What’s On in August

Our round up of just some of the best events happening this month.

Open-air theatre productions, a cinema under the stars, Aberjazz music festival, Pembrokeshire’s agricultural show and shearwaters first flight are among the many, many events on offer this summer. 

For the Kids

There are so many fabulous children’s events taking place this summer that we couldn’t list them all! Take a look at the What’s on Summer Holidays posting to find the best days out for your family this August.  

Saturday 2nd August

Wales Triathlon

Triathlon season continues in Pembrokeshire as athletes head to Fishguard for the annual Wales Triathlon – running, swimming and cycling as quickly as they can around the Pembrokeshire countryside. A great spectator event.

Down in Narberth the Pig Street Craft Collective are staging their annual Pig Street Craft Fair, featuring original arts and crafts from artisans based in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

Sunday 3rd August

Tenby Summer Spectacular

You know the summer has finally arrived when the fireworks fly down at the Tenby Summer Spectacular. Events take place around the harbour with live music, entertainment, stalls and food and drink.

Tuesday 5th August – 21st August

Oh What a Lovely War

A unique opportunity to watch this drama unfold in the atmospheric and beautifully lit ruins of the Bishop's Palace in St Davids. Told by a lively pierrot troupe with their theatre band, the play presents the story of the First World War in all its heartbreak and bravery, through music, dance, comedy and drama.

Thursday 7th August

Toad of Toad Hall

Mathry Community Hall is playing host to ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ this summer, with a series of performances throughout August. Full of action, songs and loveable characters, with a live band playing with as much joy and energy as the cast put into this well-loved play.

Comedy of Errors

The Festival Players are back again for another evening of open-air theatre, with their take on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, performed at Lampeter House near Narberth. Tickets and enquiries to Span Arts 

Sunday 10th August

In The Money

An enjoyable, magical evening of poetry, music and prose following the theme of all things financial, in the intimate atmosphere of the Bishop's Palace in St Davids. An eclectic mix that is always popular with our audiences!

Monday 11th – Saturday 16th August

The 39 Steps

Manorbier Castle is the backdrop to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, hilariously recreated as a gripping comedy thriller featuring four fearless actors, playing 130 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. Tickets and enquiries to Span Arts

Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th August

Sunset Cinema

The Torch Theatre are putting on 3-nights of outdoor cinema screenings across the county. Wednesday 13th is Mamma Mia at Picton Castle, Thursday 14th is ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ at Trevayne campsite near Saundersfoot. And Friday 15th is Dirty Dancing at the National Trust’s Stackpole Estate, near Pembroke.

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Saturday 16th August

Cardigan Food Festival

Come and taste our finest local produce, from award winning cheeses to rare breeds of meat, celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food producers that abound in Wales.

Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st August

Pembrokeshire County Show

Pembrokeshire County Show is a great family day out and one of the largest county shows in Wales. Meet the farmers, eat local food, watch horse jumping or fast car races, view farm animals of all descriptions and browse through the huge craft hall. Everything you could possibly want to know about living in the Pembrokeshire countryside in one field! 

Wednesday 20th August

Shearwater Week

Visitors can stay overnight on Skomer Island and join the team as they witness the first flights of the Manx Shearwater chicks. Watch these incredible birds emerge at night from their burrows and take the first steps on a journey that will end in Argentina!

Thursday 21st – Monday 25th August

Aberjazz, Fishguard

Head to Fishguard this August bank holiday, for 5-days of jazz. You’ll find daily performances and workshops, at lots of different venues across town, to help you sing, play and dance the blues. You’ll be amazed what you can get upto in Fishguard!

Many events are ‘bucketed’, where entry is free and you’re invited to pay what you can to support this enthusiastic volunteer-run event. Some events are ticketed, nothing over £10.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th August

Annual Country Fair

Step back in time at Picton Castle as they host this 2-day celebration of British Country Fairs. You’ll find local produce and crafts, a dog show, gundog displays, archery, fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting.

Wednesday 27th – 29th August

Summer Proms @ Rhosygilwen

Tim Hugh and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra will be heading to Rhosygilwen for a 3-day prom with a special ticket price – under 25’s only £1. 

Sunday 31st August

Tenby Caldey Swim

100 wild swimmers are putting their skills to the test in this annual 2-mile open water swim from Caldey Island to Tenby’s North Beach. The race starts from the island at 3pm. Well worth popping down the beach to cheer them in!

Phew! thats just some of the events happens in Pembrokeshire this August. Got an August event to add to the list? Share the date with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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 I travel the world with my job, Tenby is right up there as a top destination.  
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