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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

IW 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
  • 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

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

YMCA Daycamps – Easter half term fun for 4-12 year olds, 30 March - 2 April

30 March - 2 April - Children at YMCA Winchester House

(suitable for under 18s)


Half term will be ‘choc’-full of exciting and inspiring activities at YMCA Daycamps this Easter!

Children from reception age up to 12 years can enjoy full or half days packed with fun indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, sports, learn new skills and make new friends.

YMCA Daycamps are based at Winchester House, Shanklin, and will run this Easter from 30th March – 2nd April and 7th – 10th April.

Our excellent and experienced staff are DBS checked to the enhanced level, giving you total confidence in this Ofsted registered childcare programme.

This school holiday Daycamps has two themes, ‘Weather’ and ‘Easter’; activities will include kite making, YMCA cinema, making tasty rainbow pizzas, ice cube painting, creating keepsake boxes, cycling, den building and much more!

Take a look at our website for the full Easter programme

Children can enjoy either a full day (8am – 6pm) for £20, or a half day (8am – 1pm / 1pm – 6pm) for £12.

Discounts for YMCA members, or 5% discount for online bookings (Advanced booking is essential)

Book online or by phone: 01489 785228

Pre-Sailing Skills Session, 30 March

30 March - Children at West Wight Sports Centre

(suitable for under 18s)


9am to 1pm.

Cost £20

Our popular Pre-Sailing skills session is back for the Easter holidays

Have fun and learn practical, life saving skills like rigging, boat controls and capsize drills in the safety of our pool.

Open to ages 6+ (for under 8's a responsible adult is required to stay on site.)

Must be able to swim 25 metres.

You will need a wetsuit or old t-shirt and shorts. Bring a snack or buy from our cafe.

To guarantee a place we recommend you book and pay in advance.

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