Hay Festival, Powys

25 May - 04 June 2023. Head to Hay for one of the biggest and best literary festivals. The Hay Festival takes place for ten days each spring, in the book town of Hay on Wye, Mid Wales. Tickets are now available for 2023. There are 30 surprise early-bird events including appearances from Fflur Dafydd, The Proclaimers, Margaret Atwood, Dua Lipa, Children’s Laureate Wales 2021-23 Connor Allen, and many, many more...  

St Davids Cathedral Festival, Pembrokeshire

26 May - 04 June 2023. Enjoy world class music at St Davids Cathedral Festival. There's a varied programme, including concerts and recitals. The festival also includes music for children and young people, plus workshops and talks.

Urdd Eisteddfod, Llandovey, Carmarthenshire

29 May - 03 June 2023. The Urdd Eisteddfod is one of Europe's biggest youth festivals. The 2023 festival takes place in Llandovey in Carmarthenshire.

Beaumaris Nature Days, Anglesey, North Wales

29 May - 01 June 2023. Beaumaris Castle’s Nature Days learn how birds of prey and ferrets were used for hunting in medieval castles. See flying displays of the magnificent birds from the falconer.

Minstrel Tom, St Davids Bishop Palace, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

31 May - 01 June 2023. Minstrel Tom will entertain you at St Davids Bishop Palace. Meet Bishop Henry de Gower and Dame Agatha Barlow, key figures in the rise and fall of the history of the site.

The Big Retreat Festival, Pembrokeshire

01 - 04 June 2023. The Big Retreat Festival takes place in Pembrokeshire. It’s the feel good festival – an adventure for all five senses. Discover energy, inspiration, bands, books, new tastes and inner calm. The 2023 line up includes Scouting for Girls, Toploader, Youngr, Mother Pukka's DJ set, Hot Flush with Anders Wendal, and Huey Morgan DJ set. There's a workout led by Mr Motivator, a cooking workshop with low-waste chef Max La Manna and a session with bestselling author Graeme Tomlinson, aka The Fitness Chef. Little Retreaters can have plenty of fun too.



Open-Air Cinema Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales

02 - 04 June 2023. Enjoy Open-Air Cinema at Tredegar House, Newport. Book in advance, as these are very popular. There's a choice of Top Gun: Maverick (02 June), Dirty Dancing (03 June) or Grease (04 June).

Abersoch 10K, Gwynedd

03 June 2023. Race or come along to cheer on the competitors in the HR Anchor Abersoch 10K. It’s a great atmosphere in a stunning location, with runners starting in the village and finishing on the gold sands of the beach. There’s also a 3K option for those aged 5 and above.

Gottwood, Anglesey

08 - 11 June 2023. Gottwood is back in Anglesey on the Carreglwyd Estate. This independent and intimate underground electronic festival takes place in the middle of the woods.

Out & Wild Festival, Pembrokeshire

09 - 12 June 2023. The Out & Wild Festival is back for 2023. Taking place in Pembrokeshire National Park, it's the UK's first wellness festival designed for queer, questioning and curious women and those who are non-binary. There's a varied programme, including music, wellness, sports and workshops. 

Whole Earth Man v Horse, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

10 June 2023. Whole Earth Man v Horse is a challenging run that sees people race against horses. It's one of the Green Events that take place in Llanwrtyd Wells each year.

horse rider and horse plus group of runners.

Whole Earth Man v Horse, Llanwrtyd Wells

Mini Burn Adventure Race, Penllyn Estate, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

10 June 2023. Take part in the Mini Burn Family Adventure Race in Penllyn Estate, Cowbridge. The event is great for all family members including juniors and beginners. Bring a bike and run, bike and kayak your way around our course. No kayaking experience required and we provide all of the equipment. Snacks and food is available, including a bookable lunch. All that is needed is a sense of adventure!

family at finish line.

Burn Series

Slateman Triathlon, Llanberis, Gwynedd

10 - 11 June 2023. The Slateman Triathlon takes place in Llanberis. Choose your race, with five distances from super-sprint to legend, or choose the Slateman Duathlon, with running and cycling.

group of swimmers heading into water.
cyclist on road with hills in background.
runner with hills in background.

Slateman Triathlon 2022, Llanberis, North Wales

Merthyr Rising, Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil

10 - 11 June 2023. Merthyr Rising takes place outdoors in the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle. With music, arts and ideas, the festival celebrates the working class culture.

Dragon Ride, Brecon Beacons

18 June 2023. If you're looking for a cycling challenge enter the Dragon Ride. Taking place in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales, there are four different routes, from 99km to 296km. 

Ghost hunt, Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, Conwy

24 June 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. 

Long Course Weekend, Pembrokeshire

30 June -  02 July 2023. How does a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, followed by a full marathon sound? The Long Course Weekend takes place in Pembrokeshire. Other short distance races are also available.

The Wye Valley River Festival

TBCThe Wye Valley River Festival brings local people, artists and environmentalists together in this area of outstanding natural beauty. There's a packed programme of events, including creative performances, theatre, cinema and workshops, picnics and river walks.

National Museum Wales

There's loads to see at our National Museums, with a variety of permanent displays. Entry to the museums is free. There are charges for some exhibitions.

For a full list of events check the What's On page on the National Museum Wales website.

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