Things to do on the Isle of Wight in September

Around the beginning of August each year we start to hear the same words spoken every year at this time when it starts to rain “apparently, we’re going to get an Indian Summer…”, and invariably we usually do get a ‘late summer’ here on the Isle of Wight.
The warmer days and nights often stretch right through September and into October, and we always make the most of our enviable micro-climate on our little Isle.

There’s a host of events taking place in September, suitable for all ages and these also coincide with lower priced weeks at our properties. A perfect combination for a late summer getaway.

If you’re still looking for somewhere to stay in September, please take a look at our availability here.

Fairweather festival – 2nd September
This is a one-day music festival (no tents required) held at Los altos Park in Sandown. The event is being run in aid of MIND, a mental health charity. Confirmed acts include Professor Green, Atomic Kitten and the Chuckle Brothers (I’m going!).

Eklectica – link to blog – 9th September
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.

Antiques Roadshow – 14th September
The Antiques Roadshow, will be paying a visit to the former Royal residence of Osborne House on the 14th September. The filming will be taking place in the Gardens and entry is free. If you have something interesting that you’d like valued, pop along and have one of the 30+ experts on hand take a look.

Classic Car Show – 16th & 17th September
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.

Extinction at BGC – 23rd September
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.

Bembridge Harbour food festival – 23rd & 24th September
The Isle of Wight is famous for good food and in particular the huge variety of Seafood on offer across the Island. One of the main focal areas of the ‘seafood scene’ on the Island is Bembridge Harbour, which is home to a plethora of Fishing vessels in addition to being a popular spot for pleasure craft, kayakers, dog walkers, etc.

Isle of Wight day – 23rd September
This day of celebration for our Island has now grown into a whole weekend of activities, celebrating all the things that make our Island special. Live entertainment, parades and parties across the Island.

Cycling Festival - 23rd Sept – 1st Oct
The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival takes at the end of September and provides the opportunity for visiting cyclists to get off the beaten track and experience some of the Island’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.