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.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

29 April - 01 May 2022. 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.

Gran Ffondo cycling retreat, fforest

29 April - 01 May 2022Gran Ffondo cycling retreat. Enjoy a long weekend of rides along the coast, woods and hills in South West Wales. Stay in fforest, with music, saunas and good food.

Talgarth Walking Festival

29 April - 02 May 2022.Talgarth Walking Festival offers great scenery and nature, as well as the opportunity to learn about local history, geology and literature.

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

30 April - 02 May 2022Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza takes place each year over the early May Bank Holiday. There's a fun fair, vintage attractions and free entertainment.

Vale Trails

01 - 29 May 2022. Each weekend during the month of May, Vale Trails will be leading a series of walks, 5 inland and 5 coastal trails exploring the vale. Along the way you will be met by interesting characters who will tell you tales of time gone by, visit some amazing places as you pass by on your walk, be joined by local historians who will share stories of local folklore and sample some great local delicacies in the many pubs and cafe's you will discover on route.

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.

Exhibitions taking place during May include Wales is...Yr Urdd at St Fagans National Museum of History and Tip Girls Exhibition at Big Pit National Coal Museum. 

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.


Focus Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

05 - 07 May 2022.  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.


Montgomery Canal Triathlon

07 May 2022. 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 

07 May 2022. There will be a variety of food and drink stalls, street food, plus cookery demonstrations and entertainment at Caerphilly Food Festival


Golden Anniversary Celebration of Llys y Frân Dam

09 May 2022. Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Llys y Frân Dam, with the opening of the our 50th Anniversary gallery. View images and documents from the construction of the dam. The wall walkway will be open from 11am – 2pm, with a dam scour fountain running at 11.30am for all to see. 


Dreamachine, Cardiff

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, which 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. 

Green Space Dark Skies, Gower

13 May 2022. Green Space Dark Skies an UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK event. From April to September, thousands of people across Wales and the UK will become Lumenators, carrying low impact lights at National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) across the UK at dusk.

Become a Lumenator in Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The event is free. Numbers are limited and the exact location will be revealed after booking. 


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

15 May 2022. 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

21 May 2022. 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.


Welsh National Rally Championship

21 May 2022. The 2022 Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championship continues with the Plains Rally in Mid Wales. The rally is one of an exciting eight round calendar taking place in 2022.


Hay Festival 

26 May - 5 June 2022. 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

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 varied 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.

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Abersoch 10K

29 May 2022. Enjoy running in the Abersoch 10K, in the stunning location in Gwynedd. Beginners and elite runners are encouraged to take part. There's also a 3K run.

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. 

We update these pages as regularly as possible, but please check the latest coronavirus regulations guidance and with the venues as part of your planning.

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