Events Diary

Below is a list of the headline events in 2019…

NB: Dates correct at time of publication

For a full list of the many varied events the Isle of Wight will host in 2019, please go to Visit Isle of Wight’s consumer website – just click this link!

Electric Woods ‘Spirit of the Orient’Robin Hill15-23 Feb
Mother’s Day Special
@ IW Steam Railway

Havenstreet31 Mar + 11-13 April
IW Children’s FestivalNewport11-13 April
Island Heritage Train Days @ IW
Steam Railway

Havenstreet14 April
Easter Fun @ IW
Steam Railway

Havenstreet19-22 April
14th Annual IW Real
Ale Festival @ IW
Steam Railway
Havenstreet4-6 May
Isle of Wight
Challenge
Chale4-5 May
Isle of Wight Walking FestivalIslandwide4-19 May
Isle of Wight
Randonnee
Islandwide5 May
Wolverton Folk and
Blues Fair
Shorwell11 May
Walk the Wight with
Mountbatten
Islandwide12 May
Island Heritage Train Days @ IW Steam
Railway

Havenstreet12 May
Rydabus Running
Weekend
Ryde18-19 May
Festival of Transport
@ IW Steam Railway
Havenstreet19 May
Spring Gala @ IW
Steam Railway
Havenstreet25-27 May
Wild West Week
Blackgang Chine25 May – 2 June
IW Jazz WeekendNewport28 May – 2 June
IW Festival of RunningFreshwater1-2 June
Island Heritage Train Days @ IW Steam
Railway
Havenstreet9 June
Isle of Wight FestivalNewport13-16 June
Workshop Open Day
@ IW Steam Railway
Havenstreet16 June
IW Mardi GrasRyde29 June
Round the Island RaceIslandwide29 June
Royal IW County ShowNorthwood30 June
The 1940’s ExperienceHavenstreet6-7 July
Rhythm Tree FestivalShalfleet12-14 July
Island Motor ShowHavenstreet13-14 July
Panerai British Classic WeekCowes13-20 July
Island Heritage Train Days @ IW Steam
Railway
Havenstreet14 July
Real Ale Train @ IW
Steam Railway
Havenstreet20 July
Ventnor FringeVentnor23-28 July
Jungle Fever Robin Hill23 July – 29 August
Newport Main
Carnival
Newport25 July
Sandown Children’s
Carnival
Sandown26 July
Sandown Main
Carnival
Sandown27 July
Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classic WeekCowes27 July – 2 Aug
The Railway Folk @
IW Steam Railway
Havenstreet28-30 July
Freshwater CarnivalFreshwater
Newport Illuminated
Carnival
Newport3-4 Aug
Chale ShowChale3-4 Aug
Shanklin Children’s
Carnival
Shanklin6 Aug
Shanklin Main
Carnival
Shanklin7 Aug
Cowes Main CarnivalCowes8 Aug
Shanklin Illuminated
Carnival
Shanklin10 Aug
Jack Up The SummerNewport10-11 Aug
Lendy Cowes WeekCowes10-17 Aug
Ventnor Children’s
Carnival
Ventnor14 Aug
Ventnor Main CarnivalVentnor14 Aug
Ventnor Illuminated
Carnival
Ventnor17 Aug
Garlic FestivalNewchurch17-18 Aug
45th Island Steam
Show @ IW Steam
Railway
Havenstreet23-26 Aug
International Scooter
Rally
Ryde23-26 Aug
Cowes Illuminated
Carnival
Cowes24 Aug
St Helens CarnivalSt Helens26 Aug
Ryde Children’s
Carnival
Ryde28 Aug
Sandown Illuminated
Carnival
Sandown28 Aug
Ryde Main CarnivalRyde29 Aug
The Wight PromsCowes29 Aug – 1 Sept
Ryde Illuminated
Carnival
Ryde31 Aug
Morris Minor Rally @
IW Steam Railway
Havenstreet01 Sept
Island Heritage Train
Day @ IW Steam
Railway
Havenstreet8 Sept
Heritage Open Days @ IW Steam RailwayHavenstreet12-15 Sept
International Classic
Car Show
Newport14 Sept
International Classic
Car Show
Ryde15 Sept
Isle of Wight DayIslandwide21 Sept
3rd IW Cider & Cheese
Festival @ IW Steam
Railway
Havenstreet21-22 Sept
Festival of Light
inspired by Diwali
Robin Hill27-28 Sept, 4-5 Oct, 11-
12 Oct, 18 Oct – 3 Nov
Island Heritage Train
Days @ IW Steam
Railway
Havenstreet6 Oct
IW Literary FestivalCowes10-13 Oct
Classic Beer, Buses and
Walks
Islandwide12-13 Oct
Wicked NightsBlackgang Chine19-27 Oct, 30 Oct – 2
Nov
Wizard Week @ IW
Steam Railway
Havenstreet27-31 Oct
Fright Night @ IW
Steam Railway
Havenstreet31 Oct
Santa Specials @ IW
Steam Railway
Havenstreet30 Nov – 01 Dec, 7-8 Dec, 14-15 Dec, 21-24 Dec
Boxing Day Specials @ IW Steam RailwayHavenstreet26 Dec