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


May 2:  Early May Bank Holiday

May 30:  Spring Bank Holiday (closures)

June 25–26:  Conwy Pirate Weekend

July 1–4:  North Wales Bluegrass Festival, Conwy

July 5–10:  International Eisteddfod, Llangollen (folk songs, dances)

July 17–24:  Conwy River Festival (nautical events)

August 29:  Summer Bank Holiday (closures)

October 22–23:  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)


January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

January 2:  New Year's holiday (closures)

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

April 14–17:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures)

May 1:  Early May Bank Holiday

May 29:  Spring Bank Holiday (closures)