Whether you are a competitor at Cowes Week, are interested in watching the racing, or simply want to be involved in the festival atmosphere of the event, there are loads of things to see and do. Read about what was on offer during the 2022 regatta at each of the main venues below.

Cowes Regatta Village

Bookings Contact: Glyn Taylor

The Regatta Village on Cowes Parade is to enjoy a renaissance in the coming years, with the objective being to enhance the overall event experience for competitors and spectators. Most notably, the Regatta Village will be home to the Cowes Week Clubhouse and Crew Bar, providing a welcoming hub for all.

Exhibitors on the ground provide an interesting mix of displays, and retailers offering an attractive array of products.

The Clubhouse Crew Bar, at the heart of the Regatta Village includes a beer tent and decked garden with plenty of seating and a view across the harbour. The daily prize-giving, on stage at 1800hrs, is THE place to gather and talk about the day's racing. The bar is also host to a string of bands who are itching to get back in front of a live audience. Headline acts feature from 2000hrs playing through until 2230hrs.

The Regatta Village will also host a food court, with three or four local providers providing a great range of tasty meals.

Cowes Yacht Haven

Bookings Contact: Daniel Jehan

Cowes Yacht Haven (the spiritual home of Cowes Week) is keeping its 'back to roots' ethos and will be presenting a boat-crew and family-friendly offering for this year's Cowes Week.

The main hospitality area, which remains open to all from 1000hrs to 2300hrs, is easily accessible from Red Funnel's Red Jet terminal and Cowes High Street.

Once inside guests will find the MUSTO Sailors' Bar overlooking the marina and the Solent beyond. The North-wall, that wraps around the marina gives the perfect vantage point to watch the boats coming and going and preparing for their racing.

A small stage will host our evening musical entertainment and food from a variety of Island traders will be available each day.

Cowes Yacht Haven is hosting the Mount Gay Party on Thursday as well as the Friday night Cowes Week closing party and end of regatta prizegiving.

For anyone needing early morning coffees and food and refreshments throughout the day, our Pontoon View bar and food outlet, located in front of the main Cowes Yacht Haven buildings, will be open. In the evening, pre-bookable dinner tables will be available for boat crews and race teams.

Northwood House

At the heart of relaxed regatta socialising, Northwood House and Park will again feature high on the list of must-visit destinations in Cowes Week. The venue's ever popular Lawn Bar will be open daily from lunch time until late and is free to enter before 9pm most nights. With its relaxed and upbeat vibe, it's the perfect place to meet up with friends and family to enjoy the premium drinks and food on offer.

There's live music from the Garden Stage at 8.30pm every evening and late night 'Disco Alfresco' events bringing a Balearic party vibe on Wednesday , Thursday & Friday from 10.30pm to 1am.

The Lawn Bar also hosts the Mermaid Gin Garden, a premium all-weather area featuring an uber-cool yurt bar hosting chilled-out socialising during the daytime with sampling and talks from Isle of Wight Distillery. There'll be several exclusive and secret ticketed events during the evenings too…check in during the week to see what's being planned.

New for 2023, the venue is delighted to host the Red Funnel Luminarium Experience (Thurs - Sun) - an awe-inspiring art and light experience set in a huge inflatable structure which travels the world. Tickets and information from Red Funnel Ferries.

Northwood Park is a great place to escape with a picnic away from the hectic High Street and Parade areas. Visitors can also enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea in the Tea Garden on the St Mary's Lawn, open daily from 11am to 5pm.

On Thursday & Sunday fantastic tree climbing experiences are available in the Park from 12pm. Climb one of the biggest and oldest trees in Cowes with fantastic views at the top!

For visitors attending Cowes Week by car, Northwood Park provides a large event car park during the week, open from 9am daily from Saturday 29th July to Sunday 6th August.

Please note: The provision of shoreside activities is managed by privately-owned businesses and not the regatta organisers, CWL. All enquiries concerning the booking of musicians and artists or the allocation of retail concessions should be made directly to the individual venues.