Whats On


28 April - 13 May - Isle of Wight Walking Festival
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.


21-24 June - Isle of Wight Festival
The first ever Isle of Wight Festival took place in Godshill in 1968 so this year marks the 50th Anniversary. The Festival was revived in 2002 and has seen headliners such as The Rolling Stones, Queen and many more.

13-15 July - Rhythmtree
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.

7 July - Round the island Race
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.

​​​​​​​8 July - Shipwreck Isle
A one day spectacular, this fun family event returns to the island. The delightful bizarre pirate festival is completely free and you will have a swash-buckling time!

21 July - UK Pride
Now in its second year, Ryde plays host to UK Pride after winning the bid in 2017. IW Pride will include a colourful parade through the heart of the victorian seaside town, information stalls art opportunities for evryone to get involved with and a party on the beach.

22 July - Wightlink Ryde Slide
This summer the Wightlink Ryde Slide returns!, this year in July the 200 metre thrill seekers'delight, an exhilarating giant inflatable water slide, will arrive in Ryde's main shopping street, raising money for local charities.

4-11 August - Cowes Week
An eight day sailing regatta, Cowes Week has played a key part in the British Sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events.Expect plenty of fun on and off the water.

10-12 August - Jack Up The 80's
A family feel good festival celebrating one of the greatest decades in the 1980's!. Attendees to the festival embrace the 80's theme in all types of fancy dress.

​​​​​​​18-19 August - Garlic Festival
Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the garlic Festival is located just outside of Newchurch. The show is food and entertainment at its very best with lots of garlic.