The Belmont - Shanklin, Isle of Wight

2019 Festivals and Events

Events and Festivals for 2019

These are juts a few of the Events and Festivals that are available on the Island.

  • Shanklin Theatre
    The Theatre is open all year round hosting a full programme of professional and amateur productions.
  • The Wight Proms. 29th August - 1st Sept 2019

    The huge success of the inaugural 'Wight Proms' in 2018 has ensured that the festival returns for 2019, with the promise of it being even bigger and better than before!

    The 4-day festival has quickly established itself as one of the ‘must-do’ events on the Isle of Wight, which returns on 29th August - 1st September 2019, in the grounds of the Northwood House, Cowes. The festival will comprise 'A Wight Laugh' on the Friday night, starring Alan Davies, Shappi Khorsandi and Esther Manito, 'Wight at the Musicals' on the Saturday night, starring Ruthie Henshall and West End stars, and 'Last Wight of the Proms' on the Sunday, starring Lesley Garrett. Event organisers have also added two new events this year: 'Peter & the Wolf' on the Saturday afternoon - a perennial favourite by Sergei Prokofiev, which helps children to enjoy the experience of going to a concert by making it fun and entertaining. There will also be an outdoor cinema, showing The Greatest Showman and Dirty Dancing!

    Wight Proms 2019 - Star Studded Line-up


  • Isle of wight walking festival2 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

    Lace up those walking boots and set off on your very own adventure through the English countryside!
    The Isle of Wight is often referred to as ‘England in Miniature’, so in just one day of walking you’ll be able to see the very best of the English countryside from sand dunes and pebbly coves to thatched villages and bustling sailing towns. You won't want to miss the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

  • Newport Jazz Weekend. 29th May to 2nd June 2019 (10 miles)

    Now in its Seventh year, Newport Jazz Weekend will take place from 30th May to3rd  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 Festival 11th - 14 th June 2020 (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 .9th - 11th  August 2019.

    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  10th - 17th August 2019 (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.

  • Garlic Festival 17th & 18th August 2019(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 11th Aug 2019

    This is a well established show attracting many members from the mainland .
    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.…/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) 6th & &th July 2019
    Relive our 'Finest Hour' - Experience the exciting and most dangerous 1940s.
  • Victorian Weekend. (Haven Street Steam Railway) 5th & 6th Aug 2019
  •  Cowes Classic Power Boats. 25th August 2019. 
    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.

  • Classic Car Show 14th & 15th Sept 2019 (9.5 Newport & 8 miles Ryde)
    Now in its 17th Year, the famous Isle of Wight, Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. 
  • Ventnor Fringe Festival. 23rd - 28th July 2019 (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. 23rd - 25th August 2019
    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.

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