With highs of 17 degrees expected in North Wales this Bank Holiday Weekend and a variety of events taking place from the Llyn Peninsula to Llandudno to Denbighshire, this Bank Holiday is set to be one to remember. Here’s our pick at the events you will not want to miss across North Wales this weekend.
Bank Holiday events in North Wales this weekend
Llyn Land and Seafood Festival, Pwllhelli
Why not take the day to visit the Llyn Land and Seafood Festival down in the picturesque setting of the Hafan Pwllhelli Marina. Enjoy an array of local produce including a selection of seafood, meats, cheese, wine, fish, olives, bread and confectionary whilst enjoying the charming views across the marina toward Harlech and Llandanwg.
The festival will take part across Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of May and will cost £3 per adult and is free for children. The festival also welcomes visitors by car, offering free parking on the marina.
Great Strait Raft Run, Y Felinheli
Taking place on Sunday 29th May at 12pm, the Great Strait Raft Run is a unique charity fundraiser featuring a challenging day of rafting and stunning views of Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey.
Entries are now closed to take part in the raft run, but spectators can watch for free as the rafts make their way from Y Felinheli toward Menai Bridge.
The Re-opening of Broadway Boulevard, Llandudno
Fancy putting on your best dress and dancing the night away? There’s no better place to do it than the grand re-opening of Llandudno’s most well known nightclub. Opening across three days, Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May, Broadway Boulevard offers a host of different nights to cater directly to your needs. From Friday nights ‘Surreal’ event featuring past and present dance anthems, Saturdays ‘Embrace’, a mixture of house, chart and classics, to Sundays warm up party for the local Glass Butter Beach Festival.
Entry will cost £5 per person, with the club opening 10pm -3am.
Pirate Weekend, Rhyl
Channel your inner pirate at Rhyl’s Pirate Weekend at the Marina Lake. Featuring a weekend of fairground attractions, steam trains, dancing and magic shows, the Pirate Weekend is guaranteed fun for all the family. The event is free for all, with the fun starting at 10.30am each day!
With a best dressed pirate competition running daily, make sure you come with an eye patch and hook in hand, to make sure you stand out from the crowd!
The Beaumaris festival takes part over the course of the weekend with a variety of acts to keep you entertained from music, recitals, jazz groups and films, there is something for everyone.
Kicking off the festival on Friday 27th May is renowned harpist Elinor Bennett, who returns to the festival 30 years after it was launched back in 1986. To a Jazz Cabaret act on Saturday to Eastenders actor Daniel Llewelyn-Williams performing the one man show ‘A Regular Little Houdini’ on the Sunday.
The festival takes place across various locations in Beaumaris over the weekend, with tickets from £5 for particular performances.
Gwledd Rhuddlan Food and Craft Festival
The Gwledd Rhuddlan Food & Craft Festival is returning for its second year to Rhuddlan’s community centre. Featuring a mixture of indoor and outdoor stalls, there’s a variety of produce and handmade crafts to suit everyone’s tastes, from an Anglesey hog roast, to Celtic brownies and local preserves to fair-trade scarves and handmade handbags.
Running all weekend is a family entertainment area, including the Animals out the Box Petting Zoo, Owl Rescue with North Wales Animal Sanctuary, bouncy castles and music. The event is free to all and is taking place 10am – 4pm on Saturday 28th May.
Festival of Gardens
Consider yourself a budding gardener or have a love of the outdoors?
The Festival of Gardens is set to take place across a selection of beautiful gardens in North Wales between 28th May and 5th June, celebrating the beauty of nature across National Trust gardens from Penrhyn Castle in Bangor, Bodnant Garden in Conwy and Plas Newydd in Anglesey.
Opening times of the gardens vary, along with the cost of entry. More specific information regarding the festival is available at http://www.gardensnorthwales.co.uk.
Bill Bailey ‘Limboland’, Venue Cymru
If you’re in need of a laugh, a visit to the theatre may be in order. Bill Bailey’s Limboland discusses the gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are. Known for his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, Bill Bailey puts together a performance which is consistently funny and brilliantly quick, featuring hilariously disastrous family tales and music performed in a traditional Bill Bailey style.
Limboland takes place across Bank Holiday Monday with an additional performance on Tuesday 31st May in Venue Cymru. Tickets cost £25 per person and area available from Venue Cymru.
With this wide array of events taking place this bank holiday weekend, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a family weekend or a night out with friends, North Wales is the place for you.
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