Isle of Wight What’s on

We have a whole separate sister-Website that is dedicated to letting you know what Isle of Wight events you can take part in, or add your own event for *free*.

Events On The WightIt’s bursting at the seams, including events from country fairs to award-winning music festivals, art exhibitions to jumble sales, historical talks and tours to beach cleans and thought-provoking lectures.

In addition to that, below you’ll find the latest features highlighting the upcoming events here on the Island.

World first at ‘dementia friendly’ Million Dollar Bash

richard thompson

All Wight Now say this will be a 'World first', building on the festival's legacy and making the Million Dollar Bash dementia friendly.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 2:40pm

By Bill Bradshaw

Beach cleaning ten miles of Isle of Wight coast and raising money for WasteAid UK

Compton beach clean

Any money donated will go directly for use in community projects to prevent plastic bags entering the ocean by turning them into paving slabs.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 1:51pm

By Anne Sayer

Everything’s ‘sheep shape’ for the County Show!

Graham Biss, Judith (the bigger sheep) and Lamb Chop

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show promises to be a ‘right rural day out’ with animal parades, falconry displays, and lots of activities including clay pigeon shooting and tractor rides. It’s headlined by the amazing Household Cavalry.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:34am

By Catherine Bassindale

Friendly Fires and Yungblud replace Cage The Elephant and Sam Fender at Isle of Wight Festival

yungblud loner

Cage the Elephant and Sam Fender have both been forced to pull out due to injury and illness.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 4:42pm

By Amy Allen

Free wellbeing singing group for those with anxiety or depression

Banksy bird singing

The group is free to members of the community who suffer from anxiety, depression or who hay have done in the past, but wish to meet and support other people with similar experiences.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:09am

By Annalisa Vaughan

All Wight Now Festival launches this year’s Million Dollar Bash: Tickets now on sale

Peter Harrigan and Ray Foulk

Named in tribute to the Bob Dylan song, Million Dollar Bash, this year's All Wight Now Festival was launched recently in true 60's style. Tickets available now for the August one-day Festival.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 1:45pm

By Jo Macaulay

Call for kayakers and canoeists to be part of charity Pier to Pier swim

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

The event attracted over 100 swimmers last year and as well as the help of inshore rescue teams, the services of kayakers and canoeists are needed to support the swimmers.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 10:51am

By Bob Cooper

Individual Medley: A touching and funny cross-cultural coming-of-age memoir at Ventnor Fringe

Katrina Quinn performing on stage - looking as if about to dive into water

The show especially resonates with swimmers, people who've moved country and 90s kids, but the themes of growing up and learning to be confident in yourself and your body are universal. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, 8th June, 2019 1:16pm

By Feature Writer

Don’t miss ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce’ at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Actors from Hound of the Baskervilles

Book your tickets today for this inventive and hilarious comedy mystery which features two fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 6:28pm

By Feature Writer

Find out more about Ventnor’s role in 1944 D-Day operations

In preparation for Operation Biting, the raid on the German radar array housed at Bruneval, British covering troops and paratroopers practise their withdrawal to landing craft during training in Britain in February 1942. With preparations for Normandy progressing by late 1943, could the alleged raid on Ventnor therefore have been the venue for rehearsing a future Bruneval-style operation?

Ahead of the D-Day 75 off Ventnor commemorations (all welcome, details within), David Baldwin shares this fascinating background to the town's involvement in the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 7:40pm

By David Baldwin

Look out for Isle of Wight flypast of large scale military aircraft for D-Day

three spitfires flying over countryside

Have your binoculars and cameras at the ready on Wednesday as Islanders are expected to be treated to an airshow of military aircraft heading to Portsmouth for D-Day 75 commemorations.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 7:31am

By Sally Perry

Exhibition that puts feelings in the frame

indie arts - graphic design

The latest exhibition at the People’s Pop-Up Gallery PPUG will show artwork created by ten residents of Newport Residential Care. Reconnections draws on themes of reconnecting with oneself, the community and to the environment.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 4:18pm

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