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.

Blue Moon on Halloween: A once in 19 years event taking place this month

blue moon team and lanterns

This family-friendly event from The New Carnival Company has inspired local artists, schools and communities, who have been busy preparing and making illuminations for the outdoor spectacle

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Chris Slann with one comment

Don’t miss the Harp on Wight International festival online this weekend

harp on wight promo - harp on the beach with quote from Beethoven

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, this year the Harp on Wight International Festival will be offering free online concerts and workshops with leading harpists. Details within

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Major changes to Remembrance Day Services this year due to Covid-19

crocheted Lest we Forget sign

The UK Government are asking members of the public to watch this year's Remembrance Sunday service at home on TV. Details within

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 9:27am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Volunteering: It can bring so much to your life: Find out more at online Volunteer Fair

do something great - advert for volunteer fair

There’s so much to be gained from volunteering a little of your time. The Volunteer Centre can help you learn about the benefits and range of roles from over 25 IW organisations at this year's online Volunteering Fair

Friday, 16th October, 2020 6:53pm

By Feature Writer

Events OnTheWight now listing virtual events: Find out about (or add yours) today

events on the wight 16 october 2020

Isle of Wight events are starting to be posted to our event listings site, Events OnTheWight once again

Friday, 16th October, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Diabetes Group Isle of Wight Zoom event: Sign up today

A person doing a Diabetes Check on their finger

This Zoom event will update you on how the Diabetes Centre has adapted during Covid-19 to ensure it has been able to continue support and high quality care for people living with diabetes on the Isle of Wight

Monday, 12th October, 2020 6:00pm

By Feature Writer

Museum of Island History reopens this week: Only £1 entry charge

Museum of Island History

A number of safety measures have been put in place at the Museum of Island History, to allow visitors to return on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Monday, 5th October, 2020 11:07am

By IW Council Press Office

Head to an Isle of Wight Library for Libraries Week: Your Passport to reading

woman in library

There'll be lots of activities at Isle of Wight libraries next week, including online readings, book chat, grab bags with a comfort read novel selected by local library staff, plus some refreshments to wash it down.

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 7:21am

By IW Council Press Office

Get involved with ‘Community Clean Up’ later this month

A discarded coke can on the grass with sun rays coming through the trees

The Community Clean Up has been organised as a way to help lift spirits and rebuild a sense of community

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 10:34am

By Lucy Molyneux with 2 readers' comments

‘Polaroid originals’ exhibition opens at Dimbola this week

andreas polaroids of a woman looking away

Andrea Muendelein’s early Polaroid work explores her engagement with portraiture and painting during her time at Central Saint Martins College of Art between 2003 and 2005

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 10:06am

By Elissa Blizzard

Neil McCall’s 50th marathon for MIND takes place this Sunday: Watch video made by friends

Neil McCall - marathon ending in Ventnor

Neil's 50/50 challenge has been awe-inspiring over the last year - check out this great video and details of his final marathon

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 5:25pm

By Sally Perry

Jeremy Irons to open Isle of Wight Literary Festival with Hunting of the Snark

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons will open the free digital literary festival by bringing Lewis Carroll’s enigmatic nonsense poem - The Hunting of the Snark - to life

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 8:34am

By Janet Allan with one comment