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


Octoberfest Cardiff

This is the only OFFICIAL Oktoberfest being held in Cardiff featuring to traditional beers served at the original Oktoberfest in Munich! Enjoy the traditional German atmosphere. More information and tickets here.

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019 from 2pm to 11pm
Where: Vale Warehouse, Penarth Road
Cost: from £12


Cardiff Half Marathon

Join our team for the Cardiff Half Marathon – Wales’ largest mass participation event. Starting at Cardiff Castle, this fast and flat route will take you past the capital’s most iconic landmarks, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. Running through Cardiff Bay and Roath Park is simply stunning, and defines what a fantastic half marathon this is! More information and tickets here.

When: Sunday, 06 October 2019, 9am – 3pm
Where: Cardiff, starting at Cardiff Castle
Cost: free to support, £25 to join the run


Cardiff Design Festival

This festival exists to showcase and celebrate the creative scene in Cardiff. Get inspired! More information here.

When: Thursday, 10 – Sunday, 13 October 2019
Where: Cardiff, various locations
Cost: free


Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival

This year selection of Real Cider and Perry is featured from around Wales, as well as from other Celtic nations! More information and tickets here.

When: Wednesday, 16 – Saturday, 19 October 2019
Where: SSE Swalec Stadium
Cost: £9


Sŵn Festival

Sŵn Festival is an award-winning multi-venue music festival based entirely in Cardiff’s city centre, which has been running since 2007. Since its inception, the festival has been focused on new music, emerging artists and homegrown acts. More information and tickets here.

When: Friday 18 – Sunday 20 October 2019
Where: Multiple venues in Cardiff
Cost: from £22 per day


Cardiff International Film Festival

Cardiff International Film Festival is an international event which is supported by the Welsh Assembly and Cardiff Council! Come and check out new films by artists from around the world. More information and tickets here.

When: Thursday, 24 – Sunday, 27 October 2019
Where: Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Cost: from £20


Pumpkins in the Park

Don’t miss this invitation to a spooktacular Halloween Event. There will be pumpkin carving, BBQ & Bar, face painting, fun fair, nerf gun game and more! Don’t forget to bring your Halloween outfit! This event is suitable for all family! More information here.

When: Saturday, 26 October 2019 from 12pm – 9.30pm
Where: Central Park, Barry
Cost: £4 for carving a pumpkin


Museums at Night Cardiff

Explore art, history and heritage after dark with Museums at Night events across Cardiff. Every year, major museums, heritage sites and historic properties open their doors for the biannual nationwide festival. More information here.

When: Thursday, 31 October – Saturday, 02 November 2019
Where: selected museums in Cardiff
Cost: free