Summer festivals in Wales
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.
|About the event||Where||2017 dates|
|The Hay Festival||World famous literature event. 2017 is the 30th anniversary festival.||Hay on Wye, mid Wales||25 May - 4 June 2017|
|Urdd National Eisteddfod||One 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 Mountain||See some of the best folk music acts in the world in mid Wales.||Cambrian Mountains||2 - 4 June 2017|
|Gregynog Festival||The 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
16 June - 2 July 2017
16 June 2017
|Hijinx Unity Festival||Cricus, theatre, dance and music acts showcasing a remarkable range of international inclusive and disability performance in Caernarfon.||Caernarfon||28 June - 2 July 2017|
|The Gower Festival||Enjoy music from all around the world in a variety of venues.||Gower, Swansea various venues|
1 -15 July 2017
|Tafwyl||Welsh language festival in our capital city.||Cardiff||1-2 July 2017|
|Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod||Every 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.||Llangollen||4 - 9 July 2017|
|Royal Welsh Show||The 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 Wells||24-27 July 2017|
|Monmouth Festival||A free nine day music festival held in the beautiful historic Welsh border town Monmouth.||Monmouth||28 July - 5 August 2017|
Headliners Skindred and Saxon. Enjoy this classic rock festival, now in its 7th year.
|Ebbw Vale||29 - 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 B||Showcases the best of the Welsh music scene and takes place during National Eisteddfod week.||Anglesey||4 - 12 August 2017|
|Features in The Telegraph's UK's best summer music festivals list.||Llandudno, Gwynedd||28 - 30 July 2017|
|The Big Cheese||A free weekend festival packed with entertainment, music, food and drink||Caerphilly town centre, south east Wales||29-30 July 2017|
|Cardigan River & Food Festival||Local produce including rare breed meat and award winning cheeses plus cooking demonstrations and a full programme of river events.||Cardigan, south west Wales||12 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 Cymru||A 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.||Cardiff||25-27 August 2017|
|Green Man Festival||An alternative folk festival in the Brecon Beacons||Glanusk near Crickhowell, south east Wales||17 - 20 August 2017|
|Castell roc||Music festival taking place in a historic setting, including Jools Holand, The Proclaimers and many tribute shows||Chepstow Castle||17-28 August 2017|
|Presteigne Festival||Music and arts festival||Presteigne, Powys on the Herefordshire/Powys border||24 - 29 August 2017|