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Annual Pembrokeshire Events

A great reason to return to Pembrokeshire year on year

Each year there are a number of annual events which take place all around the county, along with an abundance of seasonal celebrations which often pop up with little warning!

A firm favourite for all is the Pembrokeshire County Show which takes place every August. Our county has a strong agricultural industry and the Pembrokeshire County Show is put on each year to celebrate that fact. Packed full of competitions, displays, craft stalls, show jumping, dog shows, livestock and even a fairground! A personal favourite is the Food Hall, brimming full of local and Welsh producers offering delicious treats!

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Another popular event is Pembrokeshire Fish Week! A beloved event here in the county, Fish Week celebrates the wealth of local seafood available as well as our beautiful coastline and scenery. With many restaurants and pubs hosting their own fish-related events, celebratory parties taking place, entertainment and demonstrations, it really is a great week to visit the county! It usually takes place late May/early June.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week in Wales

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

The Long Course Weekend in Tenby returns each July and sees thousands of athletes and supporters head to the county for a fantastic three-day triathlon! A Taff Kids event kicks off the weekend combining a quick dip in the sea with a run before the adults take to the challenge with the sea swim that evening! Opt for the full distance competing for four medals, or take on shorter distances if you’re starting out! Or perhaps your skills will be most appropriately used for supporting or volunteering – cheering the athletes on from the sidelines!

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Long Course Weekend - Tenby

Long Course Weekend
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September sees Tenby host another triathlon, Ironman Wales. This mammoth task challenges athletes to a 2.4m swim on Tenby’s North Beach, a 112m cycle following a course from Tenby out to Angle then heading up towards Narberth, before completing the triathlon with a full marathon. It may be a long day for athletes and supporters alike, but the atmosphere in and around Tenby is quite magical!

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Ironman Wales - Tenby

Ironman Wales
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Pembrokeshire is home to a number of music festivals; the Fishguard Folk Festival, the Fishguard International Music Festival, Aberjazz Blues Festival, St Davids Folk Festival, the Tenby Blues Festival in November to name just a few. A particularly unique festival is the St Davids Cathedral Festival which holds a number of concerts and performances over a ten day period in May.

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Tenby Blues Festival - Copyright - Thomas Bown Photography

Laugharne is well known for its connection to famous author Dylan Thomas, but it also organises fantastic art and literature festival known as the Laugharne Weekend. Running across a weekend in early April, the festival hosts talks and workshops with a number of authors, poets and more. Previous years have seen stars such as Charlotte Church, Ian Rankin (known for his Inspector Rebus novels), Ray Davies (from The Kinks), Harry Hill and actor Michael Sheen take to the stage for a session.

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Last but not least, it would be a disgrace to forget the many great food festivals which take over our villages throughout the year. The Narberth Food Festival takes place every September whilst the Cardigan River and Food Festival runs every August. Haverfoodfest is one of the newest takes place sometime in May. Each of these food festivals showcases the delicious and high-quality local produce available throughout the county with samples of offer and stalls ready to sell you their best produce! They also all feature entertainment, activities and demonstrations making them a fantastic day out for all!

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Narberth Food Festival

Cardigan River and Food Festival
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Part of Coastal's Concierge team, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting things Pembrokeshire has to offer, whether that be delicious local produce, new attractions or fun events!
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