The Belmont - Shanklin, Isle of Wight

2017 Festivals and Events

Events and Festivals for 2017

  • Shanklin Theatre
    The Theatre is open all year round hosting a full programme of professional and amateur productions.
  • Newport Jazz Weekend. 1st to 4th June 2017 (10 miles)

    Now in its sixth year, Newport Jazz Weekend will take place from 1st to 4th JuneAfter the great success of our 2015 event we are pleased to announce that we will return at the same time next year with a slightly bigger event.

    Isle of Wight Ukulele Festival 22nd - 24th July 2016
    The Isle of Wight is famous for its music festivals with the world renowned Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival as well as many slightly lesser well known blues, jazz and folk festivals.  So, with ukulele festival mania sweeping the country, we thought it was high time that the island had its own ukulele festival. That's why we are proud and very excited to announce .... the first Isle of Wight Ukulele Festival!
  • Isle of wight Festival 8th - 11th June 2017 (10 miles)
    Over the past Eleven years the Isle of Wight Festival is proud to have supported a wide range of charities both on and off the Island.
  • Jack Up The 80s Festival. 11th & 13th August 2017.

    Jack Up The 80s is the ultimate family-friendly Summer festival. Relive the good times of Frankie Says and Choose Life t-shirts, florescent headbands, leg warmers, legendary blockbuster movies and of course great music with acts like Paul Young, Five Star, Leo Sayer, Bad Manners, Nathan Moore and Bruce Foxton From The Jam, plus many, many more!
    Jack Up The 80s, the Isle of Wight’s family festival, is to sponsor the Warriors in 2017. The fun time family festival will change location for 2017 and it will be held at the Warriors Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium in August.

  • Cowes Week  29th July - 5th August 2017 (13.5 miles)
    Cowes Week will bring the world’s biggest sailing stars and excitement to competitors and spectators alike and with over 1,000 yachts and 8,000 competitors taking part in some top-class sailing.
  • Old Gaffers  2nd - 4th June 2017  (18.25 miles) 
  • The Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival is bi-annual attracts 6,000 participants and more than 25,000 visitors. The festival is a boon to Isle of Wight tourism and generates a lively atmosphere in Yarmouth. The town centre is traffic free and busy right through each evening.
  • Garlic Festival 19th and 20th August 2017 (4 miles)
    Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the Garlic Festival is located just outside of Newchurch at the heart of the stunning Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is the islands biggest summer show and simply the best day out
  • Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Show 13th Aug 2017

    This well established show attracting many members from the mainland has changed its venue.

    The new venue is Sandown Airport, one of the busiest grass strip regional airfields in the land, which is busy expanding massively under the guidance of it's new owners and will, by next summer, be a hugely impressive venue.

    http://www.jec.org.uk/…/ev…/isle-of-wight-regional-show.html

  • Haven Street Railway Events (10 miles)
    Take a Ride behind one of our vintage steam locomotives for a special journey back in time. 
  • 1940s Experience. (Haven Street Steam Railway) 1st - 2nd July 2017
    Relive our 'Finest Hour' - Experience the exciting and most dangerous 1940s.
  • Victorian Weekend. (Haven Street Steam Railway) 5th & 6th Aug 2017
  •  Cowes Classic Power Boats. 26th– 27th August 2017. 
    It was back in 1961 at a party on his boat Drumbeat that Sir Max Aitkin decided to start the powerboat race. Ray Hunt, the designer of Drumbeat, pointed out that on the previous day it had been the Bertram boat, designed by him, that had won the Nassau-Miami powerboat race. 
    Not to be outdone by the Americans Sir Max Aitken said, 'Let's have a race between my house (The Prospect in Cowes) and somewhere in the West, say Torquay,' and the race was born.

  • V-Dub Island11th - 14th of Aug 2017
    The Sixth V-Dub Island takes place at the festival's new home South Fairlee Farm, Newport on the Isle of Wight. A must for all Volkswagen owners' new and old, enthusiasts and like-minded people, V-Dub Island on the beautiful Isle of Wight is a fantastic long weekend of entertainment, heaps of fun and much much more.

  • Classic Car Show  16th - 17th Sept 2017 (9.5 Newport & 8 miles Ryde)
    Now in its 16th 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 16th & 17th September 2017.
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  • Isle of Wight Cycling Festival. TBC.
    The festival includes a selection of fantastic rides with options for all levels, from the Chevy Chase Enduro to the Tiny Tots cycle adventure so whether you are a regular cyclist or infrequent rider there is plenty to choose from and don’t forget to make time to sample the great selection of local food and drink along the way. Highlights of the festival are available on the website now and the full programme of around 60 rides will be available in June.
  • Ventnor Fringe Festival. 8th - 13th August 2017 (4 Miles)
    The Ventnor Fringe is a modern pilgrimage for artists of all creative disciplines. Started by a team of teenagers in 2010 as the Isle of Wight's answer to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe, it hasn't look back since, and now takes place each August over four days in locations encompassing the entire town.
  • British Scooter Rally. 25th - 28th August 2017
    The world’s biggest gathering of vintage and modern scooters - The Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally
    The first Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally was way back in 1980, scooter riders have come every August since, with numbers of participants numbering anywhere between four to seven thousand each year.

  • Check out Isleofwight.com updated on a daily basis for events all year round taking place around the Island including the Farmers Markets. 
    The Island is famed for top acts playing at Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle as well as the Garlic Festival and County Show.

Back again for another visit- can't resist the IOW and a lovely stay at the Belmont. Comfy beds, lovely food and wonderful welcome.... - Charles, Pat and Linda, Swanage
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