Hay Festival

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.

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Hay Festival, Hay on Wye

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.

Urdd Eisteddfod

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.

Gottwood

08 - 11 June 2023. Gottwood is back in Anglesey on the Carreglwyd Estate. This independent and intimate underground electronic festival takes place in the middle of the woods.

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. 

Slateman Triathlon

10 - 11 June 2023. The Slateman Triathlon takes place in Llanberis. Choose your race, with five distances from super-sprint to legend, or choose the Slateman Duathlon, with running and cycling.

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cyclist on road with hills in background.
runner with hills in background.

Slateman Triathlon 2022, Llanberis, North Wales

Merthyr Rising

10 - 11 June 2023. Merthyr Rising takes place outdoors in the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle. With music, arts and ideas, the festival celebrates the working class culture.

Dragon Ride, Brecon Beacons

18 June 2023. If you're looking for a cycling challenge enter the Dragon Ride. Taking place in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales, there are four different routes, from 99km to 296km. 

The Wye Valley River Festival

TBCThe 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.

Whole Earth Man v Horse

TBC. Whole Earth Man v Horse is a challenging run that sees people race against horses. It's one of the Green Events that take place in Llanwrtyd Wells each year.

horse rider and horse plus group of runners.

Whole Earth Man v Horse, Llanwrtyd Wells

Tafwyl

TBC. Tafwyl, Cardiff's Welsh language arts and culture festival takes place in Cardiff Castle. All are welcome.

National Museum Wales

There's loads to see at our National Museums, with a variety of permanent displays. Entry to the museums is free. There are charges for some exhibitions.

For a full list of events check the What's On page on the National Museum Wales website.

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