Events in Wales during July

Now that summer is here in full swing, the options for a great day out in Wales are many. Whether you fancy one of the many attractions, a day in the in countryside, or to visit one of many events, the choice is vast. 

Here are a few events in July to get you started.

  • John Griffiths AM - Minister for Culture and Sport, Laura McAllister- Chair of Sport Wales, Efa Gruffudd Jones - Chief Executive of the Urdd at the launch of Gemau Cymru 2014, held at the Cardiff International White Water Centre.

    Launch of Gemau Cymru 2014, held at the Cardiff International White Water Centre


    06 – 08 July

    Gemau Cymru is a bilingual signature event for young people in the Welsh sporting calendar enhancing the performance pathway of Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic sports. It will provide an opportunity for talented young athletes to compete in a high profile multi-sport event while experiencing an athlete village environment.

    Find out more about Gemau Cymru

  • TBC

    The festival will be bringing a dazzling array of some of the biggest names in Welsh arts, culture and sports to Cardiff; along with a street food area. 

    Find out more about Tafwyl

  • Planes flying at the Wales Airshow, Swansea Bay.
    Wales Airshow, Swansea by City & County of Swansea


    The show is visible along the entire five mile stretch of the stunning Swansea Bay with spectacular views of the air displays which features some of the world’s best military and civilian aviation display teams. Ground attractions include an interactive military village, trade stands, children’s entertainment, funfair and lots more.

    Find out more about Wales Airshow

  • TBC

    The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) selection.

    Find out more about The Fan Dance Race 

  • Exterior of St Illtyd church in Ilston village on the Gower Peninsula

    St Illtyd Church, venue for Gower Festival

     by Maggie Jones

    02 – 14 July

    Featuring international artists, including John Anderson (international oboe soloist) and Winner of Sir Karl Jenkins Award, flautist Emma Halnan. There is an enormous variety of music for all tastes.

    Find out more about the Gower Festival

  • The crowd enjoying Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

    Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, North Wales Borderlands

     by Barrie Potter

    03 – 08 July

    The annual festival will be held at the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen. Six days of music and folk dance from all over the world in one place. The headline act is the Manic Street Preachers.

    Find out more about Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

  • Four cyclists competing in a triathlon.

    Cycling in Pembrokeshire 

     by O&C Photography

    13 – 15 July

    Pembrokeshire plays host annually to one of the most difficult triathlons in Wales. This unique event kicks off the weekend on Friday evening with The Wales Swim, a 2.4 mile swim that takes place on Tenby's North Beach. On Saturday their attention turns to The Wales Sportive, and 112 miles of undulating Welsh countryside lined with enthusiastic crowds. To finish the weekend, the athletes complete the 26.2 miles of The Wales Marathon.

    Find out more about the Long Course Weekend

  • 08 July

    Wales has been selected as a host city for a Velothon Majors Series event where up to 18,000 riders will make history as they roll across the start line in the heart of Cardiff and embark on a completely closed road cycling sportive that takes in some of Wales’ most breathtaking scenery. Offering a challenging of a 110 km route or a 140km route, Velothon Wales appeals to experienced cyclists.

    Find out more about UCI Velothon Wales

  • Competitors running across a hill top in the Snowdon International Race

    Snowdon International Race, Snowdonia

     by goggz

    21 July

    Race to the top of Snowdon and back down again. A 10 mile race set in beautiful surroundings. The race starts and finishes at Padarn Park, Llanberis.

    Find out more about the International Snowdon Race

  • British Speedway Grand Prix, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

    British Speedway Grand Prix, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

    21 July

    The Principality Stadium plays host to the British Speedway Grandprix and promises fast and furious family fun. See the best speedway riders in the world go full throttle on their 500cc bikes with no brakes or gears, travelling at speeds over 120kph on their quest for vital championship points.

    Find out more about the British Speedway Grand Prix

  • Showground at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells

    Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, Mid Wales

     by ynysforgan_jack

    23 – 26 July

    Builth Wells comes to life every summer with the biggest agricultural show in Great Britain. As well as its principal function of showcasing the cream of Welsh livestock and the high quality food and drink produced in Wales, there will be a range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, Sports Village and a 12 hour programme of exciting entertainment that continues throughout each of the four days of the event.

    Find out more about the Royal Welsh Show

  • Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Porthcawl South Golf
    Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Bridgend

    26 – 29 July

    The Senior Open Championship will return to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club following the huge success of Wales’ first Senior Major Championship in 2017. The legends of golf compete for this coveted trophy at one of our most magnificent courses, with sea views from every hole. 

    Find out more about The Senior Open Championship

  • Historical swordfighting at the Caerphilly Big Cheese Festival

    Big Cheese Festival, Caerphilly, South Wales Valleys


    The town of Caerphilly comes to life as people of all ages come to The Big Cheese, a free extravaganza including street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours and much more.

    Find out more about The Big Cheese Festival

  • 27 July

    Steel House Festival brings international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain top location in South Wales. The location of the festival is unique, it is held at Hafod y Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale. 

    Find out more about the Steel House Festival

  • TBC

    The Festival includes an eclectic mix of performance based events including punk, reggae, rock, folk, flamenco, poetry, drama, art and film. While main events take place in Llangollen's town hall, boasting a 300 seat theatre, those looking for a different experience can enjoy performances on a narrow boat, steam train, at the ancient ruins of Castell Dinas Bran or in the atmospheric setting of Vale Crucis Abbey. 

    Find out more about the Llangollen Fringe Festival

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