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Events in Wales

[Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod]

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

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Many 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.






  • 3 - 11 August - National Eisteddfod of Wales, this cultural gathering is dedicated to Welsh, Britain’s oldest living language but non-Welsh speakers are very welcome
  • 10-12 August - Brecon Jazz festival featuring over twenty concerts.
  • 14 - 17 August - Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cardiff Bay for the 2nd year running. Some of the World's top sailors will be there to wow spectators as the boats almost look like they are flying
  • 14 - 15 August The Anglesey Agricultural Show another great agricultural show
  • 16 - 19 August - Green Man Festival is an alternative 3 day folk festival in the Brecon Beacons
  • 16 - 19 August & 24 August - 02 September - Castell Roc Festival - A unique music festival inside Chepstow Castle
  • 18 August - Cardigan River and Food Festival 
  • 24 - 26 August - Pride Cymru - Wales very own Mardi Gras to celebrate the LGBT+ community. Event organizers have noted the Big Weekend in Cardiff will be bigger and better than ever this year.
  • 26 August  - World Bog Snorkelling Championship in Llanwrtyd Wells, competitors snorkel the length of a peaty murky trench in a Mid Wales bog
  • 31 August - Wales Women's national football team take on England in a World Cup Qualifying match


  • 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 - Wales national football team plays its first ever UEFA National League matches vs Ireland and Denmark
  • 9 September - Take on the challenge of Iron Man Wales in Pembrokeshire
  • 13 September - Roald Dahl Day 
  • 14 - 16 September - The Goodlife Experience
  • 15 - 16 September - 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.