A great month to be in Wales. Why? St David's Day of course! But besides that there's plenty to enjoy in Wales as spring peeks its head around the corner...
His Dark Materials Exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
01 December 2022 - 30 April 2023. The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea, in partnership with Bad Wolf, is hosting a highly anticipated His Dark Materials Exhibition celebrating this iconic series and how Philip Pullman’s world was recreated in Wales. The free major exhibition features costumes and key props such as the subtle knife and alethiometer from across all three seasons. There's also concept art and visual effects footage.
Lasting Impressions: Gregynog Prints, Newtown
04 February - 23 September 2023. Lasting Impressions: Gregynog Prints exhibition takes place at Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, near Newtown. The exhibition celebrates sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies’ art collection and the work of the Gwasg Gregynog.
St David's Day
01 March. St David's Day is a day full of children wearing black 'chimney' hats and shawls. Parades of leeks, daffodils, flags of Saint David and herds of red dragons - on flags of course. All in celebration of the patron saint of Wales, St David.
St David's Day Lunch, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys
St David's Day Party at the London Welsh Centre
01 March 2023. Celebrate our national day at the St David's Day Party at the London Welsh Centre, with an evening of entertainment. Enjoy a silent disco curated by Welsh DJs Huw Stephens and Katie Owen. There's a traditional Welsh choir, Cor y Boro singing and Codi Canu, Welsh for 'singing together' plus Welsh delicacies to eat.
Mid Wales events
Various dates March 2023. There are a number of events taking place in Mid Wales during March, including a Winter Wildfowl and Wader Walk in Machynlleth on 12 March and BBC Now concert in Aberystwyth on 16 March.
North Wales Choir Festival, Conwy
04 - 05 March 2023. The North Wales Choir Festival is the largest choral event in Wales. Enjoy a weekend of choral music, including competitions, concerts and community performances in Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
Crickhowell Walking Festival, Powys
04 - 12 March 2023. The Crickhowell Walking Festival is a well-established feature on the local calendar. It attracts walkers from all over the country, as well as locals keen to embrace the great scenery on offer in this part of Mid Wales.
Canvas Painting Workshop with Amanda Skipsey, Elan Valley
12 March 2023. Create your own unique colourful canvas of the beauitful Elan Valley on the Canvas Painting Workshop with Amanda Skipsey. This informal workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. All materials are included.
A Mother's Day Treat, Castell Coch, Cardiff
18 March 2023. A Mother's Day Treat takes place in Castell Coch. Learn about the secret secret language of flowers and the life of Victorian Mother Lady Bute. There's a picture quiz sheet to help you find the secret flower messages in the castle's rooms. Make paper flowers, a tea cup posy or a card using Victorian flower images. There's a small charge for the craft activity.
Tagged Fish Competition Llyn Brenig, Conwy
18 March - 03 November 2023. Take part in the Tagged Fish Competition at Llyn Brenig, Conwy. From 18 March, Llyn Brenig fish farmers floy-tag ten fish a week and introduce them into the weekly restock distributed across the lake. The more tags you collect as you fish at Llyn Brenig in the competition timeframe, the better the odds of winning in the prize draw! There's a chance to win £1,000 cash or a full or half season ticket.
Spring Fair, Llys-y-frân, Pembrokeshire
18 March 2023. Llys-y-frân is delighted to once again welcome some of Pembrokeshire's most talented crafters, artist, jewellers and food and drink producers to its second Spring Fair. There’ll be over twenty stalls to browse and the café will be open all day.
19 March 2023. Buy a special Mother's Day treat for your mother or grandmother. What about relaxing spa break or perhaps a Welsh gift experience? Or show your support for local business with a gift from an independent Welsh retailer.
There's a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Llandegfedd Lake, Pontypool, with seasonal savouries, delicate cakes, freshly baked scones, pastry confections, plusa glass of Prosecco.
Connect with nature and each other with Mother’s Day Adventure at Llys-y-frân lake. enjoy a land or water adventure and perhaps have a traditional afternoon tea in the café after.
The Laugharne Weekend, Carmarthenshire
24 - 26 March 2023. The Laugharne Weekend is a celebration of all things Dylan Thomas. It is a leftfield literary and musical festival with talent from around the world.
St Davids Festival of Ideas, Pembrokeshire
24 - 26 March 2023. St Davids Festival of Ideas takes place in a number of venues in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Enjoy a range of speakers. The event is now fully bilingual, with English translation of the Welsh events.
Cycle Hill-Climb of the Llys-y-frân Lake, Pembrokeshire
25 March 2023. Enjoy a cycle in the morning or afternoon with the Cycle Hill-Climb of Llys-y-frân Lake. This cycling open event is suitable for individuals ages of 8 years old right up to masters, with a medal for all finishers.
Ghost hunt, Gwrych Castle, near Abergele
25 March 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.
Harlech Sprint Triathlon, Gwynedd
26 March 2023. Come and enjoy the excitement of the atmosphere at Harlech Sprint Triathlon and cheer on those taking part.
Seed Fair, Conwy
27 March 2023. Enjoy a day out at the Seed Fair at Conwy's High Street with seeds and plant stalls, honey and farmers' market stalls. Admission is free and is accessible to those in a wheelchair.