The Cowes Week regatta is famous for its fireworks on the final Friday. The display has taken place on the final Friday of the event since the early days and is an iconic finale.
Typically Cowes Week up to forty starts a day for classes of cruiser-racers, one designs and keelboats; up to a thousand boats and 8,000 competitors take part. During this time the Solent is filled with boats of all classes and is particularly colourful due to the spinnakers.
As well as the sailing activities, the week includes a large number of onshore events including live music and cocktail parties. Marquees are erected in the marinas serving food and drink, and the crowds overflow from busy public houses and restaurants around the narrow high street - the town becomes a hive of activity into the early hours of each morning. Around 100,000 visitors are attracted to Cowes by the festival atmosphere of the event each year in addition to all the competitors.
Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
*times subject to change
Cowes PO31 7QN
29/07/2023 - 04/08/2023
Isle of Wight, South East