Major events and festivals in Wales From books to bands and fish to fuel power, Wales has a hugely exciting line-up of festivals and events each year. Whether you go wild for fish or fast cars, here are a few to look out for. A Six Nations Rugby & Internationals Wales vs France, Cardiff by Sum of Marc Rugby fans from all over agree the Principality Stadium, in Cardiff, is a fantastic arena to watch the game in. Witness a team in top form and an electric atmosphere. B RHS Flower Show RHS Flower Show Cardiff by Visit Wales April Start your spring in invigorating and uplifting fashion with a trip to the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual show in Cardiff. Potting benches, planting activities, a wheelbarrow competition, fossil hunting and arts and crafts sessions are all part of the eclectic programme, and the show gardens are always enviable mini-masterpieces. C Hay Festival Hay Festival, Mid Wales by jamssy Launched in 1988, this festival of literature and arts has simply become a must-do on the calendar for anyone intrigued by the world’s best writers and thinkers. Held in Powys, it’s recently expanded to encompass live music, a children’s festival and a series of international versions from Beirut to Budapest. D Pembrokeshire Fish Week Pembrokeshire Fish Week, Milford Haven by KatieleBell June From humble beginnings in 1999, Pembrokeshire’s flurry of all things fishy has become one of the most respected food and drink festivals in Britain. More than 200 events include markets, demonstrations, music, arts and treasure trails for kids, all held across a week of fun at Milford Haven Dockside. Find out more about Pembrokeshire Fish Week E Abergavenny Food Festival Abergavenny Food Festival, Vale of Usk Launched in 1999, Abergavenny’s annual foodie campaign attracts around 30,000 visitors and more than 200 food and drink specialists to the historic market town. You’ll find masterclasses, gourmet tastings, expert talks, a wide range of performances and pop-up restaurants here, as well as a party at the nearby historic castle. F Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Royal Welsh, Builth Wells, Mid Wales by ynysforgan_jack July Spitfires soar in the air, vintage machinery rumbles along the grass, horses pull carriages and sheep-shearers give their flocks a trim. Held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys at the height of summer, the largest agricultural show in Europe is a perfect event to plan your holiday around. G Eisteddfod National Eisteddfod of Wales August The gatherings known as Eisteddfods were established to celebrate all things Welsh centuries ago, and this joyous central festival switches location each year. H Green Man Festival August Festivals often pay lip service to authenticity, but Green Man, by the Black Mountains, really is the antidote to tired corporate formats. Starting as a tiny gathering for a group of friends, it’s now a hugely popular family weekend with a strong music and arts line-up and a firm ethical ethos. Wales Rally GB Sweet Lamb, Mid Wales, Wales Rally GB by drew buckley November Finishing by the Great Orme, Llandudno, the Wales Rally GB is the highlight of the year for rally sport fans and an adrenaline rush of supremely robust engines for everyone else. An official round of the world championship, the four-day rally has held stages in Swansea and the Millennium Stadium in recent years. More events in Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items It’s a living thing Children can make history at one of our brilliant living history museums. Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like. Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like. Walks in North Wales Explore the soaring mountains and refreshing coastal walks of North Wales. Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. North Wales attractions Where to go and what to see during your adventure across the lands and seas of North Wales.