Island Echo has compiled a full guide to the Isle of Wight’s carnival and funfair locations for the 2019 season!

All carnivals are free to attend – but remember to get there early to secure yourself a good vantage point.

During the carnivals, there are various road closures and diversions around the towns to allow the carnival processions to take place. Head over to for the latest information.

Isle of Wight Carnivals 2019

Date Carnival Approx Time
Thursday 25th July Newport Main 19:00
Friday 26th July Sandown Children’s 15:00
Saturday 27th July Sandown Main 19:00
Saturday 3rd August Freshwater Main 14:00
Tuesday 6th August Shanklin Children’s 14:00
Wednesday 7th August Shanklin Main 19:00
Thursday 8th August Cowes Main 19:00
Saturday 10th August Shanklin Illuminated 21:15
Wednesday 14th August Ventnor Children’s 12:00
Wednesday 14th August Ventnor Main 19:00
Saturday 17th August Ventnor Illuminated 21:00
Thursday 22nd August Newport Illuminated 21:00
Saturday 24th August Cowes Illuminated 21:00
Monday 26th August St Helens 18:30
Wednesday 28th August Ryde Children’s 15:00
Wednesday 28th August Sandown Illuminated 20:30
Thursday 29th August Ryde Main 18:30
Saturday 31st August Ryde Illuminated 20:30

In addition to the carnivals themselves, the funfair will once again be making a return to selected towns on the Island!

Isle of Wight Funfair 2019

Date Location Crazy Prices
Friday 12th – Saturday 20th July Yarmouth – The Green 13th/18th/20th July
Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th August
Sandown – Yaverland 25th Jul & 1st August
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th August Newport – Seaclose Park 10th August
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August The Garlic Festival
Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th August St Helens – The Green 26th August
Thursday 29th August – Sunday 1st Sept Ryde – Quay Car Park 30th August

Please note: carnivals/funfairs are subject to change due to last-minute cancellations such as poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances. The table above is a guide and we recommend that you check the carnival’s website for any updates. Island Echo can not be held responsible for any inaccuracies.

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