MAYFEST – Free Entry
Saturday 4th to Monday 5th May 2013, Yarmouth Green
A Traditional Old English Celebratory event, a weekend of Maypole Dancing, Morris Dancing, Live Music, Dancing, Real Ales & Cider, Great Food and other activities.
Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th May 2013
With over 100 different walks for all fitness levels, this festival is now
the largest in the UK. It includes the famous, fundraising “Walk the Wight”
FESTIVAL OF FOLK & BLUES MUSIC
Saturday 12th May 2013
A one day festival of folk & blues music set in the scenic grounds of Wolverton Manor
Various bands, tented beverage stands, real ale tent, bbq and much more.
12:00pm to 8:00pm tickets from £5 -£6.00 children under 12 free entry.
01983 740 609 for further details and tickets
YARMOUTH OLD GAFFERS FESTIVAL
Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Yarmouth Harbour will be filled with life and colour with more than 100
Visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the
Cream of Old Gaffers Fleet. On shore plenty of attractions, live music,
craft fair, flower festival and so much more, morning till night all weekend.
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June 2013
A weekend packed with the hottest acts around today. Line up:
Paloma Faith, The Killers, Stone Roses, Bon Jovi and many more
Full list of Acts and performance dates can be found the official website:
JP MORGAN ROUND THE ISLAND RACE
Saturday 1st June 2013
A one day round the island yacht race, over1,700 boats make it one of the
Largest yachts race in the world, with competitors from UK, Europe and
as far as the USA follow the 50 nautical miles around the Island.
MIDSUMMER JAZZ 2013
Saturday 22nd June
An open-air festival of jazz on Midsummer’s Eve. Take along a Picnic
and enjoy a unique musical event for one night only featuring the legendary
Kenny Ball & his Band. Hot Food & drink kiosk,
Real Ale & Wine Bar. Free Parking.
Check the weblink below for more activities
Newport on Saturday 20th July: 6:00-7:30pm
Sandown on Saturday 27th July: 6:00-7:00pm
Shanklin on Wednesday 7th August: 7:45 – 9:00pm
Ventnor on Wednesday 14th August: 6:00-7:00pm
Ryde on Saturday 17th August: 6:00-7:00pm
A fun packed day of activities for all ages, colourful floats and costumes
Come join the thousands of people who line the streets to watch the floats
and street performers. An absolute riot of colour and pumping music
Shanklin on Saturday 10th August: 8:00 – 9:15pm.
Sandown on Wednesday 28th August: 8:00-9:00pm
Ryde on Saturday 31st August: 7:30-8:30pm
An evening of activity & colourful floats Dusk brings the floats
to life in full Illumination. Not to be missed.
Saturday 3rd to 10th August 2013
The event is a mix of competitive sailing and a vibrant social scene,
attracting over 8500 boats & 100,000 visitors.
On Friday 17th the spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza.
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2013
The Islands biggest summer show packed with stage & arena
Events, over 300 commercial stalls, funfair, vintage vehicle show
edible treats .The Island’s garlic flavours everything from hot crusty
bread to moules, prawns, lamb, beer the list is endless.
An all day eating experience.
3rd & 4th August
The most traditional & distinguished family show on the Island
A display of horticultural exhibits, crafts, antiques, farmers market
Entertainers & stunt shows.
ISLE OF WIGHT SCOOTER WEEKEND
23rd to 25th August 2013
Widely recognised as the biggest scooter event in the world, this is a
fun-packed weekend for the scooter enthusiast culminating with the awesome spectacle of the round the Island ride-out on the Sunday afternoon.
Other highlights incl a spectacular custom scooter show, said to be the best
display of custom scooters in Europe & various forms of live entertainment
Dates to be confirmed
At I.O.W Donkey Santuary
Set to be the biggest and best tribute event on the island over the
August Bank Holiday. Line up to be confirmed for 2013
ISLAND STEAM SHOW
Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2013
Stunning shows in the main arena will make you gasp, cheer and laugh, Keeping the kids entertained is all important, so as well as the traditional fairground and the
arena events, there are trampolines, ‘Red Indian’ face painting and our children’s play area. Central to the Island Steam Show is the delight of the ‘living engineering’
of our vintage steam vehicles, many of which date from the early years of the last century. Revel in the colour and atmosphere, as you climb aboard a traditional
fairground ride, and relish the spectacle of the beautifully maintained traction engines, vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks and old wagons.
JAGUAR CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Sunday 4th August 2012
Jaguar – An iconic brand! See superb examples of this British motoring marque – old, new and classic – all on display in one place … A must for all car enthusiasts!
Featuring something for everyone, throughout the day there’s music from The In Crowd, Rattle Shakin Daddies and the Medina Marching Band, stalls and trade
stands to browse, plus entertainment from Wight Falconry and Dance Vibez, and stuff for the children with bouncy castle and giant slide.
Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th 2013
Offering a line-up of big music names and scene setters in a world of Fancy dress, packed full of suprises, secret stages, colour & fun, top names plus many more.
Bands include Elton John, Fat Boy Slim,, Sinead O’Connor Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th 2013
The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival provides the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track and enjoy some of the Island’s most beautiful, unspoilt countryside.
Rides vary from pleasant meanders through pretty villages to Cycle the Wight, a 70-mile road route around the Island’s spectacular coastline.
AUTUMN WALKING WEEKEND
Friday 25th to Monday 28th 2013
A special extra event to follow on from the May Walking Festival.
The walks include treasure hunts, wild food walks, ghost walks,
twilight walks, friendship walks as part of the Breast Cancer
Awarness Month, Nordic walking & Downland & forest walks.
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER:
A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS 2013
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November
Osborne House, East Cowes
Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas.
Enjoy traditional side show games and take a ride on an original Victorian carousel. Delight in jovial entertainers including the Singing Chimney Sweeps.
Meet Father Christmas and even Queen Victoria as you tour some of the festively dressed ground floor rooms of Osborne House.
SANTA AND MINCE PIE SPECIALS
Various ; 7th to 26th December
Soak up the festive atmosphere at Havenstreet station with a visit to Santa.
Stroll through our sparkling Winter Wonderland before meeting Santa who’ll have a quality gift for every child. Settle back and relax with a cosy 10-mile round trip
on our steam trains through the Island’s winter countryside and enjoy FREE entertainment for the children