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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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Major Events are increasingly staged in Wales, have included the 2010 Ryder Cup and the 2014 NATO Summit, the 2014 Super Cup Final and the trend looks set to continue with the Champions League Finals this year and the Volvo Ocean Race in Cardiff, 2018. Take a look at our Events Wales strategyIt is also possible to attend events throughout the year at many of our Cadw sites, including our famous castles.


  • See in the New Year in the heart of Cardiff. Calennig (the Welsh word for New Year celebration/gift) offers fun for all the family 
  • The fun (and very cold) Barry Island New Year's Day Dip takes place each 1 January. Fancy dress is optional


  • The RBS Six Nations Rugby Internationals start at Principality Stadium, Cardiff and continue into March


  • 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 is a family festival of music, song and dance of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Wales




  • Enjoy classical music at the Gregynog Festival
  • Cardiff Singer of the Year takes place every 2 years, in June, when classical singers from around the world compete in the Welsh capital
  • Cardiff will host both the men's and women's UEFA Champions League Finals 
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2017 - New Zealand vs Bangladesh; Sri Lanka vs Pakistan and a Semi Final!
  • Nat West International T20 Cricket - England vs South Africa   




  • 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
  • The Abergavenny Food Festival features local produce and international delicacies, celebrity chefs, masterclasses, tastings and street stalls
  • Festival No 6 takes place in the Italianate village of Portmeirion
  • 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
  • Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain travels through Wales on 10 September, ending in Cardiff
  • 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.