01 – 09 August
Llanelli plays host to the 2014 National Eisteddfod. The highlight of the Welsh language cultural calendar is an eight-day festival of poetry, literature, music, dance, comedy, science and technology. Not only a festival for Welsh speakers, rather a friendly and vibrant festival for anyone interested in the culture and language of Wales.
Find out more about National Eisteddfod of Wales
07 – 10 August
World-famous jazz festival set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, featuring major international names. The 2014 festival included performances from Burt Bacharach, Zara Mcfarlane and Gregory Porter.
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08 - 25 August
Llanwrtyd's very own version of the Olympic Games but with all the normal events thrown out of the window and replaced with an array of unrecognised and different events that are not part of the official Olympic calendar.
Taking place in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales, with some 60 events. There will be days designed purely for the youngsters, with child-friendly events such as Pooh Sticks and Rock, Paper, Scissors. Events that are held every year in Llanwrtyd, such as the World Bog Snorkelling Championships will also be part of the World Alternative Games in 2014 and there are a variety of cycling events to participate in.
Find out more about World Alternative Games
09 – 17 August
The river festival celebrates the relationship between the town of Conwy and it’s river estuary, and features racing for cruising yachts, day boats, small cruisers, and classic boats, with some great prizes to be won. The Quay day, which runs alongside on the Quayside, is a great, fun day out, with sailing and rowing races in the harbour, lifeboat drills, jet-ski demonstrations, and the duck race, plus live music and lots of activities for kids.
Find out more about Conwy River Festival
Cardiff is hosting the 39th UEFA Super Cup with the traditional curtain-raiser for the European season bringing together the sides that have won the previous campaign's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. The home of Cardiff City FC can hold 27,000, with the capacity set to increase to 33,000 for the big game, and fans can expect a terrific backdrop to the match.
12 – 13 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
13 – 15 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
14 – 17 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
Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras, trading as Pride Cymru Returns To Coopers Field with main stage acts including boy band Union J, X-Factor’s Misha B, Big Reunion’s Eternal, Nicki French and plenty of homegrown talent. The variety of entertainment will continue in our cabaret marquee 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.
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Following a 12 month hiatus, the 3rd edition of Merthyr Rock festival returns to the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil. Headlining is US band Taking Back Sunday, whose appearance at Merthyr is a UK Festival Exclusive in 2014. They’ll be joined on the bill by two other American groups in Reel Big Fish, the ska-punk heroes from Huntington Beach, California, Pennsylvanian punk rockers Anti Flag and hometown heroes The Blackout return to the Merthyr Rock stage.
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18 - 23 August
Swansea, Wales will host the IPC Athletics European Championships, the first time the event has been held in Great Britain. Around 600 athletes from 40 countries are expected to compete in the event which will be staged at Swansea University.
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Held at St Davids Cathedral, the poetry of Dylan Thomas composed and performed into music by Keith James. Keith is one of Wales’ most singular and critically acclaimed performers. Also included are Keith’s unique and passionate settings of Poems by Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Isabel Allende, Garcia Lorca and Leonard Cohen.
Find out more about Time Let Me Play
22 - 24 August
The third year for the music festival held in the grounds of the Three Salmons Hotel in the beautiful market town of Usk in Monmouthshire. Over the three days, enjoy bands Scouting for Girls, The Feeling and home grown boys Goldie Looking Chain.
Find out more about the Salmonsfest
22 – 25 August
One of the most prestigious international competitions for sailing professionals, and one of the most exciting for spectators as Extreme 40 catamarans whizz around Cardiff Bay close to the crowds.
Find out more about Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff
23 - 25 August
During this bank holiday weekend Beaumaris Castle will resonate with the sounds of Medieval life, with a huge array of interactive entertainment on offer to visitors as the site welcomes back this annual history extravaganza. With liive performances from Medieval jesters and puppeteers, hands-on falconry demonstrations, hog roasts and have-a-go archery will transport visitors back in time to the period in which the magnificent castle was built. The day’s events will culminate in a bloody battle re-enactment, as the bravest Medieval knights of the land collide in a dramatic bid for victory.
Find out more about the Beaumaris Medieval Festival
The SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff will host England’s second One-Day International against India, as they return to the Welsh capital for a day time match.
Find out more about the One-Day International Cricket