Talgarth Walking Festival

28 April - 01 May 2023.Talgarth Walking Festival offers great scenery and nature, as well as the opportunity to learn about local history, geology and literature.

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

29 April - 01 May 2023Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza takes place each year over the early May Bank Holiday. There's a fun fair, vintage attractions and free entertainment.

FOCUS Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

04 - 06 May 2023.  Three days of music showcasing 200+ bands using 20 stages. There's no place like Wrexham during FOCUS week. Find out more about FOCUS Wales.


woman playing guitar on stage.
man singing on stage, with woman dancing in foreground.
female singer on stage, with male with laptop in background.

FOCUS Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

Dylan Day

14 May. Dylan 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.


A semi-ruined castle by the coast.
Views off Dylan Thomas boathouse and the estuary beyond.

Laugharne, associated with Dylan Thomas 

Snowdonia Half Marathon, Llanrwst

14 May 2023. Snowdonia Half Marathon is a scenic but tough half marathon, set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. It starts and finish in the village of Llanrwst. 2022 is the 10th anniversary for this race.


Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival

20 - 21 May 2023. 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.


Hay Festival 

25 May - 04 June 2023. The Hay Festival takes place for ten days each spring, in the book town of Hay on Wye, Mid Wales.


A group of ladies relaxing in deckchairs at the Hay Festival with show tents and bunting in the background.
front of bookstore with Richard Booth signage.

Hay Festival

In It Together Festival

26 - 28 May 2023. Enjoy a variety of music at the In It Together Festival in Margam, including Welsh hip hop group Goldie Looking Chain, James, The Kooks, Dream State, Twin Atlantic, Kelis, Anne-Marie, Ultrabeat, James Bay and Jake Bugg. Dance acts include Groove Armada, Chase and Status with The Shapeshifters, Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago and Bou. There's also DJ Tom Zanetti and Joy Formidable, hugely popular street dance troupe Diversity, with many more to be announced. 


26 - 29 May 2023. 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, plus there are student/under 25 tickets.

St Davids Cathedral Festival

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

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.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

TBC. The Machynlleth Comedy Festival has quickly gained a reputation as a hidden gem, featuring as-seen-on TV comedy acts, such as Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe, WiFi Wars and a whole host of other things to keep you amused all weekend. The town is known for its quirky venues, which helps to make it popular with both the acts and audience alike.

National Museum 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.


Montgomery Canal Triathlon

TBC. The Montgomery Canal Triathlon returns, with a 12 mile cycle from Newtown to Belan, then a five and a half by canoe to Pool Quay, followed by a nine and a half mile run to finish at Crickheath.


Caerphilly Food Festival 

TBC. There will be a variety of food and drink stalls, street food, plus cookery demonstrations and entertainment at Caerphilly Food Festival


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 varied programme of events, including creative performances, theatre, cinema and workshops, picnics and river walks.

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