Fforest Gather

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

03 - 06 August 2022. 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

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

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.

Anglesey County Show 

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.


Green Man Festival

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

Race the Train, Tywyn

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.

Rude Health World Bogsnorkelling Championship

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

Pembrokeshire County Show

TBC. 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.

Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival

TBCGŵyl Machynlleth Festival celebrates Welsh and international music and culture.


Victorian Festival

TBC. The Victorian Festival in Llandrindod Wells is an annual event in this mid Wales spa town. Be transported back in time for summer days and Victorian nights for the 41st festival.

Between the Trees

TBC. 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

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