Events on the Isle of Wight
June and July

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Summer sunshine with all those delightful events on the Isle of Wight during June and July. They attract large crowds and no wonder. Where else would one want to be! Festivals, the County Show as well as popular cycling events. Why not walk round the Island? That way one can find all sorts of out of the way nooks and crannies.

It is the beginning of Carnival time, check the main Events on the Isle of Wight page for the full list.


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The Leaders of the Round the Island Race pass the Needles

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Newport Jazz Festival   1st to 4th June 2017. Various venues.

Yarmouth Old Gaffer's Festival This will now be a biannual event. The next one will be 2nd to 4th June 2017.  Thousands flock to this festival in Yarmouth every year. An Old Gaffer??? To those in the know it is a fore and aft rigged sailing ship. (Not an old country yokel!!) This lovely harbour is filled - the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet will be there, plus visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels  Masses of free entertainment on the shore.

The Isle of Wight Festival will be held on 6th to the 11th June 2017.

You will need to book a ferry ticket early! If you do not want to camp then accommodation books out quickly. Try here. This page can sort out accommodation not only on the Island but all over the world. Quite easy to use and informative.

Festival of Archaeology  15th to 30th July 2017. Over 1000 events held all over this country that is so rich in prehistory.

Brading 10k Open Road Race Organised by Ryde Harriers is on June 25th 2017. 

Royal Isle of Wight County Show 25th June 2017. One of those not to be missed county shows! Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Showground, Northwood.

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JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 1st July 2017 This is one of the most popular sailing event on the calendar, Entries are now open. Spectacular sight!!!!

The 2018 race will be on June 23rd.

Cowes Week   There is just nothing like it - the incomparable Cowes Week. 29th July to 5th August 2017. The oldest and largest sailing carnival in the whole World. Thousands of competitors and spectators.

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The Island has so many wonderful places just waiting to be discovered. Here are a few around some of the events above.

Shalfleet is in the north of the Island with its own shop. The parish itself is really a collection of little rural villages on the shoreline. Very pretty.

Newport is the county town of the Island and more or less in the centre. It lies on the River Medina which has been an important part of the town all its life, being the waterway to the Solent. The town makes a good centre for an Island visit as it is easy to get anywhere on the Island from Newport.

Northwood is in the north of the Island not far from Cowes on its southern side. Close to the Coastal Path. 

Yarmouth is the entry point from the mainland at Lymington. It is reckoned to be one of the smallest towns in the UK, but packs its own punch nevertheless. Venue for events throughout the year. Yarmouth Castle is owned by English Heritage.

The lap of the Island taken by the Wight Ferry Sportive and the Wiggle All Wight Sportive is a very attractive one. It travels across the the centre of the Island, some of the east coast and all the south coast. A veritable Island tour all of its own! Actually would make a very pleasant holiday at another time, stopping here and there and exploring properly!

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway holds many events during the year and warrants a visit or two. It is a real pleasure for all the family, whether you remember the old steam trains or just love them. Runs from Smallbrook to Wootton.

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

Sandown Carnival  29th July 2017.

Mardi Gras  1st July 2017. Ryde Town Centre and Esplanade.

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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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