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 March and April 2019

March 2019

St David's Day Parade Cardigan

St David's Day Welsh Dragon Friday 1st March 2019 Location: Cardigan & Around

Cardigan's first St David's Day Parade Celebrate the National Patron Saint of Wales. Everyone is welcome to join the Cardigan Parade celebrating St David's Day and the launch of the first Parêd Gŵyl Dewi organised by Cered. Small World Theatre's fierce, giant Welsh Dragon will roar at the head of the procession leaving Cardigan Guildhall at 1pm and following the High Street to a public ceremony and more entertainment in the grounds of Cardigan Castle. Onlookers and those who want to take part in the Parade should meet at The Guildhall at 12.30pm.

New Quay Charity Fundraiser

New Quay Charity Fundraiser Saturday 9th March 2019 Location: Parc Arthur Football Ground

Join us for an epic day of Football, Live Music, Craft Beer and Street Food! Performances by: Mari Mathias Candy Mountain Chris Summerill The Adventures of Bert & Henry Bear Island Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove Paradox Ticket holders will have full access to all the New Quay Super 6's Invitational Charity Cup action and Family Fun Zone (from 9am) as well as the Main Fundraising Festival Tent (from 1pm) which will play host to an incredible line up of Live Music throughout the day as well as the dedicated Event Bar and Food Stalls. The evening festivities continue into the night with the Charity Auction at 7pm, followed by 4 incredible headliners. TICKETS online here: VIP Table: £250 (Max of 10 Per Table - Access to VIP area, complimentary drinks on arrival, nibbles, table service) Festival Tent: Under 16's go free (Min age 7) but MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult when in the Festival Tent for insurance purposes (1pm till late). There are no age restrictions for the Family Fun Zone or to watch the New Quay Super 6's Invitational Charity Cup (9am-5pm).

FLEat- a cool flea market with eats!

fleat Sunday 10th March 2019 Location: Small World Theatre

the Sunday market with Eats. Indulge in a selection of delicious food, treats and some real bargains. FLEat is a unique shopping experience and a fabulous community event. Showcasing a selection of professional designers, artists, makers and bakers. You can expect clothing, bric-à-brac, crafts and unique pieces of art. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch or take away a selection of cakes. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday.

The Unbroken Ponies – A Classic Covers Band

Friday 22nd March 2019 Location: Cellar Bar

Supported by Marc Gordon with Andrew Lemmon The Unbroken Ponies will bring you a full evening of classic covers. Marc Gordon with Andrew Lemmon (sax) will be opening the evening with their own style of Blues The Tickets Available from the Cellar Bar (Castle Cafe) and on the door

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Natural Dyeing Workshop Friday 29th March 2019 - Saturday 30th March Location: National Wool Museum

Learn how to make blue dye with WOAD and over dye yellow for glorious greens. You will dye fabric and yarn with the opportunity to create a unique silk scarf.  Woad seeds available.

April 2019

Mandala Painting

Saturday 6th April 2019 Location: Felinganol Woodland Studio

Explore the art of mandala painting and sacred geometry, in the beautiful woodland studio and grounds of Felinganol retreat centre near Cardigan. This nourishing day retreat offers time for orientation and contemplation. Drawing with the ancient tools of compass, straight edge and pencil, then painting your design in watercolour. Inspired by the abundant wild wisdom of nature, exploring the patterning of the Flower of Life, Triangles, Hexagons and Celtic Triskele. Beginners welcome - suitable for adults and Children over 14. Booking essential

Helen Elliott – Exhibition

Helen Elliott Artist Monday 8th April 2019 - Saturday 20th April Location: Corn Exchange Gallery

Exhibition of work by popular local artist in the centre of Cardigan.

Journey of the Albion

Albion bi-centenary journey Saturday 13th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April Location: Cardigan & Around

Celebrating the bi-centenary of the first emigration from the Teifi valley to Canada in 1819. Cardigan Town will be going maritime over Easter. Starting with an opening ceremony on Prince Charles Quay on 13th April, events will run over ten days and include exhibitions, talks, town tours, singing, demonstrations of coracle fishing and more.

Jo Jo's Guitars Charity Gig Night

Charity Gig Night Saturday 13th April 2019 - Sunday 14th April Location: St Dogmaels Memorial Hall

We have decided to have our own charity gig night, sponsored by Jo Jo's Guitars at St Dogmaels Memorial Hall. Poster below. Lots of fantastic bands on the night and a great comedian to compare the event. There will be a free raffle, including a free guitar from Jo Jo's guitars for one lucky person, guitar lesson, CD's, a free breakfast from the Cellar Bar in Cardigan and more. Hot food on the night (£5 per plate), meat or vegetable chilli and a very reasonable bar for all your drinks. Tickets can be purchased from Jo Jo's guitars, Parc House, Parc Teifi Business Parc, Cardigan. SA43 1EW telephone number: 01239 622152. Tickets will also be available from St Dogmaels Village post office and for sale on the night. All proceeds from the night will go to our 2 chosen charities Breast Cancer Care and Diabetes UK. It should be a fantastic night!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts Friday 19th April 2019 - Sunday 21st April Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

From Good Friday, 19 April until Easter Sunday 21 April 2019, have a go at our amazing Easter egg hunt! Search for eggs hidden around the reserve and solve clues and an anagram to win a prize! The hunt takes place across all 3 days, from 10:30am until 4pm and is £2.50 per entry. Booking is not required. Suitable for ages 3+

Easter Egg Hunt Cilgerran Castle

Easter Egg Hunt Friday 19th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April Location: Cilgerran Castle

Hop along to Cilgerran Castle this Easter and participate in the Easter Egg Hunt in association with the National Trust Come and eggsplore Cilgerran Castle and complete our Easter trail to claim you Cadbury's Easter Egg. £2.00 per trail.

Lampeter Stallion Show

lampeter stallion show Saturday 20th April 2019 Location: Llanllyr

58th 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 2019 schedule.

Barley Saturday Cardigan 2019

Barley Saturday Cardigan Saturday 27th April 2019 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.

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