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Rhythmtree Festival | Shalfleet | Visit Website
Set on beautiful and easily accessible farmland since 2010 Rhythmtree is a much-loved musical weekend for both Island residents and visitors from the mainland of all ages. Independently produced by Islanders it has an unmatched reputation as a friendly, relaxed and hassle-free weekend and is also a firm favourite with families providing a great range of free entertainment for children throughout the site.
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival (VIOW) | Island Wide | Visit Website
‘The Isle of Wight Walking Festival sponsored by Warner Leisure Hotels, is one of the country’s longest running walking festivals and hosts around 100 free walks. Visit Isle of Wight works with volunteer walk leaders and local organisations to manage and promote a vibrant and eclectic walking festival for visitors and locals.’
Isle of Wight Festival | Newport | Visit Website
The Isle of Wight Festival combines the biggest names in live music along with the freshest talent on the verge of breakthrough. Along with the biggest names in music and a collection of diverse and eclectic venues, bars and experientials in friendly, laid back and intimate surroundings, the Isle of Wight has something to offer everyone.
The Awakening | Cowes | Visit Website
A wellbeing event newcomer to the Island; the Awakening is a new breed of lifestyle and entertainment with wellbeing and self-care at its heart. Created by Island born coach and wellbeing advocate Kate Taylor, The Awakening brought a number of world-leading well-being and self-development experts to the Island, including Jessica Huie MBE and David Wells, alongside some of the Island’s best holistic heroes.
Jack Up The Summer | Newport | Visit Website
Jack Up is a community-led event setup in 2013. The ethos of this fun Summer festival has always been to give something back to the local community within which it is held, with a wide range of charities and local good causes benefitting.
The Wight Proms | Cowes | Visit Website
‘In just 2 years we have made a big difference in the island community, bringing a music festival to the island that it totally unique, which celebrates comedy, musical theatre and classical music. We also offered free arts workshops for 400 children in comedy, musical theatre, opera and drumming & percussion to give the next generation exposure to the arts they would never otherwise experience.’
POLAR (Robin Hill) | Arreton | Visit Website
A winter wonderland event set in the woodland of Robin Hill, delighting children and adults too. With incredible immersive light displays, characters, street stalls, musicians and the magnificent Pippa the Polar Bear, it’s the perfect event to get ready for Christmas.
The Great Wonderfest | Newport | Visit Website
The Great Wonderfest Festival delivers 4 days of jam packed family entertainment, multiple campsites with premium facilities, world class music and lively adventure activity programme with everything from Dance workshops to Body Zorbing and Human Table Football!
Ventnor Fringe | Ventnor | Visit Website
Ventnor Fringe brings together a programme of many different productions and music acts to perform in venues built throughout the very fabric of the town, Ventnor. The Fringe hit new heights in being awarded the prestigious European EFFE badge. Perhaps more than any other Island event though, the Fringe has immersed itself within a local community, bringing new energy, ideas and investment to create lasting change.
Walk the Wight | Island Wide | Visit Website
Thousands of people uniting for an epic walk across the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside. Walk the Wight with Mountbatten is the Island’s largest and most iconic fundraising event, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds each year to help those in our community faced with death, dying and bereavement.
Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend | Island Wide | Visit Website
An iconic event on the Isle of Wight combining vintage buses, a chance to see the Island from the passenger seat and plenty of stop offs to try the local ales and discover the array of pubs on the Island. A popular weekend for both locals and visitors.