What's on in September

Ironman Wales races into Tenby this September, with the Tenby Arts Festival hot on its heels.

There’s a 3-day book festival in the hills, seal pups on the coast and a delicious food festival in Narberth

Thursday 1st September


Ever fancied kayaking out of Stackpole Quay? Last chance to join the Stackpole Estate National Trust’s guided trips and enjoy an action-packed day out experiencing Pembrokeshire from a completely new angle.

Wednesday 7th September

Every Wednesday at Castell Henllys you can explore the lives of our Iron Age ancestors with Arianrhod. Visit her in the fort and she'll be happy to take you on a tour as she tells you about her life in the Iron Age. Watch as she carries out her daily tasks. Tours at 11:30am & 2:30pm.

Castell Henllys

Thursday 8th September

Twilight Tour

Join the staff of Carew Castle for a twilight tour, listening to tales of some of the Castle's past residents and let your imagination bring the past alive. Tour starts at 6:15pm. Booking essential.

Comedy Club

More award-winning comedy from Span Arts with Angela Barnes and James Sherwood. A good night out. Tickets available from Span Arts

Span Arts Comedy Club Sept 16

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th September

PENfro Book Festival

Bookworms will want to head to Rhosygilwyn this weekend, for the annual PENfro Book Festival, celebrating the quality and diversity of writing in Wales today. Talks, films, workshops and a Sunday bookfair will be held in this glorious setting. Starts at 10am daily.

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September

Scolton Manor’s 'Whizzpopping' Weekend

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Roald Dahl birth, Scolton Manor will be holding their 'Whizzpopping' weekend. There will be all sorts of 'Dahl' silliness with tantalising tales and revolting rhymes, story telling, crafts and the Great Giant Hunt around the grounds of the manor. A celebration of Roald Dahl has to include chocolate so why not join in the cookery sessions to make some 'wonkalicious' sweets. Visit their Facebook page for more details. Cookery session must be booked in advance. Enquiries call 01437 731328

Sunday 11th September

Red Bull Cliff Diving at Aberieddy

After a 3 year break Red Bull cliff diving is back at Aberieddy - 22 divers, 14 men and 8 ladies, from across the world will take the plunge from a 27m and 20m platform high above the old slate quarry at Abereiddy. Launching themselves from the equivalent of an 8 story building the divers will accelerate to speeds of up to 90kph while somersaulting and twisting their way down to the lagoon.

The event has SOLD OUT but it can be watched live online

Tuesday 13th September

Seal Pup Season

The pupping season has arrived and the grey seal is visiting the coast of Pembrokeshire to give birth. Join our National Park ranger on this exploration of the St David's peninsula on this half-day walk in search of seal pups.

Meet at 9:30am at Oriel y Parc in St Davids. Suitable footwear and clothing advised.

Seal pup season guided walks

Wednesday 14th September


Burnetts Hill Chapel, near Narberth, flings open its doors once again for a season of bluegrass and folk. ‘The White Top Band’ are over from the States, bringing with them their good time Appalachian songs, tunes and dance. Foot-stomping guaranteed. Doors open at 7.30pm

Thursday 15th September

‘If These Woods Could Talk’

What would the picturesque valley at Colby Woodland Garden say if it could talk? Go find out with their 1.5hr fully guided tour, exploring the hidden heritage within. From 300 million years ago to the present day; discover geological... Something of interest for all the family.

Sunday 18th September

Ironman Wales

The legendary Ironman competition returns again for its six season in Tenby. Billed as one of the hardest Ironman competitions in the World series over 1500 athletes will tackle the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon to finish. Not sure what to expect? Take a look at last year’s event. A great spectator event that is well worth getting up for!


Saturday 24th September

The Sons of Pitches

Back by popular demand after headlining the 2016 Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival ‘The Sons of Pitches’ will be leading a workshop by day and taking to the stage at the Queens Hall by night – enjoy! Tickets available from Span Arts 

Sons of Pitches - Span Arts

Spoken Word Saturday

Small World Theatre invite you to meet up, listen up and speak up in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere at this popular spoken word event led by artist Eleanor Shaw. Sit back and relax. Enjoy artists' creatively exploring ‘the spoken word'. Contact Small World to grab your floor-space slot! All ages and backgrounds welcome.

Saturday 24th & 25th September

Narberth Food Festival

This delicious, award winning food festival is in its 18th year and is a feast for the eyes and taste buds. Roam around the very best produce and artisan food Pembrokeshire has to offer, sample everything, enjoy live music and get some great tips from the workshop series. Love food? Love Narberth Food Festival. 

NFF7_Lisa Soar

Saturday 24th & 25th September

Fishguard Bay Ocean Race & Land & Sea Festival

Fishguard Bay is to host it's first Ocean Race. On Saturday the race sees 60 elite athletes extreme canoeing between Abereiddy and Goodwick riding 25km of big swells in a test of fitness, stamina and skill. On Sunday there will be sprint races off the beach in Goodwick. The weekend also hosts 'try-it-yourself sessions and lots of family fun. More details can be found on the race website

Fishguard Ocean Race

Saturday 24th – 1st October

Tenby Arts Festival

Basking in the late summer sun Tenby Arts Festival has been running every September since 1991, bringing talks, plays, art workshops, classic, jazz and folk music to this pretty seaside town. A must for all art lovers.

And remember, whatever the weather there’s always something to enjoy in Pembrokeshire. Check out our blog for inspiration.

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 Just had a week in Pembrokeshire, just loved every minute, may as well throw my passport away, don't want to go anywhere else for holiday! 
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