IOW Steam Railway

The Railway folk

30th-31st July 1 August

the Railway Folk are down on the farm, or, at least, the farm comes to the Railway Folk

Island Steam Show

25th 28th August

Family day out with steam rollers on display and vinatage steam trains. There is also jousting, fun fair rides and market stall

Robin Hill

25th July- 31st August

Experience a briliant carnival atmosphere in the day, and enjoy the parade at night. Plus other fun activites!

Blackgang Chine

26th July- 30th August

Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment including street performers, magicians, roaming dinos, live music, a BBQ and ..... to bring your day to a spectacular end, their awe-inspiring musical firework display set off from the cliff edge

Amazing Days & Nights

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The Garlic Farm

The Garlic Festival

19th & 20th August 2017

The island is famous for its garlic, so this event showcases the best. Including Garlic Ice cream, beer and sausages etc. There is also a circus and a fun fair

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Round the Island

TBC 2018

Sailing Race around the island, open to any sailors from novice to professional. Can be seen anywhere on the island with a view of the sea. The start and finish is at Cowes

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Lendy Cowes Week

4th August-11th August 2018

Major sailing event, with races happening everyday. There is also lots happening on shore with music and food. The week ends with the tradional fireworks

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Scooter Rally

25th August-28th August

Scooter fan descend on the island from around the world, to showcase their scooters at the Smallbrook Stadium.

On the final day there is a drive around the island starting from Ryde seafront.

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Smugglers Return

TBC 2018


Let your children become pirates at Blackgang. With lessons on sword fights, fancy dress and the chance to

take part in a treasure hunt

Music Fesivals Carnivals

Shipwreck Isle

TBC 2018

Located on Appley Beach, there is going to be live pirate music, pirate demonstrations, entertainment and much more.


The Grand Joust


15th-17th, 22-24th August 2017

A magnificent medieval joust where fighting knights do battle in a live action show, located int he grounds of Carisbrooke Castle

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Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival


TBC 2018

Returning after a years break. The Old Gaffers Festival has a brilliant selection of entertainment, food and music with a background of ships all sizes in the harbour.

Location: Yarmouth

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27th August 2017

Watch the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race. There will be plenty of entertainment onshore and on the water.

This race is described as the formula 1 of the water!

Cowes Classic Offshore

Powerboat Race