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Isle Of Wight Jubilee Weekend Events — Where, When And How You Can Celebrate

The Isle of Wight will play host to a myriad of Platinum Jubilee events over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend between June 2 and 5.

Here is our comprehensive list of the what, where as we prepare for an extended period of national celebration.

Email us at [email protected] if you would like an event added to the list.
 

Arreton

Event: Children's Jubilee Tea Party

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Arreton Barns
Entry Price: Free

Details: Aspire Ryde is holding a children’s tea party at 2pm. Live music, children’s disco, children’s activities, stalls and games all day. Competition for the best queens crown, bring yours along to enter.

Bembridge

Event: BHYC Platinum Jubilee Regatta

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 2pm
Location: Bembridge Harbour

 

Event: SCOW Parade

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 3pm
Location: Bembridge Harbour

 

Event: Street Fair

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Bembridge High Street

Details: More than 60 Stalls with food, antiques, crafts, Jewellery and plants. 

 

Event: Flower Festival “Happy & Glorious”

Date: 2-6 June
Time: 10am to 5pm
Location: Bembridge Holy Trinity Church

Details: A flower Festival to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

 

Event: Island Concert Band

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Bembridge Methodist Hall

Entry Price: Free entry but donations welcome.

 

Event: Family fun, beach games and treasure hunt

Date: Friday 4th
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Bembridge Point Beach by Bembridge Sailing Club

Details:

  • Treasure hunt 10-11am, Bembridge Sailing Club.
  • Beach games 11am to 12pm.

 

Event: Jamboree

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 12-3pm
Venue: Steyne Park

 

Event: Open garden

Date: 
Friday 3rd
Time: 12-4pm
Venue: Tyne Hall, Love Lane
Entry Price: Free entry

Details: Bring picnics if you wish. Dogs must be on leads. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited parking for elderly or infirm only, other parking in Trelawny Way and Tyne Walk.

 

Event: Bembridge Village Band concert

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 3pm
Venue: Bembridge Village Hall

 

Event: Arts and crafts fair

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Bembridge Village Hall
Details: Including Jubilee montage by the Bembridge Art Society.

 

Event: Heritage Centre Exhibition

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Bembridge Weavers Yard, Lane End

Details: Discover the history of the village. Enjoy archive displays, share memories and explore the database. Follow directions for a local history walk and quiz. Refreshments available.

Brading

Event: Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Brading Football Club

Details: Picnic and entertainment including:

  • Games,
  • bouncy castle,
  • Jubilee cake and crown competition,
  • fancy-dress.

 

Chale

Event: Beacon Lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: The Pepperpot

 

Cowes

Event: Jubilee Exhibition

Date: Sunday May 28 to Saturday June 11
Time: 10am to 4pm daily. Except Monday mornings and Thursdays.
Venue: Beckford Centre

Details: Exhibition will showcase the Queen's official visits to the Island.

 

Event: Beacon lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: Cowes Esplanade - The Parade and bandstand

Details: Entertainment includes:

  • 7pm Medina Community Choir on the bandstand,
  • 8pm Mike Christie (singer) on the bandstand
  • 9.35pm Piper, Malcom McGregor will play "Diu Regnare" from the bandstand,
  • 9.40pm Bugler, Daryll Pitcher, will perform a unique bugle call, entitled 'Majesty' from the bandstand,
  • 9.45pm Beacon lighting by Col. Carron Snagge, on The Parade opposite the bandstand,
  • 10.15pm End of ceremony.

 

Event: Queen's Jubilee Family Workshop

Date: Wednesday 1st
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Cowes Library

Details: A jubilee celebration for families to create a combined poem surrounded by artwork. To celebrate all that is unique and wonderful about the Island.

 

Event: Children's Jubilee Crafts

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Cowes Library

Details: Children's jubilee-themed craft session.

 

Event: 'Through the decades' quiz, music and games

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 6pm onwards
Venue: IW Community Club

Details: The quiz takes place throughout the evening, while there will be music and games for kids and a raffle. The kitchen will be open until 9pm.

 

Event: Solent Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Date: Saturday August 6th
Time: 8am to 7pm
Venue: Solent, Cowes Harbour, Osborne Bay

Details: The celebration will include:

  • A Fleet Review of all boats moored in Cowes Moorings.
  • Youth elements off The Green and in the Shrape area.
  • RIBs off Norris Castle, yachts and motorboats anchored in Osborne Bay together with J70 and Sonar racing over Peel Bank.
  • A fly past by the Royal Air Squadron.
  • A party/music event at Cowes Yacht Haven in the afternoon and into the early evening.

 

Culver

Event: Beacon Lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: Culver Down

 

East Cowes

Event: Picnic in the Park

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 12-6pm
Venue: Jubilee Recreation Ground

Details: Live music and entertainment. Bring your own picnic.

 

Event: Jubilee Market

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 11.30am to 3pm
Venue: East Cowes Esplanade

Details: Activities include a range of competitions, tug o' war, rounders etc. 

 

Event: Service of Thanksgiving

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 10am
Venue: East Cowes Town Hall

Details: Watch the service of thanksgiving at the town hall.

 

Event: 1940s Tea Dance

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 3.30pm 
Venue: East Cowes Town Hall

Details: A tea dance to celebrate the Jubilee. 

 

Event: Trooping the Colour

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 10.30am
Venue: East Cowes Town Hall

Details: Watch Trooping the Colour at the town hall. Lighting of beacon on the Esplanade at 9.45pm.

 

Freshwater

Event: Freshwater Jubilee Celebrations and Fete

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 11am-8pm
Venue: Jubilee Field

Details: The fete will include:

  • Music,
  • stalls,
  • entertainments,
  • food stall and bar,
  • Medina Marching Band.

 

Godshill

Event: Family Day

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 12.30pm onwards
Venue: Godshill Central Mead

Details: Entertainment includes:

  • 12.30pm Fireworks to open and hobby horse racing.
  • 1.30pm Company B performing.
  • 2.30pm Crown competition and parade.
  • 4.30pm Hush silent disco.
  • Please bring your own chair/blanket and picnic. Tea/coffee and cakes will be available.  

 

Gurnard

Event: Village Jubilee Fete

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 11am to 4.30pm
Venue: Gurnard Old School Meadow

Details: Entertainment includes:

  • Bouncy castle,
  • stalls,
  • live music,
  • dog show,
  • fun races.   

 

Mottistone

Event: Jubilee Picnic on the Lawn

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 10.30am to 5pm
Venue: Mottistone Gardens
Entry Price:  The event is free but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Details: Bring a picnic.

 

Needles

Event: Beacon Lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: Needles Battery

 

Newport

Event: Jubilee Celebrations

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Newport

Details: Entertainment includes:

  • Grand parade at 3pm from Recreation Ground Road to Newport Quay.
  • Live music and big screen in St James Square.
  • Entertainment and performers.
  • Market in St Thomas Square.

 

Niton

Event: Platinum Jubilee Fair

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 3pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Niton FC playing field

Details: Entertainment will include:

  • Activities,
  • stalls,
  • music. 

 

Northwood

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Event: Jubilee Picnic in the Park

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 12-5pm
Venue: Northwood House and Park

Details: A fun and free community event for all. Entertainment will include:

  • Live music,
  • kids arena,
  • fun dog show,
  • stalls,
  • licensed bar.

 

Rookley

Event: Jubilee Weekend Family Days

Date: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th
Time: 11am-7pm
Venue: Chequers Inn

Details: Two large bouncy castles, slides, face painting, pony rides and entertainment throughout both days.

 

Ryde

Event: Beacon Lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: Ryde Harbour

 

Event: Ticket to Ryde

Date: June 4-5
Venue: Eastern Gardens, Ryde

A full weekend of live music and entertainment. Free to attend.

 

Event: Jubilee Celebrations

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm
Venue: Ryde

Details:

  • ‘Elizabeth in Wonderland’ – Roaming Theatre. A specially adapted performance where the Queen comes to tea! See if you can spot them around the town.
  • ‘Back to the Future – The next Generation’. Community dance performances taking us through the last 70 years, with a skateboard display too. Scheduled in Co-Op Square.
  • ‘Cheeky Monkey’. One half of the very popular duo comes to Ryde to showcase his circus skills. Co-Op Square 2pm, and finale in the High Street 3.15pm
  • Flag Making – Join the New Carnival Company at their base in 13b Union Road, to make your Jubilee Flags. 11am -3pm
  • ‘Art in the Garden’ – Arts and Crafts market at St Thomas Rest Garden.
  • ‘Community Mural’. Riboleau Street studio artists will be waiting for you at Minghella Square so you can input into the design of a community mural. Help them identify textures, silhouettes and shapes, which will then be incorporated into the final works later in the month.
  • Finale – Head to the High Street at 3pm, bring your flags and Jubilee dress ready to dance in the streets and enjoy Vectis Brass Band.

 

Event: Family Beach Party

Date: Saturday 4th
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Appley Beach

Details: A family beach party with entertainment and sandcastle competition.

 

Sandown

Event: Parish Picnic in the Park

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 12-4.30pm
Venue: Venner Avenue Park

Details: Entertainment to include:

  • Bubble Football,                                                                                                                                                              
  • magic Show with David Randini,                                                                                                                                 
  • bouncy castle and slide,                                                                                                                                               
  • Tea and Biscuit Boys,                                                                                                                                                     
  • family fun races,                                                                                                                                                             
  • create a crown competition,                                                                                                                                                             
  • best dressed house,                                                                                                                                                       
  • Commonwealth costume competition.

 

Shalfleet

Event: Jubilee Celebrations

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 3-5pm
Venue: Shalfleet Village Hall and Field

Details: Entertainment includes:

  • Traditional tea in marquee,
  • live music,
  • quiz,
  • magician and treasure hunt,
  • raffle.

 

St Helens

Event: Movies on the Green and Beacon Lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Details:

  • Movies on the Green - Mamma Mia. Fancy dress is optional.
  • Lighting of the beacon - St Helens cricket pitch.

 

Event: Goose Island Games

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: 2-5pm
Venue: St Helens Village Green

Details: Entertainment includes:

  • Treasure hunt,
  • tug O war challenge,
  • bouncy castle,
  • coconut shy,
  • creative crafts,
  • much more...

 

Event: Jubilee Village Fair and Picnic on the Green 

Date: Saturday 5th
Time: 12-3pm
Venue: St Helens Green

Details:  Entertainment includes:

  • 9am to 12noon - car boot sale.
  • 10am to 1pm - St Helens Jubilee Village Fair.
  • 2pm to 4pm Picnic on the Green.
  • Village Celebrations in St Helens Community Centre.
  • 4pm-to 4.30pm - A blessing of the Queen and the village.

 

Tennyson Down

Event: Beacon lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: Tennyson Down

 

Totland

Event: Jubilee Brunch with Pimms and Hymns

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 11am
Venue: Totland Christ Church

 

Ventnor

Event: Picnic in the Garden

Date: Sunday 5th
Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: Botanic Gardens

Details: Bring your own picnic or order one of the chef's prepared picnics from just £5pp.

 

Wellow

Event: Beacon lighting

Date: Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm
Venue: Wellow Millennium Green

 

Whitwell

Event: Jubilee Celebrations including traditional street party

Date: Friday 3rd
Time: From 12.30pm
Venue: Whitwell

Details: Whitwell will be celebrating with a variety of exciting events, competitions, live entertainment, street party and much more.

 

Yarmouth

Event: Beacon lighting

Date: 
Thursday 2nd
Time: 9.45pm

Venue: Yarmouth Green