Must-Attend Festivals and Events When In Wales

The following is a look at some annual festivals and events that one can plan their visit to Wales around. Whatever gets your adrenaline going, be it books, music or cars, you are guaranteed all your money’s worth.


If all you seek is to enjoy everything Welsh, then plan your holiday around this festival. It is held in a different place every year, so plan accordingly and come and enjoy centuries of historical Welsh celebrations.

Hay Festival

Hay Festival is a mesh of art and books which have grown from its inception in 1988, to an international festival with branches in Budapest and Beirut. Bring the whole family to enjoy the company of some of the best writers in the world, the live music, and the children’s festival.

Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show

Nothing beats the start of spring more than a blast of flowers and a whole lineup of fun activities which include a wheelbarrow race, and an arts and crafts session among many others. If you want to see all manner of garden designs, make your way to the RHS flower show.

Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show is the biggest agricultural show in Europe. Thousands of people come to enjoy the display of ancient and modern machinery used in farming, the skillful shearing of sheep, and an overall amalgamation of old and new.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

A whole week dominated by fishy activities, Pembrokeshire has become an eagerly anticipated food and drinks festival. Started in 1999, it has grown to include activities such as art, music and treasure trails for the children who come to the festival.

Wales Rally GB

Fast cars, roaring engines, and the celebratory air are what you get when you attend this four-day event which brings together the best driers around Britain and the world.