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Green Man Festival, Wales
Green Man Festival

Here's a selection of just some of the festivals and events taking place in Wales.

January - March

See in the New Year in Cardiff, Calennig, which is Welsh for "New Year celebration/gift", with lots of bands and a great funfare.

In February and March it's the Six nations rugby internationals Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

1 March is St David’s Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant), when we celebrate our Patron Saint at events around the country. 
 

Cwlwm Celtaidd - Wales' Interceltic Festival, Porthcawl A family festival of music, song & dance of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Wales

April

Laugharne Weekend Festival - Enjoy Literature, music and comedy

Focus Music Festival, Wrexham


May/June

Big Walk Wales 
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful Welsh countryside or coast this bank holiday.

Hay Festival of Literature
Britain’s ‘town of books’ is the ideal setting for this literary festival with an international reputation.

Urdd National Eisteddfod (Youth Eisteddfod)
Europe’s largest youth arts festival. Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week.
Around the coast of Pembrokeshire with cookery demonstrations, fishing and boat trips, children's workshops, fishing competitions and much more.

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 7th June 2014 - Chapter Arts Center
21st June 2014 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Go to the Speedway Grand Prix for lots of great biking action at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

July

Beyond the Border in St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan, Welsh International Storytelling Festival. 

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is one of Wales’s major annual events - a truly international festival of music, dance and song.

Sesiwn Fawr (Big Session) in Dolgellau, a weekend of Celtic bands, rock, pop and beer.

Wakestock in Abersoch, Llŷn Peninsula, Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival.

Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, Britain’s most popular agricultural show.

The Big Cheese in Caerphilly is one of the largest free gatherings of re-enactments, entertainers, music and folk dancing. 

St Davids Folk Festival Enjoy a friendly family occasion, this year’s festival is located in the grounds of the medieval Bishop’s Palace in the Close of St Davids Cathedral.

August

National Eisteddfod of Wales, this cultural gathering is dedicated to Welsh, Britain’s oldest living language but non-Welsh speakers are very welcome.

Brecon Jazz Festival is an International festival attracting the top names from the world of jazz. 

Anglesey County Show another great agricultural Show.

The Green Man Festival is an alternative 3 day folk festival in the Brecon Beacons.

World Bog Snorkelling Championship in Llanwrtyd Wells, competitors snorkel the length of a peaty murky trench in a Mid Wales bog.

September

Open Doors events - in September many buildings in Wales not normally accessible to the public will be throwing open their doors to visitors. Takes place throughout September. Programme available in August.

Abergavenny Food Festival with local produce and international delicacies, celebrity chefs, masterclasses, tastings and street stalls.

Elvis Festival in the seaside town of Porthcawl is the biggest Elvis festival in Europe, attracting Elvis tribute acts from all over the world.

October/November

Swn Festival in Cardiff, a 3 day music festival showcasing the best of new music coming in and out of Wales.

Dylan Thomas Festival in Swansea, talks, performances, exhibitions, readings and music with a Dylan Thomas theme. The festival takes place each year from 27 October - 9 November at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.

DT100 - year long celebrations of the century of the birth of Dylan Thomas, starting in October 2013.

November

Wales Rally GB final round of the World Rally Championship. North Wales.

The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival for Wales in Cardiff, a distinctive film festival, celebrating the most creative, inspired and exciting use of music in film.

Victorian Christmas in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, entertainment from Victorian performers, warm mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and get your Christmas shopping done while soaking up the yuletide atmosphere.

December

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland - Outdoor ice skating and family entertainment on Cardiff’s City Hall Lawn.

Swansea Winter Wonderland - Visit Santa and his reindeers and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Events take place throughout the year at Cadw sites throughout Wales, that include many of our castles.

 

Events given for general information. Please check with the official sites for details.

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