fforest Gather, Cardigan, Ceredigion

Week 2 – 31 July – 06 August 2023. fforest 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. Week 1 takes place from 24 – 30 July 2023.

The Green Gathering, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

03 - 06 August 2023. The Green Gathering has the tagline, 'a festival beyond hedonism, powered by wind, sun, people and passion'. This four-day low-impact-living event held is in Chepstow. It has intimate solar-powered stages that showcase up-and-coming acts, legendary favourites, DJs, poets, activists and spellbinding raconteurs, not to mention lots of other things to whet your Earth-friendly whistle.

National Eisteddfod,  Boduan, Gwynedd

05 – 12 August 2023. The National Eisteddfod takes place in Boduan, Gwynedd. It’s a celebration of culture and language, with all welcome.


The main stage at the National Eisteddfod

National Eisteddfod in Cardiff

Llangwm Literary Festival, Pembrokeshire

11 - 13 August 2023. The 6th Llangwm Literary Festival takes place in this beautiful village in Pembrokeshire. There will be creative writing, art workshops for children and adults and a variety of themes, including the Ballads of the Rugby Club.

Summer Cider Cycle, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

13 August 2023. Have a fun bike ride, with the Summer Cider Ride, in the beautiful mid Wales countryside, choosing a distance of between 14 and 25 miles. Sample some cider and enjoy live music in the evening. It's one of the many Green events taking place in and near to Llanwrtyd Wells throughout the year.

Anglesey County Show, North Wales

15 - 16 August 2023. The Anglesey County Show is back with all things rural plus food, crafts and family fun, including a fairground, face painting and magicians.


Pembrokeshire County Show

16 - 17 August 2023. 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, Brecon Beacons

17 – 20 August 2023Green Man Festival is always a whole heap of fun. It's 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 Festival

Open-Air Cinema, Margam Park, Port Talbot

18 - 20 August 2023. Enjoy Open-Air Cinema at Margam Park, Port Talbot. There's a choice of Elvis (18 August), Dirty Dancing (19 September) or Top Gun: Maverick (20 September).

Race the Train, Tywyn, Gwynedd

19 August 2023. Grab your trainers and take on the challenge of trying to beat the historic steam hauled train on the Talyllyn Railway. The Tywyn Rotary Club's annual Race the Train takes place alongside the train on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the remote valley in the Meirionydd mountains. The terrain is varied, including agricultural land, so get ready to get muddy. There are several different lengths of races, including a 14 mile and 3.5 mile race.

Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival, Powys

20 - 27 August 2023Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival celebrates Welsh and international music and culture.


Between the Trees, Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve, Vale of Glamorgan

25 - 27 August 2023. Between the Trees takes place in Candleston Park, Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve, near Bridgend over the Bank Holiday weekend. It's held in ancient woodlands, with indie, contemporary and traditional folk music, art, spoken word, nature and natural science.

nighttime photo of festival.

Between the Trees, Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve

Bogathlon, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

26 August 2023. New of 2023 is the Bogathlon, taking place near Llanwrtyd Wells. This fun Green event involves a 60 yard bog snorkel, a 2 mile cross country cycle and a 1 mile cross country run. 

Ghost hunt, Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, Conwy

26 August 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. There's also one taking place each month throughout the year. 

Rude Health World Bogsnorkelling Championship, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

27 August 2023. The Rude Health World Bogsnorkelling Championship takes place each year in Llanwrtyd Wells. People come from far and wide to compete in one of the Lonely Planet’s 50 ‘must do’ things from around the world. 

Man in water wearing goggles and a snorkel bog snorkelling.

Rude Health World Bogsnorkelling Championship in Llanwrtyd Wells

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