We update these pages as regularly as possible, but please check the latest coronavirus regulations guidance and with the venues as part of your planning.

National Gallery masterpiece is coming to Newtown this summer

10 July 2021 - 25 September 2021.  A three-year partnership will see one different masterpiece a year from the National Gallery’s Collection displayed at Newtown’s Oriel Davies Gallery. The first of these masterpieces is Jean-Siméon Chardin’s ‘The House of Cards’ (about 1740–1) which will be on show at the gallery from 10 July to 25 September as part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2021-’23.

Undo things undone exhibition at the Senedd

26 July - 5 September 2021. The Senedd is proud to host the closing presentation of Undo Things Done, Sean Edwards’ exhibition commission for Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice 2019.  

To book a ticket and find out information about safety measures in place go to the Senedd website.

Fforest Gather

02 - 08 August 2021. 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 (26 July - 1 August 2021).

The Hundred

06 and 18 August 2021. Get ready for The Hundred – the new, action-packed, unmissable 100 ball cricket competition coming this summer!  There are also dates for July.


Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival

04 - 27 August 2021. Enjoy online and outdoor events in Machynlleth, celebrating Welsh and international music and culture. For tickets and more information see the Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival website.


Pembrokeshire County Show

17 – 19 August 2021. 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

19 – 22 August 2021. 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 festival

Snowdonia Half Marathon, Llanrwst

22 August 2021. Scenic but tough half marathon, set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst, which played host to the World Trail Running Championships in 2013. The park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.

Find out more about Snowdonia Half Marathon

Victorian Festival

24 – 30 August 2021. It is the 40th anniversary of the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival.

The Curtis Cup

26 - 28 August 2021. - The Curtis Cup women's international golfing tournament, will be played at Conwy Golf Club.

Find out more about The Curtis Cup.

Live and Unlocked: Cardiff Castle

28 - 30 August 2021. Live and Unlocked: Four nights of live music at Cardiff Castle over the bank holiday weekend to support grassroots venues. 

27 August - Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Panic Shack and The Bug Club . Contact Clwb Ifor Bach for tickets.

28 August - Yasmine & The Euphoria, Year Of The Dog and more. Contact Porters for details and tickets.

29 August - Those Damn Crows, Cardinal Black and Scarlet Rebels will play. Contact Fuel for further information.

30 August - Afro Cluster (album launch), The Allergies (DJ set), Niques, DJ Trishna Jaikara, plus host, Prendy. Purchase tickets from The Moon.

Castell Roc Festival

Various dates 11 - 28 August 2022. Castell Roc Festival is a small, spread-out festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Festival goers can enjoy live music and entertainment. Events are individually ticketed.

The Green Gathering

4 - 7 August 2022. Tickets are now on sale for this four-day low-impact-living event held in Chepstow. The Green Gathering has the tagline, 'a festival beyond hedonism, powered by wind, sun, people and passion'.  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.


19 – 22 August 2022. 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.

Pride Cymru

TBC 2022. Wales' biggest celebration of equality and diversity, Pride Cymru, takes in Cardiff. For 2020 the celebrations can't go on physically but Get ready for the Big Digital Week on social media. See Pride Cymru's Facebook page or Pride Cymru's Twitter page.


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

Pride Cymru in Cardiff city centre

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