The Isle of Wight springs into life come April, when Easter egg hunts fill the island with joy, before having a two-week walking festival, which is said to be the largest walking festival in the UK! The bi-annual Old Gaffers Festival in Yarmouth, brings colour to the shoreline, with the sailing regatta. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place in June, bringing thousands of revellers to Seacole Park in Newport, the heart town of the island. The Isle of Wight County Show is also a big hit for the Island, this takes place at the County Show Ground in Northwood, Cowes.
In July 2017, the Isle of Wight Celebrated the first ever Pride event, that brought colour and happiness to the streets of Ryde.
If you have a love for Garlic, then head over to the Garlic Festival in August, this makes a great day out, along with the famous Cowes Week, which is the largest sailing regatta in the world! There are also over a dozen of carnivals that take place at various of towns across the island, including Ventnor, Ryde, Newport, Sandown and Cowes.
The largest gathering of scooters in the world comes to Ryde. The Isle of Wight Scooter Rally takes place over the August Bank Holiday every year. Ryde also hosts the second day of the International Classic Car Show in September, with the first taking place at Newport Quay.
Electric Woods events, which take place at Robin Hill Country Park, brings themed light shows and illuminations to the grounds of the park. September 2017 will see a brand new festival for the Island, with the boutique Eklectica Festival taking place at Robin Hill. Osborne House in East Cowes, which was once Queen Victoria’s holiday home, where they have outdoor concerts throughout the year.
Why not visit Osborne House in East Cowes, the holiday home of Queen Victoria! They also have great outdoor concerts on the grounds. Fireworks light up the skies several times in the year across the Island, bringing families together to enjoy magical moments together. As Halloween approaches, the Isle of Wight turns into the ‘Isle of Fright’ and our resident ghosts and ghouls come out to play!