle of Wight Scooter Rally (International Scooter Rally)
28-Aug Cowes Illuminated Carnival
30-Aug St Helens Carnival
TBC Chale Show
TBC Osborne concert
TBC Victorian Weekend
TBC Bi-annual Rolex Fastnet Race
TBC Jaguar car rally
TBC Ryde Children's Procession
August TBC Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
TBC The 36th Island Steam Show
TBC Powerboat 
TBC Isle of Wight Cricket Festival
TBC Morris Minor Rally
TBC Hospice Classic Car Run
TBC Apple Day Festival
04-Sep Ryde Illuminated Carnival
18 - 19 Sept International Classic Car Show
9 - 12 Sept Bestival
16 - 19 Sep Little Britain Challenge Cup Regatta
TBC Wight Challenge
18 - 26 Sept Isle of Wight Cycling Festival
18-Sep Cycling Festival Launch & Sink or Swim
TBC Cycle the Wight
TBC West Wight Triathlon
24-Sep Bandnite
25 & 26 Sept Wine Festival
26-Sep Hills Killer
TBC Ryde Illuminated Carnival
TBC Wolverton Manor Garden Fair
TBC Morris Minor Rally
TBC Model Railway Exhibition
TBC Isle of Wight Marathon
TBC Big Day Out
22-25 Oct Weekend Isle of Wight Walking Festival
TBC V-Bay Festival
October Half term Sunday - 25-30 Oct Wizard Week
05-Nov Sandown Lantern Parade
05-Nov Sandown Fireworks
TBC British Cod Championships
TBC A Victorian Christmas
04-Dec Ryde Latern Carnival (formerly Lights of Love)
10 - 12 Dec Yarmouth Christmas Festival
18-Dec Cowes Christmas Carnival
TBC Santa Specials
TBC Cowes Christmas Carnival
TBC Mince Pie Specials
TBC Newport Christmas Carnival
TBC Shanklin Christmas Festival
TBC Sandown Christmas Festival
TBC Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival


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