The Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally returns this bank holiday weekend.

Based at Sandown Airport, the huge annual gathering draws scooter fans from August 26 to 30.

As well as bars, food and camping, live entertainment is also planned, from acts including The Team, Tasteless and King Salami and the Cumberland 3.

The popular rideout will set off from Ryde seafront at 1pm on Sunday and will head for the airport, near Lake.

Meanwhile, the 46th annual Island Steam Show returns to Havenstreet station, this weekend.

Vintage transport, including traction engines, farm vehicles and military vehicles, as well as fairground rides and live entertainment will entertain.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway's trains will also be running, on its line between Wootton and Smallbrook.

Cowes hosts the the 200 miles Cowes Torquay Cowes power boat race weekend, from Friday, August 27.

Teams from around the world will line up off the Royal Yacht Squadron for the exhilarating run to the Dorset coast and back.

There will also be a big display of boats - from the historic to modern.

Smaller boats will race from Cowes to Poole and back and both races are part of the Offshore's Governing bodies UKOPRA British and World Championships.

There are briefings and onshore activities on Saturday, before the big starts on Sunday morning, from 10am.

On Sunday (August 29), the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society hosts the Isle of Wight Country Fair.

It promises fresh air and family fun, with activities, animals and entertainment.

The event is taking place at the Isle of Wight County Showground, from 10am.

The seventh annual Ticket to Ryde, which is free to attend, is also back this weekend.

Organised by the Jack Up The Summer team, it embraces the 60s - staging Northern Soul and Ska acts, on Saturday and Sunday, from midday until late.

Based at Ryde's Eastern Gardens expect The Baggywrinkles Blues Band, The Mix, The Optimists, The Resisters and Simon Ledger to perform, plus many others.