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Events on the Isle of Wight 

 

There are thousands of events, festivals and celebrations on and around the Isle of Wight year. From the Famous Isle of Wight Festival to sailing regattas. Scroll through our events calendar to find out what's happening during your stay or to plan your visit around the event of your choice! 

 

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 30th April - 15th May 2016

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Did you know that every May the Isle of Wight hosts the UK's largest walking festival?

Not surprising when you learn that it has over 500 miles of well-maintained and signposted footpaths around 30 miles of Heritage Coastline, while more than half of the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This year sees over 250 walks taking place including Walking with Llamas & Alpaccas, Fossil Hunting Tour and Botanic Gardens Ghost & History Walk.

www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

 

 
 

 

Isle of Wight Festival 9th - 12th June 2016

 

Isle of Wight Festival

In the music festival calendar, early June is now very much associated with the Isle of Wight Festival and 2016 will be no exception.

The line-up so far includes Queen and Adam Lambert, The Stereophonics, Faithless, Iggy Pop, Adam Ant and many more. For the latest line-up info check out the event page.

http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/

 

Round the Island Yacht Race

The country's largest yacht race features over 1800 boats racing a 50 mile course around the Island. This truly is one of the most spectacular sights on the Island.

www.roundtheisland.org.uk

 Round the Island Yacht Race

Sandown Carnival Week

Nowhere is the Island's friendly, community spirit more evident than in its town carnivals that take place throughout the season. This season comprises approximately 17 Carnivals, 6 of which are illuminated, plus lantern processions throughout the year including the biggest, which takes place annually in Ryde on the last Sunday in November

www.sandowncarnival.com

 Sandown Carnival Week

Cowes Week

Since 1826 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. It now stages up to 40 daily races for over 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

Cowes Week is a fusion of many exciting elements, with its great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event - come and see for yourself!

www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk


Scandia Cowes Week

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Now in it's 24th year, the Garlic Festival is a weekend to celebrate the Islanders' feat of selling garlic to the French! The event takes place at Newchurch (A3056 Newport - Sandown road) with over 250 stallholders selling such delights as garlic beer and garlic ice cream as well as a wealth of other locally produced delicacies. Further entertainment includes live music from local bands and displays from mountain bike daredevils

 Isle of Wight Garlic Festial

Sandown Illuminated Carnival 

Sandown Illuminated Carnival Parade is one of the biggest on the island featuring, fire, hundreds of spectacular costumes, amazing floats and bands parading through the town's streets, all lit with thousands of colourful lights. Simply an amazing atmosphere!!!

www.sandowncarnival.com

 Sandown Illuminated Carnival Parade

Little Britain Challenge Cup

The Little Britain Challenge Cup, the construction industry regatta, is held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, home of world yachting.

It allows everyone from MD's and designers to quantity surveyors and builders to escape the world of breezeblocks and blue prints and rub shoulders with notable faces in the sailing world, for a couple of days sailing in the Solent. The 200-yacht event is now the largest industry event in Europe and is the biggest in Britain after Skandia Cowes Week

www.littlebritain.co.uk

 Little Britain Challenge Cup

Bestival

3 days of boutique festival fun for happy campers. 8 stages of live music, cabaret, DJ's and festival fun.

www.bestival.net

 Bestival

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is still getting bigger and better!! Still boasting over 300 walks in the programme. The comprehensive Walking Festival Programme will be available from 1st February.

www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk


Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Sandown 5th November Carnival Celebrations

Sandown Lantern Parade marks the final carnival of the season with a spectacular parade of over 200 lanters culminating in a grand fireworks display.

www.sandowncarnival.com


Sandown Lantern Parade

 

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