2015 Island Events

Music Festivals & Concerts

The Isle of Wight hosts two multi-award winning music festivals, the legendary Isle of Wight Festival takes place each June and Bestival every September. In addition, there are many smaller more intimate music events and festivals.

28-31 May Newport Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend
11-14 Jun Isle of Wight Festival
2015 date TBC Rhythmtree Festival
23-27 Jul V-Dub Island
08-09 Aug Jack Up the 80s
11-16 Aug Ventnor Fringe Festival
10-13 Sept Bestival

Land based sporting events

From hedge laying and ploughing competitions to full on triathlons, randonnees and walking festivals, the Isle of Wight offers a wide range outdoor activity events..

02-03 May The Isle of Wight Challenge
03 May Randonnee
02-17 May Isle of Wight Walking Festival
10 May Walk the Wight
05-27 Sep IoW Cycling Festival
26 Sep The Wight Challenge 
27 Sep Needles Triathlon 
11 Oct 59th Int. IoW Marathon 

Water based sporting events

Surrounded by water, the Isle of Wight offers some of the best sailing and water related sports found anywhere in the UK. Cowes Week is the highlight of the yacht racing calendar whilst the British Powerboat Festival is all about engine power.

29-31 May Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival 
22-29 Jun Festival of the Sea 
27 Jun JP Morgan AM Round the Island Race 
08-15 Aug Aberdeen AM Cowes Week 
10-13 Sep Little Britain Challenge Cup Regatta 

Food & Drink, Arts & Film, Gardens & Crafts

The Island has a great reputation for fresh food and organic produce and the many food related festivals and garden shows offer a great way to see and taste what's available.

01-04 May Isle of Arts Festival 
17-20 Jul & 24-27 Jul Isle of Wight Open Studios
11-16 Aug Ventnor Fringe Festival 
15-16 Aug IoW Garlic Festival 
2015 date TBC  IoW Film Festival 
05-06 Sep 2015 Wolverton Manor Garden Fair
2015 date TBC  Sweetcorn Fayre 
15 - 18 Oct IoW Literary Festival 

For more details of these or other Island events contact Visit Isle of Wight