Although the Isle of Wight is a brilliant place to spend fun-filled days, there’s also plenty to do when evening comes.
The Island is home to some fabulous restaurants, many serving local produce. Eat like a local with our guide to Island flavours! The Isle of Wight has a great selection of pubs too, with local beers on tap and a roaring fire in the winter.
The summer nights are often filled with fireworks, with regular shows at some of the Island’s leading attractions, as well as displays linked to town regattas, not least the renowned Cowes Week fireworks. If you’re here for a late break, check out a wide range of outdoor shows for Halloween and Bonfire night too.
Ryde Carnival is the oldest in the UK and Ryde’s Illuminated Carnival is a spectacular show, with thousands of spectators lining the streets of the town.
Live music and performance
It isn’t just the Isle of Wight Festival – we’re home to live music all year round, with high quality performers playing in pubs, clubs and venues around the Island. In the summer you’re spoilt for choice, with outdoor events too.
Things that go bump in the night
Try a ghost walk and take a dip into the Island’s haunted heritage – apparently we’re one of the spookiest Island’s in the world, with all sorts of ghostly goings-on.
Look to the stars
Isle of Wight skies are renowned for their lack of light pollution. Our dark skies and clear weather make us the perfect location for stargazers to enjoy an astronomical holiday.
Get back to nature
The Island is beautiful, even at night. Take in some beautiful sunsets and as night falls, watch for wildlife or breathe in the cool, fresh night air.
Whatever you do, there’s no excuse for going to bed early!