Dippy on tour

19 October  2019- 26 January 2020. National Museum, Cardiff. 

Never before on public display outside of the Natural History Museum, Dippy has delighted visitors since he arrived in London in 1905. The full skeleton in its displayed pose is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.17 metres high.

Find out more about Dippy on the National Museum Cardiff website.

Cardiff Half Marathon

04 October 2020. Competitors race right through Cardiff city centre past some iconic locations, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, starting at Cardiff Castle, and passing the Millennium Stadium, Penarth Marina, before crossing the Cardiff Barrage and racing through Cardiff Bay before finishing close to Cardiff City Hall.  

Find out more about the Cardiff Half Marathon

Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff

06 – 11 October 2020. Cardiff’s international gay and lesbian shortfilm prize welcomes the best new filmmaking talent to the capital.

Find out more about the Iris Prize

Aberystwyth Comedy Festival

TBC The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is made up of around 40 individual shows which take place in venues near Aberystwyth's seafront. The full line up will be announced nearer the time.

Neath Food and Drink Festival

TBC A celebration of local produce and Neath’s historic market town atmosphere. Lots going on for all the family including cookery demonstrations, children’s activities and live music.

Find out more about the Neath Food & Drink Festival

Pork, turkey and cranberry slice
Food and Drink Festival

Denbigh Plum Festival

TBC The Denbigh Plum is a variety unique to the town, so it seems only right for us to honour it with its very own festival! 2020 will be the 12th year for the festival.

Find out more about the Denbigh Plum Festival 

Newport Food Festival

TBC. The festival will showcase local produce and businesses with its free chef demonstrations and exhibitor stalls. There will be street theatre, live music and activities throughout the day for all the family.

Find out more about the Newport Food Festival

Llangollen Food Festival

TBC Held at the world-famous music venue that is The Llangollen Pavillion, this Food Festival has visitors singing its praises. A picturesque town on the banks of the River Dee, Llangollen is a magnet for tourists, drawn by the scenery, steam railway and cultural events including the International Eisteddfod.

Find out more about The Llangollen Food Festival


Sŵn Festival

16 - 18 October 2020. This guerrilla music festival takes over just about every available venue in Cardiff, to showcase raw music talent in intimate spaces. It's loosely based on SXSW in Texas, and designed to unearth the next generation of performers. 

Find out more about Sŵn Festival

A busy venue with a band on stage
Sŵn Music Festival

Real Ale Train, Llangollen

TBC All aboard The Real Ale Train on the Llangollen Railway! Enjoy a selection of real ales on a heritage steam train while taking in the scenic surroundings of this part of North Wales.

Find out more about the Real Ale Train

Cardiff International Film Festival

TBC Held in the historic Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay, the Cardiff International Film Festival attracts entries from all over the world. The festival is open to the public, although some venues may charge an entrance fee.

Gwledd Conwy Feast

TBC The medieval town of Conwy is transformed with a weekend festival that boasts the largest celebration of music, art and food of Wales. The quayside, castle and medieval streets burst with flavours, sound and sights.

Find out more about the Gwledd Conwy Feast

Wales Rally GB

29 October - 1 November 2020. The British leg of the FIA World Rally Championship takes place over four thrilling days - a real crowd pleaser! 

Find out more about Wales Rally GB

Welsh Museums Festival

TBC Make half-term amazing with a visit to one of our wonderful museums. Our annual Welsh Museums Festival has some fab events for all the family - including torch-lit night time adventures, arts and crafts workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and virtual reality experiences. Visit the Welsh Museum Festival's events page to find out what's happening near you!

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