Isle of Wight Day

Isle of Wight Day was conceived by the 2015 High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight, Robin Courage.

The first event was held on 24th September 2016 and aims to celebrate all that is good on the Isle of Wight.

As well as being a day of celebration for what if great about the Isle of Wight, the day aims to raise money for several charities on the Island.

Events were held all over the Island sitting under the Isle of Wight Day banner and a parade was held in Newport.

Weather braved for Isle of Wight Day beach clean

Red Funnel Big Beach clean

Over 40 Red Funnel staff and their families braved the wet weather at Ventnor and Steephill Cove to take part in the biggest-ever organised clean-up of the Island’s coastline.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 2:07pm

By Bryn Jones

Ferry company sponsor Isle of Wight’s largest ever beach clean

isle of wight beach clean

Over the weekend of 22-23 September, Islanders and visitors are being encouraged to take part in the biggest beach clean the Isle of Wight has ever seen, as part of Isle of Wight Day celebrations.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 12:00pm

By Stuart Hunt with 5 readers' comments

Girlguiding IW join the Isle of Wight Day parade

girlguiding iow day parade 2

Well over 100 members of Girlguiding IW joined in the celebrations for the 2017 edition of Isle of Wight Day last weekend.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 7:51am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Some towns get *free* parking for Isle of Wight Day

Parking ticket machine:

*Some* Isle of Wight council car parks will be free this Saturday for Isle of Wight Day. OnTheWight has the details of which ones.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 5:51pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Day: Grab your bunting now

Isle of wight day bunting

Isle of Wight Day returns on Saturday, 23rd September. Make sure you pick up your bunting and have it on display for the big day.

Monday, 11th September, 2017 5:52pm

By Robin Courage

Isle of Wight spoken word competition: Calling young Islanders


Young people across the Isle of Wight are encouraged to join in this exciting Spoken Word competition for Isle of Wight Day.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 4:08pm

By Karen Rivlin

‘Celebrating Together’: Isle of Wight Day Book now available

Celebrating Together

A new book containing 500+ photos taken by Islanders and professionals on Isle of Wight Day has been published, with all proceeds going to charity.

Thursday, 30th March, 2017 5:54pm

By Philip Bell

Isle of Wight Day: Wrap up your bunting for another year


The High Sheriff for the Island has thanked Islanders for embracing the very first Isle of Wight Day and reveals the date for 2017's event.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 2:53pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Fundraising end of season celebration


The Macmillan Coffee Morning turned into a coffee morning, afternoon and evening as rowers from Ryde Rowing Club celebrated their end of season success.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 9:43am

By Steve Bull

Isle of Wight Day: Celebrating all that is great on the Island

Isle of wight day bunting

There's 75 miles of bunting and around 100 events planned for the very first Isle of Wight Day which takes place on Saturday.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 5:20pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Vote for Josh: A dedicated friend of Frank James Hospital

Frank James Hospital

The dedicated band of guerrilla gardeners have shown great respect to this wonderful piece of Isle of Wight heritage. One of their youngest, Josh Aitken-Dunkeld, has been a committed Friend to the cause and you can now vote for him in a national award.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Staying active is great for your mental well-being say Isle of Wight Youth Trust

teenagers hula hooping

On Isle of Wight day the Youth Trust will will be teaming up with local businesses to host a series of fitness workshops at Island Innovation VI Form Campus in Newport.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 12:41pm

By Felicity Radak