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Events in Wales

10 Royally Fun Activities for May Half-term in Wales

Half-term has rolled around again. It seems no time since the last one and you may be starting to panic […]

How the Light Gets In: Everything You Need to Know

Held in the bohemian riverside town of Hay-on-Wye, HowTheLightGetsIn is the world’s largest philosophy and music festival. Get ready for […]

What to Know about FOCUS Wales

Held annually in Wrexham, North Wales, FOCUS Wales is a multi-venue showcase festival of the very best emerging Welsh music […]

Balter Festival 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Balter Festival is a place for those with a passion for underground rave vibes. A festival for people who want […]

10 Royally Fun Activities for May Half-term in Wales

Half-term has rolled around again. It seems no time since the last one and you may be starting to panic […]

Pride Cymru 2023: Everything You Need to Know

What better place to celebrate love than Cardiff Castle, one of the most iconic landmarks in Wales? In 2023, the […]

Gottwood Festival: Everything You Need to Know

Intimate and independent, Gottwood Festival in Anglesey is one of the biggest underground events on the Welsh club culture calendar. […]

Fire in the Mountain Festival: Everything You Need to Know

Nourish your body, soul and spirit at Fire in the Mountain – an intimate festival sparked from a passion for […]

Find Hidden Treasures in Tretower’s Summer Quest

During the school holidays, treat the kids to an awesome adventure with a summer quest at Tretower Court and Castle. […]

Explore Rhuddlan Castle’s Children’s Archaeology Taster Day

Worried about the kids whittling away their summer holidays in front of the television? Why not treat them to a […]

Discover Wales This Summer With Cadw Events And Activities

Searching for a standout holiday destination this summer? Somewhere to bring the kids and make memories that last a lifetime? […]

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod: Complete Guide

Every summer for more than 75 years, the pocket-sized town of Llangollen has staged one of the most colourful cultural […]

Bank Holiday Fun at Beaumaris Castle’s Medieval Festival

Are you looking for unique family-friendly activities in Wales this summer? How about a trip to the stunning Beaumaris Castle […]

Enjoy a Castle Scavenger Hunt at Castell Coch

Cadw has just announced its awesome activities line-up. Over several weeks, the organisation will run unique events across 130 locations, […]

Find Hidden Treasures in Tretower’s Summer Quest

During the school holidays, treat the kids to an awesome adventure with a summer quest at Tretower Court and Castle. […]

Discover Wales This Summer With Cadw Events And Activities

Searching for a standout holiday destination this summer? Somewhere to bring the kids and make memories that last a lifetime? […]

Green Gathering 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Go off the grid at Green Gathering, the original eco-friendly festival powered by 100% renewable energy. Held in beautiful Piercefield […]

Experience Historic Welsh Landmarks this September with Open Doors Festival

Are you looking for some exciting historical adventures this autumn? Wales is home to some of the most impressive historic […]

No matter your interest, Wales has an event for you. From world famous, internationally renowned events like the Tenby-based Ironman through to localised celebrations of Welsh language and culture like those at Tafwyl, you can find countless year-round events held nationwide. Discover upcoming festivals, sporting occasions, music & theatre events and get-togethers for friends and family listed on wales.org, and start making enduring memories.

Front of the millennium centre in Cardiff

Fans of music & theatre find themselves in good company. Wales Millennium Centre is home to the country’s national orchestra, opera, dance, and literature companies, with regional hotspots like Monmouth’s Savoy Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, and the eco-friendly Theatr Brycheiniog, opportunities for live performance abound. Meanwhile, Focus Wales brings together 250 artists over 20 stages at venues across the country, seeing emerging and established names play alongside each other.

Wales hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the summer. Head to Machynlleth Comedy Festival for laughs with your friends, head to Hay Festival to enjoy the UK’s premier literary and culture festival, and embrace the opportunity to discover previously unknown parts of yourself at Unearthed Festival. That’s not even to mention all of the music festivals in Wales, which range from a celebration of classic rock at Steelhouse Festival, an embrace of classical music at Gower Festival, and great vibes at The Big Retreat Festival.

Gather your friends for Pride Cymru, or nourish your body and soul by embracing slow, low-impact living at Fire in the Mountain. Families will love Welsh events like the Anglesey County Show, The Big Tribute Festival, or Brecon Beacons-based Green Man Festival.

People running into the sea during a triathlon event

Those who love to get their blood pumping can challenge themselves to the many sporting events in Wales. Take on the toughest triathlon in the UK with the multi-terrain Craft Snowman Triathlon, or face the hardest fell race in Wales by taking on the Cader Idris (Ras y Gader) mountain race. Newport Wales Marathon, Swansea Half Marathon, and Cardiff Half Marathon provide opportunities for road-based endurance runners to test their mettle. There’s even the Mini Burn series for active families, combining running, biking, and kayaking in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

No matter your passion, Wales has an event for you. Find out more about upcoming local events at wales.org – we list dates and highlights to help you keep busy. If you’re running an event that isn’t detailed, get in contact with us.