Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, Mid Wales

29 September - 01 October 2023. The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is made up of around 40 individual shows which take place in venues near Aberystwyth's seafront.

Cardiff Half Marathon, Cardiff, South Wales

01 October 2023. The Cardiff Half Marathon is one of the most popular half marathons in the UK. Enjoy seeing the sights of Cardiff including Cardiff Bay. The half marathon is one of five SuperHalfs.

Burn Series, Margam Park, Port Talbot

07 October 2023. Run, bike and kayak adventure races of varying distances. Choose from a Burn 2 (two hour), Burn 6 (six hour) or Mini Burn, (For all the family) all in Margam Park near Swansea. All equipment provided just bring a bike and suitable clothing and experience adventure racing with friends and family in a beautiful environment!

man and woman kayaking.
family at finish line.

Burn Series

Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, South Wales

10 - 15 October 2023. Cardiff’s international gay and lesbian shortfilm prize welcomes the best new filmmaking talent to the capital. Find out more about the Iris Prize Festival.

Sŵn Festival, Cardiff, South Wales

20 - 22 October 2023Sŵn Festival takes place across a variety of venues in Cardiff. For three days there are hundreds of bands and artists. Find out more about the Sŵn Festival.


Ghost hunt, Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, Conwy

28 and 31 October 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. 

Neath Food and Drink Festival, West Wales

TBC. Enjoy high quality Welsh produce at the Neath Food and Drink Festival, which takes place in Neath Town Square.

Welsh Museums Festival, across Wales

TBC. The Welsh Museums Festival offers a variety of events in museums across Wales. All events are free of charge and include science events, crafts, lectures and conservation sessions.

Runners looking up to camera.
Athletes running at the start of Newport Marathon and 10K.

Newport Marathon

Llais, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, South Wales

TBC. A world of voices. Llais takes place in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It features five days of incredible live music and performances, starting with the Welsh Music Prize ceremony.

See our Half-term page or search for more events in October.

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