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Events on the Isle of Wight

Pack your island holiday with fun things to do

The Isle of Wight is one of the UK's most exciting destinations for festivals and events! There's a wide variety of year-round activities and events, including one of the UK's biggest and best known music festivals, the world's oldest sailing regatta, and a food festival dedicated to one of our most famous exports, garlic!

Event Calendar

Jul-Sep 13-12
light the south logo
Arts, Crafts & Culture

Light the South

Light the South, a national arts trail of stunning Lighthouse sculptures, kicks off on 12th July across Southampton, Cowes, and East Cowes.

Cowes All Day
Jul 19-28
Ventnor Fringe

Ventnor Fringe

A wonderland of pop-up bars and boutique venues, featuring more than 300 artists from across the world!

All Day
Jul 19-21

IW Pride

Isle of Wight Pride returns bigger and better in July 2024 with a weekend event on Harbour Beach, Ryde.

Ryde All Day
Jul 20-21
festival of heroes

Festival of Heroes

Festival of Heroes returns to The County Showground this July with all your favourite characters who can't wait to meet you! 

Cowes All Day
Jul 20
sea swimming

Pier2Pier Sea Swim IOW 2024

The Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight is a 1.8 mile open water event organised by the Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club.

Sandown All Day
Jul 21
Scottish band
Arts, Crafts & Culture

The Island Highland Gathering

Visit the Island Highland Gathering for a day of Scottish culture and music at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway!

Havenstreet All Day
Jul-Aug 27-2
Cowes Week sailing with Red Funnel Ferry in background

Cowes Week

For almost 200 years, Cowes Week has been a world-famous rite of passage for any sailing enthusiast, and a real celebration of the sport. 

Cowes All Day
Jul-Aug 30-1
pirates at carisbrooke

Pirates! At Carisbrooke Castle

Set sail for Carisbrooke Castle this summer and get ready for a spectacular adventure on the high seas!

Newport All Day
Aug 3-4
flowers on display
Arts, Crafts & Culture

Chale Show

With an incredible mix of entertainment, attractions, and live music, Chale Show makes for a fun, family-friendly day out. 

From motorbike and quad stunt shows, to sheepdog and duck displays, there'll be something for everyone to enjoy!

All Day

Customer Reviews

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Great service going over, did not realise we had booked priority loading so was fab, 2nd coming off the ferry at Cowes.
Previously mentioned overcharged on way back
Tue, Jul 16 2024
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On time, went well.
Tue, Jul 16 2024
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The service we get is always excellent
Tue, Jul 16 2024