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.

First time Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race winner in Cowes this weekend

thunderbolt in the water

Thunderbolt, the winner of the first Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race has just undergone a repaint and minor repairs and will be in Cowes this weekend, as will seven times world power boat racing champion, Richie Powers.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Save Our NHS: Join the Isle of Wight march next month

save our nhs march

Islanders are being invited to take part in a Save our NHS march planned for next month on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 8:32am

By Christine Lightbody

Binnel Studios welcome you to their Third Summer Exhibition


Don't miss the third Summer Exhibition by artists at Binnel Studios. It takes place this coming bank holiday weekend in deepest, but delightful St Lawrence.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 8:08pm

By Sally Perry

Little Britain Challenge Cup: Fundraising event returns to Cowes

Shepards Wharf Marina Cowes IW

The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry's number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fundraise on 15th and 16th September.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 1:24pm

By Louisa Mamakou

Head to Cow Co’s Summer Shindig for screening of SING!

Sing Screenshot

Get set for the penultimate Summer Shindig - there's a very special outdoor screening of the film SING! - an animated comedy every member of the family will love. Free entry and free parking!

Friday, 18th August, 2017 5:52pm

By Kirsten Morris

Isle of Wight brain tumour survivor to take on Great South Run

mark grimes - iow fire fighter great south run

In just over two months, Isle of Wight Fire Fighter, Mark Grimes - who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015 - will be taking on the Simplyhealth Great South Run with his wife Katherine.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 1:16pm

By Kerry Simpson

Iconic powerboat race returns to the Isle of Wight for 57th year

Dry Martini

The birthplace of international powerboat racing will be welcoming the fleet of 18 powerboats for the iconic Cowes - Torquay - Cowes powerboat race over the bank holiday weekend. See the boats and meet the drivers. We have the details and timings.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 9:31am

By Malc Attrill

Saturday Rock School: Build confidence and self esteem through music. Register now

saturday rock school

Saturday Rock School offers a brilliant and fun opportunity for 12 to 16 year olds to develop self-confidence, communication skills, self esteem, team work and musical creativity. Sign up now!

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 5:35pm

By Feature Writer

Mark Steel’s in Town: Ventnor tickets now available!

mark steel on street

People were excited to learn on Monday from OnTheWight that Mark Steel was coming to record his radio show in Ventnor. 'When can I get tickets?' was the most asked question. Right now is today's answer! Here's how.

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Philosophy in Pubs: New group launches next week

pub with fairy lights

A new informal group that will meet in pubs to discuss ethical and moral issues, without feeling you need an academic qualification, is launching next week.

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 11:57am

By Sally Perry

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Watch its arrival. Now, live and tomorrow

hms queen elizabeth - ais tracking cropped

Britain’s new aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, isn’t far off the south of the Isle of Wight. We’ve got a map so you can track its position in real time. Also details of where to watch it from tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 1:38pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Purple Poppy Appeal in remembrance of animals from war torn countries

Purple Poppy

The Sasha Animal Foundation are now officially running the Purple Poppy Appeal in remembrance of animals from war torn countries and has details of the official launch and Gala Dinner.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 12:24pm

By Julie Betterton-Trew with one comment