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Isle of Wight Events from July to September

Event Highlights

We've highlighted the premier Isle of Wight summer events below together with a detailed listing of all Island events taking place during the period 1st July to 30 September. Click on the links for more details and information about how to book or buy tickets.


RhythmTree Festival

2015 date TBC, Shalfleet
A fusion of didgeridoo, Samba and World Music in the beautiful setting of Three Gates Farm on the Isle of Wight. One of the hottest world music festivals of the summer.
Rhythm Tree Music Festival...

Isle of White Open Arts Studios

Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios

17-20 Jul, South & West Wight & 24-27 Jul, North, East & Central Wight
Artists and makers open their homes or studios to visitors for two Open Studios weekends, giving the opportunity to meet them in their working environment, find out about how they work and should you choose, make a purchase. IoW Open Studios...

V Dub Island Isle of Wight

V-Dub Island

23-27 Jul 2015, South Fairlee Farm
V-Dub Island is for all Volkswagen owners new and old, Vee Dub enthusiasts and like-minded people. Featuring the best entertainment, heaps of family fun and lots more beside. Discounted ferry travel available. Buy V-Dub Island Tickets...

Osborne Summer Concert

Osborne Summer Concerts

2015 date TBC
Don't miss two of the summer's hottest concerts featuring pop music sensation Little Mix and Welsh legend Sir Tom Jones live in the stunning grounds of Queen Victoria's former royal home, Osborne House, in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Summer Concerts...

Isle of White Chale Show

Chale Show

01-02 Aug 2015, Chale Recreation Ground
The Chale Show returns to the Isle of Wight this August to promote horticulture and raise vital funds for Island based charities. The event is set to be a fantastic weekend packed full of childrens' entertainment, live music and over 1500 exhibits. Chale Show...

Cowes Week

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

08-15 Aug 2015, Cowes/Solent
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week offers a fantastic experience for sailors and non-sailors alike. This prestigious regatta attracts thousands of boats of all sizes and classes. Soak up the unique party atmosphere, which culminates with a spectacular firework display on the Friday night. Cowes Week...

Ventnor Fringe Festival Isle of Wight

Ventnor Fringe Festival

11-16 Aug 2015, Ventnor
The Ventnor Fringe is the Isle of Wight's take on the famous Edinburgh Fringe, an open access arts festival which aims to create a unique cultural hub, with events taking place in venues across the eclectic town of Ventnor, on the southern tip of the Island. Ventnor Fringe Festival...

Garlic Festival

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

15-16 Aug 2015, Near Newchurch, Sandown
Over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend, sampling the famous garlic sausages, garlic beer, and even garlic Ice Cream. The event also showcases the best of Island produce, plays host to bands, remarkable circus performers and exotic animals, not to mention a huge beer tent and classic car show. Isle of Wight Garlic Festival...

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally

28-31 Aug 2015, Ryde
Held at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde, the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally has been taking place for over 10 years and is now firmly established in the Isle of Wight event calendar. Every August bank holiday thousands of scooter enthusiasts from all over the world descend on the Island to celebrate iconic Italian design and British youth culture.
Isle of Wight Scooter Rally...

Isle of Wight Steam Show

The 40th Island Steam show

2015 date TBC, Havenstreet
An action-packed show and great family day out! Stunning shows including ‘Legends’ Medieval Jousting in the main arena, will make you gasp, cheer and laugh. Climb aboard the traditional fairground rides ... And marvel at the beautifully maintained traction engines, vintage cars, motorcycles and old wagons. With steam train rides, stalls, country crafts, refreshments, and even a Red Indian encampment! Isle of Wight Steam Show...

Wolverton Manor Garden Fair

Wolverton Manor Garden Fair

05-06 Sep 2015, Shorwell
Set in the magnificent gardens of Wolverton Manor, the annual Garden Fair features stalls and horticultural displays from local and mainland nurseries, as well as a themed Elizabethan village complete with fantastical costumes, delicious food and magical musicians. Wolverton Manor Garden Fair...

Isle of White Cycling Festival

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

05-27 Sep 2015, Island wide
With its mix of events and activities to suit all ages and abilities, hardcore cyclists can take their pick from the notorious Hills Killer Challenge; a gruelling orienteering mountain bike race against the clock, over 3, 7 or 14 hills, or attempt to "Cycle the Wight" a 65 mile road ride around the Island. Alternatively, you can simply join in with one of many rides taking place all over the Island, and enjoy the stunning scenery. IoW Cycling Festival...

cowes powerboat festival

Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race

06 Sep 2015, Cowes, Isle of Wight
The Formula One of the Sea, powerboat racing returns to the Solent with the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes endurance race and the UIM Marathon Series World Cup. With thrills on the water and plenty of shoreside entertainment, it's a great day out for the whole family. Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race...



10-13 Sep 2015, Robin Hill Country Park, Newport
Robin Hill will once again come alive with the sound of music and Bestival devotees can expect another eclectic and inspired range of artists. The music is only part of what makes Bestival so magical. The family friendly atmosphere and weird and wonderful events and attractions such as the famous fancy dress carnival and the inflatable church help make Bestival a fitting finale to the festival season. Bestival Isle of Wight...

Cowes Food Show Harvest Special

Cowes Food Show - Harvest Special

2015 date TBC, Northwood House, Cowes
The Red Funnel Cowes Food Shows highlight the very best in local Isle of Wight produce, from organically grown tomatoes and oak smoked garlic, to freshly baked artisan bread and delicious dairy ice cream. Our September show will be a harvest special and will feature a selection of fantastic local food, drink, gifts and crafts. Cowes Food Show...

Sweetcorn Festival

Sweetcorn Fayre

2015 date TBC, Arreton Old Village
The annual Sweetcorn Fayre at Arreton Barns will be celebrating everything corn related during the last weekend of September. Held in aid of Beaulieu House Respite, you can join in the fun to experience all that corn has to offer, with giant fritters, competitions, games, BBQ, vintage craft stalls, fairground rides and so much more. IoW Sweetcorn Fayre...

Full Events Listing from July to September 2014

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Red Jet Hi-Speed service
Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
Service is operating normally

On Sunday 1st February we will be operating additional Red Jet’s due to Saints at home. They are:

Southampton – West Cowes: 13:15, 14:15 & 18:15

West Cowes – Southampton: 13:45, 14:45 & 18:45

Passenger Vehicle Ferry service
Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Service is operating normally

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