Open air theatre, a city beach and festivals upon festivals - there's an event for everyone in Cardiff this summer.

Live music, street theatre, world-class sporting events, family entertainment, food and culture; #CardiffIs Summer

Following on the UEFA Champions League Final that welcomed 250,000 visitors to the UEFA Champions League Festival in the Bay, Cardiff is set to deliver a scorching programme of events and entertainment including the return of favourites like Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach and Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series.

1-2 July
Llandaff Fields

Other highlights include Tafwyl, the capital’s annual Welsh language arts & culture festival and free Welsh party for everyone moves to Llandaff Fields on July 1 – 2 bringing the biggest names in Welsh arts, culture and sport to Cardiff along with an excellent street food area.

Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival 
12 – 14 July
Cardiff Bay

The city’s original celebration of home-grown produce and irresistible street food, Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival promises to be a mouth-watering paradise for families and food-lovers alike once again from July 14 – 16.
Wales’ biggest free-to-enter food festival takes place in Cardiff Bay, with over 100 local, national and international producers showcasing their goods.
Visitors can explore the stalls at the Producers’ Fayre, test some of the delicious samples on offer and buy a variety of food and drink, including artisan breads, organic cheeses and homemade liqueurs at the Farmers’ Market.

Visitor Tip If you are staying in the city centre and would like to visit the food and drink festival, why not hop on the Princess Katherine Water Taxi after a visit to the iconic Cardiff Castle

Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach
28 July – 3 September

Roald Dahl Plass

Roald Dahl Plass will be transformed into an urban seaside setting as the Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach brings buckets full of fun to entertain the kids. The attraction features a child-friendly sandy beach, water play area and a variety of popular funfair rides and games for all the family. With free live entertainment, great food and drink and traditional deck chairs to relax in. Entry is free with additional charges for facilities on site.

Visitor Tip Whist you are at the Beach why not visit Flat Holm, a unique Island just half a mile wide and 5 miles from Cardiff by boat. Rich in wildlife and steeped in history with amazing views across the Bristol Channel, the island has a sense of wilderness, remoteness and isolation. 

Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing SeriesTM
25 – 28 August
Cardiff Bay

Visit Cardiff over the August Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled end to the summer!
Renowned for its intense racing spirit, the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Cardiff Bay for the sixth consecutive year and will feature elite level sailing crews including the British team, Land Rover BAR Academy, mentored by senior members of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team. As well as breathtaking racing, there’ll be plenty for shoreside entertainment as well for the whole family.

Visitor Tip After watching the sailing, take a relaxing stroll or bike ride over the Cardiff Bay Barrage and ‘snap’a selfie with the Roald Dahl Children’s book character The Enormous Crocodile and share them on twitter #Cardiffis

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend
25 – 27 August

PRIDE Cymru is proud to announce that next year’s event will run over three days in its new location at Cardiff City Hall Lawns on the 2017 August Bank Holiday Weekend.Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend 2017 will be a mega-mashup of Pride and Cardiff’s Big Weekend which was last held in 2011