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Isle of Wight Events Diary 2020

Isle of Wight Events Diary 2020

The Isle of Wight springs into life come April, when Easter egg hunts fill the island with joy, before having a two-week walking festival, which is said to be the largest walking festival in the UK! The bi-annual Old Gaffers Festival in Yarmouth, brings colour to the shoreline, with the sailing regatta. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place in June, bringing thousands of revellers to Seacole Park in Newport, the heart town of the island.  The Great Wonderfest will return for the second year in 2020 with great big music acts, tv stars, awesome activities and a big dose of family fun all in one place. The Isle of Wight County Show is also a big hit for the Island, this takes place at the County Show Ground in Northwood, Cowes.

In July 2017, the Isle of Wight Celebrated the first ever Pride event, that brought colour and happiness to the streets of Ryde. This is now an annual event that takes place every once a year on the Island.

If you have a love for Garlic, then head over to the Garlic Festival in August, this makes a great day out, along with the famous Cowes Week, which is the largest sailing regatta in the world! There are also over a dozen of carnivals that take place at various of towns across the island, including Ventnor, Ryde, Newport, Sandown and Cowes.

The largest gathering of scooters in the world comes to Sandown Airport in 2020 (previous years it has been held in Ryde). The Isle of Wight Scooter Rally takes place over the August Bank Holiday every year. Ryde hosts the second day of the International Classic Car Show in September, with the first taking place at Newport Quay.

Electric Woods events, which take place at Robin Hill Country Park, brings themed light shows and illuminations to the grounds of the park. 2020 will see a variety of new and repate events across the year.

Why not visit Osborne House in East Cowes, the holiday home of Queen Victoria! They also have great outdoor concerts on the grounds. Fireworks light up the skies several times in the year across the Island, bringing families together to enjoy magical moments together. As Halloween approaches, the Isle of Wight turns into the ‘Isle of Fright’ and our resident ghosts and ghouls come out to play!

Check out the comprehensive list of events provided by Visit Isle of Wight below…

NB: Dates correct at time of publication (11th Jan 2020)


11th - 14th September 2020Heritage Open Days at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
12th September 2020International Classic Car Show - Newport QuayNewport
13th September 2020International Classic Car Show - Ryde EsplanadeRyde
19th September 2020Isle of Wight DayIslandwide
19th - 20th September 20204th Isle of Wight Cider & Cheese Festival at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
26th - 27th September 2020Autumn Gala at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
2nd - 31st October 2020 (selected dates)Festival of the Dead at Robin Hill Country ParkNewport
4th October 2020Island Heritage Train Days at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
10th - 11th October 2020Classic Beer, Buses and WalksVarious
16th - 31st October 2020 (selected dates)Terror Island at Blackgang ChineChale
17th - 18th October 2020Costume Character Days at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
19th - 31st October 2020 (selected dates)Frights & Sprites at Blackgang ChineChale
21st - 25th October 2020Teddy Bear Days at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
23rd - 27th October 2020Harp on Wight InternationalRyde
26th - 30th October 2020Victorian Falconry at Osborne HouseEast Cowes
27th - 31st October 2020Spooky Farm Fun at Tapnell Farm ParkYarmouth
27th - 31st October 2020Wizard Week at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
31st October 2020Fan TC ConCowes
31st October 2020Halloween Fright Night at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
1st December 2020Heros Weekend at Tapnell Farm ParkYarmouth
28th November - 31st December 2020 (selected dates)Polar at Robin Hill Country ParkNewport
1st - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)Christmas at Tapnell FarmYarmouth
1st December 2020Christmas Lights Switch On at Tapnell Farm ParkYarmouth
5th - 6th Dec, 12th - 13th Dec, 19th - 20th Dec, 22nd - 24th Dec 2020Santa Specials at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
4th, 11th and 18th Dec 2020Santa's Evening Specials at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
12th December 2020Christmas Carvery Night at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet
26th December 2020Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet


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

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