25 May - 04 June 2023. Head to Hay for one of the biggest and best literary festivals. The Hay Festival takes place for ten days each spring, in the book town of Hay on Wye, Mid Wales.
St Davids Cathedral Festival
26 May - 04 June 2023. Enjoy world class music at St Davids Cathedral Festival. There's a varied programme, including concerts and recitals. The festival also includes music for children and young people, plus workshops and talks.
29 May - 03 June 2023. The Urdd Eisteddfod is one of Europe's biggest youth festivals. The 2023 festival takes place in Llandovey in Carmarthenshire.
The Big Retreat Festival
01 - 03 June 2023. The Big Retreat Festival takes place in Pembrokeshire. It’s the feel good festival – an adventure for all five senses. Discover energy, inspiration, bands, books, new tastes and inner calm.
Out Wild Festival
09 - 12 June 2022. The Out Wild Festival is back for 2023. Taking place in Pembrokeshire National Park, it's the UK's first wellness festival designed for queer, questioning and curious women and those who are non-binary. There's a varied programme, including music, wellness, sports and workshops.
The Wye Valley River Festival
TBC. The Wye Valley River Festival brings local people, artists and environmentalists together in this area of outstanding natural beauty. There's a packed programme of events, including creative performances, theatre, cinema and workshops, picnics and river walks.
TBC. HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay on Wye. The music and philosophy festival takes place over the bank holiday weekend. There will be 300+ events featuring over 200 musicians, bands and comedians and over 150 of the world’s leading thinkers. Early bird tickets are now available.
TBC. Gottwood is back in Anglesey on the Carreglwyd Estate. This independent and intimate underground electronic festival takes place in the middle of the woods.
TBC. Merthyr Rising takes place outdoors in the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle. With music, arts and ideas, the festival celebrates the working class culture.
Whole Earth Man v Horse
TBC. Tafwyl, Cardiff's Welsh language arts and culture festival takes place in Cardiff Castle. All are welcome.
Love Trails festival, Gower
TBC. Enjoy four days and nights of music, DJs, trips to the beach, sporting and wellness activities and food at Love Trails festival.