The Green Gathering

01 - 4 August. This four-day low-impact-living event held in Chepstow has the tagline, 'a festival beyond hedonism, powered by wind, sun, people and passion'. The Green Gathering 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.

Welsh Super Cup

01 – 04 August. Scouts from clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to name just a few will descend on Cardiff in search of the new super stars of the game. The extensive 33 acre Cardiff University Sports Fields provides players with high quality grass pitches accompanied by catering and substantial changing facilities.

Find out more about the Welsh International Super Cup

Landed Festival

02- 04 August. Set in the natural beauty of Doldowlod country estate, Landed Festival is an underground gathering for music and arts lovers. There are four stages and two dance tents, all playing host to breakthrough artists. It's also safe for families.

National Eisteddfod

03 - 10 August. 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 Llanrwst, Conwy County.

A large outdoor stage in a busy festival site
National Eisteddfod

Castell Roc Festival

08 - 26 August. Castell Roc Festival is a small, spread-out festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Festival goers can enjoy live music and entertainment, with this year's line-up including The Shires, ShowaddyWaddy, Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young and Reef. Events are individually ticketed.

Brecon Jazz

09 - 11 August. This world-famous jazz festival is set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Brecon Jazz Festival features over twenty concerts, from emerging artists on cosy stages to late night jam sessions and large-scale gigs with big name headliners.

Solarsphere

09 – 11 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

13 - 14 August. 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

13 – 15 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

15 – 18 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. This year's line-up includes Four Tet, Father John Misty, Eels and Stereolab. The non-music entertainment – 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

17 August. Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd will host headliners Ocean Colour Scene for the return of Ponty's Big Weekend. Other acts include The Bluetones, Goldie Lookin’ Chain and upcoming Welsh bands. 

Victorian festival

19 – 25 August. Queen Victoria – Prince William and Prince Harry's great-great-great-great grandmother, has been a person of huge interest, impact and significance ever since her reign. This year, the annual Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival will commemorate the fact that it's 200 years since she was born. Happy birthday, ma'am.

Pride Cymru

23 - 25 August. 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

25 August. 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