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April & May

Find out What's On this month

Discover all the events happening on the Isle of Wight this April & May, all in one place!

Island Car Centre Sandown Sprint

Culver Parade
20 to 21 April
See the cars up close, meet the drivers and watch them race. 

IW-Heroes Con 3

Quay Arts Centre - 4 May
A Comic Con style event showcasing local artists and COS Play meet and greets

Bouncy Barn

Tapnell Farm - 4-6 May
Expect a huge range of inflatable activities like slides, bouncy castles, an assault course and more!

Real Ale Festival

Isle of Wight Steam Railway - 4-6  May
A must go for ale lovers, with a huge selection to try and buy, with national favourites and local brews on offer too. 

Isle of Wight ultra Challenge

All Island - 4 & 5 May
Challenge yourself running or walking 106km around the Island, with spectacular views and plenty of leg burning hills! 

Isle of Wight Randonnee

All Island - 5 May
A free cycling event around the Island, with a 55km and a 100km route with spectacular views of land and sea. 

Spring Fete

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - 5 May
Enjoy ‘Raw Samba’, stalls, meet the donkeys, discover rare breed sheep, take part in a Shetland Inhand Show and a dog show. 

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

Shorwell - 11 May
A folk and blues fair set in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor. 


Newport - 11 May
A free and fun day out for all the family, with CBeebies Swashbuckling presenter, Gemma Hunt bringing the pirate shenanigans.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

All Island - 11 - 19 May
Sign up for guided walks and hikes with local walk leaders, with options for all interests, ages and mobilities.

Walk the Wight

All Island - 12 May
Walk from east to west in aid of Mountbatten, with a half, flat and kids walk to sign up for too. 

IW Spring Art & Garden Fair

Northwood House - 18 & 19 May
Find plants, gardening equipment, arts, crafts and more. 


All Island - 18 & 19 May
Discover the Island by classic bus, visiting various attractions. Hop on and off as you like.

Festival of Transport

Isle of Wight Railway - 19 May
If you love cars, lorries, bikes, trucks, or any kind of vehicle, this is the event for you!

IOW Takeover

Isle of Wight County Show Ground - 18 & 19 May
An event for car enthusiasts and their families, with car exhibitions and contents, a family area, dog show and a Takeover Party on Saturday night. 

Cowes Fringe

Cowes - 24-26 May
Cowes comes alive with dazzling performances from DJs, entertainers, comedians and more over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Shaun the Sheep: Farmathalon Live

Tapnell Farm - 28-30 May
Shaun’s take on the Heptathlon! From 20m Sheep Hopper races to a cabbage shot-put, get involved.

scarecrow festival

Scarecrow Festival

Chillerton & Gatcombe - 25 May - 1June
Find up to 100 scarecrows through the villages, with a public vote to decide the winners. Maps are available from the Gallybagger Inn with live music each day.