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.

Man vs Mountain, Caernarfon

02 September 2023. 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.

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.

IRONMAN Wales, Pembrokeshire

03 September 2023. 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...

cyclists on steep road, with people watching.
swimmers with green caps enter the water.

IRONMAN Wales, Tenby, West Wales

Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival 

05 - 10 September 2023. The Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival offers a range of walks and activities in this beautiful and historic part of Wales.

Sandman, Anglesey

English v New Zealand ODI Cricket

08 September 2023. Watch live cricket action in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff with English v New Zealand ODI.

09 - 10 September 2023.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.

Abergavenny Food Festival

16 - 17 September 2023. 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

Porthcawl Elvis Festival

22 - 24 September 2023. 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

Gower Walking Festival

TBC. The Gower Walking Festival offers a fantastic variety of walks that suit all ages and abilities.

St Fagan's Food Festival

TBC. 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.


Narberth Food Festival

TBC. 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

TBC. The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is made up of around 40 individual shows which take place in venues near Aberystwyth's seafront.

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