Events on the Isle of Wight
August and September

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It is summer and Events on the Isle of Wight during August and September include the flag events of Cowes Week and the Bestival. In every other year we see the Rolex Fastnet Race. Cowes is the sailing capital of the world. Bestival is one of the famous festivals on this Festival Island.

Carnivals are in full swing and the Island has quite a few. To see the list see the main Events on the Isle of Wight page.


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Cowes Week

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Rolex Fastnet Race is run every two years and the next race will be 6th August 2017.

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 19th and 20th August 2017. Outside of Newchurch. Food and entertainment in the heart of the Island.

The Isle of Wight Half Marathon Open Road Race Organised by The Ryde Harriers is on August 20th 2017.

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Little Britain Challenge Cup 15th to the 16th September 2017. The premiere construction and property industry event. Two days of racing in the regatta plus shore entertainment. Cowes - of course. 30th Anniversary.

The Wight Challenge  TBC  A Charity challenge event with three events within it for teams of three. All members of a team must complete each challenge:

A 19 miles mountain bike ride, 
2 miles open canoeing,
and 8 miles running challenge.

Diesel Gala Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet. It is 50 years since diesel came to the IOW Railway. Rare opportunity to see diesels at work. 29th and 30th September 1st October 2017.

Festival of Light 30th September to 4th November 2017. Inspired by Diwali. Robin Hill Country Park. A spectacular sound and light show.

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The sandy beach at Ryde with Portsmouth in the background

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Cowes.  All eyes are on this famous place during August with the most famous regatta in the world.  Cowes is in the north of the Island and an entry port from Southampton. The town is split into East and West Cowes that is connected over the River Medina with a chain ferry which would amuse the children. There are lovely walks, castle, plenty of shops and plenty to do in this delightful town.

Newchurch. Cyclists, one of the Sustrans routes, the 23, runs through this village. The village is in the south east of the Island with easy reach of both the county town, Newport and that lovely seaside town, Shanklin

Ryde  An entry port to the Island on the north east side, there is a ferry and the Hovercraft from Portsmouth. This is an attractive town with plenty of shops and things to do. There is a sandy beach that extends a long way out, consequently the pier, with the start of the Island Railway, is long too.

Robin Hill Country Park  Home of the Bestival of course, but much more than that. It is a theme park with lots to do and an attractive place to do it in. Have a looki at the Frequent Visitor Ticket, looks handy if you live on the Island or are a frequent visitor. 

Porchfield. Not far from Cowes or Yarmouth, so easy to get to from the mainland. Coleman's Play Farm Park is a joy for children. 

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We hope you have a pleasant stay and an enjoyable event

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Other pages that may be of interest

Isle of Wight

Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events on The Isle of Wight who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events on the Isle of Wight should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

We reserve the right not to include events on The Isle of Wight that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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It's Carnival Time

Ventnor  10th to 12th August 2016.

Ryde Carnival  TBA

Shanklin Carnival   TBA

Newport  TBA

Yarmouth TBA

St Helen's   TBA

Cowes    TBA

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Useful Information


Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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