Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Powys, Mid Wales

03 - 05 May 2024. 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.

Dwy babell fawr liwgar wedi eu hamgylchynu gan lawer o bobl yn yfed a chael amser braf
People sitting on picnic benches outside Y Plas

Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Powys, Mid Wales

Talgarth Walking Festival, Powys, Mid Wales

03 - 06 May 2024. It's the 10th anniversary of the Talgarth Walking Festival, with great scenery and nature. There's also the opportunity to learn about local history, geology and literature.

The Wye Valley River Festival

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.

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, Conwy, North Wales

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.

FOCUS Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

09 - 11 May 2024. Three days of music showcasing 200+ bands using 20 stages. There's no place like Wrexham during FOCUS week. Find out more about FOCUS WalesThey are artists from across the world, including the USA and Canada.


woman playing guitar on stage.
dyn yn canu ar y llwyfan, gyda menyw yn dawnsio o'i flaen.
cantores ar y llwyfan, gyda dyn gyda gliniadur yn y cefndir.

FOCUS Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

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 

Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival, near Builth Wells, Powys

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.

Hay Festival, Hay on Wye, Powys, Mid Wales

23 May - 02 June 2024. 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. 


man sat on deck chair reading and holding a drink.

Hay Festival, Hay on Wye, Powys

In It Together Festival, Margam, Port Talbot, West Wales

24 - 27 May 2024. Enjoy a variety of music at the In It Together Festival in Margam and great atmosphere.

The Big Retreat Festival, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

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. 


Urdd Eisteddfod, Maldwyn, Mid Wales

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.

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.


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