Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2023 Events OnTheWight

Current and Upcoming Festivals

Medina Bookshop Events 2023

Mon 13 Feb 2023 - Sun 31 Dec 2023

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

Somewhen Storytelling Festival 2023

Sat 3 Jun 2023 - Sun 4 Jun 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.

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2023

Fri 21 Jul 2023 - Sun 30 Jul 2023

Ventnor Fringe returns for 10 days in July 2023 to celebrate creativity in all its forms !

Full programme to follow once all acts are confirmed - April 2023

A wonderland of pop-up bars and boutique venues, featuring more than 300 artists from across the world!

During this unique Island tradition, the Isle of Wight’s southernmost town is totally transformed into a whole world of pop up venues and bars in every conceivable space, hosting over 100 different shows.

Pick and choose which ticketed events to see or simply explore the many free events on offer.

Past Festivals

Minghella Film Festival 2010

Three days of the events at various venues across Newport to celebrate the life on Anthony Minghella.

The Isle of Wight College

Medina Way
PO30 5TA

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2010

The Island has over 500 miles of well- maintained and signposted footpaths around 30 miles of Heritage Coastline, while more than half of the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We have approximately 300 to choose from for the 2010 Walking Festival, giving a wide range of walks for all ages and abilites over a four day period.

Isle of Wight Festival 2010

Winners of the 2009 Green Festival Awards. This 60,000 capacity festival offers something for everyone.

Bestival 2010

Rob da Bank's medium sized festival returns to the Isle of Wight