Looking for the hottest events in Cardiff this summer? look no further than this list!

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival

27th June – 3rd August Sophia Gardens Cardiff

 

 

There’s still time to catch the last few shows in Everyman’s summer series, with the iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, magical Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Shakespeare favourite A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All seating is numbered and undercover so you can enjoy the spectacle in comfort whatever the weather.

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Aqua Park Cardiff

29th June – 8th September Cardiff Bay

 

 

A brand new attraction this summer, Aqua Park features more than 70 water obstacles including slides, climbing walls, and trampolines. Challenge your friends and family to a splash-tastic adventure in Cardiff Bay – the perfect way to cool off in the summer sun!

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Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach

20th July – 2nd September Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay

 

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Cardiff Bay Beach
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Back for another summer of fun and bigger and better than ever! Featuring a giant child-friendly sandy beach, a shallow water play area, a variety of rides and games, a big wheel with views across the Bay, free live entertainment, great food and drink, and traditional deck chairs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Entry to the Cardiff Bay Beach is free, with chargeable facilities on site.

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Homeless World Cup

27th July – 4th August Bute Park

 

 

Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park will be host to the 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup, where teams representing more than 50 countries will compete in a truly inspiring sporting event. As well as the action on the pitch, check out the exciting free programme of music and debate, including Charlotte Church, James Dean Bradfield, Michael Sheen and Sara Pascoe.

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Manchester United v. AC Milan

3rd August Principality Stadium

 

Manchester United v AC Milan

 

Two of the biggest teams will meet in Cardiff for the first ever International Champions Cup game in Wales. This is Manchester United’s only pre-season fixture in Europe prior to the 2019-20 Premier League season, and the ICC is a great chance for football fans to see their heroes back on the pitch and for clubs to debut new players, managers, tactics, and kit.

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Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Fixtures

17th and 31st August Principality Stadium

 

 

As Wales gears up for the Rugby World Cup in Japan this autumn, catch the national team in action at one of two warm-up games in Cardiff this August, as old rivals England and Ireland descend on the capital.

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Tournament of the Knights

17th-18th August  Cardiff Castle

 

 

Head to Cardiff Castle for an action-packed day of medieval combat with Warwick Warriors. As well as cheering on the noble knights, you can try your hand at archery and circus skills, and enjoy medieval games and entertainment including music from the minstrels.

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Pride Cymru’s The Big Weekend

23rd – 25th August City Centre and City Hall Lawns

 

 

With headliners Texas recently announced, excitement is building for this summer highlight!

Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity will welcome more than 50,000 people to the capital and includes music, comedy, cabaret, funfair rides, street food, and even a dog show!

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British Fish Craft Championships

24th-25th August Roald Dahl Plass

 

 

With engaging talks, cookery demos, recipe ideas and tips on buying sustainably sourced fish, Saturday provides the warm-up to the competitions on Sunday. This event is the focal point for a wider weekend of fun in Cardiff Bay, with craft stalls in Landsea Square, as well as the Aqua Park on the barrage and of course the Bay Beach!

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Luna Cinema

13th – 15th September Cardiff Castle

 

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Round off your summer with an evening of cinema under the stars. Choose from three film favourites: Bohemian Rhapsody, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Monty Python’s Life of Brian, and pack your rug and picnic. There’s also a full bar onsite including hot drinks, as well as food from gourmet partners.