A Dog's Trail South Wales

08 April - 05 June 2022. A Dog’s Trail is a free public art trail that will see 40 super-size colourful Snoopy sculptures take over the streets of Cardiff, Caerphilly and Porthcawl to raise vital funds for Dogs Trust.

Dreamachine

12 May - 18 June 2022. Inspired by artist Brion Gysin’s pioneering 1959 invention - ‘the first art object designed to be viewed with your eyes closed' - Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other; a magical journey to explore the extraordinary potential of your own mind. All you have to do is close your eyes.

Dreamachine, comes to Cardiff's Temple of Peace during May and June. It will creatively explore the most fundamental human connection: how we perceive and create the world around us. As you close your eyes and immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of the Dreamachine, colourful visuals and film-like imagery, as rich as any digital simulations but created by and unique to you, will come to life to tell you your story. Dreamachine is a free UNBOXED event, but needs to be booked. 

Hay Festival

26 May - 05 June 2022. 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.

Three people sat on deckchairs eating and laughing

Hay Festival, Hay on Wye

The Wye Valley River Festival

27 May - 05 June 2022The 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.

St Davids Cathedral Festival

27 May - 05 June 2022. 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

30 May - 04 June 2022. The Urdd Eisteddfod is one of Europe's biggest youth festivals. The 2022 Urdd takes place in Denbighshire over the half term holidays. 

Gŵyl Triban Festival

02 - 04 June 2022. Enjoy a family friendly event over the bank holiday weekend. As part of the Urdd’s Centenary celebrations, Gŵyl Triban Festival is a festival within a festival, with three days of live performances, great food and drink, and plenty of opportunities for socialising. The Urdd Eisteddfod and Triban Festival will take place in Kilford Farm near Denbigh.

The event is free, but tickets must be booked in advance. Accommodation can also be booked.

HowTheLightGetsIn

02 - 05 June 2022. HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay on Wye. The music and philosophy festival takes place over the bank holiday weekend. There will be 300+ events featuring over 200 musicians, bands and comedians and over 150 of the world’s leading thinkers. Early bird tickets are now available.

Jubilee Crown Making in Chepstow Castle

02 - 05 June 2022. Children can enjoy Jubilee Crown Making in Chepstow Castle over the Bank Holiday weekend. Normal admission charges apply.

In It Together Festival

03 – 05 June 2022. The In It Together Festival is a brand new music festival, taking place in Port Talbot over the Jubilee Bank Holiday. With three days of great music from a number of performers, including Two Door Cinema Club, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Clean Bandit.

The Big Retreat Festival

03 - 06 June 2022. 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.

Cardiff Castle Jubilee Celebration Concert

04 June 2022. Cardiff Castle will host the biggest party of the year on the June Bank Holiday weekend, when the very best of Welsh entertainment join forces for the must-attend family event of 2022. 

Artistes already confirmed include hosts Aled Jones and Shan Cothi, Mike Peters from The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, West End and Broadway star John Owen Jones, everyone’s favourite drumming weatherman Owain Wyn Evans, funnyman Mike Doyle, the Pendyrus Male Voice Choir and the Welsh Pops Orchestra, with more names to be announced over the coming weeks.

Find out more on the Cardiff Castle Jubilee Celebration Concert website.

Jubilee Garden Party in Raglan Castle

04 and 05 June 2022. Raglan Castle is having a Jubilee Garden Party. There'll be a chance to meet the Welsh gardeners Huw Richards and Liz Zorab. Listen to talks and demonstrations about gardening, cookery, bee keeping and herbal medicine. Younger members of the family will be entertained with puppet shows and games. Normal admission fees apply.

RSPB Osprey Date with Nature – Family Experience

05 and 19 June 2022. Enjoy the RSPB Osprey Date with Nature – Family Experience at Dwr Cymru’s purpose-built Osprey Hide at Llyn Brenig. Hourly sessions are available and must be prebooked. This wheelchair-friendly hide offers a unique view-point of the Osprey nest, with one way glass, camera snoods, camera gimbals and comfortable seats. 

 

 

Women’s Tour of Britain

09 – 10 June 2022. Enjoy great sporting action with the Women’s Tour of Britain. Over 100 of the world's top riders will feature in this tough Welsh double header. Stage four starts in Wrexham, the first time it's been in the North Wales town, and race to Welshpool. Stage five starts in Pembrey Country Park and ends in Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire.

Gottwood

09 - 12 June 2022. Gottwood is back in Anglesey on the Carreglwyd Estate. This independent and intimate underground electronic festival takes place in the middle of the woods.

Merthyr Rising

10 - 12 June 2022. Merthyr Rising takes place outdoors in the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle. With music, arts and ideas, the festival celebrates the working class culture.

Out Wild Festival

10 - 13 June 2022. The first Out Wild Festival takes 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

11 June 2022. 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

Welsh National Rally Championship

12 June 2022. The 2022 Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championship continues with the Red Kite Stages in the South Wales Forests area. The rally is one of an exciting eight round calendar taking place in 2022.

Slateman Triathlon

11 - 12 June 2022. It’s the 10th birthday of the Slateman Triathlon. Taking place in Llanberis, choose your race, with five distances from super-sprint to legend. 

Hijinx Unity Festival

16 – 26 June in Cardiff, 28 – 29 June in Bangor and 01 – 02 July in Llanelli. The Hijinx Unity Festival returns for the 10th time, with inclusive and disability arts and theatre, across 12 days and three locations. 

 

Woodland Festival at Elan Valley

18 June 2022. The Woodland Festival is a free one-day event held at the Elan Valley Valley Centre. It celebrates the precious ancient woodland in Elan Valley and highlights the ongoing work the project is doing to preserve these internationally important habitats. There's music, food stalls selling locally made produce, woodland crafts and information stalls. Find out about the local woodlands and the animals and birds that live there, with guided walks and talks by people working in the area. This family-friendly festival will offer free workshops and activities for both adults and children.

Tafwyl

18 and 19 June 2022. Tafwyl, Cardiff's Welsh language arts and culture festival takes place in Cardiff Castle. All are welcome.

Urdd Urban Games

18 and 19 June 2022. As part of the Urdd Eisteddfod's centenary celebrations, Cardiff Bay will be transformed for the Urdd Urban Games, Young people compete in competitions, such as BMX and skateboarding, in the new Olympic Urban Games.

Love Trails festival, Gower

30 June – 03 July 2022. Enjoy four days and nights of music, DJs, trips to the beach, sporting and wellness activities and food at Love Trails festival

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.

Exhibitions taking place during June include The Rules of Art? at National Museum CardiffTip Girls Exhibition at the Big Pit National Coal Museum and Wales is...Yr Urdd at St Fagans National Museum of History.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition is in National Museum Cardiff from 27 May - 29 August 2022 (charges apply).

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

Cadw events

Various dates June 2022. Cadw events taking place during June include Medieval Falconry at Criccieth Castle on 04 June, Let’s Discover… Medieval Weapons at Chepstow Castle on 18 and 19 June, The Last Abbot of Tintern 25 June and Punch and Judy Show at Tretower Court and Castle on 24 and 25 June.

For the full list of events visit the Event page on the Cadw website.

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