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.

Strong winds put a stop to first Open Air Market

event cancelled poster

Weather permitting the second planned Open Air market will go ahead, but not tomorrow's

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 6:00pm

By Graham Biss

Help make ‘loudest clap ever’ on Sunday to celebrate 72 years of NHS

NHS72 Birthday poster and thank you card

To say a collective thank you, join in a one-off clap to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS through the crisis so far

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 2:28pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 15 readers' comments

Over 30 traders at Isle of Wight open air market this Sunday

pretty bunting

The event has been organised to support local traders following the cancellation of many fayres and events due to Coronavirus

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:51am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Quay Arts Centre to reopen to the public this weekend

Poster for Quay Arts reopening

A number of steps have been taken to ensure Quay Arts is safe to reopen to the public again. Details within

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:50pm

By Tayla Smith

Ventnor Exchange to reopen next month: Book your Friday or Saturday night slot

Interior of ventnor exchange showing plants and prints

During July, Ventnor Exchange will be opening on Friday and Saturday nights - with a brand new beer list, cocktails and an all new snacks menu. Make sure you book in advance as capacity is limited

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:15pm

By Jack Whitewood

Isle of Wight cinemas soon to reopen again to film lovers: The detail

woman sitting alone in cinema by Karen Zhao

Independent cinema, Ryde Commodore, and national chain, Cineworld, are both looking forward to re-opening their doors to film lovers. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 13 years of delivering life-saving treatment

air ambulance crew in the chopper

Supporters of the Air Ambulance can take part in the Virtual Quiz to help celebrate 13 years of delivering life-saving treatment to the most critically ill and severely injured patients

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council say Great Wonderfest does not meet Government Covid-19 guidelines for mass gatherings

sticker on wall showing man with hand out signalling stop by Markus Spiske

Great Wonderfest organisers come under fire on social media as they announce their plans to go ahead this summer. Isle of Wight council say proposals do not meet the Government safety guidelines for Covid-19

Monday, 29th June, 2020 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Rainbow Run – Bubble Fun event postponed due to Coronavirus crisis

Young girl enjoys Rainbow Run

A date has been set for 2021, so you can carry you entry over to that if it suits

Friday, 26th June, 2020 11:57am

By Sally Perry

Head online to take part in the St Catherine’s 2020 Virtual Summer Fair

summer fair 2020 written in the sand

The annual Summer Fair can't take place at the school due to lockdown, but you can head online to Facebook to take part in the virtual Fair

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:03am

By Sally Perry

The Awakening at Home: Free online day retreat and mini Festival of Wellbeing

awakening session with people in a ring holding hands

There’s never been more of a need to put our health and wellbeing front and centre than right now, and we’re all in need of a little lockdown lift, says Kate Taylor

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 2:04pm

By Feature Writer

Quay Arts Folk Club folk nights to be streamed live from this weekend

MIranda playing guitar

The Isolation Row Festival raised over £1,000 for Quay Arts last month and is now followed by the Quay Arts Folk Club with monthly online music nights. Details within

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 11:24am

By John Bentley