Let’s wave the flags again!
It’s going to be bigger and better in 2017! Isle of Wight Day will be on Saturday, September 23rd this year and if you thought the first one was great, just wait till the whole island starts to party again this September.
I created Isle of Wight Day to bring our whole wonderful community of talented and disparate souls together on one day each year to celebrate all that is great about our lovely Island and to hopefully raise thousands of pounds for deserving local causes. We are already going to have the biggest People’s Parade ever seen on the Island and this will be in Ryde this year. We’re also planning a massive Flotilla of boats and yachts down the length of the Solent and all the Island’s churches have come together for an even bigger “Songs of Praise” concert in Cowes. Rob da Bank has happily joined up with us this year and shortly we’ll be announcing an “Island’s Got Talent” series of live shows with Island-wide heats and a Grand Final on Isle of Wight Day to find the Island’s most talented performers, so watch this space and let’s show the world what a fun and talent-packed place we all live in!
But Isle of Wight Day is all about our wonderful Islanders and how they would like to celebrate and enjoy the day. We want Isle of Wight Day to be the island’s very own “Red Nose Day”, so start planning your events now! How about a street party in your street or village? How about an exhibition of local art or a concert or local sporting challenge, why not a bake-off event? Let’s all get creative and show the rest of the country how we can party on September 23rd. How about an old school reunion? Bring your friends and family over for this special Island weekend. Raise much needed funds for The Isle of Wight Day Fund, because every penny raised will be distributed and stay here on the island.
And don’t forget the bunting! This year we are going to have another 100 miles of bunting available to everyone, absolutely free, so deck out your house, your place of work, your street or your garden. The whole Island will be covered in bright, celebratory bunting and we’ll all be waving the flag for Isle of Wight Day 2017.