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Isle of Wight Events 2015

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 2015. 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 hosts 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 | 17-20 Jul & 24-27 Jul 2015  | Island Wide -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Ventnor Fringe Festival  | 11-16 Aug 2015  |  Ventnor
  • IoW Film Festival | 11-15 Aug 2015 | Ventnor
  • IoW Garlic Festival  |  15-16 Aug 2015  | The Garlic Farm, Newchurch ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Wolverton Manor Garden Fair | 05-06 Sep 2015 | Wolverton
  • Sweetcorn Fayre  | 26 & 27 Sep 2015  |  Arreton Barns
  • 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 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Isle of Wight Walking Festival | 02-17 May 2015 | Island wide -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • IoW Autumn Walking Festival  |  23-26 Oct 2015  |  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

A Weekend of wine at The Royal Hotel, 6 March - 7 March

6 March - 7 March - Workshop at Royal Hotel


A Weekend of wine at The Royal Hotel: The great Old World Vs New World Wine Debate.

The Royal was the first hotel on the island to achieve Four AA Stars and has held 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 16 years. This event brings their flair with food together with the expertise of The Island Wine Company. For anyone interested in gourmet food and high quality wine, this is not to be missed.

Friday Evening – March 6th:
A tasting menu matched by ‘The New Classics from the New World’

Matt Whishaw from The Island Wine Company will present the wines from ‘benchmark’ New World regions.

Saturday Evening – March 7th:
The Great Old World V New World Wine Dinner and Debate.

A four course dinner with matched wines from both the Old World and New World competing against each other. Passionate advocates will plead the case for their chosen side and the diners will decide the champions.

Start time is 7.00 for 7:30pm on both evenings.

Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights at £45.00 per person (includes wines)
Dine and Stay on Friday and Saturday nights at £90.00 per person
2 night weekend break at £180.00 per person (or £210.00 per person including ferry)

To book please call 01983 852186 or email

Mirrors Nature Exhibition Opening, 6 March

6 March - Exhibition at Busstop Gallery



An exhibition of landscape photographs, objects and installations by Isle of Wight artist Karen Grainger.

Opening evening 7pm - 9pm Fri 6th March.

Karen’s work installed in the gallery revolves around themes of visual perception and the activities of simply looking and seeing.

Mirrors connect the work and so too does the influence of the natural world, from experiences with garden birds, to walks on Isle of Wight beaches and downs.

The majority of works are for sale with a portion of sales going towards Somewhen Projects (art installations in open spaces around IoW).

Exhibition continues to Easter Monday.

Busstop Gallery, The Broadway, Totland, Isle of Wight PO39 0BN.

Open Tues - Sat 1pm - 4pm or by arrangement with the artist (Tel Karen Grainger 01983 759288).

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