Events

Festival of light at Robin Hill

The popular ‘Electric Lights’ event is returning to Robin Hill Country Park again this Autumn. This year’s Festival of Light is inspired by the Diwali festival and is celebrating 70 years of India’s independence.

Extinction event at Blackgang Chine

The Dinosaurs are alive and kicking at Blackgang Chine this September. The park will be hosting an ‘Extinction’ event, where you’ll be able to meet the parks resident baby T-Rex, a flock of Dodo’s and various other previously extinct creatures.

It’s not just Dinosaurs, there’s even the odd mythical creature, such as Cedric the Dragon.

BBC Antiques Road Show at Osborne House

Who doesn’t love a bit of Antiques Road Show!!!?

Well if you’re one of the millions that do, and have ever wanted to pop along to see a show being filmed, there will be a great opportunity to do so in mid-September, here on the Isle of Wight.

Eklectica Music Festival

Of the many festivals that occur across the Island throughout the year, Eklectica is the newest music festival and the inaugural event will be taking place in early September at Robin Hill Country Park.

What’s happening in August

August is by far the busiest month for Visitors on the Island, and if you’re worried about finding too many crowds and queues at your favourite attractions, why not try some alternatives:

Carnival time at Robin Hill Country Park
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6pm - Throughout the School holidays, there is a carnival procession through the woodland, a band, workshops and a new illusion show, as well as the parks, this is must for all the family!

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Victoria’s fabulous garden party

This coming May half term, Osborne House in Whippingham will be hosting a Garden Party with a difference.

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Painting & Drawing workshop at VBG

This season the Botanic Gardens in Ventnor are hosting a plethora of different events and classes and the latest of these to be added to the Summer programme are Painting and drawing workshops.

The first of these takes place on Saturday 27th May from 11.00 till 15.00.

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair

Set within the very idyllic rural surrounding at Wolverton Manor new Shorwell, between Brook and Newport The annual Folk and Blues fair is a very chilled and relaxing one day festival, which is run for Charity and supports a local primary school in addition to raising funds for Leukaemia research.

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The Isle of Wight Classic Car Show

Returning to the Island for its 16th year, the Classic Car extravaganza will be rolling onto the Isle of Wight on 16th September for a weekend of show and shine.

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What’s happening in July

Round the Island Race, Wight Locations

It’s the peak of the Summer and also the start of the School Holidays in July, so as you’d expect, there’s an exhausting amount of activities and events taking place across the Island in July. Below is a handpicked list of our favourites.

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