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Events in Wales

Take a look at some of the events taking place in Wales over the coming months.

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The UEFA Champions League Finals were just the latest - and biggest -  major events to take place in Wales.  Previous events such as the Ryder Cup, a NATO Summit and the City of the Unexpected festival, celebrating the life and work of Welsh children's author Roald Dahl are examples of how well Wales embraces major events. The Volvo Ocean Race also comes to Cardiff, in 2018!

Take a look at our Events Wales strategyMany other events take place throughout the year at our Cadw sites, including our famous castles.



  • Rugby- 11 March February 2018, Wales v Italy and 17 March Wales v Frances, Natwest Six Nations Rugby Internationals, Principality Stadium, Cardiff


  • 1 March is St David’s Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant), when we celebrate our national day at events around the country
  • Rugby- 3 February 2018, Wales v Scotland, Natwest Six Nations Rugby Internationals, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • ​​​Cwlwm Celtaidd - Wales' Interceltic Festival, Porthcawl is a family festival of music, song and dance of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Wales




  • Volvo Ocean Race, Cardiff Bay - 8 June 2018 In-Port Race, 10 June leg start
  • Enjoy classical music at the Gregynog Festival
  • Cricket - 16 June 2018 - 2nd ODI  England v Australia   




  • Throughout September Open Doors events take place with many buildings in Wales not normally accessible to the public will be throwing open their doors to visitors. 
  • The Abergavenny Food Festival features local produce and international delicacies, celebrity chefs, masterclasses, tastings and street stalls.
  • It's Roald Dahl Day on 13 September 
  • Festival No 6 takes place in the Italianate village of Portmeirion.
  • The Goodlife Experience
  • Beaumaris Food Festival offers fabulous food, live music and great family fun.
  • Elvis Festival in the seaside town of Porthcawl is the biggest Elvis festival in Europe, attracting Elvis tribute acts from all over the world.
  • Take on the challenge of Iron Man Wales in Pembrokeshire


November and December

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