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 December and January 2018

December 2018

Llanerchaeron Christmas Fair

Christmas Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December Location: Llanerchaeron

Soak up the magic of the festive season and enjoy a great weekend shopping at Llanerchaeron annual Christmas Fair. Come along for a weekend of mince pies, mulled wine and over 70 local food and craft stalls. Llanerchaeron house will be decorated for Christmas and there will be a visit from Father Christmas and a treasure hunt for the children.

Christmas Fair at Cardigan Castle

Cardigan castle Christmas Fair Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December Location: Cardigan Castle

Find the perfect festive gift amongst the beautiful, handcrafted wares presented by a variety of makers and artists. As well as local crafts, you can meet Father Christmas who will be paying the Castle a visit. There will be plenty of good things to eat too! The two-day fair also includes live music, Santa's grotto and a chance to enjoy the castle's grounds and exhibitions.

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition Tuesday 4th December 2018 - Sunday 13th January Location: Oriel Mwldan

Great collection of recent work from local artists including Glen Ibbitson, Chris Chalk and Jan Brown.

Winter Giant Lantern Parade

Winter Giant Lantern Parade Friday 7th December 2018 Location: Cardigan & Around

Join a magnificent lantern parade on Friday 7 December through the streets of Cardigan from 7pm! This year we'll be celebrating Year of the Sea by creating giant lantern structures as well as hundreds of smaller lanterns for a spectacular procession. The Parade will follow Cardigan's High Street and finish in the grounds of Cardigan Castle. Small World Theatre's sea monster Cragen is making a special illuminated appearance on the River Teifi at Prince Charles Quay, marking the end of her magnificent tour The Parade will follow Cardigan’s High Street, go down St Mary’s Street along The Strand and finish in the grounds of  Cardigan Castle.   Small World Theatre’s sea monster  Cragen is making a special illuminated appearance opposite The Strand marking the end of her magnificent #cleanseas tour Those who are part of the Parade will have an opportunity to pause and view Cragen before they continue into the Castle grounds. There will be an abundance of food in the Castle grounds supplied by  Kitchen | Cegin 1176 and cooked by  Tom Holden and his team. Expect a traditional  Hog RoastHot Dogs and  Chick Pea and Roast Pepper Burgers (V). The restaurant will also offer delicious hot chocolate, festive mulled wine and other hot drinks and a bar. The restaurant will also offer delicious hot chocolate, festive mulled wine and other hot drinks and a bar. Look out for the fire jugglers! This year Cardigan Town Traders is funding a fabulous firework display creating a spectacular finale to this festive event.

Christmas Market and Santas Grotto

Saturday 8th December 2018 - Sunday 9th December Location: Penrallt Garden Centre

Penrallt Garden Centre would like to invite you to their first ever Christmas Market with Santas Grotto.

January 2018

Tyhai @ the Cellar Bar

Friday 4th January 2019 Location: Castle Cafe Cellar Bar

The Cellar Bar 'Unplugged Club' are very pleased to welcome Tyhai to open our 2019 season on 4th January. This great Indo Celtic Trio - Dylan Fowler (guitar), Pete Stacey (saxophone/ flute) and Rajesh David (vocals) wil be harmonizing the airs and dance melodies of Wales and the Celtic world with the ragas and rhythms of India.

Aladdin - Panto 2019

PANTO 2019- ALADDIN Saturday 5th January 2019 - Saturday 19th January Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

TIMES VARY PLEASE SEE FULL LISTING  Performance Dates and Times With stunning costumes and sets, jokes a plenty and the band led by the inimitable Elinor Powell, this feel good panto guarantees to brighten up the January blues! Wardens pantos have sold out for the past few years – so book now for the best seats!

André Rieu’s 2019 New Year's Concert

André Rieu Saturday 5th January 2019 - Sunday 6th January Location: Theatre Mwldan

André Rieu's new production for New Year’s 2019! The King of Waltz will bring  his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia.  Come to the mwldan for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun - what a perfect way to start the New Year.


7 pm on Saturday 5th and 3pm on Sunday 6th

move on up

move on up Saturday 26th January 2019 Location: Small World Theatre

... and Get on Down

Casual Dress - Serious Soul Welcome to the hottest selection of funk, soul and beyond! Join Mr. A for another fantastic night as he plays more of the Greats from his vast collection of 45s and 33s. No mixing, no scratching, no overdubs, just great tunes guaranteed to have you shimmying around the dance floor. Be prepared for an eclectic mix of Detroit Soul, New Orleans Funk, West Coast Wah-wah, Harlem Shuffle and Afrobeat. There will be names like Curtis Mayfield, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Staple Singers, The Meters, James Brown, Lee Dorsey, Chairman of the Board and more. It’s a simple formula – Mr. A spins the discs and you make the moves ...

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