Festivals and Events

From endurance sports, food festivals to classic concerts.

Festivals and Events

We love having a good time in Pembrokeshire and we love our festivals and events.

Any excuse really, especially if there’s food involved. Our favourite foodie events include the Pembrokeshire Fish Week at the end of June. It’s a seriously fishy festival, if you excuse the pun. Then there’s the Big Retreat Wales in Lawrenny, family fun, food, fitness and music and the Narberth Food Festival at the end of September.

But there are plenty more. In August the small village of Llangwm hosts the Llangwm Literary Festival with a fascinating programme of writers, poets, storytellers plus music, dancing and foraging.

We like our music festivals too. Anything from Blues to Bach. Here are the highlights:

  • St Davids Cathedral Festival at the end of May
  • The Fishguard Folk Festival at the end of May
  • Fishguard International Music Festival in July
  • Aber Jazz, Jazz and Blues Festival in Fishguard in August
  • Tenby Blues Festival in November

The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven, The Queens Hall in Narberth, Rhos Y Gilwen near Boncath, Theatre Mwldan in Cardigan and Theatre Gwaun in Fishguard are the bigger venues and all have daily if you fancy a good night out. If you'd like something more intimate try some of the local pubs and cafes, or see our attractions search for musical attractions in Pembrokeshire.

When it comes to our big sporting event, Ironman Wales, having fun is a really serious business. The competitors have to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles then run a marathon! They do get 17 hours to complete the course (the 2014 winner only took 9 hours and 7 minutes). Spectators have a slightly easier day but all that clapping. It’s exhausting!

 

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 We visited last May and were so taken by the wonderful people and beautiful area that we are coming back again this May. 
David and Sweet, Louisville TN USA

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