Coasts Alive events 

The summer holidays are a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. If you are looking for something to entertain the children or do during your annual summer vacation, there are a wide selection of festivals and events taking place in Wales.

Cragen Sea Monster

Cragen Sea Monster on Aberporth beach

Cragen Sea Monster on Aberporth beach
 

12 - 19 August

Cragen, a mythological 20 metre monster, is said to dwell off the coast of Wales and set to appear along the coastline with an important clean seas message. Visitors and communities will gasp at her ingenuity and be amazed by her size, as she returns unwanted plastic waste from the sea to the land. 

12 August - Aberystwyth Sea to Shore Food Festival, Aberystwyth

17August - The Parrog, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

19 August - New Quay, Ceredigion

2 September - Beaumaris, Anglesey

Find out more on the Cragen Sea Monster website.

Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach Festival

August - 2 September

Barrage Walkway, Cardiff (Sun - Thurs 11.00am – 8.00pm, Fri & Sat 11.00am – 10.00pm)

Find out more on the Cardiff Bay Beach Festival website

National Eisteddfod, Carnifal y Môr

Carnifal y Môr

Carnifal y Môr

5 - 10 August 

A water screening extravaganza to celebrate the people from all corners of the world that created Cardiff.

Cardiff Bay (10.30pm)

Find out more on the Carnifal y Môr web page.

Football Association Wales (FAW) Beach Football Festival

Football Association of Wales Beach Soccer Festival

Football Association of Wales Beach Soccer Festival

5 - 25 August

5, 12, 19, 26 August - Cardiff Bay Beach, Cardiff (12.00pm-3.00pm)

11 August - Swansea Beach (11.00am-3.00pm)

18 August - Rhyl Beach, Denbighshire (11.00am-3.00pm)

25 August - Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan (11.00am-3.00pm)

Sea Wales’ 7D augmented reality experience

7 August - 2 September

Visit an undercover augmented reality experience featuring dolphins, porpoise, puffins, seals as part of The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas Wales roadshow promoting our Welsh wildlife and coastal experiences. 

Look out for the big blue dome at the following locations on the coast:

8 August National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

10 August Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire

12 August Aberystwyth Sea to Shore Food Festival, Aberystwyth

14 August Martins Haven, Pembrokeshire

17 August Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

18 August Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

19 August New Quay, Ceredigion

21 August Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd

23 August Copper Kingdom, Amlwch Port, Anglesey

24 August National Trust Car Park, Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd

26 August Holyhead Maritime Museum, Anglesey

27 August West Shore, Llandudno, Conwy

29 August Rhyl Promenade, Rhyl, Denbighshire

1 September Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd

2 September Aberdaron, Gwynedd

Find out more on the Living Seas website.

Aberystwyth Sea 2 Shore Food Festival

Sea 2 Shore Food Festival

Sea 2 Shore Food Festival

12 August

At this food festival you will also be able to experience the Sea Wales' 7D augmented reality and see the Cragen Sea Monster.

Find out more on the Aberystwyth Sea 2 Shore Food Festival Facebook page.

Cardigan River and Food Festival

18 August 

Cardigan's River and Food Festival has grown to attract thousands of people to the town every year. 

Quay Street Car Park, Ceredigion (10.00am-5.00pm)

Find out more on the Cardigan River and Food Festival website.

Extreme Sailing Series™

Extreme Sailing Series™, Cardiff Bay

Extreme Sailing Series™, Cardiff Bay

24 – 27 August

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Extreme Sailing Series™ visits Cardiff for the seventh year running for the sixth Act of the 2018 season, as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. The enclosed bay provides the ideal Stadium Racing venue for spectators to get up-close and personal with the racing from all sides.

Find out more on the Extreme Sailing Series™ website.

Colwyn Bay Uswim Ocean swim

Uswim 'Sea Special'

Uswim 'Sea Special'

26 August 

Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre, Conwy

Find out more on the Uswim Ocean swim web page.

Beaumaris Food Festival

1 - 2 September 

Beaumaris, Anglesey

Find out more on the Beaumaris Food Festival website.

Festival No.6

Festival No. 6, Portmeirion

Festival No. 6, Portmeirion

6 – 9 September

Portmeirion, Gwynedd

Find out more on the Festival No.6 website.

Ironman Wales

9 September

Pembrokeshire

Find out more on the Ironman Wales website.

All Wales Beach Clean

All Wales Beach Clean

All Wales Beach Clean

14 – 30 September

Every public beach in Wales

Find out more on the All Wales Beach Clean web pages.

Exhibition: Pirates, The Truth Behind the Tales

July – 30 September

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Find out more on the Pirates, The Truth Behind the Tales web page.

Exhibition: Lost Ports of Wales

July – 21 October

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Find out more on the Lost Ports of Wales web page.