A coronavirus circuit break is in force in Wales from 6pm on Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. For more information please visit the Welsh Government coronavirus circuit break information page.

The Laugharne Weekend

02- 04 October 2020.  The Laugharne Weekend is a celebration of all things Dylan Thomas. It is a leftfield literary and musical talent from around the world.

Find out more about The Laugharne Weekend.

Performers in the street at Laugharne.

Laugharne Weekend, West Wales


03, 10 and 17 October 2020.  This October, DEPOT in Cardiff will be doing its very best to bring you the Bavarian Beer Festival, Oktoberfest! Join us for this unmissable Bavarian experience in our fully authentic beer hall. Government regulations apply.

Links for Oktoberfest tickets: 
Oktoberfest Saturday 3 October
Oktoberfest Saturday 10 October
Oktoberfest Saturday 17 October

Denbigh Plum Fest, North Wales

03 October 2020. The Denbigh Plum is a variety unique to the town, so it seems only right for us to honour it with its very own festival! 2020 will be the 12th year for the festival.

Find out more about the Denbigh Plum Feast. 

Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff

06 – 11 October 2020. Cardiff’s international gay and lesbian shortfilm prize welcomes the best new filmmaking talent to the capital. This year it's online and free!

Find out more about the Iris Prize Festival.

Llangollen Food Festival, North Wales

17 - 18 October 2020. Usually held at the world-famous music venue that is The Llangollen Pavillion, this Food Festival has visitors singing its praises. A picturesque town on the banks of the River Dee, Llangollen is a magnet for tourists, drawn by the scenery, steam railway and cultural events including the International Eisteddfod. It's going online for 2020 so check out the website for more details.

Find out more about The Llangollen Food Festival.


Welsh Museums Festival

25 October - 03 November 2020 Make half-term amazing with a virtual visit to one of our wonderful museums. Our annual Welsh Museums Festival will be going online this year -  visit the Welsh Museums events page to find out how you can get involved!

Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales

Now taking place 22 and 23 May 2021.

Find out more about the Gwledd Conwy Feast.

Cardiff Half Marathon

03 October 2021. Competitors race right through Cardiff city centre past some iconic locations, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, starting at Cardiff Castle, and passing the Millennium Stadium, Penarth Marina, before crossing the Cardiff Barrage and racing through Cardiff Bay before finishing close to Cardiff City Hall.  

Find out more about the Cardiff Half Marathon

Focus Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

07 – 09 October 2021.  Three days of music showcasing 200+ bands using 20 stages.There's no place like Wrexham during FOCUS week. 

Find out more about FOCUS Wales.

Neath Food and Drink Festival, West Wales

October 2021. A celebration of local produce and Neath’s historic market town atmosphere. Lots going on for all the family including cookery demonstrations, children’s activities and live music.

Find out more about the Neath Food & Drink Festival.

Cowbridge Music Festival, South Wales

October 2021. Enjoy world-class performances in unique venues in the beautiful market town of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.

Find out more about Cowbridge Music Festival.

Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, Mid Wales

TBC for 2021.  The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is made up of around 40 individual shows which take place in venues near Aberystwyth's seafront. The full line up will be announced nearer the time.

Blick vom Constitution Hill auf Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Mid Wales

Newport Food Festival, South Wales

TBC for 2021. The festival will showcase local produce and businesses with its free chef demonstrations and exhibitor stalls. There will be street theatre, live music and activities throughout the day for all the family.

Find out more about the Newport Food Festival.

Sŵn Festival, Cardiff

October 2021 The multi-venue Sŵn Festival takes over city centre spaces with brand new acts. Previous year’s line-up included a healthy mix of household names including Gruff Rhys and We Were Promised Jetpacks, as well as plenty of equally great emerging talent. This guerrilla music festival takes over just about every available venue in Cardiff, to showcase raw music talent in intimate spaces. It's loosely based on SXSW in Texas, and designed to unearth the next generation of performers. 

Find out more about Sŵn Festival.

band playing at Sŵn Festival, Cardiff.
female playing guitar and singing.

Sŵn Music Festival, Cardiff, South Wales

Cardiff International Film Festival

TBC.  Held in the historic Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay, the Cardiff International Film Festival attracts entries from all over the world. The festival is open to the public, although some venues may charge an entrance fee.

Wales Rally GB

TBC for 2021. The British leg of the FIA World Rally Championship takes place over brilliant Welsh courses over four thrilling days - a real crowd pleaser! 

Find out more about Wales Rally GB.

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