Isle of Wight What’s on

We have a whole separate sister-Website – Events OnTheWight – that is dedicated to letting you What’s going on the Isle of Wight, listing the 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.

Isle of Wight Story Festival announces inspirational line-up for this half-term

Cerrie on the beach

It'll be online and it'll be free. Make sure you let your children and grandchildren know about this year's Isle of Wight Story Festival taking in February half term

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 8:07am

By Peta Rainford

Planet Aware events help you to reduce waste and consumption in your home or business

thread and scissors in basket

Planet Aware have two new free events series coming up in the next couple of weeks. Full details within

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Appeal for town, parish and community councils to support the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Isle of Wight CND are calling on local councils to create Nuclear Ban Communities and support the Treaty on on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Monday, 18th January, 2021 11:16am

By Isle of Wight CND with 4 readers' comments

Calling all musicians: Join Acoustic Originals and support the Quay

girl on floor playing guitar

Quay Arts are looking for musicians wanting to take part in 'Acoustic Originals' and 'Songs in the Quay of ...' both of which they intend to start again next month, albeit virtually

Friday, 15th January, 2021 5:39pm

By Sally Perry

Back to virtual scouting and camping for #wintercamp this weekend

Two boys in a makeshift camp at home

Scout Groups had been looking forward to going away to the Gilwell HQ campsite for the annual Winter Camp this weekend, but now hundreds of Isle of Wight Scouts and their friends and family will be having a Winter Camp at home instead

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 8:11am

By Malcolm Cox with one comment

Ventnor Fringe announce dates for 2021: Now extended to a socially distanced ten days

Ventnor Fringe act on stage

After having to cancel the 2020 festival, for this year the Ventnor Fringe team have designed it with social distancing in mind. See the details within

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 5:01pm

By Jack Whitewood with one comment

Take part in Quay Arts AGM via Zoom this month

Quay Arts Centre in September 2011

You'll need to register your email address if you'd like to listen into the AGM on Zoom later this month. Link within

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 1:44pm

By Tayla Smith

Annual hedgelaying competition postponed due to Covid restrictions

2012 Hedgelaying Competition

Given the obvious constraints organisers say there is no chance they could deliver a safe competition in 2021

Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

Big day for Operation Geranium with Community Award and live music event

People holding their geraniums

The live music event features acclaimed artist, Steve Young, and takes place in the Waverley's new marquee

Friday, 18th December, 2020 10:55am

By Sally Perry

Watch midwinter sunrise and planets form bright star with live music from the Isle of Wight

frosty sunrise

Andy says this year is special because of the conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn, which converge to form one bright star around the same time

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 12:36pm

By Andy Roberts

Isle of Wight artist captures moment in time with portraits of NHS colleagues

Martin Swan's Urgent Treatment Centre portraits

Martin has completed 40 portraits of his colleagues, with around another 20 to go. You can see them until the end of the year at Quay Arts Centre in Newport

Monday, 14th December, 2020 10:20am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Hopes for community to come together for Christmas Carols

sparkly fairy lights with dark background

All are invited to this special, socially distanced event in Ventnor Park later this month. Bring along your flasks of coffee or mulled wine, some lights and join in the Christmas cheer by singing your heart out with others

Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 6:41am

By Adrian Pinnock with one comment