In the coming months, Wales has a wide variety
of events for travellers to enjoy.
From big festivals drawing
people from all over the world, to traditional Welsh events, like
the Eisteddfod, and others on a much smaller scale, there is
something for everyone. Some of the more notable events in Wales
taking place soon include:
Pembrokeshire Fish Week: 23 June - 1 July 2012: The events and activities
feature around fish and shell fish, eating out, fish cookery and
preparation demonstrations, angling competitions and coaching, on
water adventure and outdoor activities, waterway travel,
environmental and educational activities, arts, craft and culture
and for all ages.
Eisteddfod: 3-8 July 2012: Every summer since 1947
Llangollen has staged one of the world's most inspirational
cultural festivals. Each year over 4,000 performers from across
the globe head to the little Welsh town to take part in
a unique event combining competition, performance, and
international peace and friendship. Around 25 different competitions celebrate song, music and dance, climaxing with the
prestigious 'Choir of the World' where winning choirs compete for
the Pavarotti Trophy.
Wakestock: 6-8 July 2012:
One of Europe’s largest wakeboard music festivals takes place on
the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. Wakestock 2012 has
so much to offer in terms of a full fun packed weekend by the sea.
The event sees many of the world’s best wakeboarders take to the
water, travelling to the Llyn
Peninsula to compete for the title of Wakestock champion!
Extreme Sailing, Cardiff Bay:
30 August - 2 September 2012: The UK round of
the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series will be staged in
Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The Extreme 40s fleet will race in
the heart of the Bay, with the race village based in the inner harbour where spectators will be able to watch the racing unfold
amongst the buzzing atmosphere with shops and restaurants
surrounding the harbour in abundance.
Alternative Games: 17 August - 2 September: Being touted as the first ever World Alternative Games,
the event will be
held in Llanwrtyd Wells. Llanwrtyd is now set to host a variety of
different and alternative events, from Worm Charming to Chariot Racing, from the Bathtubbing Championship to the Wife Carrying
Championships. There will be a day designed purely for the youngsters, with child-friendly events such as Pooh Sticks and
Rock, Paper, Scissors. International friends from France and the Czech Republic are due to join the festivities
for a French-themed day (including a French cockerel
throwing competition and French cheese rolling) and a Czech-themed
3-4 September: Merthyr Rock will be the festival that gives
South Wales the occasion to match it's legendary musical heritage.
The team responsible for Hay Festivals internationally will work
with the local community and the best music promoters in South
Wales to bring a world-class festival to Merthyr Tydfil.
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