What are you looking for?
An Eventful Summer: Your Guide to What's On This Summer Holiday
3 August 2022
It’s great to see all of the exciting events coming to Cardiff this summer. We’ve compiled seven of our highlights and there’s something for everything happening in our capital city.
1. EXTRA TIME AT NATIONAL MUSEUM CARDIFF
4th Aug & 1 Sep @ National Museum Cardiff | Free entry, just turn up.
Come enjoy and explore National Museum Cardiff during our extended opening hours until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month
With the museum’s extended opening hours you’ll have extra time to:
- Meet for coffee at the museum.
- Socialise with friends at the museum.
- Enjoy the art at the museum.
- Meet your favourite dinosaur face-to-face at the museum.
- Explore the exhibitions at the museum.
Free event, no purchase required.
2. THE HUNDRED: WELSH FIRE CRICKET
7th Aug, 13th Aug, 22nd Aug, 26th Aug @ Sophia Gardens | Tickets required.
Welsh Fire v Oval Invincibles – 7th August
Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix – 13th August
Welsh Fire v Southern Brave – 22nd August
Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers – 26th August
One of our cities most underrated sports teams, cricket side Welsh Fire (men’s and women’s teams) are back in action this summer as cricket’s newest competition returns to thrill crowds with more fast-paced cricket and action-packed entertainment for all ages.
Due to the inclusion of women’s cricket in the Commonwealth Games programme, The Hundred women’s competition will start a few days after the men’s this year. However, the rest of the fixtures will revert back to the popular double-header format, with both men’s and women’s teams playing on the same day – with tickets entitling fans to watch both games.
Get set for an action-packed second year of The Hundred at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
3. OPEN AIR THEATRE – AS YOU LIKE IT
10th August @ Cardiff Castle | Tickets required.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself – invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It. One of the UK’s finest touring theatre companies present this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed – in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
Separately, Rosalind and her dear friend Celia, the noble Orlando, and the usurped Duke Senior and his courtiers get banished and set up new lives in the Forest of Arden. Free from the constraints of their former lives lovers tussle, wits and fools spar, familial bonds are challenged, and everyone wrestles with what it really means to be yourself.
In exile they become exultant as true love and true identity is found in the forest. This rustic romp packed with music, laughs, cross-dressing confusion and a dash of wrestling will keep you smiling to the last.
Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!
4. FIM BRITISH SPEEDWAY GP
13th-14th August @ Principality Stadium | Tickets required.
Britain’s biggest indoor motorsport event makes a blockbuster return to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
The FIM British SpeedwayGP celebrates its 20th visit to the Welsh capital since it launched there in 2001, and one of world speedway’s must-see events will be even bigger in 2022.
There are few better sounds in world sport than four 500cc SpeedwayGP machines going wheel-to-wheel under the iconic Principality Stadium roof, with a crescendo of cheers and air horns from the stands providing the ultimate backing track.
Speedway superstars Tony Rickardsson, Greg Hancock, Jason Crump, Nicki Pedersen, Chris Holder and Bartosz Zmarzlik are just some of the riders who have topped the podium in Cardiff, and how could we forget British hero Chris Harris’ jaw-dropping charge to victory in 2007?
Will we see another British winner in 2022? Head to Cardiff and find out on a weekend that features SpeedwayGP and SGP2 events – double the racing, double the excitement and two days of unforgettable action.
5. SUMMER GARDEN PARTY
13th August (10:30am-4:30pm) @ Cardiff Castle | Tickets required.
Visit Cardiff Castle for a fantastic family summer fun day.
A day of arts activities, theatre and live music
A short performance of ‘Little Manfred’ from the author of ‘War Horse’
Live music on stage
Orchestra of the Swan, Military Wives Choir and more
The Royal Welsh & 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG)
Regimental goat and pony with inflatable attractions and night vision stand
Arts activities for all ages
Puppet making, dance, drawing, poetry and acting masterclasses
- Face painting
- Launch of new remembrance garden
- Information stands – Armed Forces families and veterans’ service providers
- Artisan food stalls, ice creams and drinks
6. SUMMER’S EVE CONCERT
13th August (6.30pm-10pm) @ Cardiff Castle | Tickets required.
A summer’s evening concert at Cardiff Castle open to all, following on from the Summer Garden event.
Live on stage and big screen:
Short performance of ‘Little Manfred’
From the author of ‘War Horse’
The Soldiers’ Arts Academy
Launch of short film: ‘Veterans’ Stories’
Testimonies of Welsh veterans
Orchestra of the Swan
The renowned, professional orchestra live on stage
Singers, performers, dance & poetry
Live on stage: Military Wives Choir,
Maurillia Simpson (Wembley anthem singer)
Poetry and dance performances
- Fire eating, flame show and fireworks
- Artisan Food stalls and drinks
- Champagne/Prosecco bar
7. WWE CLASH AT THE CASTLE
3rd September @ Principality Stadium | Tickets required.
WWE Clash at the Castle, the first major WWE stadium event to be held in the United Kingdom in more than 30 years will emanate from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Located in the heart of Cardiff, the capital of Wales – a cultural and sports destination with a world class record in hosting events – the Principality Stadium is a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted event destination and home to the Wales national rugby union team.
Tickets are now on general sale.
We hope you have a great time enjoying one of the many events coming up this summer in Cardiff.