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Events in Wales

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

Please select a month:

January         July

February       August    

March            September

April              October

May               November

June              December    


Events take place throughout the year at Cadw sites across Wales, including at many of our 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 (formerly Millennium 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


May and June




  • 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
  • Take on the challenge of Iron Man Wales in Pembrokeshire


November and December

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