Events in Wales during September

It’s the start of autumn in Wales and we’ve got a full month of events for you to enjoy. There are lots of food festivals to visit, sports events to watch and music festivals to dance at. Here are a few events on in September to get you started.

  • Three men running down a mountain.
    Man vs Mountain, Snowdon by Rat Race Adventure Sports

    01 September 

    20 miles over 1 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.

    Find out more about Man vs Mountain

  • Four men on bikes with helmets. Jersey Winners 2014.
    The Tour Of Britain by The Tour of Britain

    02 September

    Starting in Carmarthenshire, riders will pass through Brecon and Usk before reaching the city of Newport.

    Find out more about The Tour of Britain Wales Stage

  • Principality Stadium.
    Principality Stadium, Cardiff

    06 September

    The last Group D football qualifier, with the glittering prize of a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. No pressure, then. 

    Find out more about the World Cup Qualifier

  • No 6 Festival site, Portmeirion
    Festival No 6, Llyn Peninsula by Kb

    06 – 09 September

    Set in Portmeirion with a name taking inspiration from The Prisoner, the 1960's spy-fiction series shot there, Festival Number 6 is a different take on the 'city festival' with stages all over the Italian-inspired seaside town. No.6 is an intimate, bespoke weekend of music, arts and culture.

    Find out more about Festival Number 6

  • 07 - 09 September

    The best contemporary writers, book signings and the biggest ever market place. Free crafting for all the family, tasty local food and so much more.

    Find out more about Gladfest 

  • Competitors finish the swim section of Ironman Wales in Pembrokeshire

    Ironman Wales, Pembrokeshire

    09 September

    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...

    Find out more about Ironman Wales

  • Tide Whisperer

    Tide Whisperer


    13 - 16 September

    Tide Whisperer is a promenade performance starting in the DeValence Pavilion and moving throughout the streets of Tenby and down onto the beaches. 

    An immersive experience written by poet and playwright Louise Wallwein, Tide Whisperer will tackle the global phenomenon of displacement and mass movement.  The Tide Whisperer is full of stories, forever a nomad, having travelled the oceans and been carried by the tide to fresh new shores.

    Find out more about Tide Whisperer

  • Cerys Matthews at The Good Life Experience

    Cerys Matthews at The Good Life Experience

     by The Good Life Experience

    14 – 16 September

    The Good Life is created by Cerys Matthews, Steve 'Abbo' Abbott and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone who have put together the very best of music, books, food and the great outdoors. This will be a voyage of fun and discovery for the whole family. 

    Find out more The Good Life Experience

  • 15 September

    The Brutal Extreme Triathlons start in the beautiful Lake Padarn. The bike course goes through stunning scenery and over some challenging hills. And finally, the run takes you on a undulating trail round the lake and up and down Wales' highest mountain, Snowdon.

    Find out more about Brutal Events

  • Crowds at the Abergavenny Food Festival

    Abergavenny Food Festival, South Wales Valleys

     by Visit Wales

    15 - 16 September

    One of the biggest events in the UK foodie calendar, with 200 exhibitors from Wales and further afield, a food Academy for children with hands-on workshops, a rolling programme of chef demonstrations featuring the region’s finest and special masterclasses, workshops, tutored tastings and talks. New for this year, the Artisan Kitchen School will host cooking classes throughout the Festival weekend.

    Find out more about Abergavenny Food Festival

  • Customers being served fresh food at Mold Food and Drink Festival

    Mold Food and Drink Festival, Flintshire, North Wales Borderlands

     by Mold Food Festival

    15 – 16 September

    Showcasing outstanding local produce, celebrity chef expertise and live music to create a fabulous foodie weekend for the whole family.

    Find out more about Mold Food and Drink Festival

  • 22 - 23 September

    The Superfeet Sandman race venue is incredible Newborough Forest, the start and finish set in an exclusive area within the 700ha woods adjacent to the world famous Llanddwyn Beach. 

    The Superfeet Sandman Triathlon has something for all abilities and comprises of four distances, the Legend 72.4, Savage, Full and Sprint.  You will also be able to compete as a relay team in both the full and sprint distances.

    Find out more about the Sandman Triathlon

  • Narberth Food Festival photo by Valleyboy47, from Flickr taken with Creative Commons
    Narberth Food Festival, Pembrokeshire by Valleyboy47

    22 – 23 September

    This community event, entirely volunteer-run, 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. 

    Find out more about Narberth Food Festival

  • An Elvis poses at the Elvis Festival, Porthcawl

    Elvis Festival, Porthcawl, Glamorgan

    28 – 30 September

    Elvis lives, thanks to the thousands of fans and the tribute artists who attend this annual gathering of blue suede shoes, Vegas jumpsuits, and whopping sideburns in Porthcawl.

    Find out more about the Elvis Festival

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