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Events in Wales

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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 held in Cardiff last year, one of 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.




  • 1 March is St David’s Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant), when we celebrate our national day at events around the country
  • 3 March - The Island Race - A beautiful marathon that gives you the unique chance to cross a traffic free Menai Bridge. 
  • Rugby - Natwest Six Nations Rugby Internationals, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • 22 - 26 March - Wales national football team have been invited to take part in the China Cup. Wales will take on China in the semi-finals before facing either Uruguay or the Czech Republic in the final or 3rd place play off. 
  • ​​​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. It will return in 2019 but keep an eye out for smaller events this year
  • 31 March - Anthony Joshua takes on Joseph Parker for 4 heavyweight titles in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.





  • Cardiff Open Theatre various dates in July
  • 3 - 8 July - Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is one of Wales’ major annual events - a truly international festival of music, dance and song.
  • 6 July 2018 - Cricket 2nd IT20 England v India 
  • 8 July - Velothon Wales, a great road cycling event where professionals and non-professionals can take on the course. 
  • Gemau Cymru, a multi sport event for the young athletes 
  • 13 - 15 July - Glass Butter Beach a music, action sports and beach lifestyle festival in Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula
  • 21 July - Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • 23 - 26 July - Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, Britain’s most popular agricultural show
  • 27 - 29 July -The Big Cheese in Caerphilly is one of the largest free gatherings of re-enactments, entertainers, music and folk dancing



  • 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. 
  • 1 - 2 September - Beaumaris Food Festival offers fabulous food, live music and great family fun. 
  • 6 - 9 September May - Wales national football team play its first ever UEFA National League matches vs Ireland and Denmark
  • 6 - 9 September - Festival No 6 takes place in the Italianate village of Portmeirion. 
  • 9 September - Take on the challenge of Iron Man Wales in Pembrokeshire
  • 13 September - It's Roald Dahl Day 
  • 14 - 16 September - The Goodlife Experience
  • 15 - 16 September - The Abergavenny Food Festival features local produce and international delicacies, celebrity chefs, master classes, tastings and street stalls. 
  • 22 September - 6 October - Swansea International Festival offers two weeks of music and arts events
  • 28-30 September - Elvis Festival in the seaside town of Porthcawl is the biggest Elvis festival in Europe, attracting Elvis tribute acts from all over the world.


November and December

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