National Eisteddfod

30 July – 06 August 2022. The National Eisteddfod takes place in Tregaron, Ceredigion. It’s a celebration of culture and language, with all welcome.

 

Fforest Gather

01 - 07 August 2022. 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. There is also a week in July, 25 – 31 July 2022.

Cazoo Open

04 – 07 August 2022. Global football superstar Gareth Bale hosts the Cazoo OpenHead to the Celtic Manor, for four days of great golfing action.

The Green Gathering

04 - 07 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.

World Triathlon Para Series, Swansea

06 August 2022. Swansea is the host city for Britain’s first-ever standalone World Triathlon Para Series event. See the world’s best Para triathletes. 

IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea

07 August 2022. The first IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea takes place in August in this area of outstanding natural beauty. There are limited places left.

The Hundred

07, 13, 22 and 26 August 2022. Head to Sophia Gardens, Cardiff for cricket when The Hundred returns.

Anglesey County Show 

09 - 10 August 2022. The Anglesey County Show is back with all things rural plus food, crafts and family fun, including a fairground, face painting and magicians.

 

Storytrails

10 - 11 August 2022 in Swansea and 13 - 14 August in Newport. Taking place from 09:00 to 17:00, the Civic Centre in Swansea and Central Library in NewportStorytrails in an UNBOXED event that uses BBC and British Film Institute's amazing archives through augmented reality experiences so you can experience history where it happened.

 

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.

Llangwm Literary Festival

12 - 14 August 2022. The 5th 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

13 August 2022. Enjoy the Green Events' Summer Cider Cycle in Llanwrtyd Wells. This fun bike ride goes through forests, hills and valleys in this beautiful part of mid Wales. There will also be live music in the evening, with camping available at Plas y Cadno.

FIM Speedway GP

13 and 14 August 2022. Head to Principality Stadium for Cardiff’s biggest-ever speedway weekend.The FIM Speedway GP is back. It's the 20th visit of this action-packed event, back after three years. On Saturday enjoy the fan zone in the city centre before the action in the stadium. On Sunday the stadium hosts the FIM SGP2 of Great Britain – the second round of the revamped FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship.

Pembrokeshire County Show

17 and 18 August 2022. 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

18 – 21 August 2022Green 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

Solarsphere

19 – 22 August 2022Solarsphere is held in Builth Wells and 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.

Race the Train, Tywyn

20 August 2022. 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

21 - 28 August 2022Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival celebrates Welsh and international music and culture.

 

Victorian Festival

23 – 29 August 2022. 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

26 - 28 August 2022. 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

Rude Health Bog Triathlon

27 August 2022. The Rude Health Bog Triathlon takes place in the famous Waen Rhydd bog in Llanwrtyd Wells. Some people compete in this Green Event to get the best time, while others enjoy competing in fancy dress. 

Man in water wearing goggles and a snorkl bog snorkelling.
Image of a person riding a bicycle through a bog.

Green Events in Llanwrtyd Wells

Pride Cymru

27 and  28 August 2022. Pride Cymru, takes place on the City Hall Lawns in Cardiff. 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.

Pride Cymru in Cardiff city centre

Rude Health World Bogsnorkelling Championship

28 August 2022. The Rude Health World Bogsnorkelling Championship is another fun Green Event 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. 

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