The Island has a whole host of activities and experiences for you to enjoy this year...
A Dazzling Night is waiting for you with Spirit of the orient at Robin Hill
During February half term, you must pay a visit to Robin Hill’s Spectacular ‘Spirit Of the Orient’ which takes place from 18th-26th February. Celebrate the vibrancy, colour and flavours of the Chinese New Year! With a dazzling array of award-winning illuminations and entertainment, Spirit of the Orient will be bursting with light daily!
2022 sees the celebration of the Year of the Tiger!
For tickets and more information click the LINK
Jack up Events presents ‘ A night of a Thousand Freddies’
If you are looking for something a bit more old school, Rock into 2022 with Jack Up Events Presents ‘ A night of a Thousand Freddies’ at Shankin Theatre on the 26th February 2022.
Experience a truly memorable re-enactment of Queen live on stage at Shanklin Theatre.
The Bohemians high energy show has earned them the reputation of the world’s most exciting Queen tribute act. Their special extended set featuring full staging, lighting, backdrop’s and pyrotechnics combines the showmanship, musicianship, costumes and majestic magnificence of the incredible Queen. The Bohemians genuinely ARE the closest you can get to the real thing!
Book your tickets now through the Shanklin theatre website HERE
Isle of Wight challenge
As the season starts to change, The Isle of Wight Challenge is a classic annual event in the Ultra Series calendar - with fantastic scenery, white cliffs, sandy beaches, stunning views and an undulating coastal path to test you. This takes places from the 30th April to the 1st May 2022! Whether you're a keen walker taking on your first endurance event, or a seasoned marathon runner looking to step up the distance, you'll get the best support and hospitality day and night all the way to the finish line where a well earned celebration awaits! Check out all the challenges available to take part this year on the website HERE
Walk the Wight
Walk the Wight will take place on Sunday 8th May in 2022! This annual iconic walk raises funds for the incredible and vital work of the Mountbatten hospice on the Isle of Wight. Choose to walk the whole 26 miles of the Isle of Wight, or only do half!
To sign up & join in click the link HERE
Isle of Wight Festival of Running
Dramatic cliffs, beautiful coves, a stately home, a world famous pop festival site… the Isle of Wight Festival of Running boasts an unparalleled location. The festival has become one of the biggest sporting events on the Island and a favourite of runners from all over the South of England and takes place from 29th May to the 5th June 2022. Over eight days, athletes of all levels can choose from five circular cross-country routes, in the breath-taking west of the Island.
For more information please click the website link HERE
Isle of Wight Festival
The Legendary Isle of Wight Festival is famed for mixing iconic legendary artists with the hottest up and coming acts will be back on the weekend of 16th June – 19th June 2022. A whole host of names have already been announced from, Lewis Capaldi to Pete Tong…
You can buy tickets through the website HERE
Round the Island Race
Round the Island Race takes place 25th June 2022! This iconic yacht race is sailing’s answer to the London Marathon as over 1,500 boats, crewed by some of the biggest names in sailing as well as keen amateur sailors, skim past The Needles, the Island’s distinctive rocky structure, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge and back into the Solent.
To find out more or if you would like to take part, visit the website HERE
The Isle of Wight's famous Rhythm Tree will be returning to Three Gates Farm on 8th, 9th and 10th July 2022
The Isle of Wight's most original, fun-filled, family friendly festival returns to Calbourne. This safe, friendly, family oriented festival is held in beautiful, tree surrounded farmland, close to the West Wight Heritage Coast and free camping and parking are included in the weekend ticket price.
Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 750 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
Find out more about the event HERE
The Garlic Festival
A firm favourate of The Royal Hotel. The Garlic festival celebrates ‘The Garlic Farm’ which grows award winning garlic in Newchurch, scheduled for 20th- 21st August.
Since 1983, The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival has been held on the third weekend in August every year at our site at The Fighting Cocks Crossroads, just outside of Newchurch. Attended by families young and old, the Island’s Biggest Summer show plays host to star chefs, musicians, local charities and businesses and more from far and wide. With live music, children’s activities and lots of garlic, the show is not to be missed!
At the heart of the festival is of course Britain’s most loved and pungent bulb, garlic! Grown right here on the Isle of Wight, in Newchurch by the multi award-winning Garlic Farm.
You’ll find it everywhere, to eat, drink and buy! Find out more HERE
Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza
Now in its 21st year, the famous Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. It will be held on 3rd – 4th September 2022. Vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe will be attending this unique two-day show on the 3rd and 4th September 2022. There will be a spectacular collection of vintage, classic, custom and retro cars and other rare vehicles. This two-day event will guarantee to delight children and adults of all ages.
Find out more HERE
More details on the rest of 2022 coming very very soon...