Here’s our run down of the best must see; festivals, culture, attractions, events and activities happening all over Cardiff. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, culture vulture, music mad, or taking the kids for a family day out, There’s something for everyone in Cardiff this August Bank Holiday.

Jurassic Kingdom
Jurassic Kingdom is a fascinating and educational day out for families where all of your favourite dinosaurs spring to life on the grounds of Bute Park and transport you back to the Jurassic Era. This outdoor experience boasts over 30 animatronic dino installations. Children will be in awe as they blend into the grounds of the park. Watch Dinosaur BBC documentaries projected onto big screens and enter the education marquee to learn fun facts.

Top Tip: Catch the Princess Katherine from Bute Park to Cardiff Bay!

 

Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach Festival
Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach Festival is the event to suite everyone. Check out the beach overlooking the Bay with sun loungers to unwind on, a bar and a street food section to satisfy any hankerings you may have, and a huge fun fair with rollercoasters, ghost train, and much more!  It also hosts movie nights meaning you can snuggle up under the summer skies and watch a movie.

Top Tip: Hop on the Land Train at the Barrage Walkway (near the Dr. Who Building) or at Porth Tiegr  (on the Barrage) to get you there- the kids will love it!

 

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend

Wales’ three day celebration of diversity and inclusivity is not to be missed for culture vultures as the most colourful event in Cardiff’s calendar will be turning the City Hall Lawn and surrounding streets into a carnival of song, dance and protest in celebration and solidarity of the welsh LGBT+ Community. A 3-day festival at City Hall lawns featuring Gabrielle and two of Ru Paul’s drag Race superstars to the Pride Parade.

Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series

Renowned for its intense racing, the adrenaline-fuelled Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cardiff Bay for the seventh consecutive year. The only UK stop on the action-packed global circuit will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing teams, perfect for thrill seekers and sports fans.
As well as racing, the event will provide shore-side entertainment for the whole family from street performers, Organised Kaos Circus workshops, Team inspire BMX show and music at the Norwegian church on the Saturday. 

Top Tip: Head to the race village for the perfect vantage point!

HUB Festival

Womanby Street has a unique identity created autonomously by local creatives, independents and the city’s music scene. Home to hipster hang-out spots like Blue honey Night Café and the Castle Emporium, craft beer and speakeasy bars like Tiny Rebel and Bootlegger and independent music venues like Clwb Ifor Bach and The Moon. More Information here!

Who doesn’t like the Beatles?

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be at the Wales Millennium Centre

Up for a laugh?

The perfect way to have fun at the end of the working week ‘Friday night Comedy’ at The Glee club in Cardiff Bay. Four superb stand-up comedians and a great range of tasty food offerings.

Foodies look no further!

Loving Welsh Food will take you on a tasting tour of Cardiff’s food scene allowing you to try everything from traditional Welsh recipes to contemporary cosmopolitan cuisine.

For the discerning visitor

KIZUNA at National Museum Cardiff – For centuries, Japan has had one of the world’s most exciting and refined design cultures. In this major new exhibition you’ll see how Japanese culture and design has captivated the rest of the world.

Go Green this august bank holiday

Head over to the Red Dragon Centre for their free Eco Kids Seed Planting. children are invited to decorate their own butterfly pots and plant their very own cress seeds to take home.

Explore the city Cardifferently

View Cardiff and wales through a whole new lens (No, we don’t mean the beer goggles) head on a historical walking, talking and drinking tour will take you on a journey celebrating the people of Wales and their stories within the setting of in the capital.

The timeless option

What better time to explore Cardiff Castle and it’s grounds than now. Now with a refurbished visitor centre. Top tip: Ask about the Castle Key – if you live in Cardiff get in for free!