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. Head over to and follow @islandroads on Twitter 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 is expected to once again return to selected towns on the Island. Details to follow.

*Times to be confirmed

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.

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