About Isle of Wight Festivals

(Isle of Wight, England)

Although the Isle of Wight is fairly small, it offers a surprising number of seasonal festivals, with many of the best events taking place during the summer months, including a major yacht race and sailing regatta.

Popular festivals in Isle of Wight include the following events.

Annual Isle of Wight Festivals

  • April: Isle of Wight Jazz Festival, increasing in size each year and attracting many notable jazz musicians
  • May: Isle of Wight Walking Festival, offering a range of walking events for all ages
  • June: Round the Island Yacht Race, one of the biggest and most prominent yacht races around the Isle of Wight
  • June: Nokia Isle of Wight Festival, with outdoor concerts and a range of entertainment, taking place in Seaclose Park at Newport
  • August: Cowes Week, a truly historic event and world-famous sailing regattas, attracting over 1,000 yachts in all shapes and sizes, lasting eight days
  • October: White Air Extreme Sports Festival, featuring a mixture of surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing, taking place at the end of the month around Sandown Bay
  • November: British Cod Championships, famous month-long fishing competition off the Needles area of the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Official Tourism and Tourist Information
Address: 128 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1983 813 813
Website: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/

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