Whats On

Real Ale Festival

Date: 4th May - 6th May

Venue: Isle Of Wight Steam Railway

Relax in the ambience of Havenstreet Station with a pint of your favourite tipple as you watch the trains go by. The Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival features beers sourced from brewers all over the country, including beers brewed on the Isle of Wight. There will be a range of hot and cold food available and a full service of steam trains will be operating.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Date: 4th May - 19th May


Now in its 20th year, the festival offers the opportunity to try one of over 200 organised walks. There are fossil hunting walks, ghost walks, wildlife walks, historical walks and even foodie walks as well as the serious 20 mile leg stretchers and Nordic walking.

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair

Date: 11th May

Venue: Wolverton Manor

The family friendly festival with fantastic bands/artists each year along with locally produced food, children’s activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent!

Sky High

Date: 27th May - 30th May

Venue: Robin Hill

The sky’s the limit this May at Robin Hill’s brand-new soaring event, Sky High. Marvel at the sight of over 40 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, taking flight from and tethered in the Lower Valley.

To make the event even more spectacular, Night Glow will take place on 27th & 29th so you have the opportunity to see the balloons at twilight, lit up in all their glory, together with incredible sound and light production. There’ll be a bar and food available throughout the evening with live music too!

Isle of Wight Festival

Date: 13th June - 16th June

Venue: Newport

Round The Island Race

Date: 29th June


The race regularly attracts over 1,400 boats making it one of the largest yacht races in the world. Spectators can find many vantage points around the Island to watch as the boats pas by including The Needles, St Catherine's Point and The Spyglass Inn, Ventnor.

Sailors interested in participating in the event will be able to keep up to date with the latest news on social media using the hashtag #raceforall and will be able to enter online here on the Round the Island Race website.


Date: 12th July - 14th July

Venue: Three Gates Farm

Bringing together a diverse, rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment, it showcases a wide range of music from the Island, UK and beyond. This family oriented festival is held in tree surrounded farmland and free parking is included in the weekend ticket.

Sandown Carnival

Date: 26th July - 27th July

Venue: Sandown

The Sandown Carnival, with well over 20 different public events each summer and several more throughout the year, hundreds of locals and groups from further afield gather to entertain thousands of residents and visitors alike.
With 4 significant public events of our own, each year we aim to make our shows bigger, brighter and better than those that have gone before! Our unique Carnival Development Fund helps local groups participate by supporting them with the cost of costumes, materials etc.
All Sandown Carnival events are FREE to attend.


Date: 1st Aug - 4th Aug

Venue: Newport

New family festival in 2019 on the Isle of Wight - TV legends, Dick & Dom Present The Great Wonderfestthat takes place between the 1st August and the 4th August. The Great Wonderfest will feature music, magic and merriment including: * Live acts and DJs.