Isle of Wight Mardi Gras 2019
June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Part of a packed programme of events held each year on the island to the south of England, this year the Isle of Wight Mardi Gras will have the theme, Biosphere Island. Celebrating the beauty of the island’s natural environment, the theme is in keeping with the Isle of Wight’s bid to become an internationally recognised UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Groups taking part in the parade will choose from specific themes such as red squirrels, dark skies or chalk downs, and local organisations, including the Isle of Wight Zoo and Archaeology Discovery Centre, will host field trips to inspire the participants costume design.
A decision on the Island’s biosphere status is expected on 18 June 18 2019, just a few days before the Mardi Gras parade on 29 June.
When is the Isle of Wight Mardi Gras
The festival will be from 29 June, 2019.
Things To Do on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has a wonderful history with Carisbroke Castle, where King Charles I was locked up prior to his execution, and Queen Victoria’s beloved Osborne House both run by English Heritage and open to the public. Read more about what you can do on the island in Isle of Wight Holidays: Walks, Pubs and Victoria.
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Isle of Wight Festival Season
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