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Summer festivals in Wales

Green Man Festival

At our food festivals you can sample unique and traditional Welsh produce. There is a food festival somewhere in Wales most weeks.

If you love music, come to one of our music festivals. We have indoor and outdoor events for fans of pop, rock and classical music.

There is plenty for those who enjoy books too. Our literature festivals include the famous Hay Festival in mid Wales.

Here are some of the festivals taking place during June, July and August:


About the eventWhere2017 dates
The Hay FestivalWorld famous literature event.  2017 is the 30th anniversary festival. Hay on Wye, mid Wales25 May - 4 June 2017
Urdd National EisteddfodOne of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals with over 15,000 children and young people competing.Bridgend, Taff-Ely  29 May – 3 June 2017
Fire in the MountainSee some of the best folk music acts in the world in mid Wales.Cambrian Mountains2 - 4 June 2017
Gregynog FestivalThe oldest running classical music festival in Wales. Each year has a unique theme. This year it is pageantry. Enjoy Welsh folk music and medieval harp music.

Gregynog Hall, mid Wales


National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 

16 June - 2 July 2017


16 June 2017


Hijinx Unity FestivalCricus, theatre, dance and music acts showcasing a remarkable range of international inclusive and disability performance in Caernarfon.Caernarfon28 June - 2 July 2017
The Gower FestivalEnjoy music from all around the world in a variety of venues.Gower, Swansea various venues

1 -15 July 2017

TafwylWelsh language festival in our capital city.Cardiff1-2 July 2017
Llangollen International Music EisteddfodEvery summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.Llangollen4 - 9 July 2017
Royal Welsh ShowThe Royal Welsh is the biggest and best attended agricultural event of its kind. The annual show is the shop window for Welsh farming and food production. It's a real celebration of all things rural.Llanelwedd, Builth Wells24-27 July 2017
Monmouth FestivalA free nine day music festival held in the beautiful historic Welsh border town Monmouth.Monmouth28 July - 5 August 2017
Steelhouse Festival

Headliners Skindred and Saxon. Enjoy this classic rock festival, now in its 7th year.

Ebbw Vale29 - 30 July 2017
The National Eisteddfod of Wales

The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. The festival travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales, attracting around 150,000 visitors and over 250 tradestands and stalls.

Anglesey 4 - 12 August 2017
Maes BShowcases the best of the Welsh music scene and takes place during National Eisteddfod week.Anglesey 4 - 12 August 2017

Llandudno Jazz

Features in The Telegraph's UK's best summer music festivals list. Llandudno, Gwynedd28 - 30 July 2017
The Big CheeseA free weekend festival packed with entertainment, music, food and drinkCaerphilly town centre, south east Wales29-30 July 2017
Cardigan River & Food FestivalLocal produce including rare breed meat and award winning cheeses plus cooking demonstrations and a full programme of river events.Cardigan, south west Wales12 August 2017 


Solarsphere is a brand new event combining the science of astronomy with the backdrop of a music festival.Builth Wells, mid Wales

11 - 14 August 2017

Pride CymruA parade through the city centre, followed by live music, funfair rides, a family zone, a cultural market with arts & crafts, food & drink in Cooper's Field.Cardiff25-27 August 2017
Green Man FestivalAn alternative folk festival in the Brecon BeaconsGlanusk near Crickhowell, south east Wales17 - 20 August 2017
Castell rocMusic festival taking place in a historic setting, including Jools Holand, The Proclaimers and many tribute showsChepstow Castle17-28 August 2017
Presteigne FestivalMusic and arts festivalPresteigne, Powys on the Herefordshire/Powys border24 - 29 August 2017