Gladfest, Hawarden

06-08 September. The best contemporary writers, book signings and the biggest ever market place. Free crafting for all the family, tasty local food and so much more at Gladstone's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire.

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Open Doors, across Wales

07-29 September. Open Doors is a Wales-wide celebration of all things heritage. Organised by Cadw, many museums and heritage attractions will be offering free entrance to their sites, plus events, activities and behind-the-scenes tours. As well as the 29 Cadw sites, there are events at churches, heritage railways, records offices and universities.

Find out where you could visit on the Cadw 'Find an Event' databasePlease note that some venues have limited spaces or require advance booking.

Cowbridge Music Festival

06-21 September. Enjoy world-class performances in the beautiful market town of Cowbridge. This year the festival celebrates its tenth birthday, so expect some extra special surprises in store.

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Man vs Mountain, Caernarfon

07 September. 20 miles over 1 mountain. You’ll begin your journey at sea level from within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Caernarfon Castle before climbing steadily through the beautiful landscapes of northern Wales with some obstacles along the way. Once you’ve braved the elements and descended from the summit of Snowdon, you’ll then face the ‘All Out Vertical Kilometre’, a guided abseil, and a series of land and water based obstacles designed to test what strength remains.

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Wrexham Food and Drink Festival

07- 08 September.  Organised by a community group that works on a not-for-profit basis, Wrexham Food and Drink Festival saw over 5,500 people visit the event last year. And the 2019 Festival will involve more than 75 local and regional food producers.

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The Good Life Experience

12 – 15 September. The Good Life is created by Cerys Matthews, Steve 'Abbo' Abbott and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone who have put together the very best of music, books, food and the great outdoors. This will be a voyage of fun and discovery for the whole family. 

Find out more The Good Life Experience

Image of a hashtag sign on a fence for The Good Life Experience festival
Good Life Experience

Sandman Triathlon, Anglesey

14 - 15 September. The Superfeet Sandman race venue is incredible Newborough Forest, the start and finish set in an exclusive area within the 700 hectare woods adjacent to the world famous Llanddwyn Beach. 

The Superfeet Sandman Triathlon has something for all abilities and comprises of four distances, the Legend 72.4, Savage, Full and Sprint.  You will also be able to compete as a relay team in both the full and sprint distances.

Find out more about the Sandman Triathlon

Red Bull Hardline 2019, Dinas Mawddwy

14 - 15 September. Hard by name, hard by nature, Red Bull Hardline isn’t an event for the fainthearted. Hailed as one of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the world, the intense course, built by Dan Atherton, combines tricky technical downhill features with huge freeride-style jumps.

Find out more about Red Bull Hardline 2019

Ironman Wales, Pembrokeshire

15 September . A 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, a 112 mile (180km) cycle, followed by a marathon, with only 17 hours to complete it all. Just an average Sunday really...

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Abergavenny Food Festival

21 - 22 September. One of the biggest events in the UK foodie calendar, with 200 exhibitors from Wales and further afield, a food Academy for children with hands-on workshops, a rolling programme of chef demonstrations featuring the region’s finest and special masterclasses, workshops, tutored tastings and talks. New for this year, the Artisan Kitchen School will host cooking classes throughout the festival weekend.

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Speedway Grand Prix

21 September. The Principality Stadium in Cardiff hosts Round 9 of the British Speedway Grand Prix. Expect fast, furious motorbike action as the competitors race around the track. 

Mold Food and Drink Festival

21– 22 September. Showcasing outstanding local produce, celebrity chef expertise and live music to create a fabulous foodie weekend for the whole family.

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Elvis Festival

27 – 29 September. This is the big one - Elvis lives, thanks to the thousands of fans and the tribute artists who attend this annual gathering of blue suede shoes, Vegas jumpsuits, and whopping sideburns in Porthcawl. This is the largest festival of its kind in the world!

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Elvis tribute act / impersonator standing on seafront / promenade Porthcawl
Elvis tribute act

Narberth Food Festival

28 – 29 September. This community event, entirely volunteer-run, won't get the biggest names, but it’s still one of the friendliest and most enjoyable food festivals around. Expect food stalls, live music, street theatre, talks and tastes, chef demonstrations and free children's activities. 

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