What's on in September

It’s finally here! Ironman Wales rolls 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

Wednesday 2nd 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.

Thursday 3rd September

Span Arts Classical Series

Span Arts classical series returns this September for another set of stunning performances at the Plas Hyfryd hotel. Kicking off the series is Classic Rhythm, a unique and exciting chamber group with a difference. They bring a fascinating array of instruments, from marimba to tam-tam, from piccolo to cabasa, all brilliantly woven into a sparkling evening's entertainment. Tickets available from Span Arts

Friday 4th 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.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

The Story of Wood, where wood turners, sculptures and carvers offer displays and demonstrations in the grounds of the beautiful Colby Woodland Garden - Something of interest for all the family.

Story of wood with Colby Gardens

Thursday 10th 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.

Comedy Club

More award-winning comedy from Span Arts with Paul McCaffrey and Stefano Paolini hosted by the multi award-winning exponent of interactive stand-up Sully O’Sullivan. Good night out. Tickets available from Span Arts

Comedy Club from Span Arts

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th 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.

Sunday 13th September

Ironman Wales

The legendary Ironman competition returns again for its fifth 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!


Wednesday 16th September


Burnetts Hill Chapel, near Narberth, flings open its doors once again for a season of bluegrass and folk. Ben Winship & John Lowe are ‘The Growling Old Men’ - don't consider themselves old, nor do they growl very much. But they do play an eclectic mix of music including bluegrass, Americana, folk, swing, and original songs, making fans of their music everywhere they go. Doors open at 7.30pm

Thursday 17th 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.

Friday 18th September


Pembrokeshire’s own Jodie Marie will be returning to the Queens Hall this autumn. Plucked from obscurity at 16, tours, TV appearances and radio plays followed, but when the dust settled, Jodie Marie took a step forward - electing to write the bulk of her new album in isolation, in Wales and France. She lived a little. Looked inside herself, and reflected this in the brilliant new collection of songs ‘Trouble in Mind’. Tickets available from Span Arts

Jodie Marie at Aberjazz

Saturday 19th – 26th September

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.

Saturday 26th & 27th September

Narberth Food Festival

This delicious, award winning food festival is in its 17th 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.

Visit Pembrokeshire popped along to last years festival to soak up the atmosphere and all the samples. Read about our adventures in 'Food glorious food'

Friday 25th September


Previous headliner of the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival Caryl Parry Jones and the 4o5s will be taking to the stage in the great oak room at Rhosygilwen concert Hall, Cilgerran. Tickets available from Span Arts

Friday 25th September

Woolly Day

Small World Theatre’s third Woolly Day is a chance to be inspired and celebrate all things woolly! If you knit, crochet, felt, dye, weave or just wear wool, then this day is for you. Come and immerse yourself in a colourful event featuring artisan producers, beautiful handspun and hand-dyed yarns and fibres. There’ll also be homemade food, cakes, refreshments and demonstrations to enjoy.

Woolly Day at Small World, Cardigan

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

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