Free concert, Millennium Centre foyer, Cardiff
A packed program of events is happening in the “Land of Song” throughout the year. We’re celebrating just about everything - classical music and pop, fine arts and fine food - and holding festivals, fairs and sporting events in our small towns and in world-class facilities like the new Millennium Centre.
Man vs Horse Marathon
A 22 mile race of man against horse through scenic Wales.
July 4 - 9
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
One of Wales' major annual events, a truly international festival of music, dance and song with with 2,500 overseas competitors plus many more from the UK.
July 7 - 9
Bodlondeb Park, Conwy
18th International Bluegrass Music and Dance Festival - concerts, workshops, dancing and displays.
July 14 - August 6
Cardiff Summer Festival
International summer festival featuring the best in street theatre, live music, children's entertainment, comedy and including the Celtic Festival of Food and Drink.
July 24 - 27
Royal Welsh Show
Llanelwedd, Builth Wells
One of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special 'Welsh' flavour.
July 28 - 30
The Big Cheese
This popular event has something to offer all the family and is a free extravaganza of traditional street entertainment, re-enactments, dance, food and craft stalls plus much more.
August (Date To Be Confirmed)
Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival
Faenol Estate, near Bangor
Four nights of star-studded concerts with the mountains of Snowdonia as their backdrop.
August 5 - 12
National Eisteddfod of Wales
Felindre, near Swansea
Wales's most important cultural gathering is dedicated to Welsh, Britain's oldest living language, with competitions, choirs, concerts and exhibitions.
August 10 - 13
Welsh Ladies Championship of Europe
Machynys, near Llanelli
August 11 - 13
Brecon Jazz Festival
This small market town plays host to its annual international festival attracting the top names from the world of jazz.
August 15 - 16
Anglesey County Show
Isle of Anglesey
August 19 - 27
Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival
Victorian themed festival featuring daily street theater, costume parades, children's activities, sing-a-longs, tea dances and many more events.
World Bog Snorkelling
Competitors have to snorkel two lengths of a 60 yard trench cut through the peat bog in the quickest time possible!
September (Date To Be Confirmed)
Cardiff Mardi Gras
The eighth annual Cardiff-Wales Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras.
September 2 - 3
Llangollen Balloon festival
Weekend of family entertainment with thrilling balloon nightglow and fireworks finale on Saturday evening.
September 9 - 10
National Mud Festival
A fully packed weekend of activities and entertainment. Learn about the importance of mud, build mud constructions, sculptures, and take part in 'welly wanging'and 'mud of war'.
September 16 - 17
Abergavenny Food Festival
This popular event celebrates local and regional food and drink, attracting enthusiasts of all ages from all over Britain.
October 6 - 29
International Festival of Musical Theatre
Cardiff and Wales will be the centre of the musical theatre world, with a wide range of performances and events encompassing the best in musical theatre, past, present and future.
October 14 - 15
Llangollen Food Festival
Cookery demonstrations by renowned chefs. Taste and buy quality food and drink from Wales.
October 27 - November 9
Dylan Thomas Festival
This annual festival featuring talks, performances and films relating to the author's work.
November - December (Date To Be Confirmed)
Cardiff's Winter Wonderland
Outdoor skating and family entertainment on Cardiff's City Hall lawn.
November 8 - 18
Cardiff Screen Festival
Celebrate the best of Welsh and new international cinema.
December 1 - 3
Wales Rally GB
Cardiff, South & Mid Wales
Final round of the World Rally Car Championship.
June 9 - 17
Cardiff Singer of the World
Premier singing competition in the world. Young performers (aged 18-36) demonstrate their prowess in the disciplines of opera or concert music.
June 29 - July 1
International Ceramics Festival
Britain's leading ceramics event. It offers teachers, students, ceramic artists, collectors, working potters and amateurs alike the chance to meet and study the work of distinguished, internationally known craftspersons from Wales, Britain and many countries worldwide.
July 6 - 8
Wales International Festival of Storytelling
St Donats Castle, near Cardiff
Festival dedicated to promoting understanding of the world's pre-literature and oral traditions, bringing together some of the finest storytellers and tradition bearers from around the world.