Each and every year, Pembrokeshire has a wealth of fantastic events taking place with something suitable for everyone.
Athletes can take part in the Long Course Weekend in Tenby this July (5th – 7th) where you can swim, cycle and run. With a variety of distances and entry options, you can compete for 4 medals by participating every day or you can choose to focus on an individual event. This incredible event is ideal whether you’re a beginner or a pro.
There is also the Ironman Wales (15th Sept) if you’re into triathlons, or the Tour of Pembrokeshire (18th May) cycling event if you fancy leaving your swimmers and running trainers at home. Take part in the Wales Triathlon in Fishguard (8th June), the Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon (8th June), the Saundersfoot Triathlon (14th Sept), the Tenby 10K (28th July) or the Preseli Beast (11th May) if you want to take things off-road. New for 2019 is the Wales Swim Run taking place in July (27th) following a route along the coastal path between Freshwater East and Amroth.
2019 is a must for those of you planning a foodie holiday to Pembrokeshire – you might even need to clear multiple spots in your diary as we welcome the return of a few favourite foodie events. First up is the Haverfoodfest on the 4th May, followed by the highly anticipated return of the Really Wild Food Festival (25th & 26th May) where you’ll be able to delve into a whole new world of local produce and foraged goods. Also returning is the now bi-annual Pembrokeshire Fish Week celebrating all things seafood with events, activities and sea-themed menus popping up throughout the county.
August sees Cardigan and Milford host their own Food Festivals; both on the 17th. Cardigan will pair theirs with a River Festival where locals will take to the river for various competitions whilst Milford will be focussing on Street Food with a number of street food vendors offering mouth-watering dishes. And of course, one of Pembrokeshire’s most popular food-focussed event, the Narberth Food Festival is back again this September (28th & 29th).
If its music and art you’re interested in, Pembrokeshire has a jam-packed year ahead for you. Laugharne Weekend, the popular literary festival, will be taking place from the 5th April this year with what is sure to be another incredible programme. May is a month full of music with the St Davids Cathedral Festival and Fishguard Folk Festival both beginning on the 24th; Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival also usually takes place in May but no dates have been announced for 2019 yet.
June will see Pembrokeshire host some pretty well-known acts as Pembroke Castle puts on their Annual Rock the Castle Weekend (21st & 22nd). Taking to the stage this year are Status Quo, Bonnie Tyler, Gabrielle and Sister Sledge so make sure to bring out your very best singing voices. Fishguard’s Aberjazz Festival typically takes place around August Bank Holiday but dates are still to be confirmed. Tenby Arts Festival takes place in September (21st – 28th) followed by the Tenby Blues Festival in November (8th – 10th) where acts will be performing in venues all across the seaside town.
One of Pembrokeshire’s largest events, the Pembrokeshire County Show, will be taking place between the 13th and 15th August. Sample local produce and delicious Welsh delicacies in the Food Hall, gaze at agricultural machinery and gain an insight into the world of farming and livestock.
Of course there will be seasonal events taking place throughout the year too, many with details yet to be announced. Keep an eye out on our blog and social pages for more info about Easter Egg Hunts, Summer Fairs, Bonfire Displays, Christmas Markets and more.
For more information, please see the Events pages on our website. To enquire about what’s happening during your stay, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772755.