We’re speeding into June and the Island is where it’s happening. Come and enjoy our festivals, fairs and family fun days, plus regattas, running, rowing and just about anything else you can ram into a calendar. It’s going to be an awesome experience.

Crowd at Isle of Wight Festival

Music lovers...

Isle of Wight Festival: 16 – 19 June
This is a must on the gigs list. Non-stop sound and theatre in a great location. Too many acts to mention but it will be ‘Madness’ with classic sounds pumping out of the heart of the Island. Don’t ‘Muse’ about it for too long, whether you are 40, younger or older, it will be a blast.   

Wight Proms Wednesdays: 8 June
Watch out for our lunchtime Wednesday prom concert in the blissful surroundings of Cowes’ Northwood House and grounds. For June, be inspired by harpist Anne Denholm, official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. Forty minute recital starts at 12.30. The perfect lunchtime to relax.  

Jack Up Events Presents – Ticket to Ryde: 4 – 5 June
Sashay along to Ryde’s Eastern Gardens for a mix of bank holiday entertainment. This free to attend event never fails to make its audience smile. The perfect holiday experience. Encore!

Queen's Colour Squadron

Experience country and royal life...

Royal Isle of Wight County Show: 25 – 26 June
Who doesn’t love a county show? See the Queen’s Colour Squadron perform, get close to the animals, watch the livestock Olympics, discover Island Arts, sample locally made produce and tuck in at the Jubilee picnic. Fancy having your face painted, making charcoal or cheering on the Big Bale Challenge? You’ll find growers, producers, makers and artists. This is Island life at its best – don’t miss it. 

Victoria’s Family Day Out at Osborne: 31 – 2 June
For a fun day on the Island, head to Osborne House and meet up with Victoria and Albert in their beloved seaside home. Traditional sideshows, fairground rides, musicians, workshops, circus acts and human statues are just a taste of what’s on offer. What better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than spending the day with her ‘great-great grandmother’!

People running on the beach - Isle of Wight Festival of Running

Get active...

Isle of Wight Festival of Running: 5 June
If running’s your thing, why not join in? There’s something for all ages and abilities. Experienced runners will opt for the Needles half marathon while those wanting a more leisurely trot can try Freshwater’s 5k and there’s also a junior Fun Run. All three cross country circuits will showcase some of the Island’s most fantastic scenery. Hurry along there!

The Glorious Gravel: 24 – 26 June
Calling all you gravel bikers. Saddle up, now’s your chance to ride the Island and work your way through mixed terrain including forest rides, gravel and grass tracks. Entry includes camping which means you’ll be able to ease into a post-ride atmosphere and put your bikes to right. 

Yachts racing around the Needles during Round the Island Race

Relish racing on the water...

Round the Island Race: 25 June
Britain’s favourite sailing race sees the professionals come together with local sailors, novices and families. Over 1500 yachts, from super-fast multihulls to classic boats beat across the start line in Cowes from 8am. Pack up an early picnic and find a good viewing spot somewhere along the coast as the fleet heads west around the Needles to St Catherine’s Point and onto Bembridge Ledge before the final leg home.

Cowes Classics Week: 25 June – 1 July
This world-famous event sees classic yachts competing in two to three races each day across the Solent from the 27th June to the 1st July. Up to 65 classic cars and an assortment of historic motorboats will also be on display for Cowes Classics Day on Sunday 26th June. 

Ryde Rowing Club Annual Regatta: 4 June
A mix of coxed fours, coxless pairs, double and single sculls (both men’s and women’s crews) head out on a 1800m course from Appley Beach towards Ryde pier and back. A fun annual event for spectators and ‘oarsome’ enthusiasts. 

Visit the What's On calendar to view all the events in June.