Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival, South Wales

22 June - 29 July 2023. It's the 40th anniversary of Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival, with a great variety of performances in Sophia Gardens during June and July. July performances include Stand Up in the Park, Calendar Girls, Macbeth, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Movie Nights and Matilda Jr.

The Weekend Rumble Music Festival, Usk

30 June -  01 July 2023. The Weekend Rumble Music Festival takes place in Usk, South Wales and features bands, acoustic acts and DJs. There's room for camping and campervans, great street food and art. With donations made to mental health charities, come along and have a great weekend.

Long Course Weekend, Pembrokeshire

30 June -  02 July 2023. How does a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, followed by a full marathon sound? The Long Course Weekend takes place in Pembrokeshire. Other short distance races are also available.

Rebel Fest 2023

30 June - 02 July 2023. Enjoy an epic weekend of music, food and Tiny Rebel beers at Rebel Fest 2023. Expect epic DJs and more local Welsh talent on 'The Live Stage', family fun at the Tiny Circus and festival exclusives.

Wales Airshow, Swansea Bay, West Wales

01 - 02 July 2023.  The Wales Airshow returns to Swansea Bay for two days of aerial displays. This free event features helicopters, jets and the Red Arrows, plus there's ground displays, live music, family activities and rides.


Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, Denbighshire 

06 - 09 July 2023.  The Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod takes place in the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen each year. There are six days of music and folk dance from all over the world in one place. 

Cadw events across Wales

Various dates July 2023.  There's a variety of events at Cadw sites taking place during July. They include Let's Discover....Medieval Food at Chepstow Castle (08 - 09 July), Meet the Marchers at Tretower Court and Castle (15 and 16 July) and Some Tunes and Tales with Mair Tomos Ifans at Criccieth Castle (20 July).

There's a Living History Weekend at Valle Crucis Abbey (22 - 23 July) and Ardudwy Knights at Harlech Castle (22 - 23 July), a treasure hunt at Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths' Summer Trail (22 July - 31 August), a Children’s Archaeology Taster Day at Rhuddlan and Living History Weekend at Laugharne Castle (29 and 30 July) and plus much more.


Mid Wales events

01 - 31 July 2023.  There's a range of events in Mid Wales throughout the month, including Barmouth Kite Festival (01 - 02 July), Barmouth Food Festival (02 July), Presteigne Carnival (08 July) and  A Day with "Alice the Little Welsh Engine", Bala Lake Railway (29 July).

See Visit Mid Wales for more events.


Welsh National Opera's Candide, Llandudno and Brecon

05 July 2023 Venue Cymru Llandudno 15 July 2023 Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Ed Lyon stars in a new production of Bernstein’s Candide by award-winning creative team. See the Welsh National Opera's website for tickets and details.

Love Trails festival, Gower, West Wales

06 - 09 July 2023. Enjoy four days and nights of music, DJs, trips to the beach, sporting and wellness activities and food at Love Trails festival. Early bird tickets are now available.

Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival, Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

07 - 09 July 2023. Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival is the UK's biggest storytelling festival. Celebrate the festival's 30th anniversary with stories, performances, music and circus events, all taking place in the wonderful setting of Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire.

Cardiff Food and Drink Festival

07 - 09 July 2023. Cardiff Food and Drink Festival takes place in Cardiff Bay, with a range of food and drink stalls and live music, plus craft stalls.

Summer Camp - The Good Life Experience, Deeside

07 - 31 July 2023. Choose from one of four weeks and slow down and experience Good Life Experience's Summer Camp. With numbers limited to just 125 people, enjoy workshops, talks, feasts, music, yoga, wellness and freedom in the Hawarden Estate in North Wales. There's a variety of accommodation to choose from, plus a wood-fired hot tub and sauna. Dogs are welcome.


Para-sport Festival, Swansea

10 - 16 July 2023. The Para Sport Festival returns to Swansea, with a mixture of both competitive and take part events. Watch elite para athletes and have a go at a variety of sports. The Para Sport Festival is headlined by Volvo 2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea.

International Snowdon Race, Gwynedd

15 July 2023. The International Snowdon Race takes place on the highest peak in Wales and England. It always provides high drama, with almost 600 runners from across the world tackling the steep slopes of this iconic mountain.

World Para Tri Series, Swansea, West Wales

15 July 2023. The World Para Tri Series comes to Swansea for the second time. Elite and up-and-coming athletes compete in the paratriathlon. The event takes place in the Prince of Wales Dockland and SA1 waterfront.

Red Bull Hardline, Dyfi Valley, Machynlleth

15 - 16 July 2023Red Bull Hardline, the most progressive downhill mountain bike event in the world, returns to Wales. Spectators can watch 30 of the best downhill mountain bike in the beautiful Dyfi Valley.

Tafwyl, Cardiff

15 - 16 July 2023Tafwyl is an annual festival in celebration of the Welsh language. The main event is the weekend-long Tafwyl Fair at Cardiff Castle. A fringe festival runs alongside it, with events in various museums, libraries, cafés, bars and arts venues across the city.

Ironman Swansea 70.3, West Wales

16 July 2023. Ironman Swansea 70.3 returns, with competitors swimming, cycling and running in Swansea Bay. General Entry has sold out.

Brecon Choir Festival, Powys

20 - 23 July 2023. Enjoy four days of music at the Brecon Choir Festival. Headlined by world-famous Treorchy Male Choir, with a varied programme.

Westival, Manorbier, West Wales

20 - 24 July 2023. Enjoy an eclectic line-up and wonderful views at Westival, deep in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and just minutes from some of the UK's finest coastlines. Performing artists are encouraged to express their musical knowledge and style, opening the path for longer genre-defining sets.

The Senior Open, Porthcawl, Vale of Glamorgan

20 - 30 July 2023. Watch great golfing action at The Senior Open in Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.


Summer Fest and Dinosaur Adventure, Manorafon Farm Park, Abergele, North Wales

22 July - 02 September 2023. There's lots of fun at Manorafon Farm Park Abergele, North Wales during the summer holidays. There's beach fun with Summer Fest, with foam parties, sand play, music, and Griff the Goat entertainment Club. Dinosaur Adventure with life-like moving dinosaurs, big dig tent, magic show, T-Rex encounter, explorer trail, build-a-dinosaur and more.


Wales's Strongest Man & Woman, Cardiff

23 July 2023. Wales's Strongest Man & Woman is back. Taking place in Cardiff International Campus, it’s part of the UK’s Strongest Man Qualifying Tour. It features a giant LED screen, VIP lunch experience and bar facilities. This event is family-friendly, with child tickets and under children under 2 go free.

Royal Welsh Show, Powys

24 - 27 July 2023. The Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd, Mid Wales is the pinnacle of the British agricultural calendar. There's fantastic livestock, a range of activities and entertainment, plus an array of food.

Two bulls on show at the Royal Welsh.
Grŵp yn gwylio sioe yn Sioe Frenhinol Cymru

The Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd, Mid Wales

fforest Gather, Cardigan

Week 1 takes place from 24 – 30 July 2023. Week 2 – 31 July – 06 August 2023fforest Gather is a new kind of holiday. It's Wales’ smallest festival, with only 300 tickets per week. It’s a family friendly holiday of adventures in nature, music, culture, creativity, making, growing and simple pleasures. Stay in unique permanent accommodation plus camping, if you wish. 


Steelhouse Festival, Blaenau Gwent

28 - 30 July 2023. Steelhouse Festival brings international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain top location in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. 

A crowd of music fans enjoying a rock band on stage.

Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales

Landed Festival, Powys

28 - 30 July 2023. Landed Festival is set in the natural beauty of Doldowlod country estate in Mid Wales. The festival is an underground gathering for music and arts lovers. There are four stages and two dance tents, all playing host to breakthrough artists. It's also safe for families.

Ghost hunt, Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, Conwy

29 July 2023. Enjoy a ghost hunt in Gwrych Castle, which you may remember from the TV Show I'm A Celebrity ...Get Me Out of Here

National Museum events

There are a number of events at our seven National Museums throughout the year. As well as events at the museums, there are often Digital Events too.


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