Armed Forces Day 2016
Ryde will again be hosting the Isle of Wight’s Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 18 June on Ryde Esplanade. With displays, parades for veterans and cadets the event promises to be quite a sight.
Midsummer Mardi Gras and Ryde Arts Festival
The Midsummer Mardi Gras – Shakespeare 400 will fill Ryde town and Esplanade with wonderful sights on Saturday, 25 June. With over 1000 performers from schools and community groups, this must-see parade has all the excitement and panache of a flamboyant South American carnival. See www.thenewcarnivalcompany.com for all details and parade timings. Ryde Arts Festival 2016 again has a programme of fun-filled activities that will also take place between 24 June and 5 July at Ryde Library and at other various locations throughout the town. See www.rydeartsfestival.org for more details.
Ryde will be playing host to pirates on 18 and 19 June at Western Gardens and Appley Beach with the Shipwreck Isle event, which comes to the Island for the second time. For more details about this free daytime family event go to www.visitisleofwight.co.uk.