What to do on the Isle of Wight for August Bank Holiday 2018!
5,000 Lambrettas and Vespa, the coolest 60's nightclub vintage evening, steam trains, travelling film shows, illuminated carnivals and so much more.. Check out all the Isle of Wight has to offer this August Bank Holiday weekend!
Date: 03 Jan 2018
Take advantage of an extra day off work this August Bank Holiday!
Falling on the last Monday, 27th of August, it is bringing a whole lot of fun to the Isle of Wight. It's hard to know what to do first, especially with 5,000 Lambrettas and Vespas in town and many exciting events taking place.
The Isle of Wight international Scooter Rally is taking place 23rd - 26th August 2018. First started in 1980, it brings a brilliant atmosphere to the Isle of Wight every August. It is one of the biggest scooter rallies in the world and is regarded as the best! The event will see many scooters driving around the Island, featuring both modern and vintage scooters that you will have the chance to admire. The main attraction of the event is the ride out on Sunday afternoon where thousands of scooters ride from Ryde and head towards Sandown.
For those who prefer trains, the 44th Island Steam Show will be held at Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Havenstreet from the 24th - 27th August 2018. This is an action-packed show and a great family day out with car stunts, motorcycle display team and fire stunts. Over in the ‘comedy & entertainment’ arena Mr. Alexander’s Travelling Show returns to amuse plus humorous tale, comedy and oddball skills with Greg Chapman’s Condensed Histories. There is also a terrific line-up of live bands and music to enjoy at the Woodland Stage.
On the Isle of Wight when the summer kicks in each major town hosts a carnival. Floats make their way through the centre of each town as thousands of spectators line the streets to watch. The floats are varied and carry pageant queens, local community groups and schools. Most of the carnivals happen in the daylight however some towns host illuminated carnivals where the procession parades through the night, creating a spectacular light display. This August bank holiday Cowes will be hosting an illuminated carnival . And to end the Bank Holiday weekend, St. Helen’s will host their main procession.