As the Isle of Wight prepares to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne, with a four-day bank holiday weekend and a host of parties and events, we present the County Press's guide to everything that's happening on the Isle of Wight.

From scones in the street, to jazz music in The Mall, we will be showcasing Island events.

Scroll down to see what's going on in towns and villages across the Isle of Wight!

Keep coming back to this report as we'll be adding events as they come in!

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Saturday, June 4

Bob and Connie's tea party. Stalls, craft activities, games, treasure trail. Free entry with donations to Aspire Ryde. Arreton Barns at 10am-4pm

Sunday, June 5

Live music at Arreton Barns. 12pm-6.30pm.

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Isle of Wight County Press: Bembridge photo by Penelope Walford.Bembridge photo by Penelope Walford.

A host of events are taking place...

All weekend: Free Flower Festival at Holy Trinity Church.

Thursday, June 2

Ceremonial cutting of the Beacon Tart, baked to the Jubilee recipe for English tarts by The Culver Haven Inn.

Street Fair on the High Street. 12pm-4pm

Art and Craft Fair in the Village Hall. 10am-4pm

Bembridge Burlesque Dancers at Old Village Inn. 7pm.

Beacon Lighting on Culver Down including a town crier, piper, bugler, blessing and at 9.15pm, choir and the lighting by Caroline Peel DL, with the Scouts.

Friday, June 3

Open gardens,

BHYC Platinum Jubilee Regatta, Bembridge Harbour. 2pm

Island Concert Band, Bembridge Methodist Church. 7.30pm

Saturday, June 4

Scavenger hunt, beach games, visit a houseboat.

Sunday, June 5

Street Parties and games.


Thursday, June 2

Lighting of the Beacon. Shore Road. From 8.30pm.

Sunday, June 5

Jubilee Picnic. Bonchurch Village Green. 12pm-4pm. BYO picnic.


Thursday, June 2

Plans to light a beacon on Brading Downs.

Sunday, June 5

Brading Town Football Club: Picnic and entertainment, including games, bouncy castle, Jubilee cake and Crown competition, fancy dress. 2pm-8pm 

Disco at Brading Town Football Club: 5-8pm


Sunday, June 5

'Picnic in the Park' including a children's fancy dress procession into the Recreation Ground, led by Medina Marching Band and a perfomance by bagpiper, Craig Eccleston-Todd.


Isle of Wight County Press: Winkle Street, near Calbourne. By Gemma Hobbins.Winkle Street, near Calbourne. By Gemma Hobbins.

Sunday, June 5

Street party at Winkle Street


May 28-June 5: Kids Rule events, for those with tickets to Carisbrooke Castle. 10am-4pm.

Thursday, June 2

A beacon will be lit at Carisbrooke Castle


From Saturday, May 28 to Saturday, June 11: Cowes Heritage and Community Group's exhibition at the Beckford Centre, featuring the Queen's five official visits to the Isle of Wight during her long reign. Admission is free. (Mondays: from 1pm-4pm, Thursdays 4pm-8pm, other days 10am-4pm)

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Wednesday, June 1

Family poetry and art workshop at Cowes Library. 10am-12pm.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Lighting of a Jubilee Beacon on Cowes parade. Official lighting at 9.45pm.

Entertainment from 7pm, including Mike Christie from G4, the Medina Community Choir, a piper and a bugler.

Saturday, June 4

Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club. Vintage afternoon tea and bubbles and a talk by Jane Karabasic, from Eurovines.

Pontoon View Bar is running a weekend of events including live musc and a Royal afternoon tea on June 4.

Sunday, June 5

Picnic in the Park at Northwood House. Live music and entertainment. 12pm-5pm.

East Cowes

Isle of Wight County Press: Some of the decorations in East Cowes, made by the East Cowes crafters.Some of the decorations in East Cowes, made by the East Cowes crafters.

May 31- June 2: Victoria's Family Day Out at Osborne, for those with tickets.

Thursday, June 2

Watch the Trooping of the Colour at East Cowes Town Hall.

Lighting a Jubilee Beacon on the Esplanade, at the tennis courts. 9.45pm.

Friday, June 3

Thanksgiving Service shown at East Cowes Town Hall.

Tea Dance in the town hall at 3.30pm.

Jubilee Show at the Isle of Wight Pony Club field, Whippingham. Fancy dress, pony club gymkhana games and show jumping. more on From 10am.

Isle of Wight County Press: Jubilee decorations in East Cowes.Jubilee decorations in East Cowes.

Sunday, June 5

Picnic in the Park at Jubilee Recreation Ground with music and entertainment on a special stage (BYO picnic). 12pm-6pm.


Isle of Wight County Press: Freshwater by Rosemary Smith.Freshwater by Rosemary Smith.

Freshwater and Totland Archive Group's display in the West Wight Heritage Centre, Avenue Road. Images of the coronation and photographs of Royal visits, as well as local carnival queens from the 1950s. A model of the Queen's golden coach and horses in the procession, commemorative coins, badges, mugs and other items. 10am to 12pm (closed Tuesday and on June 2 and 3). 

Friday, June 3

Community party on Jubilee Field, Freshwater. Organised by Freshwater Parish Council, there will be local artists, crafters, jewellery makers and displays. 11am-8pm.

Saturday, June 4

Coffee morning at Freshwater Library. 10.30am-12.30am.

Sunday, June 5

Music and more at Freshwater Bay. 2pm-7pm


Thursday, June 2: Raising the Union Flag and Shanklin Town Brass Band. Thearles Green, Newport Road at 11am. 


June 2-4

Themed crafts and a Jubilee Picnic on the lawn at Mottistone Gardens, for those with tickets. Blankets will be set out. BYO picnic.

Nettlestone and Seaview

Thursday, June 2

Unveiling of a plaque and tree dedication ceremony at Sophie Watson's Gardens, Seaview. 11 am

Friday, June 3

Car boot sale at Seagrove Football Field. 10am-12pm

Fun day games and competitions, bouncy castle, hog roast and tug of war. 12pm-4pm

Saturday, June 4

Sea View Yacht Club Live streamed Party from the Palace. Non-members welcome. 8pm-10.30pm.

Sunday, June 5 

Sung Eucharist at St. Peter's Church. 10am  

Sail past and gun salute. 12pm.

Street Party with live music on Seaview High Street and Esplanade. 12pm.

Sea View Yacht Club open to non-members for pre orders of champagne and pizza.


Thursday, June 2

Newchurch Male Voice Choir presents songs from the 70 years of the Queen's reign, with guest artist, flautist Louise Jackaman. All Saints Church. 7pm.

All Saints Flower Festival. All welcome.

Isle of Wight County Press: Newchurch Male Voice Choir.Newchurch Male Voice Choir.


Tuesday, May 31

Free entry to the Museum of Island History including a display of photographs of the Queen’s visit to Newport in 1965 and Newport decorated for the Coronation. 10am-1pm

Isle of Wight County Press: From Museum of Island History, Queen arrives in Newport, 1965.From Museum of Island History, Queen arrives in Newport, 1965.

Saturday June 4

Grand Parade from Recreation Ground Road to Newport Quay. From 3pm. (Upper High Street will also be closed during the parade.)

St James' Square will have a big screen showing jubilee broadcasts. Live performances from Platform One students. 11.30am until 6pm.

St Thomas Square Market. From 9am.

Lower High Street and St James' Square closed to vehicles, open to pedestrians.

Cllr Julie Jones-Evans, the Isle of Wight Council's cabinet member for regeneration, said: "It's a great show of partnership working to show what we can do for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

"I'm looking forward to seeing our town at its best, to welcome people from across the Island to enjoy this very special royal day - and of course have some fun!"

Managed by Shaping Newport, and supported by by Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council, Market Days CIC, Newport Business Association, Isle of Wight Council, Newport High Street Heritage Action Zone, Platform One and the National Lottery Community Fund, local businesses, carnival associations, musicians and other outdoor display organisations, are invited to join the parade. Email


June 2-4: Live music at The Buddle Inn. From 7pm.


Thursday, June 2: Rookley Green. Planting a Jubilee tree at 2.30pm


June 1-30: Platinum art and writing exhibition at Ryde Library

June 2-3: Offers at Ryde Superbowl

Thursday, June 2

Lighting of the Beacon at Ryde Marina. 9.45pm. 

Friday, June 3

Ticket to Ryde. Free music at Eastern Gardens. Also local food and drink venndors. Lunchtime.

Saturday, June 4

Showcase of dance, music and drama on Ryde High Street, with the New Carnival Company, Monkton Arts, Ryde Arts, and Riboleau Street Studios. Want to get involved with busking and the children's dance performance? Email

Spot: Elizabeth in Wonderland (A roaming theatre performance where the Queen comes to tea); Back to the Future – The next Generation (Community dance performances in Co-Op Square); Cheeky Monkey (Circus skills. Co-Op Square at 2pm and High Street at 3.15pm); Flag Making  (13b Union Road, 11am-3pm); Art in the Garden at St Thomas Rest Garden; Community Mural at Riboleau Street studio).

3pm Dance in the High Street for the finale. Bring your flags and Jubilee dress. Vectis Brass Band will perform.

Ticket to Ryde. Free music at Eastern Gardens including . Also local food and drink vendors. 10am-8pm.

Sunday, June 5

Ticket to Ryde. Free music at Eastern Gardens. Also local food and drink vendors. 10am-8pm



Thursday, May 2

Jubilee Quiz - Sandown Conservative Club. 8.30pm

Friday, June 3

Caulkheads pub has special events, including a bouncy castle.

Sunday, June 5

Jubilee picnic. Music, competitions, games and more. Browns Golf Course. BYO picnic or order one at Browns (01983 717156) 12.30pm-4.30pm 


Friday, June 3

Shanklin Esplanade Pier Apron & Beach. Hog Roast (proceeds go to Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat), live bands and DJ all day. Hula Hoop and limbo dance competitions. 12.30pm-6pm

Saturday, June 4 

Shanklin Rotary Table-Top Sale at Falcon Cross Hall. 10am–3pm.

Sunday, June 5 

Big Jubilee Picnic at Rylstone Gardens. 11am–7pm
Host of live acts including Company B UK, Derek Sandy and Shanklin Town Brass Band. Tea tent, church tent, strawberries and cream Stall and a Pimm’s tent. Free entry. BYO deckchairs.


May 27-31: Flower festival at St Peter's Church. 

May 29: Thanksgiving service at St Peter's Church.

St Helens

Isle of Wight County Press: The new-but-old St Helens beacon will be lit by electricity, not fire.The new-but-old St Helens beacon will be lit by electricity, not fire.

Thursday, July 2

Street fayre and community lunch at The Vine (including the Trooping of the Colour). 12pm.

Movie on the Green (wear fancy dress). 8pm. 

Lighting of the St Helens Beacon - using an electric flame instead of fire. 9.45pm

Friday, July 3

Goose Island Games. 2pm-5pm.

Saturday, June 4

Free dance on the Green. 7-11pm.

Village barn dance. 7pm-8.30pm.

Sunday, June 5

St Helens Jubilee Village Fayre and events around the harbour. 10am-1pm

Picnic on the Green. 2pm-4pm.

A blessing. 4pm.

Totland and Colwell

Isle of Wight County Press: The Needles by Penny Carter.The Needles by Penny Carter.

Thursday, June 2: Beacons will be lit at West Highdown and at The Needles, to the sound of local bagpiper Laura McEwan. From 9pm.

Ward Councillor for Totland and Colwell, Chris Jarman JP said: "The residents of Totland and Colwell are proud to be part of this momentous celebration.

"We are enormously grateful to the students of Isle of Wight College who designed and made our Jubilee Beacons, to DMR Engineering for their substantial donation of the materials, to our local Scouts and young people participating in the preparations and for all those that have contributed wood and support.

"It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music and we are pleased that our events along Tennyson Down will resound to the echoing melodies of our own local bagpiper Laura McEwan."

"We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee."


June 3-5: The Royal Hotel in Ventnor will hold events over three days, but you'll need to have bought a ticket...

Friday: Family day craft sessions, soft play, family photographer and a Royal afternoon tea. 1pm-4pm.
Saturday: Gala dinner. 6pm-11:30pm and A Day At The Races. 2pm-5.30pm.
Sunday: Jubilee Banquet Lunch. 2:30pm-4.30pm.

Friday, June 3

British Legion Social Club. Children's party. 2.30pm.

Saturday, June 4

Celebration at Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor including the "Not-quite-Bake-off" - bring a cake fit for a Queen" to the church hall in time for judging at 3.30pm. Refreshments 3pm

The Better Days Caffe team will be dressing 1950s style and listening to music from 1953. They will be serving up corned beef sandwiches, pork pies, piccalilli and boiled eggs. Expect your tea in real china cups! (Read more: Ventnor's new 'inclusion hub' cafe)

Isle of Wight County Press: Better Days Caffe, VentnorBetter Days Caffe, Ventnor

Sunday, June 5

Ventnor Angling and Social Club hosts a vintage style tea party. 1pm. Tickets HERE (are £3 and can be booked through Facebook or a committee member. Family fun and games including a children’s teddy bear picnic.)


Thursday, June 2

Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Millennium Green.


Saturday, June 4

Live music, cream teas and fancy dress at Jubilee Party at Whippingham Village Hall. Free entry, but you will need a ticket. Call Alison on 01983 295122/07775693456.


Friday, June 3

Whitwell Village High Street will host a traditional street party, music, children’s entertainment, food and more. Children's street party from 12.30pm.


Sunday, June 5

Picnic (BYO food and drink). Stenbury Hall, St Martin’s Road. 2pm-6pm 


June 2-4: Themed activities at Tapnell Farm, for those with tickets.

June 2-5: Live music festival at Salty's, including a Jubilee Bakewell Cocktail, created by its deputy bar manager.

Thursday, June 2

Proclamation at the Town Hall, read by acting Town Crier Don Tregear, Yarmouth Harbour Commissioner. 2pm.

Planting of the Queen’s Canopy at Yarmouth Recreation Ground.

Lighting of a beacon at 9.45pm, on The Green (next to River Road Car Park). Jubilee bugle call by a member of Medina March Band. Guard of Honour by scouts and Yarmouth’s retained firefighters. Medina Marching Band will play the National Anthem, followed by Three Cheers for Her Majesty and the Loyal Toast, with the Queen’s representative, Mary Case DL.

Friday, June 3:

Video of royal photographs, displays from local families of 1952 memorabilia and photographs, Jubilee Gift Bags in Yarmouth Community Hall (10.30am to 4pm).

Also, table games to play including traditional Shove Half Penny and Skittles and colouring cards for children and a competition for primary school children.

Treasure Hunt in the town for families. Register in Yarmouth Community Hall, at 10.30am. Be back by 2.30pm.

Ukulele Band. 12pm-2pm.

Bar and refreshments. 12pm to 2pm.

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What else do I need to know about the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend?

Find an event near you...

CLICK HERE for the interactive map showing Jubilee events around the country, including on the Isle of Wight. 

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has asked organisers of Beacon lighting events (at 9.45pm on Thursday, June 2), to register theirs, to ensure fire fighters aren't called out unnecessarily.

Dan Tasker, Assistant Director of Operations at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We know that many people across our communities will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It promises to be a great and memorable occasion and we want everyone to have fun.

"Registering your beacon with us in advance is easy and will allow our Control operators to understand where fires are being lit in our area, helping to make sure genuine beacons are not mistaken for uncontrolled bonfires."