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Isle of Wight Events 2014/15

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 2014. There really are events for everybody from rock festivals to cycling and walking festivals, hedgelaying competitions to ploughing matches. Sign-up to My Red Funnel or follow us on twitter for the latest event news.

Music Festivals & Concerts

Isle of Wight Festival 2015

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.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Family Fun events

Isle of Wight Family Fun Events 2014

Many events on the Island are family friendly and of interest to children of all ages but we've highlighted below some of our family favourites.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Exhibitions, Fairs, Shows & Rallies

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally

From steam shows to scooter rallies, the Isle of Wight calendar is jam packed with shows, exhibitions and rallies.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Food & Drink, Arts & Film, Gardens & Crafts

Wolverton Manor Garden Fair Isle of Wight

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.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

  • Ryde Farmers Market  |  Every Saturday 8:30-12:30  |  Ryde Town Centre
  • Cowes Food Show | 2015 date TBC | Fountain Yard, Cowes
  • Isle of Arts Festival 01-04 May 2015 | Ventnor
  • Festival of the Sea  22-29 Jun 2015  |  Island wide
  • Isle of Wight Open Studios | 2015 date TBC | Island Wide -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Ventnor Fringe Festival  | 11-16 Aug 2015  |  Ventnor
  • IoW Garlic Festival  |  15-16 Aug 2015  | The Garlic Farm, Newchurch
  • IoW Film Festival  2015 date TBC  |  Ventnor ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Wolverton Manor Garden Fair | 05-06 Sep 2015 | Wolverton
  • Sweetcorn Fayre  | 2015 date TBC  |  Arreton Old Village
  • IoW Literary Festival  |  15 - 18 Oct 2015  |  Cowes
  • Cowes Christmas Festival  | 2015 date TBC | Cowes

Guided Walks, Talks & Special Interest events

Star gazing on the isle of wight

With over 50% of the Island designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there is no shortage of guided walks, lectures and events for lovers of nature and the great outdoors.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

  • Guided Fossil Walks  25 Jan 2015 | Yaverland -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Guided Fossil Walks  14-18 Feb 2015  |  Various
  • IoW Autumn Walking Festival  |  2015 date TBC  |  Island-wide

Land based sporting events

Isle of White Cycling Festival

From hedge laying and ploughing competitions to full on triathlons, randonnee's and walking festivals, the Isle of Wight offers a wide range outdoor activity events.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Water based sporting events

cowes powerboat festival

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 British Powerboat Festival is all about engine power.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

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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Local events

Bembridge Shotokan Karate Club - Children 9 - 15, 20 December

20 December - Fitness at Bembridge Community Centre


Learn traditional Japanese Karate with Bembridge Shotokan Karate Club, affiliated to the Shotokan of England Karate Union (SEKU).

Shotokan Karate helps to improve health and fitness, promotes self confidence, self defence and self awareness.

Classes for children aged between 9 and 15 will be held every Wednesday and Saturday, £2 per session and the classes will be FREE for the month of October.

If you'd like more information please call Mike on 07973 159336.

Birgit Ackroyd @ the Garlic Farm, 25 November - 4 January 2015

25 November - 4 January 2015 - Exhibition at Garlic Farm

FREE (suitable for under 18s)


An Exhibition of paintings by Birgit Ackroyd in the GARLIC FARM Restaurant, from 25 November 2014 until 4 January 2015.

Open over between 9 - 5 every day including over Christmas.

Framed beautiful Water Colour paintings for sale. Make wonderful Christmas present.

Birgit has lots of experience exhibiting and selling painting all over the island, mainland and abroad.

Christmas cards of paintings will be available at £2 each.

You are welcome to view as you enjoy your scrumptious meal at the Garlic Farm or maybe just a visit to their shop.

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