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

    03 – 06 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

  • 04 - 06 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

  • 11 – 14 August

    Solarsphere is held in Builth Wells, combining the science of astronomy with the back drop of a 'music festival'. Join in the workshops which include talks by many eminent astronomers & scientists, workshops for children in the scientific & arts field alongside a music festival for those who wish to discover some wonderful new bands.

    Find out more about Solarsphere

  • 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 over twenty concerts from cosy gigs to big bands, from an emerging artists to late-night jam sessions, there really is something for all jazz fans.

    Find out more about Brecon Jazz

  • Shire horses at the Anglesey County Show

    Shire Horses at Anglesey County Show

     by romahotshot

    15 – 16 August

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

    Find out more about Anglesey County Show

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

    Prizewinning cow at the Pembrokeshire County Show

     by Funkypancake

    15 – 17 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

  • 17 – 20 August

    RawFfest is a youth arts festival for Wales planned and programmed by young people for young people. It showcases the best of youth arts today, valuing the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.

    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

    17 – 20 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. 

    Find out more about Green Man Festival

  • Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire, Wye Valley

    17 – 28 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.

    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 world class wakeboarding, surfing and have a go at stand up paddle boarding, paint fights, surf sessions and bungee jumps.

    Find out more about Glass Butter Beach

  • 21 – 27 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. The theme this year for Temple Gardens is 'Country Comes To Town'.

    Find out more about the Victorian Festival

  • 25 – 28 August

    The world's top sailing teams battle it out in the perfect amphitheatre of Cardiff Bay. 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 about the Extreme Sailing, Cardiff Bay 

  • 25 – 27 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 man taking part in the bog snorkelling world championship in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    World Bog Snorkelling Championship, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales by Rudgr

    27 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

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


    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

Search for more events