Events in Wales during August

The August summer holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking to entertain the kids or are heading off on your annual summer holiday there’s a host of festivals and events to visit in Wales including the best August Bank Holiday Events in Wales. Here are a few to get you started.

  • 2 - 5 August

    A four day low impact living event held in Chepstow. Intimate solar stages showcase up-and-coming acts, legendary favourites, DJs, poets, activists and spellbinding raconteurs. There’s magicians and mystics… off grid solutions and co-operatives… crafts, permaculture, tipis, campaigns, healing… kids’ activities and teen spaces… a stone circle and a faerie glade… open mic spaces and dance workshops… affordable bars and ethical eats.

    Find out more about The Green Gathering

  • Young boy in goal at Cardiff University Playing Grounds.

    Cardiff University Playing Grounds, Cardiff

     by Welsh Super Cup

    02 – 05 August 

    Scouts from clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to name just a few will descend on Cardiff in search of the new super stars of the game. The extensive 33 acre Cardiff University Sports Fields provides players with high quality grass pitches accompanied by catering and substantial changing facilities.

    Find out more about the Welsh International Super Cup

  • 03 - 11 August

    A festival of Wales, its language and culture. Annually the National Eisteddfod takes place for eight days at the start of August, and the central festival field is a vibrant one, teeming with stands, stalls and shops, food, music, arts and crafts, design and architecture.

    In 2018 the National Eisteddfod will take place in Cardiff Bay and for the first time entry will be absolutely free.

    The 2019 Eisteddfod will be held in Llanrwst, Conwy County.

    Find out more about the National Eisteddfod

  • Roy Hargrove Quintet at the Brecon Jazz Festival

    Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon Beacons

     by Bill Shakespeare

    10 - 12 August

    World-famous jazz festival set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, featuring over twenty concerts from cosy gigs to big bands, from an emerging artists to late-night jam sessions, there really is something for all jazz fans.

    Find out more about Brecon Jazz

  • 10 – 13 August

    Solarsphere is held in Builth Wells, combining the science of astronomy with the back drop of a 'music festival'. Join in the workshops which include talks by many eminent astronomers & scientists, workshops for children in the scientific & arts field alongside a music festival for those who wish to discover some wonderful new bands.

    Find out more about Solarsphere

  • Shire horses at the Anglesey County Show

    Shire Horses at Anglesey County Show

     by romahotshot

    14 - 15 August

    One of Wales’ premier agricultural shows attracts competitors from across the UK and over 60,000 spectators.

    Find out more about Anglesey County Show

  • A prizewinning cow with rosettes on his head at the Pembrokeshire County Show

    Prizewinning cow at the Pembrokeshire County Show

     by Funkypancake

    14 – 16 August

    The biggest county show in Wales is also one of the very best of its kind in Britain, whether your interest is cars, food, clothes or animals.

    Find out more about Pembrokeshire County Show

  • 16 – 19 August

    RawFfest is a youth arts festival for Wales planned and programmed by young people for young people. It showcases the best of youth arts today, valuing the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.

    Find out more about RawFfest

  • Green Man sculpture

    The Green Man of the Green Man Festival, Wye Valley

     by Wales on View

    16 – 19 August

    This wonderful family-friendly festival takes place on the Glanusk Estate in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, and features far more than just great music. 

    Find out more about Green Man Festival

  • Landed Festival

    Landed Festival


    17-19 August

    Set in the natural beauty of Doldowlod country estate Landed Festival is an underground gathering of music & arts with 4 Stages & 2 Dance Tents hosting the most original breakthrough artists of our time. And lots for the kids!

    Find out more about Landed Festival

  • Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire, Wye Valley

    16 - 19 August & 24 August - 02 September

    Castell Roc Festival is a small, but perfectly formed friendly festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Festival goers can enjoy a week of live music and entertainment.

    Find out more about Castell Roc Festival

  • 20 – 26 August

    The Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival kicks of with a 1940s weekend by commemorating 70 years of the end of World War II, followed by five days of purest Victorian. The theme this year for Temple Gardens is 'Country Comes To Town'.

    Find out more about the Victorian Festival

  • 24 - 26 August

    Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras, trading as Pride Cymru Returns To Coopers Field Cardiff for Wales' biggest celebration of equality and diversity. The variety of entertainment will continue along with a funfair, a cultural market with arts and crafts, plenty food and drink, and a social hub, offering advice and support to LGBT communities and their friends and family.

    Find out more about Pride Cymru

  • 24 - 27 August

    Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 24 August to 27 August 2018, the Extreme Sailing Series™ visits Cardiff for the seventh year running for the sixth Act of the 2018 season, as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. The enclosed bay provides the ideal Stadium Racing venue for spectators to get up-close and personal with the racing from all sides.

    Find out more about the Extreme Sailing Series 2018

  • A man taking part in the bog snorkelling world championship in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    World Bog Snorkelling Championship, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales

    26 August

    Held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales, attracting visitors from all over the world. There are food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music and a real ale and cider bar on the site, so it's a great day out even if you don't fancy taking the plunge.

    Find out more about the World Bog Snorkelling Championships

  • 31 August - 2 September

    A family friendly festival featuring a wide range of workshops, arts, food stalls and festival activities. An assortment of African, Jamaican, European, Latin, Caribbean, European and world musical flavours as well as local acts - over 100 musical acts across 4 stages.

    Find out more about Kaya, Festival of World Music and Arts

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