What's on this weekend

By a County Press reporter

Saturday, July 26, 2014

 

What's on this weekend

Head to Bembridge this weekend and join Eloise and Jayden Hook in the Great Bembridge Paper Boat Race. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

THERE is plenty going on around the Isle of Wight this weekend, with music, entertainment and art.

It is over a month since the Isle of Wight Festival, but this weekend you will once again be able to hear the sounds of guitars and drums echoing over Fairlee Road, thanks to the return of Postfest.

The event will see the best of Island talent playing at the Post Office Museum until tomorrow (Sunday). Click here to find out more.

The Bembridge Harbour Family Fun Weekend, at Bembridge Harbour and the Duver also runs until tomorrow.

The weekend will be packed with activities, including the Dance on the Duver, paddleboating, kayaking, barbecues, a sandcastle competition, a fireworks display and the Great Bembridge Paper Boat Race. Events will be raising money for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, as well as other local charities.

There will be more fun in Ryde, at the Party on the Green, both today (Saturday) and tomorrow, from 1pm until 6pm. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Ryde, the party will include stalls, a children's fancy dress competition, music, a tea tent, and the 'Great Ryde Cake Off.'

Sunday is Wightlink's Party on the Pier, where money will be collected on behalf of Ryde Inshore Rescue.

It's the Island Highland Gathering at Northwood Park in Cowes, tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am. There will be pipes and drums, Highland games, Scottish food, whisky tasting, and dancing to Scottish music, including a performance from the Island's unique glam scotch rock group Wight Hot Pipes. Tickets are £8, concessions are £7 and under-12s can enter for free.

Art-lovers can enjoy Open Studios events, which will be taking place across the East Wight throughout the weekend.

For more great events, check out our Events Guide.

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