Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Festivals and Events Cardigan Bay

Festivals and events and venues on Cardigan Bay
For events and festivals later in the year check out the Events Calendar then you can be sure to plan your stay on Cardigan Bay and really enjoy the flavour of this fantastic area of west Wales.
Each Cardigan Bay Venue has it's own listing so choose the venue and then follow the links to see what's on in the local cinemas, theatres, arts centres and galleries.

Exhibitions, festivals and events for April and May 2018

April 2018

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 14th April 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Lampeter Stallion Show

lampeter stallion show Saturday 21st April 2018 Location: Llanllyr

57th Annual Show A Welsh Pony and Cob Society Silver Medal and rosette will be awarded to the overall Champion in each Section. Visit the website for the 2018 schedule.

TCHA LIMBERGER GYPSY JAZZ TRIO @ THEATR MWLDAN

Saturday 21st April 2018 Location: Mwldan

TCHA LIMBERGER GYPSY JAZZ TRIO As close to Gypsy jazz royalty as you’re likely to get! Guitar mastery, swinging Reinhardt classics mixed with traditional European Gypsy repertoire. Undeniably the most loved and respected Gypsy musician on the planet, violin superstar Tcha Limberger recently accorded the title by The Times “Polymath King of Gypsy music” joins forces with the guitar wizard, Mozes Rosenberg. Limberger, a spectacular multi-instrumentalist, known as much for enchanting performances with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra and Kalotaszeg Trio as he is for being the world’s greatest Gypsy jazz violinist, is an unstoppable force in the world of world, folk and jazz music.

James Moore Exhibition - Strange Eden

James Moore Exhibition – Strange Eden Saturday 28th April 2018 - Sunday 10th June Location: Oriel Mwldan

James Moore’s work could be described as 'photo realist', because of his use of exacting techniques to mimic different materials. He beings with reference points such as museums dioramas, video games and dreams.  He copies, pastes, samples and collages to build his paintings and animations. Yet, if you look closer; there also occurs blurred edges, abstracted shapes and situations which don’t make sense; all tricks and games, because to Moore, 'painting has always been about fakery- about synthesising the world view into plastic space'.

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 28th April 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Barley Saturday Cardigan 2018

Barley Saturday Cardigan Saturday 28th April 2018 Location: Cardigan & Around

Barley Saturday has since the 19th Century, been held on the last Saturday in April - it is an unique event in Cardigan. Barley Saturday saw farmers from surrounding area come to town to hire workers and to inspect stallions that are put out to stud. These days the horses are the centre of attention. After the 11.30am, judging of various horse competitions, the crowds gather to watch the horses do their parade around the Cardigan at approximately 2pm. The horses are followed by of vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors, carriages, milk floats and gypsy wagons.

1920's Jazz Night

1920s Jazz Night Saturday 28th April 2018 Location: Vale of Rheidol Railway

Step back into the world of the Great Gatsby while the music plays and the bootleg liquor flows. Everyone dresses in 1920’s outfits - so pull on your flapper dress and get ready to Charleston! Take a steam train trip from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. Buffet & entertainment at the Hafod Hotel. If you’re a fan of the TV series Peaky Blinders this is a must!! Package includes: Complimentary cocktail on the platform Train ticket from Aberystwyth Buffet and entertainment at the Hafod Hotel Return travel to Aberystwyth by coach DRESS CODE: 20’s and 30’s

May 2018

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton

janet bolton workshop Saturday 5th May 2018 Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

The main emphasis of the workshop is to encourage students to develop their own ideas with help readily available. Working directly with the fabric Janet explains and demonstrates the simple sewing techniques required. She will also demonstrate the exciting process of cutting shapes, re-arranging and sewing down the various elements until a pleasing composition has been achieved. Meet The Artist May 4th 2018

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 12th May 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Elvis Charity Night at Tafarn Bach

Elvis Charity Night Saturday 12th May 2018 - Sunday 13th May Location: Tafarn Bach

ELVIS!.....Will be in the building!!????? CHARITY NIGHT!!! Tafarn Bach Presents.....The Michael Vegas Rees Show: A Tribute to the King. £5 Entry - Ticket profits going to Welsh Wales Air Ambulance There will also be a raffle during the evening. Showtime is 8.30pm in our Function Room . Come along and enjoy the Sight, Sound and Spirit of The King of Rock 'n' Roll as Michael Vegas Rees performs as Elvis Presley and help raise money for a good cause! Tel: 01545 590818 or find us on facebook for details

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival 2018

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival Saturday 19th May 2018 - Tuesday 29th May Location: Aberystwyth

A celebration of cycling in Mid Wales, including town centre criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and a mass participation ride - the Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive, covering all the best roads in Ceredigion. Includes fringe events all week and of course brings you the thrills of town centre cycle races all afternoon and evening on the 26th May. With some of Britain’s top cyclists making a rare appearance in Mid Wales, festival visitors can watch all the on & off road action and also experience the beautiful and undiscovered lanes of Ceredigion on their own bikes.

Fishguard Folk Festival 2018

Fishguard Folk Festival Friday 25th May 2018 - Monday 28th May Location: Fishguard - Various Venues

Concerts, Ceilidhs (Irish equivalent of the English Barn Dance or Welsh Twmpath), Workshops, Singarounds

The festival takes place in a wide range of venues from the town square to the Yacht Club in Fishguard old town.

Full Programme Here



Women’s Walking Holiday

Women's Walking Holiday Friday 25th May 2018 - Thursday 31st May Location: Over The Rainbow

A fun-filled magical mystery tour of west Wales, discovering local hidden gems. Includes a boat trip, steam train ride, and a visit to the Coracle centre. Daily yoga sessions available to help you unwind after the day’s activities. Details of Accommodation at Over the Rainbow Costs: Residential: £465 (Shared Room) Residential: £540 (Single Room) Camping/Campervans welcome: £365 Daytripper tickets available: £35 (A day’s walk including breakfast, morning yoga, packed lunch. (+£20 for boat trip +£20 for steam train ride).

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 26th May 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Ceredigion Garden & Craft Festival

Sunday 27th May 2018 - Monday 28th May Location: Alban Square Field

Now in its 9th year and expanding all the time. Held on Alban Square Field, Aberaeron and organised by Ceredigion & District Growers Association, this is the premier event of its type in West Wales. Plants, Crafts and Food. 60 stalls. FREE ENTRY.


You can also see what's on futher ahead on the events calendar