Cardiff is an events city and throughout the year you’ll find a programme of international sporting, music and cultural events.
Highlights throughout the year include the annual RHS Cardiff Show, which takes place every spring in the magnificent Bute Park. With show gardens, floral displays, demonstrations, home and garden stalls, the Cardiff show kicks the RHS calendar off in style.
In September, the Great British Cheese Festival alternates every year with the Cardiff Country Fair at Cardiff Castle. The Cheese Festival is a cheese-lover’s dream come true, this festival brings together Cheese makers from across the UK resulting in over 400 cheeses for you to try and buy.
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is the home of Welsh rugby and every year the roof gets raised (whether it’s open or closed) to the sound of thousands of fans cheering on the national side. In the beginning of the year the city sees the RBS 6 Nations fixtures and in the Autumn, the Internationals bring the world’s best teams head to head. Cardiff boasts a unique rugby atmosphere with the Stadium in the heart of the city centre.
Christmas is a magical time in Cardiff and with the Winter Wonderland including open-air ice skating rink and the Christmas Markets from mid November it’s a great time to visit. Cardiff is perfect for Christmas shopping with plenty of shopping centres and covered Edwardian and Victorian arcades. You’ll find designer brands, high street names and dozens of unique and independent stores and boutiques.
Throughout the year and the run-up to Christmas, the city is home to a fantastic programme of shows and musicals, welcoming the biggest names. During 2013 the city has welcomed Ghost the Musical , Singing in the Rain, Blood Brothers to name but a few. The Wales Millennium Centre has already has Wicked, Cats, War Horse and the Lion King to look forward to!