Now in its sixth year, Newport Jazz Weekend will take place from 1st to 4th June. After 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
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.
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.
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.
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The Island is famed for top acts playing at Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle as well as the Garlic Festival and County Show.