Each of our events and attractions have their own unique identity, and each one reflects Island life. Add to the mix mild and sunny weather and great beaches and you can see why there are always plenty of reasons to visit.
In late February, visit the Island to enjoy the live and local music which fills the pubs and venues for Acoustic Isle. Walk through the town and hear the dulcet tones of an acoustic guitar spilling out on to the street. Make your way inside to warm up by a cosy log fire with a pint of tasty local beer. Acoustic Isle sees the Isle of Wight host 100 gigs over 10 days and celebrates the Isle of Wight's thriving local music scene.
As the cold subsides, the Island truly springs to life in April and May with a whole range of Easter themed events, followed by the 2 week Isle of Wight Walking Festival (the largest in the UK) and the Gaffers Festival, a colourful sailing regatta held in the picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth. Summertime also marks the beginning of the music festival season, with the world-famous Isle of Wight Festival starting the party!
In June, the Island celebrates its maritime heritage with the Festival of the Sea. Over two weeks attend a range of amazing nautical events from bustling race villages that come with world-famous yachting races, to the pirate-themed Shipwreck Isle, a two day event packed with nautical family fun!
A curious mixture of country fair, great cuisine and entertainment, The Garlic Festival in August makes a great day out, while Cowes Week in August, which is the largest sailing regatta event in the world, provides plenty of opportunities to get afloat!
The August Bank Holiday weekend usually plays host to the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally in Ryde, which is the biggest gathering of scooters in the world! Ryde also hosts the second day of the International Classic Car Show in September, with the first taking place at Newport Quay.
As Halloween approaches, the Isle of Wight turns into the 'Isle of Fright' and our resident ghosts and ghouls come out to play! The Island's favourite attractions host Halloween themed events to send shivers down your spine...
Also keep your eye out for the "Electric Woods" events, which take place at Robin Hill Country Park. Their themed lightshows and illuminations were hugely popular in the past few years and will be returning this year bigger and better than ever!
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Show / Display
As darkness falls the park’s stunning woodland lighting will transform the woodlands and main play areas in a spectacular blaze of light and colour. Some of the main attractions will also remain open well into the evening too.
The Isle of Wight is a walker’s dream, being located just a few miles from the mainland and two hours from London, and offering over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths through spectacular scenery and terrain, making it a perfect place for a...
Blackgang Chine Illuminations
Blackgang Chine’s famous illuminations will once again light up during the Autumn 2016 half term!
Enjoy the park by day, and then as the light begins to fade, enjoy the magical experience of...
Enjoy a whole day of family entertainment at Robin Hill with great rides – including the quarter mile downhill toboggan - engaging falconry displays, fun adventure and our exciting tree top skywalk!
Then as dusk falls, experience the lush...
Sat 22 October – Sun 30 October 10am – 4pm
Feeling brave enough to take on the island’s haunted castle? Prepare to be scared on our spooky Halloween adventure for families and kids.
Create your own terrifying Halloween...
In a puff of steam it’s Wickedly Wonderful Halloween Fun during October Half Term!
Be amazed at the magic shows, enjoy relaxing steam train rides, and tread cautiously through the enchanting Woodland Walk. Meet the friendly witches of...
There’s a pallete of colours waiting to be discovered on this exploration of Osborne’s gardens. For Autumn and winter bring additional delights to the visitor to Osborne with light levels enhancing features of the natural and historic landscape,...
Gin & Jam Tea Sundays at the Boathouse.
£18.95 per person including:
A welcome tipple of Isle of Wight Mermaids Gin & Tonic
A selection of sandwiches
Warm scones with fresh cream and duo of jams
Homemade Earl Grey Creme brûlée
Outdoor Event / Activities
Sandown's November celebrations and fireworks will take place on Saturday 5th November.
There will be more attractions than ever before on the Esplanade and beach areas.
To see the latest updates please visit www.sandowncarnival.com/nov5...
Our Gastronomic Weekend promises a unique insight into the Island's food scene. Come and taste a few of its gourmet delights for yourself!
Beginning on the Friday evening, enjoy a gin and tonic tasting, hosted by the Isle of Wight Distillery,...
Join our expert guides and discover how Christmas was celebrated at Osborne when Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children were in residence.
Sweeney Entertainments Presents
Jackson Live in Concert
STARRING BEN & HIS INCREDIBLE LIVE BAND & DANCERS
Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today's artists have been...
Beachfield Rd, BEMBRIDGE
This is a repeat of the popular and successful course we ran last year. The idea is that instead of buying Christmas decorations and gifts, you come and make them yourself!
You'll have the chance to make various types of wreaths, gifts made...
BUY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF - CLICK HERE TO BOOK (offer valid until 2nd December 2016 at 3pm).
Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at beautiful Osborne. Have a go at traditional games, take a ride on the...
Be part of Osborne's household and help prepare for the Christmas festivities. Join the housekeeper and cook in the kitchens, help polish the silver and explore the traditionally dressed rooms.
Visit Osborne and experience a range of fun games and pastimes played by children in Victorian England. Learn how the royal children would have lived and played at Osborne.
This unique and world famous walk is the biggest fundraising event on the Island and the largest sponsored walk in Europe. Each year thousands of people walk to raise money in support of patient and family care provided by Earl Mountbatten Hospice....
Make the most of your visit to Bembridge Windmill with our free 'Autumn Fruits, Seeds and Berries' ID trail.
Normal admission charges apply. Dogs on lead welcome. PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 874).
Widely regarded as one of the most influential and yet accessible composers of our time, Sir Karl Jenkins' latest choral work provides a wonderful showcase for his eclectic and atmospheric musical style. With lyrics from St Luke's Gospel, The Book...
Dinosaur Isle will be leading a number of guided fossil walks throughout half-term at Yaverland, Shanklin and Brook. Walks are listed on our webpage www.dinosaurisle.com/events
Trips last upto 2 hours and must be pre-booked due to their...