Summer events in North Wales

Summer is an ideal time to venture into North Wales. As well as the amazing beaches and stunning countryside we have for walks, hikes, sunbathing and swimming, we’ve also got a jam packed calendar of events happening over the summer. 

Here we’re covering just a few to whet your appetite and give you a taste of what North Wales has to offer!

Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Llangollen

The cream of the crop when it comes to musical events, the Eisteddfod takes place from the 3rd to 8th July. Alongside the competitions which are held in the pavilion, there’s a circus, children’s show, lots of stalls and food to enjoy.

The main premise of the Eisteddfod is the international singing competitions. Over 300,000 competitors from 100 nationalities have performed their magic at the Eisteddfod, each hoping to win. That includes a young Luciano Pavarotti who made the journey from Modena in 1995 to sing with his local choir. Unsurprisingly they won.

You can book separately as well for the evening concerts with headliners such as Alfie Boe, and Van Morrison. It’s all topped off at the weekend with Llanfest;  Sunday 8th July from 2pm when you can see the Kaiser Chiefs, the Hoosiers and Top Loader alongside many more. 

It’s a full on week full of music, fun and performance so definitely worth a visit if you can.

The Anglesey Agricultural Show

The two day Anglesey Agricultural Show  is fabulous family fun. As well as livestock competitions, there’s  a food hall,  equestrian demonstrations, a shopping and exhibition pavilion, and craft exhibitors. 

The show runs over two days on 14th and 15th August with gates open at 8am.  You can even bring dogs, although they’re not allowed in the pavilion or food tent.

Festival Number Six

Just on the doorstep, and in one of the prettiest festival settings we’ve ever seen, you’ll find Festival Number 6.

Festival Number 6 is held in Portmeirion Village and starts on Thursday 6th September running to Sunday 9th September. It’s a festival unlike no other;  with music, art and culture all jostling together.  As well as a pretty good music line up with headliners The The, Franz Ferdinand Friendly Fires, there’s also a wide range of arts and culture.

This includes authors like Will Self, and artist Jeremy Deller. So if you’re not into the music, there’s something else entirely to get your teeth into.

Couple this with great food and drink; you can go full on Michelin start dining, or dip in and out at the Welsh produce market or global street food village. There’s pretty likely to be something you’ll fancy.

Finally Portmeirion will also also be offering paddle boarding lessons, wood fired hot tubs, torch-lit processions and a carnival. As if that wasn’t enough already.

You can book accommodation there, although it’s on its way to selling out. However if you want a cosy, comfortable location not far from Portmeirion, book a room at our hotel near Porthmadog where you’ll be close the action but far enough away to have some peace and quiet and some breathing space.