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.

Two days left until ‘Drumming and Strumming for Shanklin Theatre’

Montage of images showing Tilly and Jake, Boycie, Harper and Shanklin Theatre

This virtual benefit concert features John Challis, Doctor and the Medics and Blair Dunlop. Watch on YouTube and Facebook

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 7:57am

By Jake Curran

Don’t miss Ryde’s Spring Windows: Art installations in shop windows

New carnival Company's Spring Window

The sun is shining and the forecast is great for the weekend, so why not head to Ryde and check out these three great art installations

Friday, 16th April, 2021 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

Register to become a volunteer at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Ventnor Fringe in the Park

Ventnor Fringe Festival welcomes volunteers from all ages and backgrounds. Register today if you want to take part

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 4:31pm

By Sally Perry

Naturezones: Book your place and enjoy a slice of tranquility at Nature Reserve and Wildlife Field Study Centre

Green open spaces at Naturezones

You'll need to book in advance to visit Naturezones, but it sounds like it'll be worth the visit

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 10:11am

By Angela Hewitt with one comment

Seven Isle of Wight carnivals have now been cancelled for 2021 (updated)

Illuminated Carnival

Disappointing news for carnival fans on the Isle of Wight, but safety comes first say the Carnival Federation

Friday, 9th April, 2021 12:41pm

By Isle of Wight Carnival Federation

Botanical residency for Isle of Wight artist

Artists Paint Brushes

Over the next three months Guy Eades will be based at Ventnor Botanic Garden three days week

Friday, 9th April, 2021 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Your chance to skydive on the Isle of Wight for charity this summer

Two people Skydiving

Find out how you could be ticking something off your bucket list and skydiving for a local charity this summer

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 8:02am

By Elisha Leachman

Drive-in cinema returns Summer 2021 in aid of cancer trust

Movie Drive In

Tickets are selling fast for the summer drive-in events hosted by Wessex Cancer Trust. Book today to avoid disappointment

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 7:40am

By Sally Perry

Teens organise charity gig for Shanklin Theatre with some big names

Tilly and Jake / Shanklin Theatre / Doctor and the Medics

These two teenagers have organised a fundraising gig for Shanklin Theatre that features among others, musicians from Doctor and the Medics and Pentangle

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 4:21pm

By Jake Curran

SingAbout Project celebrates two birthdays

Amy and the Virtual SingAbout sessions

The project promotes good lung health and a bit of escapism too

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 10:59am

By Hannah Griffiths

Very rare and special willow sculpture maze created for Gift to Nature (updated)

willow maze at Golden Hill Fort

The willow sculpture that you can investigate, hide, play and enjoy has been created from the Island for the Island and is one of only two or three in the country

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 10:21am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Always innovating: New kind of theatre performances from Ventnor Exchange

People walking past Ventnor Exchange

Always looking at new ways of helping people enjoy theatre, these 'over the phone' and zoom performances from Ventnor Exchange certainly tick the box

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 5:34pm

By Jack Whitewood