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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 early bird

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 2015 date TBC | 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  | 13-14 Dec 2014 | 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  14, 21 & 22 Feb 2014 | Various
  • Guided Fossil Walks  19 & 20 Feb 2014  |  Yaverland
  • IoW Autumn Walking Festival  |  24 -27 Oct 2014  |  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

Yoga Classes (Thur), 27 November

27 November - Fitness at Binstead Methodist Church


Yoga Class at Binstead Methodist Church - everyone welcome

Thursday 5.45pm - beginners

Call Nickie on 07799 032824 for more information

Yoga for Surfers (also open to all), 27 November

27 November - Fitness at Shorwell Village Hall


Surf season is coming up on the island and Yoga is just the thing to get you prepared physically and mentally for those waves… These 90 minute classes are created for surfers in mind but open to all. They are dynamic classes and more of a physical workout than your usual Hatha Yoga class.

These are just some of benefits you can get from regular practice:

  • core conditioning for improved balance
  • increased strength, stamina and balance
  • reduced tightness in key muscles
  • increased lung capacity
  • a feeling of zen with the ocean being able to tap into that immense energy and work with it rather than against it
  • a calmness and ability to mentally focus and respond rather than react

Classes are £7 drop in (subject to availability) or £50 for the 8 week course.

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