Are you looking for something to do? Enjoy the summer in Cardiff and the surrounding area. Here are our suggestions for the second half of August. For all of our posts please check our News page


Cardiff Bay Beach

The beach features a giant child-friendly sandy beach, a shallow water play area, a variety of rides and games, a giant wheel with views across the bay, free live entertainment, great food and drink, and traditional deck chairs for visitors to chill out in the summer sun. More information here.

When: Saturday, 20 July 2019 – Sunday, 01 September 2019
Where: Cardiff Bay
Cost: free


Street Food Circus

A colourful carnival of the greatest food on earth for x5 flavoursome weekends. Don’t miss this food feast. More information here.

When: every August weekend, Fri 6-10 pm, Sat & Sun 12-9 pm
Where: Old School Yard, Canton (CF5 1GW), Cardiff
Cost: free


Bricklive Fantasy Kingdom

Nine models (including a giant dragon) made with a total of nearly 750,000 LEGO® bricks will take over Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay. Collectively the models took over 2,000 hours to build. More information here.

When: Saturday, 03 August 2019 – Sunday, 01 September 2019
Where: Cardiff Bay, Mermaid Quay
Cost: free


Castell Roc Festival

Do you fancy listening to some live music? Visit this truly spectacular and intimate Festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Internationally recognised for its relaxed atmosphere and wide variety of shows! More information and tickets here.

When: Thursday, 08 August 2019 – Monday, 26 August 2019
Where: Chepstow Castle
Cost: from £20


Perseid Meteor Shower

Come and view one of nature’s finest shows: the Perseid meteor shower, live from the dark skies above the Brecon Beacons National Park. More information and tickets here.

When: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 7 pm
Where: National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER
Cost: £15, includes coffee and cake


Cadstock Festival

Cadstock celebrates the spirit of Woodstock festival. There will be live music, tasty food and other entertainment to enjoy. More information and tickets here.

When: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 August 2019
Where: Victoria Park, Barry
Cost: free


Hub Festival

HUB is a multi-venue, multi-genre weekender that takes over Womanby Street in Cardiff every August. Over 150 live music acts perform across 13 stages, plus a sprinkling of comedy, art, spoken word, poetry, dance, DJs, workshops & more. More information and tickets here.

When: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2019
Where: Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, Cardiff
Cost: from £14, some venues are free


Pride Cymru

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity.  Over 3 days, Pride Cymru hosts over 50,000 people in the Welsh capital to raise awareness of equality and diversity and supporting the LGBT+ community. More information and tickets here.

When: Friday, 23 – Sunday 25 August 2019
Where: City Hall Lawns, Cardiff
Cost: from £5