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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

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Category
Jun 20-23
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Entertainment

Isle of Wight Festival 2024

The Isle of Wight Festival 2024 returns to Seaclose Park in Newport on 20-23 June, with another top line-up!
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Newport All Day
Jun 29-30
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Entertainment

Isle of Wight Biosphere Festival

A weekend for local communities to celebrate the Isle of Wight's UNESCO Biosphere status together, with events for everyone, all over the Island!

Island Wide All Day
Jun 30
Wight Wheels event poster
Entertainment

Wight Wheels 2024

Showcasing the weird and wonderful vehicles from the Island and beyond - a fantastic family day out and perfect for any transport enthusiast! 

All Day
Jul 7
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Entertainment

Cowes Classics Day

Cowes Classics Day is a day to celebrate the past and revive nostalgic memories, with classic cars, famous aircraft, yachts and motor boats on display for all to enjoy.

Cowes All Day
Jul 19-28
Ventnor Fringe
Entertainment

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
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Entertainment

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
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Entertainment

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
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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

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