Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Wales

  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival’s website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, contact the Visit Britain office.
  • Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn’t a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.
  • See upcoming holidays and festivals across Europe


January 1:  New Year’s Day (closures)

March 1:  St. David’s Day (parades, closures)

April 3–6:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures)

May 5:  Early May Bank Holiday

May 25:  Spring Bank Holiday (closures)

Late June:  Conwy Pirate Weekend

Early July:  North Wales Bluegrass Festival (Conwy)

July 7–11:  International Eisteddfod (folk songs, dances; Llangollen)

August 9–17:  Conwy River Festival (nautical events)

August 31:  Summer Bank Holiday (closures)

October 24–25 (likely):  Conwy Feast (food festival featuring a laser show projected onto the castle)

November 5:  Guy Fawkes Night (fireworks, bonfires, effigy-burning of 1605 traitor Guy Fawkes)

December 25–26:  Christmas holidays (closures)