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
07 - 08 July
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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19 - 29 July
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