Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2024 Events OnTheWight

Current and Upcoming Festivals

Creative Ryde

Thu 22 Feb 2024 - Tue 31 Dec 2024

Creative Ryde is a cultural hub, facilitated by Creative Island, the Island's Cultural Development Agency who is committed to convening a series of local conversations with the cultural community of each town on the Isle of Wight.

Creative Island's ambition is to speak about and listen to the particular challenges and opportunities that we all face, to explore collaborative opportunities, share information and network with others.

Painting of Ryde by Nick Martin
© Nick Martin

The first of many
The first of these creative events was held in Ryde in October 2023. It involved creative practitioners, cultural leaders, town councillors and influencers in Ryde. Meetings are held every quarter to discuss challenges, achievements and more.

This section of the site encompasses all arts events taking place in Ryde.

Find out more
Visit the Creative Island website to find out more the Isle of Wight Cultural Development Agency

Cowes Fringe Festival

Fri 24 May 2024 - Sun 26 May 2024

Isle of Wight Festival 2024

Thu 20 Jun 2024 - Sun 23 Jun 2024

Experience the legendary Isle of Wight Festival 2024, returning with a bang from June 20-23. Celebrating its rich legacy, the festival showcases a stellar lineup, including headliners The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, and Green Day, among other top-tier acts. As one of the UK's most anticipated music events, Isle of Wight Festival combines the charm of its historic roots with a modern flair that caters to fans across the musical spectrum. Tickets are now available for those looking to capture the essence of live music at one of the year's most vibrant gatherings. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of the Isle of Wight Festival's 2024 edition – a cornerstone of the summer festival season!

Biosphere Festival 2024

Sat 29 Jun 2024 - Sun 30 Jun 2024


Past Festivals


Wight Proms Festival 2023

The annual open-air festival in Cowes celebrating opera, comedy, country, drag, dance, musical theatre & orchestral proms

Somewhen Storytelling Festival 2023

Somewhen is a storytelling festival celebrating everything to do with the age-old art of telling stories.

Organised by The Island Storytellers, Somewhen is bringing storytellers, speakers, and workshop leaders of international repute, as well as local speakers and storytellers, to capture the minds and imagination of adults and children too.

Medina Bookshop Events 2023

Medina Bookshop have a lively and varied programme of events throughout the year, from talks and book signings to live music and poetry.