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Your Guide to What's on in Pembrokeshire Summer 2024

Updated: May 24

May

Fishguard Folk Festival | 24th – 26th May 2024



Events Pembrokeshire 2024
Fishguard Folk Festival


Get ready to tap your toes and join the fun at the Fishguard Folk Festival! Happening over the delightful May Bank Holiday Weekend, this beloved event promises three days packed with enchanting music, lively dancing, and delicious food, bringing a vibrant energy to the scenic town each year.

Nestled in the heart of Pembrokeshire, Fishguard is a picture-perfect backdrop for our festival, boasting breathtaking coastal views and a quaint, welcoming harbor. So, mark your calendars, take your friends and family, and prepare to make some unforgettable memories! 🎶🌊🎉


The Big Retreat Festival | 24th – 27h May 2024


Discover your happy place at The Big Retreat Festival in lovely Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire! Have you ever experienced the joy of leaving a festival feeling even more chilled out than when you first arrived? That's the unique magic of The Big Retreat, where relaxation and fun go hand in hand.


Celebrated by the Guardian as one of the UK's top festivals for wellbeing and adventure, this family-friendly event is your perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge. Whether you're bending into a yoga pose, trying out fire walking, honing your bushcraft skills, stretching out with some pilates, or getting inspired by mindset talks, there's something here to light up everyone's spirit. Come join in and create memories that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated! 🌿✨🧘



St Davids Cathedral Festival | 24th – 29th May 2024


Get ready to mark your calendars for a truly enchanting experience with the St Davids Cathedral Festival, a standout feature in our What’s on Pembrokeshire 2024 guide and our longest-running celebration!

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of St Davids Cathedral, this festival is a bustling hub of melody and harmony, showcasing a brilliant mix of contemporary and classical performances that will touch your heart and stir your soul.

In the past, we've had the pleasure of hosting the acclaimed BBC National Orchestra of Wales, along with many other distinguished artists. And there's plenty for the whole family to get involved in, too! With a variety of family-friendly events and workshops spanning singing, music, and theatre, there's truly something magical for every attendee to discover and cherish.

So come along and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the St Davids Cathedral Festival—where music, history, and community come together in perfect harmony! 🎶✨🎻


June


Challenge Wales Triathlon | 9th June 2024


Are you ready for an adventure that tests your limits and rewards your spirit? Dive into the excitement of the award-winning Challenge Wales Triathlon! Whether you're dipping your toes into the triathlon world or you're a seasoned pro, this event is crafted for every level of athlete.

Kickstart your challenge with a refreshing 1.2-mile swim in the stunning Fishguard Bay, pedal your way through a scenic 56-mile bike ride, and cap it all off with a 13.1-mile run that showcases breathtaking views of St Davids, Trefin, Mathry, The Parrog, and our gorgeous coastline.

And after you've crossed that finish line, why not treat yourself? A delicious meal at the Rose & Crown awaits to celebrate your amazing achievement. Join us for a day of challenge, beauty, and community—where every mile is a memory in the making! 🏊‍♂️🚴‍♀️🏃‍♂️🍽️



Unearthed Festival | 21 - 22nd June 2024


Nestled in the enchanting countryside near St Davids in Pembrokeshire, the Unearthed Festival is your three-day escape into a world where sustainability, awareness, and community come alive! Immerse yourself in the uplifting vibes of reggae, world, and folk music, all while basking in the natural beauty that Pembrokeshire has to offer.


At Unearthed Festival, we celebrate the beautiful journey of expanding our minds and hearts through an eclectic mix of music, arts, insightful talks, and engaging workshops. Savor delicious vegetarian cuisine and feel the warmth of our community spirit, creating an experience that's not just a festival but a movement towards a more conscious way of living. Join us for an unforgettable weekend that'll leave you inspired, connected, and utterly refreshed! 🌿🎶💫



July


Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon – 6th July 2024


Tucked away in the breathtaking Pembrokeshire Coast National Park lies an event that's captured the hearts of many—a true highlight that sells out year after year. Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon, an award-winning celebration that draws enthusiasts from all corners!

Get ready to dive into a 1500m swim, pedal through a scenic 43km bike ride, and stride across a 10.6 km run, all while enveloping yourself in the stunning beauty of Pembrokeshire's coast and countryside. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just looking to challenge yourself amidst nature's best, this event promises an unforgettable experience where the spirit of adventure thrives! 🏊‍♂️🚴‍♀️🏃‍♂️🌊🍃


The Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival | 18th – 31st July 2024


Get ready to tap your toes and be swept away by the melodies! Every summer, the Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival transforms Pembrokeshire into a vibrant concert hall under the sky, attracting world-class musicians to our charming corner of the world.


From the stirring strings of orchestras to the soulful rhythms of jazz, the lively beats of folk to the rich tapestries of world music, there's something for every ear at this celebrated festival. With a legacy spanning over 50 years, we've been bringing the magic of top-tier music to West Wales, creating unforgettable memories and musical moments. Join us and be part of this melodious tradition that continues to dazzle and inspire! 🎶🎷🎻🎺🌟


The Edge Festival | 26th – 28th July 2024


Perched with a view of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast Path and nestled in the quaint village of Solva, The Edge Festival is your invitation to a three-day fiesta brimming with creativity and joy. Celebrating a vibrant mix of Arts, Music, Food, Sport, Film, and Literature, The Edge is a festival where there's a little magic for everyone.


Whether you're a music aficionado, an art enthusiast, a foodie, a sports lover, a film buff, or a literature devotee, The Edge welcomes you to indulge in your passions and discover new ones. So, pack your bags for a weekend full of discovery, delight, and unforgettable experiences at The Edge! 🎨🎵🍲🏃‍♂️🎬📚✨



August


Milford Street Food Festival | 9th – 11th August 2024


Get ready for a flavor-filled weekend at the stunning Milford Waterfront, where the much-loved Milford Street Food Festival unfolds over two delicious days! Dive into an incredible selection of fresh, tantalizing dishes and beverages that promise to delight every palate.


Imagine savoring a diverse array of culinary delights, all while enjoying a refreshing cold beer and soaking up the breathtaking waterfront views. Whether you're a foodie on the hunt for new tastes or simply looking for a great spot to relax and indulge, this festival is your perfect getaway. Come join us, indulge your taste buds, and make some fantastic memories at the Milford Street Food Festival! 🍔🍺🌊



Cardigan River and Food Festival | 17th August 2024


Nestled by the charming River Teifi in the quaint, historic town of Cardigan, discover the culinary gem that is the Cardigan River and Food Festival! Take a leisurely stroll through an array of vibrant stalls where passionate food vendors are eager to whisk your taste buds away on an unforgettable gastronomic adventure! And don't worry, our vegan and vegetarian friends will find plenty of delicious options to savor too.


But it's not just about the food—our festival is bursting with all-day entertainment for everyone! From the sweet melodies of singers to the lively steps of dancers, engaging crafts, and insightful talks, there's joy around every corner. And for the adventurers among you, how about trying an RNLI demonstration or gently floating down the river in a traditional coracle?


Join us for a day brimming with flavors, fun, and unforgettable riverside moments at the Cardigan River and Food Festival. It's more than just a festival; it's a celebration of community, culture, and, of course, fantastic food! 🍲🎶🚣‍♂️


Pembrokeshire County Show | 14th – 15th August 2024


Get ready for the biggest and most vibrant country show in Wales! The Pembrokeshire Country Show is your ticket to three days packed with endless family fun and unforgettable memories. Whether you're making plans for a summer highlight or seeking out the best events Pembrokeshire has to offer, you won't want to miss this!


Step into a world where the finest cattle compete for the coveted 'Best in Show' title, marvel at the skill and grace of show jumping, and let loose with a whirl of excitement on our fairground rides. It's an extravaganza that draws in 100,000 visitors each year, making it a buzzing hub of joy and community.


Local or traveler, family in tow or solo explorer—the Pembrokeshire Country Show promises delightful experiences for everyone. Join us and be part of a cherished tradition that's all about celebrating the best of country life, together! 🎡🐄🎠🏆



Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival | 22nd - 26th August 24


Get ready to groove because Fishguard is transforming into the ultimate musical paradise with the much-loved Aberjazz Festival! Over four fabulous days, the town vibrates with rhythm and melody, hosting an array of performances across different venues. It's a time when Fishguard truly comes alive!


This year is extra special as we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of this beloved Pembrokeshire event. So, why not raise a glass of your preferred drink and bask in the talent of an eclectic mix of musicians? Whether you're a jazz aficionado or just love a good beat, there's something for everyone at Aberjazz. Come and be part of the magic! 🎷🎶🥂


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