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Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Wales

Town procession, Conwy, Wales
St. David's Day celebrates Wales' patron saint, and the proud Welsh spirit.
  • 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.
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January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

January 25:  St. Dwynwen's Day (celebration of Welsh patron saint of love)

March 1:  St. David's Day (national day; parades, closures)

April 10–13:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures)

April 17–19:  Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show, Cardiff

May 4:  Early May Bank Holiday

May 21–31:  Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye (literature-focused festival with speakers and musicians)

May 22–25:  HowTheLightGetsIn, Hay-on-Wye (philosophy and music festival)

May 25:  Spring Bank Holiday (closures)

June 6–7:  Conwy Pirate Weekend

June 7:  Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales (bike race hosted by Le Tour de France)

June 19–21:  Tafwyl Fair, Cardiff (arts, culture, food)

July 4–5:  Wales Airshow, Swansea Bay (military aircraft show)

July 7–12:  International Eisteddfod, Llangollen (folk songs, dances)

July 18:  International Snowdon Race (race to the top of Mt. Snowdon and back down)

July 18–24 & 24–26 (likely):  Conwy River Festival (nautical events)

August 7–9 (likely):  Brecon Jazz Festival

August 20–23:  Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons National Park (contemporary music

August 28–30 (likely):  Pride Cymru, Cardiff (LGBT+ pride parade)

August 30:  World Bog Snorkelling Championship, Llanwrtyd Wells (snorkeling race through a peat bog)

August 31:  Summer Bank Holiday (closures)

September 19–20:  Abbergavenny Food Festival

October 6–11:  Iris Prize, Cardiff (LGBT+ film festival)

October 23–25 (likely):  Conwy Feast (food festival featuring a laser show projected onto the castle)

November–January:  Cardiff Winter Wonderland

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

November 6–8 (likely):  North Wales Choral Festival, Llandudno

November 11:  Remembrance Sunday (two minutes of silence at 11:00 to remember WWI dead, people wear poppies on lapels)

December 5–6 (likely):  Caerphilly Christmas Market

December 25–26:  Christmas holidays (closures)