Ventnor_Illuminated_Carnival_Shane_Thornton_23The carnival reason for 2016 is now over. 

All carnivals are free to attend – but remember to get there early to secure yourself a good vantage point and somewhere to park your car.

During the carnivals there are various road closures and diversions around the towns to allow the carnival processions to take place. Follow @islandecho on Twitter for the latest information each day.

In addition to the carnivals themselves, the funfair will once again be returning to selected towns on the Island. Details are included below.

Isle of Wight Carnival Dates 2016

Town/CarnivalDateMove-off Time
Newport MainSaturday 23rd July 201619:00
Sandown Children's DayFriday 29th July 201615:00
Sandown MainSaturday 30th July 201619:00
Shanklin MainWednesday 3rd August 201619:00
Cowes MainThursday 4th August 201619:00
Shanklin IlluminatedSaturday 6th August 201621:15
Ventnor Children'sWednesday 10th August 201612:00
Ventnor MainWednesday 10th August 201619:00
Ventnor IlluminatedSaturday 13th August 201621:00
Newport IlluminatedWednesday 24th August 201621:00
Cowes IlluminatedSaturday 27th August 201621:00
St Helen'sMonday 29th August 201618:30
Ryde Children'sWednesday 31st August 201615:00
Sandown IlluminatedWednesday 31st August 201620:30
Ryde MainThursday 1st September 201619:00
Ryde IlluminatedSaturday 3rd September 201620:30

Isle of Wight Funfair Dates 2016

(Opens 18:00)

TownDatesCrazy Price Days
Yarmouth - The Green15th - 23rd July16th & 23rd July
Sandown - Yaverland Car Park28th July - 7th August28th July & 4th August
Newport - Seaclose Park11th - 14th August13th August
The Garlic Festival20th & 21st August-
St Helens - The Green25th - 29th August25th August
Ryde - Quay St car park1st - 4th September

Please note that carnivals are subject to change due to last minute cancellations due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. The table above is a guide and we recommend that you check the carnivals website for any updates. Island Echo can not be held responsible for any inaccuracies.