Wales is packed with history, culture, art, nature, and spirit. Throughout the year Wales is known for hosting an array of festivals and events. What more could you want when looking for your perfect summer destination?
If events and festivals are your go to during the summer months, there are plenty! Summer kicks off with the National Eisteddfod in Ceredigion from 30th July to 6th August, this historic welsh festival is welcome to all and is a great celebration of the culture and language of Wales.
From 12-14th of August there will be the Llangwm Literary Festival at Llangwm, near Haverfordwest. This is a small, friendly festival in a charming location, filled with arts, crafts and local food.
The Cors is the perfect location for anyone wanting to visit the Pembrokeshire County Show which runs 17th and 18th August. The Pembrokeshire show is known for being the very best of its kind in Britain, and the biggest county show in Wales. The show boasts livestock, equine and show jumping contests, trade stands, food halls and a fairground. So whether your interests are cars, food, clothes or animals this is a must visit.
This is not forgetting the Green Man Festival on 18th - 21st August that takes place on Glanusk Estate in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. This non-music festival includes entertainment such as comedy, talks, relaxation zones, food areas and exploration gardens. If you are looking for something quirky, somewhere you can really make some iconic holiday memories, this is the festival to visit.
One that has always fascinated us is the Solarsphere, the Solarsphere is a 4 day event held mid-August in Builth Wells, which combines the science of astronomy with the backdrop of a ‘music festival’. Explore this festival's workshops, listen to their talks by eminent astronomers and scientists, or just chill out in one of their music areas. A perfect event for a science loving child!
Last but not least, a must visit on our summer list is the Tenby Rotary Club Summer Spectaculars, running for two days at the beginning and end of August, this lively event has its bar open from 3pm, show starts at 4pm and it's all finished off with a spectacular fireworks display that begins at 10pm. Take our word for it when we say, it’s a magical sight seeing this beautiful iconic seaside town, lit up in all the colours of the rainbow.
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