The Summer school holidays are over but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying some time away. And September is a great time of year to head to Wales with a range of events to enjoy. From food festivals, to Ironman challenges, to balloon festivals, it’s all waiting for you to visit.
Here at Best of Wales, we’ve compiled a list of some of the great events you could be visiting over the next month, so head out and enjoy the start of Autumn.
17th – 18th of September – Wales International Balloon Festival – Llangollen
Llangollen will once again be the home to Wales’ only hot air balloon festival, a spectacular sight over the area. This year will see a number of new attractions including the inaugural Wales International Balloon Festival Great Balloon Race. The Red Devils parachute display team will also be making a controlled jump out of a balloon for the first time at a major ballooning event.
17th – 18th of September – Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected, Cardiff
Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected
Cardiff’s city centre will explode into the weird and wonderful world of Roald Dahl, with unexpected sights, performances, pop-ups and spectacles appearing on the streets and buildings throughout the city, culminating in a finale that evening.
17th – 18th September – Abergavenny Food Festival, Abergavenny
Abergavenny Food Festival
With 200 exhibitors from Wales and further afield this is one of the UK’s biggest food events. You can enjoy a food Academy for children with hands-on workshops, a rolling programme of chef demonstrations featuring the region’s finest and special master classes, workshops, tutored tastings and talks.
17th – 18th September – Mold Food and Drink Festival
Showcasing outstanding local produce, celebrity chef expertise and live music to create a fabulous foodie weekend for the whole family.
18th September – Ironman Wales, Tenby
A fantastic spectator event in Tenby and the surrounding area of Pembrokeshire. Watch and admire as the athletes take on 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, a 112 mile (180km) cycle, followed by a marathon.
23rd – 25th of September – Elvis Festival, Porthcawl
Elvis Festival Porthcawl
Elvis lives, thanks to the thousands of fans and the tribute artists who attend this annual gathering of the Elvis Festival at Porthcawl
24th – 25th September – Narberth Food Festival, Pembrokeshire
Well established in the food festival calendar you can expect food stalls, live music, street theatre, talks and tastes, chef demonstrations and free children’s activities.
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