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Isle of Wight Events

The Isle of Wight has a huge selection of events, from festivals to summer shows and historic carnivals.

Our Isle of Wight Events Diary and What’s On pages showcase events throughout the year, with ideas to suit all ages, interests and budgets.

Find out more about the Isle of Wight Music Festival, Garlic Festival, Cowes Week and many other events.

We’ve got fun events for children, amazing festivals, live music and theatre, agricultural shows, art exhibitions and quirky local events. Summer on the Island is always busy but don’t miss our Christmas and New Year events too.

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May 2024

Riverfest 2024

Ahoy me hearties! It’s back, Riverfest 2024 takes place on Saturday 11th May on The Quay in Newport from 10:00 until a slightly later time of 17:00. Riverfest is a free, family-fun day out brought to you by Newport Carnival & Community Events Association and is now in its third year under Newport Carnival.   CBeebies’ Swashbuckle presenter Gemma Hunt will be bringing some pirate shenanigans to the festival. Gemma said:  “I’m really excited to be coming to the Isle of Wight for Riverfest and bringing some pirate shenanigans to the festival, looking forward to seeing you me hearties! It […]
11 May
10:00 - 17:00
Newport Quay, Isle of Wight
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Victoria’s Family Day Out at Osborne

VICTORIA’S FAMILY DAY OUT AT OSBORNE DATE Tue 28 – Thu 30 May 2024 TIME 10am – 5pm LOCATION Osborne SUITABLE FOR Everyone     Join Queen Victoria and her beloved Albert for old-fashioned thrills and spills on traditional fairground rides like swing boats and the helter-skelter. Giggle and gasp at the silly antics of the palace Jester and marvel at mesmerising illusions by our skilled magicians! Enjoy live Victorian musical merriment performed by Sounds of Time throughout the day.   Don’t miss your chance to experience a royally good day out this half-term!   Book online and save 15%. […]
28 - 30 May
10:00 - 17:00
Osborne House
York Avenue, East Cowes, PO32 6JX
June 2024

Round the Island Race

The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an Island situated off the south coast of England.
15 Jun
All Day
Island Sailing Club
High Street, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7RE

The Isle of Wight Biosphere Festival

The Isle of Wight Biosphere Festival is a weekend for local businesses, organisations and communities to celebrate our Biosphere status together, with events for everyone, all over the island! There will be talks and practical workshops at the Quay Arts Centre in Newport and a variety of imaginative and educational activities at our partner, the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary’s FOCAS Festival. All over the rest of the island, other organisations will be running their own events too. Expect fun and interaction for all as well as Biosphere learning that is engaging, thought-provoking and relevant to you. It will include nature and […]
29 - 30 Jun
All Day
Quay Arts
Sea St, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD
July 2024
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