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August events on the Isle of Wight

August is here and the sun is shining. The height of summer is when most of us like to take a holiday, whether it’s half way around the world or simply in our back garden. Treat yourself to a break this month and try some new things. The Isle of Wight is just a hop skip and a jump across the Solent for most people yet it feels like you’re going abroad because of the ferry trip. An ideal place for your summer staycation.

Planning a trip with the family while the kids are off school or just fancy some sunbathing and an adventure or two with close friends? Discover an island paradise on the Isle of Wight. Walk the grassy plains and white cliffs of the west of the island, splash into the oceans of the east and bask on the golden sandy beaches, search high and low for red squirrels in the forests and cycle your way around the Isle of Wight. Try out independent cafes and restaurants in search of the perfect cream tea or craft ale. Whatever you like to do on holiday, there’s something for everyone on the island. 

Join us for your best summer yet at one of these exciting events:

21st July to 1st September: The Summer Slide 

Pop along to Robin Hill Country Park and have a fun time on the 150m water slide. Take a swimsuit and towel, you'll need it. 

4th t0 11th August: Lendy Cowes Week

A world-renowned sailing regatta bringing summer excitement to Cowes and the rest of the island.  

16th to 19th August: The Wight Proms

A new annual festival at Nortwood House, West Cowes. Bring a picnic and enjoy classical music and musical theatre

4th August: Shanklin Illuminated Carnival

Summer carnival fun at its best. Enjoy a hot August evening watching people dance through the streets of Shanklin. 

12th August: Island Heritage Train Days

A living breathing historical experience on one of the island’s most popular attractions.

Ventnor Haven buzzes during the Ventnor Fringe Festival in August.

7th - 12th August: Ventnor Fridge

A vibrant arts festival spanning across boutique venues and pop-up bars in and around Ventnor. 

 1oth to 12th August: Jack Up the 80s

Family friendly 80s themed festival, the line up includes Jason Donovan and Right Said Fred. 

11th to 13th August: V DUB Island

The Isle of Wight’s favourite festival for music and motor lovers. Don your ‘nautical neon’ and head out for a classic festival weekend. 

18th to 19th August: The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

A weekend filled with friends, fun and food, making the most of the island’s fresh stock of garlic.

Beautiful beach huts under blue skies on the Isle of Wight.

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