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International Dylan Thomas Day

14 May. International Dylan Thomas Day is celebrated every year on this day, building upon the legacy of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival. It marks the date Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at The Poetry Centre in New York in 1953. Each year there are performances, online happenings, walking tours and much, much more happening around Wales.

Castell adfeiliedig wrth yr arfordir.
Views off Dylan Thomas boathouse and the estuary beyond.

Laugharne, associated with Dylan Thomas 

03 - 12 May 2024The 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.

04 - 06 May 2024Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza takes place each year over the early May Bank Holiday. There's a fun fair, vintage attractions and free entertainment.

18 -19 May 2024. The Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival is a celebration of smallholding and rural life. The two day festival has an action-packed programme of entertainment, have-a-go educational activities, talks, workshops, displays and performances.

24 - 27 May 2024. 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. 

27 May - 01 June 2024. The Urdd Eisteddfod is one of Europe's biggest youth festivals. The 2024 festival takes place in Maldwyn, Mid Wales.

There's loads to see at our seven 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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