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Isle of Wight Events 2017

Below is a list of the main Isle of Wight events and festivals for 2017. Whatever your interests, there is always plenty of things to do for all ages, including music festivals, carnivals, sailing regattas and beer festivals. The Isle of Wight is not just a holiday destination for the spring and summer, try a visit in the autumn and winter too - you will not be disappointed. Every year, the events on the Island just get better and better, so read on to find out what fantastic Isle of Wight events and festivals are scheduled for 2017.

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Isle of Wight Grand National and Ashey Scurry

Grand National & Ashey Scurry

The Isle of Wight Grand National and Ashey Scurry is a series of amateur horse races over cross country, post and rail and natural hedges. The event is sponsored by Biles & Co. and takes place at West Ashey Farm, near Ryde. The course can be reached by car or by steam train from Havenstreet Station. The Isle of Wight Grand National and Ashey Scurry is a great family day out. Visit www.iw-scurry.co.uk for full details.


Sun 2 April 2017
Memorial Ploughing Match

Come to the Island's Memorial Ploughing Match at New Wolverton Farm in Shorwell and watch heavy horses ploughing alongside vintage and modern tractors. This annual event is in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, with donations gratefully accepted. Free entry. For further details visit: www.memorialploughingmatch.co.uk

Sat 29 - Sun 30 April 2017
Isle of Wight Challenge

Enjoy the spectacular Island scenery as you walk, jog or run either the 56km ‘Half-Island’ course or the full 106km coastal loop. Join this charity challenge in aid of a number of great causes including CLIC Sargent. as a team of friends, colleagues or family, and support each other, or on your own, and meet fellow challengers along the way. Visit www.isleofwightchallenge.com for full details.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Walking Festival

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival has been held on the Island every May since 1999 and is the largest walking festival in the UK. It is an extremely popular event and attracts huge numbers from all over the world. The festival offers numerous guided walks that cater for all ages and abilities. Included in the festival is "Walk the Wight", a long distance sponsored walk, with proceeds going to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. For full details of all walks, visit www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk


Sat 13 May 2017
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair (11:30am - 8pm)

The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair takes place in the beautiful grounds of Wolverton Manor in Shorwell and raises funds for leukeamia research and Brighstone Primary School. Included at this fantastic event will be an IW real ale tent, BBQ, craft stalls, Morris dancing, children's activities and much more. For further information, including this year's line-up, visit: http://folkandblues.org.uk/


Thu 8 - Sun 11 June 2017
Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

Major UK music festival held over four days at Seaclose Park in Newport. The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the most well known events on the Isle of Wight, and this year's line-up features the usual abundance of top acts including Run DMC, Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart, David Guetta, George Ezra, Bastille, Rag 'N' Bone Man, Jack Savoretti and many more. For full line-up and ticket info visit: www.isleofwightfestival.com


Sat 1 July 2017
Round The Island Race

Round the Island Race

The Round The Island Race is the largest and most famous yachting race in the UK. The race starts and finishes at Cowes and covers a 50 mile course around the Isle of Wight. Some of the biggest names in the sailing world compete with weekend sailors and family crews in this annual yachting extravaganza. Website: www.roundtheisland.org.uk

Mon 17 - Fri 21 July 2017
Cowes Classics Week
Cowes Classics Week features metre boats, classic racing dayboats and one designs, classic yachts and old gaffers. Website: www.cowesclassicsweek.org

Sat 22 - Wed 26 July 2017
Cowes Dinghy Week
Held at Gurnard Green, Cowes Dinghy Week is a five-day family sailing event hosted by Gurnard Sailing Club. Website

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