Things to do

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.


Throughout the Month


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. 

Music and Magic in the Skies

A free event taking place every Thursday of the month (1st-29th) at The Needles. There will be games, live music, street entertainment and to finish the day off, a pyrotechnical display in the evenings lighting the skies above The Needles.

Specific Events


Jack up the Summer


Family friendly 80's themed festival, the line up includes Nick Heyward and Phats and Small. 

Shanklin Illuminated Carnival

10th August

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

Cowes Week


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

Garlic Festival


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

The Island Steam Show


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


The Wight Proms

29th Aug - 1st Sept

An established 'must-do' event in the grounds of the Grade II listed Georgian Northwood House, Cowes, with comedy acts and live music over the four days.

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