Nettlecombe Farm holidays and fishing lakes, Isle of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm holidays and fishing lakes, Isle of Wight

Things to Do in '22

Here on the sunny Isle of Wight we’re blessed not just with spectacular countryside, beaches and scenery, but a myriad of different events that take place throughout the year which means that there’s always something to do!

Far many, live music is at the top of the agenda and with the iconic Isle of Wight Festival in June with its top-notch headliners, to smaller music festivals like Rhythmtree Tree with a diverse music mix and Jack Up the Summer with its eighties and nineties vibe, there’ll be something to suit all tastes. And with the Wight Proms flying the flag for classical music, show tunes and a comedy evening, you can keep all of the family happy.

Cowes Week, the world’s oldest regatta returns in August, and even if you’re not a sailor, there’s all of the shoreside entertainment, food and activities to enjoy as well as the perfect spot to watch the racing on the Esplanade. June sees the Round the Island race and if you can rouse yourself early enough you can watch the start and the first finishers over the line or enjoy the race from many Island vantage points.

The Island has a long history of attracting writers and artists and you can follow in some of their footsteps and enjoy everything from the annual Literary Festival which attracts writers from far and wide, Open Studios where you can see artists in situ and the award-winning Ventnor Fringe with its eclectic mix of drama and music to shows and exhibitions at Quay Arts in Newport.

And of course, there are the niche festivals like Beer and Buses (hop on, hop off classic buses and enjoy a beer at a huge selection of Island pubs), Walk the Wight in aid of Mounbatten, the Classic Car Extravaganza and of course Isle of Wight Pride in July. And if none of that takes your fancy then just get your walking boots on and enjoy the Isle of Wight Walking Festival with over 100 volunteer led organised walks in May.

For more information and dates go to our events page or Visit Isle of Wight’s events pages.

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