National Eisteddfod

01 - 08 August 2020. The National Eisteddfod is a festival of Wales, its language and culture. Every year, it takes place for eight days at the start of August. The central festival field is a vibrant one, teeming with stands, stalls, shops, food, music, arts, crafts, design and architecture. In 2019, the Eisteddfod will be held in Tregaron, Ceredigion.

A large outdoor stage in a busy festival site
National Eisteddfod

Fforest Gather

03 - 09 August 2020. Wales' smallest festival, only 300 tickets per week. Fforest Gather is a  new kind of holiday. It's a family friendly holiday of adventures in nature, music, culture, creativity, making, growing & simple pleasures. Unique permanent accommodation + camping if you wish.  There is also a week in July (27 July - 2 August 2020).

Castell Roc Festival

TBCCastell Roc Festival is a small, spread-out festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Festival goers can enjoy live music and entertainment. Events are individually ticketed.

Brecon Jazz

TBCThis world-famous jazz festival is set in the beautiful Brecon BeaconsBrecon Jazz Festival features over 20 concerts, from emerging artists on cosy stages to late night jam sessions and large-scale gigs with big name headliners.

Solarsphere

14 – 17 August. Held in Builth Wells, Solarsphere combines the science of astronomy with the backdrop of a 'music festival'. Join workshops and talks by eminent astronomers and scientists, chill out at the music area or explore the site's other pockets of fun. 

Anglesey County Show

TBC One of Wales' premier agricultural shows, Anglesey County Show is an annual two-day event that attracts competitors from across the UK, as well as over 60,000 spectators. Held at the Mona Showground, it's a chance to see livestock, equestrian events, produce exhibitions and stalls.

Pembrokeshire County Show

18 – 20 August. The Pembrokeshire County Show  is the biggest county show in Wales. It's also one of the very best of its kind in Britain, whether your interest is cars, food, clothes or animals. There are livestock, equine and show jumping contests, trade stands, food halls, a fairground and much more.

Green Man festival

20 – 23 August. Always a whole heap of fun, Green Man Festival is a wonderful family-friendly affair that takes place on the Glanusk Estate in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. The non-music entertainment includes comedy, talks, relaxation zones, food areas, exploration gardens – is arguably just as good as the stuff you can dance along to.

A girl sitting on a man's shoulders playing with large bubbles
A woman in a rolling hoop on a stage
A stage at a festival in a field
Green Man

Ponty's Big Weekend

TBC Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd. Enjoy live music at Ponty's Big Weekend

RawFfest

24 – 28 August 2020. RawFfest is a youth art festival. 

 

Victorian Festival

24 – 31 August 2020. The annual Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival takes place over eight days for 2020. 

 

Pride Cymru

TBC Wales' biggest celebration of equality and diversity, Pride Cymru, returns to City Hall Lawns in Cardiff again this summer. Expect loud and proud on-stage entertainment, a funfair, a cultural market with arts and crafts, plenty of food and drink stalls and a social hub that offers advice and support to LGBT communities and their friends and families.

Colourful balloons and banner spelling out Pride on the Pride march
Cardiff Pride

World Bogsnorkelling Championships

30 August 2020. Held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales, the World Bog Snorkelling Championships attracts visitors from all over the world. As well as mountains of mud, there's a host of fun options for those who don't fancy taking the mucky plunge. Food and drink stalls, craft tables, live music and a real ale and cider bar keep spirits high.

Image of a person wearing a snorkel and mask in a bog
World Bogsnorkelling Championships

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