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


Celtic Coasts Exhibition

40 Paintings by Judith James, popular Cardiff artist. The exhibition is exploring the western coastline – Welsh, Irish and Scottish landscapes. The exhibition is displayed in a variety of media. More information here.

When: Monday, 29 July 2019 – Sunday, 04 August (10.30 am – 5 pm)
Where: Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay
Cost: free


The OLG Photography Show

A contemporary view of city life and street in Cardiff. More information here.

When: Saturday, 3 August 2019 – Saturday, 10 Aug 2019 (10 am – 6 pm)
Where: The SHO Gallery and Shop, The Emporium, Womanby Street
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


Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe! Don’t miss that! More information here.

When: Thurday, 08 August 2019 – Sunday, 11 August 2019
Where: Bristol – Ashton Court Mansion
Cost: free


Brecon Jazz Festival

For lovers of jazz music, this festival is set in a small lovely town in the heart of Brecon Beacons. More information and tickets here.

When: Friday, 09 August 2019 – Sunday, 11 August 2019
Where: Brecon
Cost: from £6 per concert


Venom Show & Snakes Exhibition

Discover more about the fascinating world of venomous creatures. There’ll be reptile handling shows, though they won’t bite! Storytelling, crafts and activities. This show is part of exhibition Snakes. More information and tickets here.

When: Saturday, 10 August 2019, 11 am – 4 pm (exhibition June to September)
Where: National Museum of Cardiff
Cost: £5 handling, £7.50 exhibition entry


Ratha Yatra: Festival of Chariots

The annual Ratha Yatra: Festival of Chariots in Cardiff. The event will include a large procession through the city centre. There will also be a festival with drama, music, yoga, dance, meditation, Indian mini market and a vegetarian feast. And that’s all happening in Bute Park. Check it out 🙂 More information here.

When: Saturday, 10 August 2019, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Bute Park
Cost: free