Festivals, large and small, are an integral part of Welsh life, particularly in the spring and summer.
Enjoy a whole variety of festivals and things to do in Wales during the spring. Here are just a few.
Music, comedy and more
Enjoy the St David’s Parade through the streets of Cardiff on 1 March. There are also temporary market stalls where you can buy crafts and try delicious Welsh food and drink.
There’s an Interceltic Festival in Porthcawl from 1 – 3 March
The Kaya Festival is a global world music festival, set overlooking the Snowdonia National Park in north east Wales
Enjoy literature, music and comedy at The Laugharne Festival.
There are a variety of events for different interests. The Wonderwool Festival is a festival of Welsh wool and natural fibres and takes place in the Royal Welsh Showgrounds in Builth Wells, mid Wales and in May there’s the Smallholder & Garden Festival Spring Festival at the showgrounds.
For those who enjoy gardening, there’s also the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show takes place in Cardiff each spring.
If you enjoy a good food festival, there’s the Wrexham Food Festival.
On Mothering Sunday (10 March) there is a food and craft fair at the National Botanical Garden, Wales and the West Wales Food Festival takes place there is May.
The Really Wild Festival is a bit different, a food festival that focuses on food and crafts originating from the wild.
Other food festivals: http://www.walesthetruetaste.co.uk/welshfoodanddrink/foodfestival/?lang=en
Food North Wales – for information on all things food related in the North of Wales
Other things to do
There’s always plenty to do in Wales, with plenty of activities to choose from.
We’ve over 200 golf courses and lots of great activities to try, including horse riding, cycling and surfing.
Feeling daring? Why not have a go at Coasteering? Or perhaps try a zip wire – a one mile zip wire at that! It is the longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere and it has just opened in Wales.