by Katy Depledge
News and Events
Looking for the ultimate guide to events in Snowdonia and North Wales? You’ve come to the right place.
From food festivals to world-famous trail runs, North Wales has it all. Spend a weekend tasting local delicacies, dancing to your favourite music or taking on a challenge to the summit of Snowdon.
Keep reading to discover our list of events in Snowdonia and North Wales…
When? Tuesday 25th January 2022
What? A day to celebrate the Welsh patron Saint of Lovers
Our very own version of St Valentine’s Day, St Dwynwen’s Day is a special day dedicated to love. Dwynwen was unlucky in love, became a nun and spent her time praying for true lovers to have better luck than she did.
Just like Valentine’s Day, this is a day to exchange cards and gifts, have special meals with loved ones or cosy up in front of an open log fire.
Looking for a special Staycation for St Dwynwen’s Day? Browse our selection of romantic cottages in North Wales.
When? Friday 4th February 2022
What? A collection of short adventure films
Snowdonia is renowned for its iconic mountains and picturesque peaks. If you’re a mountain and outdoor adventure enthusiast, then the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour is for you.
Experience an evening of adventure with a selection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Your passion for adventure will be ignited after an evening of breathtaking cinematography.
Our range of accommodation in Llandudno is the ideal base to explore the mighty mountains of North Wales.
When? Friday 11th February & Saturday 12th February 2022
Where? Pontio Bangor (Bangor University Arts and Innovation Centre).
What? An annual celebration of new and contemporary music.
The popular festival in North Wales takes place across 2 days in February, featuring a wide selection of lectures, workshops and live concerts. This year’s Bangor Music Festival includes the William Mathias Composition Prize Workshop and Scenes from a Street, showcasing award-winning composers.
Looking for somewhere to stay whilst attending the Bangor Music Festival? Browse our selection of Holiday Cottages in Bangor.
When? Tuesday 1st March 2022
What? The feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales.
St David’s Day is celebrated every year on the 1st March. St David (or Dewi Sant in Welsh) was born on the southwest coast of Wales and is the patron saint of Wales.
To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear daffodils, attend St David’s Day parades and take part in special concerts. Check out our guide to St David’s Day for all you need to know about this special day!
When? Sunday 15th May 2022
Where? Llanrwst, Snowdonia
What? A Half Marathon Event
Known as one of the toughest half marathons in the UK, The Snowdonia Half Marathon isn’t for the faint-hearted. 2022 sees the 10th anniversary of this popular event in Snowdonia.
The route involves some tough climbs and challenging terrain – but the views of the rugged mountains and picturesque valleys make it all worthwhile.
Looking for somewhere to stay during the Snowdonia Half Marathon? Browse our selection of Llanrwst Holiday Cottages.
When? Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June 2022
Where? Llanberis, Snowdonia
What? An adventure triathlon, with super-sprint, sprint, standard, savage and legend distance options.
2022 sees the 10th birthday of the iconic Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon. This world-famous event starts in Llanberis; the heart of Snowdonia’s industrial heritage. After two years of postponement due to Covid-19, the 10th Anniversary is sure to be the biggest and best event yet.
Whether you choose the Super-Sprint or Legend event, the triathlon boasts some of the best scenery in the UK and has even been listed, by 220 Tri Magazine, as one of the best triathlons in the world.
Take part in the ultimate triathlon and base yourself in one of these holiday cottages in Llanberis, surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery.
When? 3rd July 2022
Where? Barmouth, Snowdonia
What? A food and drink festival held in South Snowdonia
Explore numerous food and drink stalls along the harbour and take part in the Barmouth Taste Trail. There will be live music, stalls and children’s activities to ensure a successful family day out in North Wales.
Stay in one of these Barmouth cottages and explore this wonderful seaside town, where the mountains meet the sea.
When? Tuesday 5th July to Sunday 10th July 2022
Where? The Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen
What? Six days of music and folk dance from all over the world
A celebration of music and dance, The Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod is one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. The week showcases singing and dancing performances, competitions and shows.
The event culminates with the prestigious “Choir of the World”, which determines the best overall choir of the week. An atmospheric festival of friendship and the arts.
When? 10 July 2022
What? 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon Event
The XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a world-class trail run, exploring the scenic trails, tough climbs and panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park. The event starts and finishes in Snowdonia’s outdoor capital, Llanberis and is known as one of the UK’s most challenging trail races.
Up for the challenge? Whether you’re taking part or competing, book yourself a Llanberis holiday cottage and enjoy a few days of relaxation after completing the ultimate trail run.
When? Tuesday 9th August – Wednesday 10th August 2022
Where? Anglesey Showground, Holyhead, Anglesey
What? North Wales’ premier agricultural event
The Anglesey Agricultural Show takes place at Mona Showground during August each year. The North Wales event features competitive classes for sheep, pigs, horses, horticulture and crafts.
Want to make a holiday out of it? Browse our selection of holiday cottages in Anglesey for a summer to remember.
When? Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022
What? An ultra-marathon around the Isle of Anglesey
This epic race is staged over three days and follows the rugged and wonderful Anglesey Coast Path. With the backdrop of the dramatic Snowdonia peaks, the 135-mile journey is an extreme challenge not to be taken lightly.
Looking for a shorter distance? Runners can join in on Day 1 of the Ring O’Fire as a separate challenge. This 35.7 mile race, known as the Firelighter, is still very challenging and a massive achievement in itself.
Appreciate the stunning coastline of Anglesey for yourself from one of these sea view cottages in Anglesey.
When? Saturday 3rd September 2022
Where? Caernarfon to Llanberis, Snowdonia
What? A mountain adventure run, from sea level to the summit of Snowdon.
Starting at sea level, from the majestic Caernarfon Castle, competitors will work their way up to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain. The Man vs Mountain challenge then descends through Dinorwic Quarry and to an array of challenging obstacles, including the Vertical Kilometer.
If you’re looking for somewhere to base yourself before or after this brutal, but rewarding event, take a look at these cottages in Caernarfon.
When? Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2022
Where? Beaumaris, Anglesey
What? An annual food festival celebrating world cuisine and local produce.
Sat between the mighty Beaumaris Castle and the Menai Strait, the Beaumaris Food Festival is a popular event in North Wales set in a stunning location. The festival is an absolute must for foodies visiting Anglesey in September.
Along with plenty of food and drink stalls, you’ll be entertained by live music, chef demonstrations and children’s entertainment. With delicious food and an electric atmosphere, Beaumaris Food Festival is a great day out for the whole family!
Looking for somewhere to stay in Beaumaris? Our range of holiday cottages in Beaumaris will provide the perfect base to explore this picturesque seaside town.
When? October (TBC)
What? An annual celebration of food, music and art.
As one of the biggest festivals in Wales, Gwledd Conwy Feast hosts an array of food stalls, cooking demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Plus an exciting schedule of music, crafts and visual arts are sure to keep the whole family entertained.
Wander the impressive selection of street food stalls, listen to an evening of live music and then return to your cosy cottage in the Conwy Valley for a good nights sleep.
When? Sunday 20th November 2022
What? A scenic Half Marathon in Conwy
Voted in the top 5 scenic half marathon’s in the UK, the Conwy Half Marathon is now in its 12th year. Starting near the quayside, in front of the dramatic Conwy Castle, the route runs along the Conwy River to the West Shore of Llandudno and around the Great Orme.
Experience the beauty of the North Wales coastline for yourself and stay in one of these beautiful Conwy cottages.
Where? Zip World, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia
What? A spectacular festive event, including an underground Christmas Grotto.
North Wales has plenty of Christmas events during the festive season. One of our favourites is Zipmas; an underground adventure through the famous Llechwedd Slate Mines where Santa and his team of Elves will be waiting in anticipation.
Why not stay in one of these Blaenau Ffestiniog holiday cottages, situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
Looking to attend one of these events in Snowdonia and North Wales? Stay in a Snowdonia cottage and spend time exploring the adventure capital of the UK.
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