We love August

Welcome to Love Ventnor, a website for our special seaside town produced in association with the Ventnor Business Association. Have a look, enjoy… and even better advertise and support your local community!

Super sale: Check out the lovely fabrics at Distinctive Designs – ex-display stock is on sale NOW (but you’ll have to hurry!).


Oooh pretty: Ventnor Botanic Garden looks amazing in August.


You can camp at this year’s Ventnor Fringe and Ventnor Rugby Club will even serve you up a cooked brekkie in the morning. For more info, click here.


Ventnor Fringe has everything that you’d expect (including culture & cocktails)… and lots that you wouldn’t (such as insect puppetry!)

heart on beach

Ventnor Beach by Eileen Long Photography.

Fringe benefits

August is a great month to visit Ventnor because:
(a) It’s gorgeously sunny (subject to terms & conditions) and
(b) It’s the Ventnor Fringe, which is one of our highlights of the year, hooray!
This year’s amazing events take place from Tuesday 12 August – Sunday 17 August. The Fringe is a showcase for emerging (and fully emerged) talent, with music, films, theatre, fireworks, and lots of family fun stuff. You can also get excellent coffee and cocktails in pop-up locations. Check out the Fringe’s website for more info – you can find out about the lock-in at Ventnor Library and accommodation options including staying in an ultra-cool vintage airstream. This is such a great time to be in Ventnor – so just make sure you’re here, OK?

Fab fabric sale

Ooh! Distinctive Designs in Ventnor High Street is having a one-off sale of ex-display fabrics – and it’s just £5 per metre for 1-3 metre pieces. You could make blinds, upholster a chair, make cushions or dining chair pads – come on, you’re creative, you decide! There’s also a rummage box for 1m pieces costing just £1 each (inside the shop from Friday 25 July). Chop chop, these lovely fabrics won’t hang around for long – get down there asap!

Carnival time

This year it’s the 125th Ventnor Carnival – so don’t miss the grand procession on Wednesday 13 August (7-9pm) and the illuminated procession with bands on Saturday 16 August from 9pm. It’s brilliant fun -and completely free. Enjoy!

Get your wallets out

August is a lovely time to visit Ventnor Botanic Garden. The grounds look gorgeous and there are pop-up events including exhibitions and falconry displays. The Garden’s currently looking for donors to sponsor a panel in their Tropical House, which came in for a right old battering in the storms earlier this year. It’s £70 per panel and your name will go up on an engraved panel. Please get in touch with the Garden for more info.

Save the date

Put it in your diary: Saturday 13 December 2014. All will be revealed soon… ;)

Don’t be a stranger

Don’t forget to keep in touch on Twitter @LoveVentnorUK. Somehow, we’ve now got 1000 followers (stay with us, pleeease!). Say hello and join the online party.

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