Open Doors

01 - 30 September. Open Doors takes place each year throughout September. The events provide people with an opportunity to take a look at some of Wales' historical buildings and sites. There are unique experiences at some venues that are not normally open to the public.

See the Cadw Open events page for further information.

Luna Cinema, Cardiff Castle

02 - 04 September 2022. Enjoy open-air cinema this autumn in Cardiff Castle with Luna Cinema. Choose from the biographical musical drama of Elton John’s life Rocketman, the Oscar winning West Side Story, and the popular musical Grease. 


WWE in Cardiff

03 September 2022. The first major WWE stadium event to be held in the United Kingdom in more than 30 years will take place in Principality Stadium in Cardiff. 


Man vs Mountain, Caernarfon

03 September 2022. Man vs Mountain is a 20 miles journey over one mountain. You’ll begin your journey at sea level from within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Caernarfon Castle before climbing steadily through the beautiful landscapes of northern Wales with some obstacles along the way. Once you’ve braved the elements and descended from the summit of Snowdon, you’ll then face the ‘All Out Vertical Kilometre’, a guided abseil, and a series of land and water based obstacles designed to test what strength remains.

Welsh National Rally Championship

03 September 2022. The Phil Price Memorial Woodpecker Stages rally takes place in Radnor Forest. The rally is one of eight exciting rounds in the 2022 Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championship.

The Caerphilly Little Cheese Festival

03 - 04 September 2022. While the Big Cheese won't be held this year, the Caerphilly Little Cheese Festival will take place with music, food stalls, craft sessions and small funfair rides for children.

Gower Walking Festival

03 - 11 September 2022. The Gower Walking Festival offers a fantastic variety of walks that suit all ages and abilities.

Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival 

06 - 11 September 2022. The Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival offers a range of walks and activities in this beautiful and historic part of Wales.

Become a Wales Coast Explorer!

Do you want to discover more of the Welsh coast this year? Become a Wales Coast Explorer. Created for anyone working, playing or exploring on the Welsh coast to help plan trips, enjoy wildlife and landscapes and learn how to protect them.

Explore: Discover ancient sites. Learn how to enjoy Welsh coasts.

Record: Become a citizen scientist!

Identify: Plants and animals. From bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay to birdlife off the Conwy coast, Wales has a wealth of wildlife to enjoy.

From our land, through our estuaries, to our seas - put the coastline in your pocket.

Search Wales Coast Explorer in your app store today.  

The App has been developed by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum in partnership with the Wales Network of Marine Protected Areas and NRW, with support from partners across Wales.

Sandman, Anglesey

10 - 11 September 2022.The Sandman Triathlon takes place through the incredible Newborough Forest. The start and finish is set in an exclusive area within the 700 hectare woods adjacent to the world famous Llanddwyn Beach. There's also a Duathlon and on 10 September there's a Sandman Torchlight Trail.

Amgueddfa Cymru Food Festival, St Fagans

10 - 11 September 2022. The Amgueddfa Cymru Food Festival returns in-person to St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff. There will be over 80 food, drink and craft stalls, cookery demos, family friendly foodie activities and music.


IRONMAN Wales, Pembrokeshire

11 September 2022. IRONMAN Wales is a popular annual event in the calendar in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. A 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, a 112 mile (180km) cycle, followed by a marathon, with only 17 hours to complete it all. Just an average Sunday really...

Glow Rise Fierce, fforest coast

15 - 18 September 2022. Enjoy some ‘active relaxation’ with Glow Rise Fierce, with Sophie Hellyer at fforest coast, near Penbryn, Ceredigion. Glow Women’s Retreat has a combination of physical challenge, deep relaxation, conversation and comfort. Sessions include yoga, swims, foraging, walks, reading and relaxing. Accommodation is in private rooms in Ty Manorafon (the main house), Cabins or Domes. Come alone or bring a friend.

Camp Good Life (Autumn)

16 - 18 September 2022. The Camp Good Life (Autumn) festival takes place in the Hawarden Estate, Deeside. Enjoy three days of music, food, fire and ideas and a chance to get together at this small festival. There's the option of camping, with food provided, or day tickets are also available.




Abergavenny Food Festival

17 - 18 September 2022. Abergavenny Food Festival is one of the biggest events in the UK foodie calendar. There are exhibitors from Wales and further afield. There's a rolling programme of chef demonstrations featuring the region’s finest and special masterclasses, workshops, tutored tastings and talks. There's food academy for children with hands-on workshops too.


A crowd of people sitting on the lawn watching and listening to the music on the stage in front.
Fruit, iced jam and chocolate welshcakes on display in a tray.
People sat on grass enjoying food at a festival.

Abergavenny Food Festival

Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Festival

23 - 25 September 2022. The Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Festival offers three days of varied activities, including solar gazing, storytelling, bat walks and paddleboarding under the stars. The majority of events are based at the National Park Visitor Centre, where there will be a huge marquee with a beautiful new mobile inflatable planetarium.


Porthcawl Elvis Festival

23 - 25 September 2022. The Elvis Festival is a popular event in the seaside town of Porthcawl. Thousands of fans and the tribute artists attend this annual gathering of blue suede shoes, Vegas jumpsuits, and whopping sideburns. This is the largest festival of its kind in the world!


Elvis tribute act / impersonator standing on seafront.

Elvis tribute act, Porthcawl, South Wales

Narberth Food Festival

24 - 25 September 2022. Narberth Food Festival is a community event that is entirely volunteer-run. It won't get the biggest names, but it’s still one of the friendliest and most enjoyable food festivals around. Expect food stalls, live music, street theatre, talks and tastes, chef demonstrations and free children's activities. 

Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, Mid Wales

30 September - 02 October 2022. The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is made up of around 40 individual shows which take place in venues near Aberystwyth's seafront.

FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain

02 September 2023. Enjoy live sporting action in Principality Stadium in Cardiff with FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain. Tickets are now on sale.

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