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Welcome to our Isle of Wight Events Guide

Check out our Isle of Wight events listings below for your guide to what's happening on the Isle of Wight in 2016. There really are events for everybody from rock festivals to cycling and walking festivals, hedgelaying competitions to ploughing matches.

For a more comprehensive list of events for 2017 please see our beta site: https://beta.redfunnel.co.uk/en/isle-of-wight-guide/events/ 




Upcoming events for 2017

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
Sandown | 19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival from 19-20 August 2017 is food and entertainment at its very best.
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Isle of Wight Scooter Rally
Ryde, Sandown | 25 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Scooterists have been descending upon the Isle of Wight since the 1950s when owning a scooter was part and parcel of being a mod along with wearing sharp suits.
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Island Steam Show
Havenstreet | 25 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
A celebration of all things powered by steam happens every August at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway on the Isle of Wight and this year is the 43rd Island Steam Show.
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Cowes Classic Powerboat Race
West Cowes | 26 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
The 200-mile spectacular Cowes Classic 2017 Offshore Powerboat Race sets off from Cowes on Sunday, 27th August 2017. This classic race has long been recognised on the Island.
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Wolverton Manor Garden Fair
Shorwell | 02 Sep 2017 - 03 Sep 2017
The Wolverton Manor Garden Fair is the largest and most popular garden event on the Island. It is held in the grounds of Wolverton Manor, a beautiful Jacobean House.
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Eklectica Music Festival
Downend | 09 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Eklectica is the Isle of Wight's brand new boutique music festival occupying the old Bestival slot at Robin Hill, near Newport between 9-10 September 2017.
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IW Cycle Fest
Island wide | 23 Sep 2017 - 01 Oct 2017
Set on the spectacular Isle of Wight, the IW Cycle Fest will start in style on Saturday 23rd September and run until 1st October 2017.
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Isle of Wight Day 2017
Island wide | 23 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
The second ever Isle of Wight Day is the Island's very own "Red Nose Day", where the entire community is encouraged to cover the Isle of Wight in celebratory bunting.
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Festival of Light (Electric Woods)
Downend | 30 Sep 2017 - 04 Nov 2017
Light triumphs over darkness at the electric woods Festival of Light, a creatively themed light, colour and sound spectacular inspired by the Hindu Festival of Diwali.
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Isle of Wight Literary Festival
West Cowes | 12 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
The Isle of Wight Literary Festival (12-15 Oct 2017), is an opportunity for book-lovers to celebrate the written and spoken word. No matter what your literary taste, there's something for everyone.
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Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend
Island wide | 14 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
Are you a fan of real ale, classic buses or walking? The Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend (14-15 October) is a fantastic pub crawl (by bus) around the Island.
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Harp on Wight Festival
Ryde | 20 Oct 2017 - 24 Oct 2017
Harp on Wight, the Isle of Wight's very own harp festival returns between 20-24 October 2017. Now in it's 4th year, Harp on Wight is back with even more concerts.
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Blackgang Chine Illuminations
Blackgang | 21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
During the Autumn half term, Blackgang Chine’s famous illuminations will once again light up the night sky. Why not have fun in the park during the day, and then be amazed by the illuminations by night.
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Cowes Christmas Festival
Cowes | 16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
With a host of great quality exhibitors and festive entertainment between 16-17 December 2017, it’s a Christmas event not to be missed. Showcasing a range of go food, arts and crafts and music.
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Note: We try very hard to keep events listings up-to-date but changes can occur at very short notice so please check with the event organisers before leaving home. Red Funnel accepts no liability for information that is publsihed in good faith.







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