When Summer arrives, the Isle of Wight turns into Carnival Island - scroll down the page to find a list of all the carnivals.
Each major town hosts an evening of colourful frivolity as a stream of floats make their way through the centre of town.
Thousands of onlookers line the streets to catch a glimpse of Rio on the Isle of Wight.
Floats are hugely varied and carry pageant queens, local community groups and even pets in fancy dress!
If you’re looking for things to do on the Island, attending a carnival is a box you have to tick.
As well as being quite a spectacle, the Isle of Wight carnivals have their own claim to fame.
The town of Ryde hosts the oldest carnival in the UK.
Queen Victoria was a patron of the carnival which first took place in 1887 in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee.
Make sure you check the 'whats on' calendar when you’re choosing which carnival to attend.
Most carnivals happen in the daylight, but some towns host an illuminated carnival where the procession parades through the night, creating a fantastic light display.
All carnivals are free to attend and are very popular, with up to 40,000 people lining the streets to take part in the celebrations, so make sure you arrive early to grab a great viewing spot.
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Come and celebrate 127 years of Sandown Carnival by attending one of the below events:
* CHILDREN’S DAY – Friday 29th July.
* MAIN CARNIVAL – Saturday 30th July.
* ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL – Wednesday 31st August.
* CARNIVAL &...