Events, Shows & Festivals

Here is a quick guide to local and national events

Island Events


The Black Cat and Top Hat

For the Victorian rascal in all of us



This deliciously dark event features burlesque, cabaret, comedy, illusions and traditional sideshow acts. No stone is left unturned


Hosted by the devious Painless Parties group

This chapter of this lavish event features various performances.

www.painless-parties.co.uk





June

Isle of Wight Festival

Seaclose Park, Newport, I.O.W.


The music festival with the biggest acts of all time.





1st - 4th August 2019

Wonderfest

Hosted by TV's Dick and Dom. This is the newest and most exciting festival of the year. Music, Comedy, DJ sets, Magic, Tv stars, circus and much much more than any other events !


https://greatwonderfest.com/





10th-11th August

Jack Up the Summer

Farlee Farm, (near Newport) IOW


The new name for Jack Up yje 80's...

Come &  relive the music of the 1980's on the first day and the 1990's on the second at this weekend event.

Fancy Dress is required !!





24th & 25th Aug 2019

FAN TC CON

Cowes enterprise college


The New Isle of Wight Coimc Con for 2019.
Featuring stars from Dr.Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars and BBC's the Young Ones !
Meet Colin Baker, the 6th Doctor Who and many other guests.
Plus traders stalls, events, cosplay compitetions, writers, panels and talks
Tickets see: FANTCCON.NET


 



25th November

DECADeANCE 2019

Cowes Yacht Haven


The Island's biggest charity decade dance event.

Every year it sells out so don't miss out. Tickets now on sale





CGI.con

Computer game event on the IOW

https://cgicon.co.uk/





31st December (NEW YEARS EVE !!)

The Electric 80's

Cowes Yacht Haven


The Isle of Wight's biggest new years party !!

Over a thousand party goers turn up in costume and dance the night away to the world's greatest electric music.

Annual Calendar of Events

 January

  • 1st - New Years Day
  • 8th - Elvis's Birthday
  • 18th - Winnie the Pooh Day
  • 25th - Burns Night (National Scottish Celebration)
  • 26th - Australia Day


February

  • 7th  - Charles Dicken's Birthday
  • 10th - Chinese New Year
  • 10th - Bafta Awards
  • 14th - Valentines Day
  • 21st - Mardi Gras


 March

  • 1st -7th  World Book Day
  • 1st - Saint David's Day
  • 2nd - Oscar Night (American Film Awards)
  • 14th - Albert Einsten's Birthday
  • 17th - Saint Patrick's Day
  • 21st -23rd - Sport's Relief
  • 28th - Wear a Hat Day
  • 30th - Mothers Day


April

  • 20th - Easter Day
  • 23rd - Saint George's Day


May

  • 4th - International Firefighters Day
  • 12th - Children's Book Week
  • 8th - V.E. Day
  • 9th - Europe Day
  • 11th - Cannes Film Festival
  • 22nd - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday
  • 20th - Chelsea Flower Show
  • 26th - Eurovision Song Contest
  • 26th - John Wayne's Birthday
  • 28th - Ian Fleming's Birthday (James Bond Writer)


June

  • 1st - Marilyn Monroe's Birthday
  • June Isle of Wight Festival
  • 17th - Father's Day
  • 21st - Summer Solstice
  • 25th - 29th - Glastonbury Festival
  • 27th - National Armed Forces Day
  • 29th - Wrong Trousers Day

July

  • 4th - Independence Day
  • 5th - NHS Birthday
  • 27th - British Food Fortnight


August

  • 1st - 4th Wonderfest
  • 5th - Royal Edinburgh Tattoo
  • 9th - Ventnor Day Carnival
  • 10th - 13th Boom Town 'near Winchester'
  • 11th - 13th Jack Up the Summer
  • 12th - Ventnor illuminated Carnival


September

  • 18th - Oktoberfest
  • 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • 22nd - Great Gorilla Run (London)


 October

  • 1st - World Smile Day
  • 4th - World Animal Day
  • 4th - World Space Week
  • 5th - International Teachers Day
  • 7th - National Children's Book Week
  • 9th - National Poetry Day
  • 14th - Harvest Festival
  • 30th - Wear it Pink Day
  • 31st - Halloween


November

  • 1st - Day of the Dead
  • 5th - Guy Fawkes
  • 11th - Remembrance Day
  • 13th - Diwali Festival
  • 18th - Children in Need
  • 21st - World Television Day
  • 25th - DECADeANCE
  • 30th - Saint Andrews Day


 December

  • 1st - Wallace and Gromit's Great British Tea Party
  • 24th - Christmas Eve
  • 25th - Christmas Day
  • 31st - New Years Eve
  • 31st - the Electric 80's


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