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Free weekends? We have some suggestions for you!

Summer is here, well more or less (unpredictable weather!). Although I am sure that you are going to have some free time to have a sneak peak around the city. As the summer time is very exciting in Cardiff we make a list of the most famous festivals that might take place just behind your house or on the corner with your favourite place.
I guess that one of the most famous festivals and probably also most visited is the Food and drink festival that take place in Cardiff Bay through the whole weekend (I know! Loads of food for the three days!).
Well I am pretty sure that you will be able to find a festival that will suit you best and possibly we might bump into each other at some point!


  • 2 July 2016 - 3 July 2016
  • Location: Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff
  • Topics: Welsh culture, Welsh language, eat & drink, music
  • Opening hours: 11am - 10pm
  • Cost: free
Tafwyl is Cardiff’s annual Welsh language arts & culture festival… A huge Welsh party for everyone!
Tafwyl Festival’s main event will be held once again in the stunning grounds of Cardiff Castle on the 2nd & 3rd July 2016.

As always the festival will be bringing the biggest names in Welsh arts, culture and sport to Cardiff; along with excellent street food & drink. Entry to Cardiff Castle is free during Tafwyl so join us whether you are a Welsh speaker or not – there really is something for everyone.

Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival

  • 8 July 2016 - 10 July 2016
  • Location: Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
  • Topics: Eat & Drink, Family, Free, Music & Nightlife, Seasonal
  • Opening hours: Friday 12pm to 10am, Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday 11am to 7pm)
  • Cost: free

    In the summer months, Cardiff Bay is a lovely spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the sea. However, for one weekend in July, the soft swish of the waves won’t be the only thing you’ll hear – instead, the sound of 60,000 food fans chatting away while they try and buy top local grub will fill the bay, as the annual Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival arrives for a weekend of eating, drinking, live music and entertainment. There is plenty of opportunity to sample and buy some of the best farmhouse cheeses, artisan breads, handmade chocolates and specialist liqueurs to name a few.

    The event welcomes a huge portion of street food vendors as well as numerous bars including the Champagne Bar on the water’s edge, craft stalls and live music. This remains one of the capital’s favourite summer dishes with highlights for 2016 including lobster and crab dishes from Pembrokeshire, charcoal BBQ kebabs, falafels, Greek Souvlaki and locally sourced ribeye steaks slow cooked over charcoal.
    If you’re planning on visiting Cardiff Bay, this is the weekend to do it – the harbour will be alive with sights, smells, sounds and tastes from around the globe.

    Open Air Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

    • 20 July 2016 - 21 July 2016
    • Location: Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff
    • Topics: Theatre, Shakespeare, music, dance
    • Opening hours: Gates open at 6.30pm
    • Cost: Early Bird Tickets (must be booked by Fri 15 July): £13, Tickets: £16
    Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in Cardiff Castle this summer for Shakespeare’s sparkling, battle‐of-‐the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Triumphant in battle, Don Pedro and his men return to Messina. The Governor, Leonato, toasts their success by throwing a masquerade ball where well–‐intentioned plots and evil schemes abound as enemies deceive lovers and friends trick friends in this lively summer comedy.

    “Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.”
    Locked together in a ‘merry war’ Benedict, a confirmed bachelor and Beatrice, an avowed maid are resolutely set against marriage. However, their friends have a plan. Their ‘will they, won’t they’ relationship is one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most famous love stories. “They never meet but there’ s a skirmish of wit between them!”

    Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, moving and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best‐loved comedies.
    Performed in the open air, by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

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