Events on the Isle of Wight
October November and December

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Due to the Health Crisis events may be cancelled. Please check their website. Stay safe everyone.

It may be late autumn and winter, but the Island still has things to do. Such is the climate of the Island that even in winter it is possible to perhaps cycle, run or walk some of the beautiful paths that dot the Island. There are events going on - The Literary festival or fireworks and Christmas brings its own ambience to the lovely towns and villages.


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Blackgang Chines Illuminations TBC. Truly magic.

Small Ships Race Cowes TBC. A very popular event on the Solent with disabled and young crews taking part. First timers some of them may be but it is highly competitive as well as fun.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival  8th to 11th October 2020.

Beer, Buses and Walks 10th and 11th October 2020.  Chance to ride again on historic buses as they ply FREE networks over the weekend. Connects 60 pubs serving real ale.

Harp on Wight International Festival 23rd to 25th October 2020. Ryde.

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November Celebrations Sandown. 7th November 2020. Esplanade and beach.

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Chain Ferry, Cowes.

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Cowes If you are coming from the mainland it is an excellent entry point from Southampton. Cowes itself is a very pleasant seaside town with a shingle beach. Plenty of shops and accommodation, but in the summer it is best to book, for the town is a popular holiday destination not only for yachting folk. 

Havenstreet. The main place for the Isle of Wight Steam Railway events and the Railway Museum. The stations are Smallbrook, Ashey Havenstreet and Wootton. Havenstreet is only a short distance to Ryde.

Arreton is a very old village few miles east of Newport. Arreton Barns is situated in the village. There is a craft village and the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum are within the complex. 

Yarmouth Another of the entry ports to the Island, this time from the lovely town of Lymington.  English Heritage own Yarmouth Castle. The town is a pleasant mix of pleasant country town and port. 

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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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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 even 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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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

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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