Events in Wales during August

The August summer holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking to entertain the kids or are heading off on your annual summer holiday there’s a host of festivals and events to visit in Wales. Here are a few to get you started.

  • Young boy in goal at Cardiff University Playing Grounds.

    Cardiff University Playing Grounds, Cardiff

     by Welsh Super Cup

    04 – 07 August 

    Scouts from clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to name just a few will descend on Cardiff in search of the new super stars of the game. The extensive 33 acre Cardiff University Sports Fields provides players with high quality grass pitches accompanied by catering and substantial changing facilities.

    Find out more about the Welsh International Super Cup

  • 05 - 07 August

    A family friendly festival featuring a wide range of workshops, arts, food stalls and festival activities. An assortment of African, Jamaican, European, Latin, Caribbean, European and world musical flavours as well as local acts - over 100 musical acts across 4 stages.

    Find out more about Kaya, Festival of World Music and Arts

  • Shire horses at the Anglesey County Show

    Shire Horses at Anglesey County Show

     by romahotshot

    09 – 10 August

    One of Wales’s premier agricultural shows attracts competitors from across the UK and over 60,000 spectators.

    Find out more about Anglesey County Show

  • Roy Hargrove Quintet at the Brecon Jazz Festival

    Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon Beacons

     by Bill Shakespeare

    12 – 14 August

    World-famous jazz festival set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, featuring major international names. American headliners, exclusive performances, intriguing crossovers and global artists from Scandinavia through Romania, Brittany and Catalonia to Brazil that reflect jazz music’s global reach, are all prominent features of this summer’s event.

    Find out more about Brecon Jazz

  • 12 – 15 August

    Solarsphere is a brand new event combining the science of astronomy with the back drop of a 'music festival'. Join in the workshops which include solar observing and photography, night sky observing, astro photography, moon landing debate alongside a music festival for those who wish to discover some wonderful new bands.

    Find out more about Solarsphere

  • 13 August

    Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras, trading as Pride Cymru Returns To Coopers Field Cardiff for Wales' biggest celebration of equality and diversity. The variety of entertainment will continue along with a funfair, a cultural market with arts and crafts, plenty food and drink, and a social hub, offering advice and support to LGBT communities and their friends and family.

    Find out more about Pride Cymru

  • A prizewinning cow with rosettes on his head at the Pembrokeshire County Show

    Prizewinning cow at the Pembrokeshire County Show

     by Funkypancake

    16 – 18 August

    The biggest county show in Wales is also one of the very best of its kind in Britain, whether your interest is cars, food, clothes or animals.

    Find out more about Pembrokeshire County Show

  • RawFfest Youth Arts Festival poster displaying event dates and RawFfest website link.
    RawFfest Youth Arts Festival by Youth Arts Festival Cymru

    18 – 21 August

    RawFfest is a youth arts festival for Wales planned and programmed by young people for young people. It promotes and supports art-work from young artists and performers aged 14-25 years and increases participation in the arts for young people who are in the driving seat throughout. This includes representation on the steering group, curating the festival, working as apprentices, and being trained as volunteers.

    Find out more about RawFfest

  • Green Man festival attendees looking up at the Green Man sculpture

    The Green Man of the Green Man Festival, Wye Valley

     by Goodwinsplace

    18 – 21 August

    This wonderful family-friendly festival takes place on the Glanusk Estate in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, and features far more than just great music. Amongst the line up this year is the Belle and Sebastian. 

    Find out more about Green Man Festival

  • Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire, Wye Valley

    18 – 29 August

    Castell Roc Festival is a small, but perfectly formed friendly festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Festival goers can enjoy a week of live music and entertainment, including Jools Holland. All shows are evening events, open air and unseated. A licensed bar and food will be available within the castle for all performances. 

    Find out more about Castell Roc Festival

  • Wakeboader performing a jump whilst wakeboarding near Abersoch.
    Wakeboarder near Abersoch, North Wales

    19 – 21 August

    From the founders of Wakestock, Festival No.6 & Snowbombing Glass Butter Beach - The world's largest wakeboard, music & surf festival on the beautiful Welsh coast of Abersoch. Get your friends together and experience an incredible array of artists across five stages along with loads of activities including the Quadra Crown Wakeboard event, surfing and more.

    Find out more about Glass Butter Beach

  • Tray of oysters at the Menai Seafood Festival
    Oysters by Menai Seafood Festival

    20 August

    Celebrate North Wales' coastal heritage and the abundance of seafood and fish available around the shores of Anglesey. Cooking demonstrations, local produce market, art and craft, music, and activities for kids.

    Find out more about the Menai Seafood Festival

  • 21 – 28 August

    Golden Oldies Rugby is your opportunity to show all those skills you acquired in younger days while still enjoying your favourite sport. With Mens’ and Women’s grades for all playing abilities, this Festival is for anyone and everyone over 35, whether you’re an established team, a bunch of mates or an individual looking to join a team.

    Find out more about the Golden Oldies Rugby Festival 

  • 22 - 28 August

    The Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival kicks of with a 1940s weekend by commemorating 70 years of the end of World War II, followed by five days of purest Victorian and a Steampunk theme for the final weekend of the Festival.

    Find out more about the Victorian Festival

  • A man taking part in the bog snorkelling world championship in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    World Bog Snorkelling Championship, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales by Rudgr

    28 August

    Held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales, attracting visitors from all over the world. There are food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music and a real ale and cider bar on the site, so it's a great day out even if you don't fancy taking the plunge.

    Find out more about the World Bog Snorkelling Championships

  • Powerboat on water with Visit Wales logo.
    Powerboat P1 Superstock Series by Powerboat P1 Management

    28 - 29 August

    Come along to watch powerboat and jetski racers battle it out for precious points at vibrant Cardiff Bay for the penultimate leg. The SuperStock race courses are close to shore, tight and fast, making it a great spectacle for the public and equally demanding on the drivers and navigators. 

    Find out more about the P1 SuperStock Championship 

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