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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.

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