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!

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Shellie Doolan – Craft in the Bay Guest Maker Showcase

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Shellie Doolan – winner of our ‘Favourite Maker’ from last year’s Summer Show, Shellie will exhibit her stunning glass sculptures and vessels that have been created using water-jet cutting technology.

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Summer Show: Weave – Craft in the Bay Exhibition

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Summer Show: Weave – artists working in many different materials but all applying a woven technique to their work, whether in willow, yarn, glass, metal or clay.

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Big Wild Sleepout 2016

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What could be better than counting stars and toasting marshmallows around a campfire, against the backdrop of a picturesque shoreline?

Enjoy a family camping trip like no other by joining RSPB Cymru’s Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff team for the #BigWildSleepout on Flat Holm Island. Taking place on Saturday 30-Sunday 31 July, the event will encourage campers to explore the treasures and beauty of nature, and experience island life.

Six miles off the coast of Cardiff, Flat Holm boasts an abundance of wildlife, along with stunning views and a sense of wilderness and tranquility.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Wales Millennium Centre

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The most Fantasmagorical musical ever lands at the Centre this summer. Starring Lee Mead (Casualty, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) as Caractacus Potts, Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) as Baroness Bomburst, Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables) as Truly Scrumptious.

One of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will have audiences of all ages flying high with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance. Can the loveable but whacky inventor, Potts, along with his two children and the gorgeous Truly Scrumptious outwit the bombastic Baron Bomburst? What happens when the children are caught and imprisoned by the evil Childcatcher? Will it all end happily-ever-after? Well, of course it will!

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Classic Motorboats

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Cardiff Yacht Club and Cardiff Bay
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Summer Youth Week Sailing

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Cardiff Harbour Festival & the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea

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The Harbour Festival promises to provide fun for everyone, from exploring the craft stalls in Landsea Square to sitting back and enjoying live music and family entertainment.
On the water, the Bay will play host to the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea, which sees powerboats designed by the best race engineers in the industry compete.
Hailed as the next generation of motorsport, the event guarantees a nail-biting contest, which is exhilarating for racers and spectators alike.

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Step Aboard Challenge Wales

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Step aboard Challenge Wales, Wales’ Tall Ship at the Cardiff Harbour Festival. Free guided tours and the opportunity to win a big boat sailing day on Challenge Wales!

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Drawing Inspirations – Craft in the Bay Exhibition

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An exhibition of contemporary applied art that shows the relationship of drawing to an artists work.

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Alvin Ailey – Wales Millennium Centre

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Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey continues to wow audiences and critics around the world. The all-star lineup will include new works by some of today’s most acclaimed choreographers, as well as Ailey classics including the beloved crowd-pleaser Revelations, the most widely-seen modern dance work in the world.

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Mamma Mia – Wales Millennium Centre

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Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the party continues at the Centre, so there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical.

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The Full Monty – Wales Millennium Centre

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In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm. Now, they’re back and this time they really have to go The Full Monty… live on stage!

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning writer of the film, has gone all the way with this hilarious and heartfelt adaptation starring Gary Lucy (EastEnders, The Bill & Hollyoaks).

With songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, this award-winning production is one huge package of laughs and emotion.

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Mary Poppins – Wales Millennium Centre

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Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins. The magical story of the world’s favourite nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.

The stage production of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film. It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. With a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds with new songs and additional music and lyrics by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.