Events in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay boasts an array of events for everyone to enjoy. Visit the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and take in a world class show, or enjoy our annual Cardiff events such as the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, Cardiff Harbour Festival and the
Wales Rally GB. And that’s not all… look at our quarterly events listing to find out what’s on in Cardiff Bay on a daily basis – from craft fairs to children’s workshops, you are sure to have a great day out!


Tenovus Singathon at Mermaid Quay

(11:00 - 20:30)
Outside the Deck, Mermaid Quay
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This fantastic musical occasion will last all day from 11am – 8.30pm on Saturday 8th July, just outside The Deck at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay.

The day will include performances from a whopping 8 of our Sing with Us choirs, plus a whole host of other local talented acts! The day will also be compered by local legend and long time Tenovus Cancer Care supporter Darren Tyson! Everyone attending is welcome to join in to help us keep the music going all day long!

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Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival

Roald Dahl Plass
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Part of the jam-packed 2017 Cardiff Festival, the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival returns to the capital from Friday 14-Sunday 16 July.

The biggest free food festival in Wales takes place in Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay, with over 100 local, national and international producers showcasing their goods. Visitors can explore the stalls at the Producers’ Fayre; tantalise their taste buds with the delicious samples on offer; and buy a variety of food and drink, including artisan breads, organic cheeses and homemade liqueurs at the Farmers’ Market.

Plus, street food might be all the rage these days, but it’s been on offer at the Food & Drink Festival for 17 years! Don’t miss tucking into some of the finest street food in Wales at the Street Food Piazza. With numerous bars, including the Champagne Bar on the water’s edge, craft stalls and live music, it’s easy to see why the foodie event remains one of Cardiff’s favourite summer dishes.



CraftFolk markets in Landsea Square – Food and Drink Festival

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The Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival showcases the best of Welsh produce alongside that of its international neighbours. It will host over 40 individual food and drink producers from throughout Wales who will be joined by producers from France, Germany, Norway, Italy and the Czech Republic.  Together with a full entertainment programme featuring music, dance, street entertainers and cookery demonstrations along with a French ‘Guingette’ serving Muscadet wine and a well-stocked bar and restaurant tent.   Craft*folK stalls can be found opposite the Millennium Centre where genuine artists and crafts people promote their hand made creations adding to the colourful atmosphere and diversity of this extremely popular event.

The exhibitors taking part this year will be published closer to the event.


Cardiff Bay Beach

Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay
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The beach is back! Cardiff will once again create its own seafront with the return of the Cardiff Bay Beach, Friday July 28 – Sunday September 3, to entertain families in the traditional way throughout the school holidays.

Entry is FREE with additional charges for on-site facilities.

The beach will be located in Roald Dahl Plass on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay, open from 10am to 8pm Sunday – Thursday, and 10am to 10pm Friday and Saturday, and will be a key feature of the summer-long Cardiff Festival


RNLI Water Buddies event at Mermaid Quay

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay
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A weekend of family fun designed to teach children & adults how to keep safe by the water. Activities will include: Beach Buddies interactive puppet show, learn about lifeguards sessions (with real life lifeguards); fun quizzes (with free lucky dip prizes for correct entries) & dress up as a lifeguard or RNLI crew member opportunities.  Plus Stormy Stan.

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Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series

Race Village, near Norwegian Church
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Renowned for its intense racing, the adrenaline-fuelled Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Cardiff Bay for the sixth consecutive year. The sixth stop on the action-packed global tour, which also visits Muscat and San Diego along the way, Cardiff will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing teams, including British squad Land Rover BAR Academy, whose crew are mentored by senior members of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team.

As well as boasting world-class sailors and breath-taking racing, the global competition will provide shore-side entertainment for the whole family over the August bank holiday weekend. The festival atmosphere, alongside the Series’ edge-of-your-seat Stadium Racing, is simply too good to miss!

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August Bank Holiday in Landsea Square 2017

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This the last of our events in Landsea Square for this year so why not join us to celebrate the long Bank Holiday at the end of the Summer. Our artists and crafts people will be there selling a diverse range of high quality goods to suit all pockets.

If space allows children’s workshops and demonstration stalls may be available, please contact us if you wish to apply. 

Further details about the event and what else will be on in Cardiff Bay, together with information on the exhibitors taking part will be published here closer to the event.