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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.


  • 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
  • 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   



  • National Eisteddfod of Wales, this cultural gathering is dedicated to Welsh, Britain’s oldest living language but non-Welsh speakers are very welcome
  • The Anglesey Agricultural Show another great agricultural show
  • Extreme Sailing in Cardiff 
  • National Youth Orchestra of Wales summer concerts - Carlo Rizzi conducts the Orchestra in a wonderful programme which will once again showcase the incredible talent of the NYOW members: Bangor University on 2 August, St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire on 4 August and  St Davids Hall, Cardiff on 5 August 
  • Green Man Festival is an alternative 3 day folk festival in the Brecon Beacons
  • Glass Butter Beach a music, action sports and beach lifestyle festival in Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula
  • World Bog Snorkelling Championship in Llanwrtyd Wells, competitors snorkel the length of a peaty murky trench in a Mid Wales bog
  • PRIDE Cymru Big Cardiff Weekend : 3 days of pure party atmosphere and extravagant entertainment in the heart of the capital, celebrating and promoting the importance of LGBT in the community as well as bringing more than 200,000 people together in celebration in Wales’ capital city.



November and December

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