There are a number of events coming up over the August Bank Holiday weekend and throughout September 2021.
Despite the pandemic, a number of events are trying their hardest to put on some kind of show to help bring some normality back to our lives.
To name a few, these are some of the Isle of Wight Events that are due to take place over the next 6 weeks:
Jay Miller’s Circus
Friday 23rd July – Tuesday 31st August 2021
Performances Weekdays 3pm & 7pm
Saturdays 7pm Only
Sundays 2pm & 5pm
Tuesday 31st August 11am & 130pm
Special Offer Saturday Nites Are Family Nites – All Seats
All Classes – £10 – No Vouchers
Booking Highly Advised as we are currently maintaining Limited Seating / Restricted Capacity
On-site box office open 930am daily from Thursday 22nd July
Details at jaymillerscircus.co.uk
Sky High Night Glow
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd August
The sky’s the limit as magnificent hot air balloons float back into Robin Hill this August for a three-day extravaganza!
After a record-breaking first instalment in May, Sky High Night Glow will run daily from 17:00 – 22:00, 20th – 22nd August; with spectacular Night Glow displays every evening, there’s even more opportunity to see the balloons in action!
Details at robin-hill.com/sky-high-night-glow
Isle of Wight Scooter Rally
Thursday 26th – Monday 30th August 2021
VFM Isle of Wight Scooter Rally will be returning in 2021 and will return bigger and better. To be held at Sandown Airport where on site there will be licensed bars, food, camping area, glamping available (must be pre-booked – please visit www.thecanvasco.co.uk/contact), huge traders’ village. Lots of entertainment at Sandown Airport including an International Custom Show, bands, DJs, Soul Room.
Regular bus service from site to Sandown/Shanklin/Ryde.
Rideout from Ryde seafront on Sunday at 1pm, destination rally central hub… Sandown Airport.
For more information please visit www.vfmscoot.co.uk
Island Steam Show
Friday 27th August
Now in its 46th year, the Island Steam Show is back for another action-packed year. It’s the bank holiday event on the Island with bundles of fun and explosive acts in the main arena. Enjoy a fabulous collection of vintage transport, traditional fairground, live entertainment, plus steam trains running on the line
Get set to cheer and be amazed by amazing entertainment, head to the comedy and entertainment stage for amusing and interesting acts before wandering down to the woodland for live music in the woods.
Be amazed by working traction engines, farm vehicles, military vehicles and more as you take in the site all before taking a ride aboard one of our vintage steam trains.
Little ones will be kept busy with traditional games such as coconut shys and hook the duck and a ride on the steam-powered gallopers will be a treat for big and little kids.
Refuel at one of the onsite refreshments kiosks or cool down with an ice cream, there’s even a real ale bar to keep dad happy.
Whatever you do during the August bank holiday weekend, make sure you pay a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
Details and tickets at iwsteamrailway.co.uk/event/island-steam-show/
Isle of Wight Country Fair (NEW EVENT)
Sunday 29th August 2021
The Isle of Wight Country Fair is a new event coming to the island on Sunday 29th August 2021 to the Isle of Wight County Show Ground at Northwood. It will be a relaxing day of family fun in the countryside with hands-on activities, animals and entertainment galore. There will be the opportunity to get up close to the farm animals, view traditional craft making, fill up on food and drink, enter your dog into a dog show, watch the action in the equine ring and browse the open-air market stalls.
£10 per vehicle + up to 7 passengers
£5 per person
(includes shuttle service from the road to the entrance.)
Free entry for under 16s accompanied by an adult – no ticket required.
Details and tickets can be found at iwcountyshow.co.uk
Garden Fair at Wolverton Manor
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th September 2021
The Islands largest Garden Fair – Over 140 amazing Island & mainland nurseries, garden & craft stalls, Elizabethan dancing with Passamezzo, dog agility displays & shows, classic car, bike, military vehicle & engine displays, farmers market, food trucks, vintage amusements, magic with Randini, airsoft shooting, IOW Donkey Sanctuary, Haven Falconry displays, West Wight Alpacas, kayaking around the moat, archery, woodcarving, live music and so much more over both days!
Daily admission is £8.00 per adult, Children under 14 go Free
The advance ticket price is £6.00 – Available from 1st July from Waterstones, The Village Shop, Brighstone and other Island venues.
For more information email
More details can be found at gardenfair.org.uk
Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th September 2021
Now in its 19th year, the famous Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. Vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe will be attending this unique two-day show on the 11th and 12th September 2021. There will be a spectacular collection of vintage, classic, custom and retro cars and other rare vehicles. This two-day event will guarantee to delight children and adults of all ages.
PLEASE NOTE: Anyone wishing to display their vehicles MUST register in advance with the organisers on 0208 439 7871.
Walk the Wight with Mountbatten
Sunday 12th September 2021
Walk the Wight would normally take place in May, at the start of the summer season. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, 2020’s event had to be cancelled.
A walk ‘your way’ virtual event was launched in 2020 instead. This meant people could still walk to raise money for the Island’s charity, albeit their own way.
Unless government restrictions change, Walk the Wight will take place in September 2021.
The main walk (26.5 miles) will start as usual in Bembridge and end at the Needles.
Although walkers can choose to cover half the distance, either from the start (12.5 miles) or the midway point at Carisbrooke (14 miles to the Needles).
The 8-mile Flat Walk from Sandown to Newport will also be available for people of all ages and abilities.
To register for the event, visit the Mountbatten Isle of Wight website www.mountbatten.org.uk/register-to-walk-the-wight
In 2020, the co-owner of Ford Farm House, Robin Thornton sadly came to the end of his life, and the carers at Mountbatten were on hand to comfort him for the final days of his journey.
Isle of Wight Festival
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th September 2021
Isle of Wight Festival Headliners 2021 – Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta and Duran Duran with special guests Tom Jones & The Script.
As promised, the Isle of Wight Festival has been working hard behind the scenes to bring an incredible array of artists to the island on their brand new 2021 dates.
Confirmed on the 26th March, there is a quartet of iconic names gracing the Main Stage over the festival weekend, with Liam Gallagher as Friday’s headliner; Saturday headliners Snow Patrol and David Guetta; and Sunday’s headliner Duran Duran, who will close the festival.
Details at isleofwightfestival.com
Sweetcorn Fayre at Arreton Barns has been cancelled for 2021