Festivals in Wales, UK

If it moves, grows, sings, is edible, makes you laugh, feels good, sounds good, or just looks pretty, we'll celebrate it with a festival. Any excuse really.

We've been throwing them since the first Eisteddfod back in 1176. Nowadays we've got scores of festivals big and small, from modern cult classics like Hay, Green Man, Wakestock and Laugharne, to one-off events in praise of... well, everything: agriculture, Victoriana, quilts, storytelling, poetry and comedy.

And let's not forget food festivals, from the mighty Abergavenny weekend to a whole smorgasbord of celebrations of everything from mackerel to oysters to wild food gathered from the hedgerows.

Giant wicker man at the Green Man festival

Music festivals with a difference

From the quirky to the wild, our festivals promise a never-forgotten experience!

Festival No 6 logo drawn onto the sand banks next to Portmeirion

2017's Festival No. 6 highlights

Our guide to the best picks of this year's Festival No. 6, a music, art, food and culture festival set in Portmeirion, North Wales.

A man on a bike attempting to bike through a bog

Bog Weekender: beating the bog

Fancy a 60-metre swim in a peat bog? Of course you do. There’s a World Title up for grabs at this most splendidly Welsh sporting event.

Gathering outside in evening light

Big adventures in little Fforest

A holiday in the magical Fforest promises family-friendly weeks of nature, music, creativity, making, growing, exploring – and simple pleasures.
People in lobster costumes at Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival

Behind the scenes of Wales' biggest food festival, with Chief Exec Heather Myers.

Girls from the Floral Dance lining up to perform

National Eisteddfod

Immerse yourself in Eisteddfod and see the very best of Welsh culture in a summer spectacular.

Dish of food and person cooking outdoors

A taste of the Good Life

Experience good living and all things traditional at The Good Life Experience. 
Festival No.6. in Portmeirion

Festivals in Wales

If it sings, is edible, makes you laugh, or just looks pretty, we'll celebrate it with a festival.

View of Poncysyllte Aquaduct in the distance

Around Hawarden

There is plenty to see and do in the North Wales border area.

parasols in Cardiff Castle grounds

12 things we love about Tafwyl

Welsh city-centre festival is a feast of music, literature, food and drink.  Check out why this family friendly event is on the rise. Dere i Joio!