Events in Wales during July

Now that summer is here in full swing, the options for a great day out in Wales are many. Whether you fancy one of the many attractions, a day in the in countryside, or to visit one of many events, the choice is vast. 

Here are a few events in July to get you started.

  • 6 July

    England will take on India on Friday 6 July at The SSE SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff.

    Find out more about the T20 Cricket

  • John Griffiths AM - Minister for Culture and Sport, Laura McAllister- Chair of Sport Wales, Efa Gruffudd Jones - Chief Executive of the Urdd at the launch of Gemau Cymru 2014, held at the Cardiff International White Water Centre.

    Launch of Gemau Cymru 2014, held at the Cardiff International White Water Centre


    06 – 08 July

    Gemau Cymru is a bilingual signature event for young people in the Welsh sporting calendar enhancing the performance pathway of Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic sports. It will provide an opportunity for talented young athletes to compete in a high profile multi-sport event while experiencing an athlete village environment.

    Find out more about Gemau Cymru

  • 07 - 08 July

    The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) selection.

    Find out more about The Fan Dance Race 

  • Exterior of St Illtyd church in Ilston village on the Gower Peninsula

    St Illtyd Church, venue for Gower Festival

     by Maggie Jones

    02 – 14 July

    Featuring international artists, including John Anderson (international oboe soloist) and Winner of Sir Karl Jenkins Award, flautist Emma Halnan. There is an enormous variety of music for all tastes.

    Find out more about the Gower Festival

  • The crowd enjoying Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

    Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, North Wales Borderlands

     by Barrie Potter

    03 – 08 July

    The annual festival will be held at the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen. Six days of music and folk dance from all over the world in one place. The headline act is the Manic Street Preachers.

    Find out more about Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

  • Four cyclists competing in a triathlon.

    Cycling in Pembrokeshire 

     by O&C Photography

    13 – 15 July

    Pembrokeshire plays host annually to one of the most difficult triathlons in Wales. This unique event kicks off the weekend on Friday evening with The Wales Swim, a 2.4 mile swim that takes place on Tenby's North Beach. On Saturday their attention turns to The Wales Sportive, and 112 miles of undulating Welsh countryside lined with enthusiastic crowds. To finish the weekend, the athletes complete the 26.2 miles of The Wales Marathon.

    Find out more about the Long Course Weekend

  • 08 July

    Wales has been selected as a host city for a Velothon Majors Series event where up to 18,000 riders will make history as they roll across the start line in the heart of Cardiff and embark on a completely closed road cycling sportive that takes in some of Wales’ most breathtaking scenery. Offering a challenging of a 110 km route or a 140km route, Velothon Wales appeals to experienced cyclists.

    Find out more about UCI Velothon Wales

  • Competitors running across a hill top in the Snowdon International Race

    Snowdon International Race, Snowdonia

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    21 July

    Race to the top of Snowdon and back down again. A 10 mile race set in beautiful surroundings. The race starts and finishes at Padarn Park, Llanberis.

    Find out more about the International Snowdon Race

  • British Speedway Grand Prix, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

    British Speedway Grand Prix, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

    21 July

    The Principality Stadium plays host to the British Speedway Grandprix and promises fast and furious family fun. See the best speedway riders in the world go full throttle on their 500cc bikes with no brakes or gears, travelling at speeds over 120kph on their quest for vital championship points.

    Find out more about the British Speedway Grand Prix

  • 21 - 26 July

    The Young People’s Village is the very best camping and entertainment site for young people during the Royal Welsh Show. The iconic ‘Big Top’ will host an array of local and national stars, from up and coming Welsh bands to Radio 1 DJ’s.

    Taking place for the 29th year, the event welcomes young people to the site from all over the United Kingdom and beyond. Join over 4,000 campers and 14,000 party-goers as Wales YFC hosts the biggest festival in Mid Wales.

    Find out more about the Young People's Village

  • Wales360


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    22 - 27 July

    Wales360 is a six-day XC mountain bike ride; it’s a genuine point-to-point that traces a challenging 550-kilometre route, including almost 13,000 metres of ascent through Mid and North Wales. After each wonderful day in the saddle riders will enjoy the social surroundings of the Wales360 camp, chatting with like-minded participants and reliving the days ride while enjoying Welsh hospitality, food, drink and entertainment. 

    Find out more about Wales360

  • Showground at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells

    Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, Mid Wales

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    23 – 26 July

    Builth Wells comes to life every summer with the biggest agricultural show in Great Britain. As well as its principal function of showcasing the cream of Welsh livestock and the high quality food and drink produced in Wales, there will be a range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, Sports Village and a 12 hour programme of exciting entertainment that continues throughout each of the four days of the event.

    Find out more about the Royal Welsh Show

  • Historical swordfighting at the Caerphilly Big Cheese Festival

    Big Cheese Festival, Caerphilly, South Wales Valleys

    27 - 29 July

    The town of Caerphilly comes to life as people of all ages come to The Big Cheese, a free extravaganza including street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours and much more.

    Find out more about The Big Cheese Festival

  • 27 - 29 July

    Steel House Festival brings international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain top location in South Wales. The location of the festival is unique, it is held at Hafod y Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale. 

    Find out more about the Steel House Festival

  • 19 - 29 July

    The Festival includes an eclectic mix of performance based events including punk, reggae, rock, folk, flamenco, poetry, drama, art and film. While main events take place in Llangollen's town hall, boasting a 300 seat theatre, those looking for a different experience can enjoy performances on a narrow boat, steam train, at the ancient ruins of Castell Dinas Bran or in the atmospheric setting of Vale Crucis Abbey. 

    Find out more about the Llangollen Fringe Festival

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