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44 Big Events in Wales for Summer 2018 that Must Go in Your Diary – Part 1

There’s a whole heap of fun coming to Wales for summer 2018. Here’s part one of what you could be missing.

  1. Speedway

Crowds regularly top 40,000 when sixteen riders compete over 23 heats on 500cc bikes with no brakes. Hitting Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday, July 21.

  1. Huw Stephens presents…

Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens hosts popular Welsh musicians at Cardigan Castle, including Gwenno, Omaloma, and Serol Serol. Cardigan Castle on July 21st.

  1. Big Splash 2018

Newport’s outdoor arts and street theatre festival transforms the streets into a huge outdoor stage featuring dare-devil performances. Running on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22.

  1. Conwy River Festival

Celebrating the relationship between the historic town of Conwy and its river estuary, this festival offers family-friendly fun until Sunday, July 22.

  1. Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival

After showing everything from The Merchant of Venice and Dad’s Army, they’re continuing with Seussical Jnr and Fiddler On The Roof. Visit Sophia Gardens until Saturday, July 28.

  1. Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach

Back with a bigger location featuring a theme park, movie nights, street food, and the wonderful beach itself. Happening at Barrage Walkway, Cardiff Bay until Sunday, September 2.

  1. Welsh Proms

This year’s Welsh annual celebration of classical music comes to St David’s Hall, Cardiff from Saturday, July 21 to Saturday, July 28

  1. Royal Welsh Show

A jewel in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show brings livestock competitions and a wide range of activities from Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26.

  1. Hairspray – The Musical

Heading to Swansea as part of its UK tour, the popular musical celebrates big hair and foot-tapping tunes at Swansea Grand Theatre from Tuesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 28.

  1. Parafest

This high-flying festival features everything from live music to trade displays. Visit Snowdonia Aerospace Centre, Llanbedr from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29.

  1. Steelhouse Festival

The UK’s highest music festival brings rock to the Brecon Beacons from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29.

  1. Gar Gwyl Music Festival

Find up-and-coming local talent across two days of performances in Llanelli town centre on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.

  1. The Big Cheese

Celebrate Caerphilly alongside fire-eaters, folk dancers, and more from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29.

  1. Gower Chilli Festival

Embrace all things chilli at South Gower Sports Club, Swansea from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29.

  1. Llandudno Jazz Festival

Any fan of jazz should make their way to Llandudno from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29.