There are a number of events held regularly in and around Abergavenny throughout the year, as well as productions by local theatre groups, musical concerts and other entertainments.

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2019 events

(More events will be added here as details become available)

  • End of May/early September
    The Fun-fair

    Twice a year the fair comes to Abergavenny and takes over the Fairfield car-park. A tradition dating back centuries.

  • 6 July 2019
    Shire Horse Show

    www.swshs.org.uk/

    Come and take a look at these incredible horses, once a part of the local landscape and vital farm equipment. For latest information visit the website

  • 21 July 2019
    Big Fat Circus Day

    bigfatcircusday.co.uk

    The Big Top is coming to town! Abergavenny Big Fat Circus Day is a celebration of all things fun, joyful and silly… a celebration of circus, life and of the gorgeous area in which we live. Happy’s Circus will pop their top and perform 4 new shows throughout the day and Bailey Park will be filled with all manner of local stalls, kids & adults races, fancy dressing, a fire-eating man!

    Location: Bailey Park
    Time: 11am-6pm
    For latest information, visit the website.

  • 14 August 2019
    Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theatre – Sense and Sensibility

    This funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation for outdoor theatre by The Pantaloons of Jane Austen’s much loved classic features live music, audience interaction, romance and heartbreak.

    The Pantaloons gave their first performance at Abergavenny Castle last summer with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and went down a storm. Don’t miss them this year.

    Tickets: Adult £14, Child £8, Family (2+2) £40 from Abergavenny Museum. Tel 01873 854282.
    Bring seating – low backed chairs, rugs, etc, picnics + warm clothing for when the sun goes down. Gates open 6.15pm

  • 20 August 2019
    Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theatre – Private Lives by Noël Coward

    Outdoor theatre in the fabulous setting of Abergavenny Castle in August. Heartbreak Productions bring an evening of sparkling entertainment, nostalgic music, and delicious one liners with Noël Coward’s celebrated 1930 comedy Private Lives. In a smart hotel in the fashionable French resort of Deauville among the guests are two honeymooning couples, Elyot and Sibyl Chase and Amanda and Victor Prynne. Before Elyot married Sibyl and Victor married Amanda, Elyot and Amanda were married to each other, and unfortunately, they have been booked into rooms with adjacent balconies. Really, though, what could go wrong?

    Tickets: Adult £14, Child £8, Family (2+2) £40 from Abergavenny Museum. Tel 01873 854282.
    Bring seating – low backed chairs, rugs, etc, picnics + warm clothing for when the sun goes down. Gates open 6.15pm. Recommended age:8+

  • 22 August 2019
    Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theatre – Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    The first of the family shows at our season of theatre outdoors in the fabulous setting of Abergavenny Castle. This is as much fun for the adults as the kids it’s designed for!

    Illyria bring to life this tale from the Arabian Nights, Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, with their usual brilliant staging and skilful effects it’s packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters, laughs galore, and the most magical cave you’ve ever seen! Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!”. Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels, and takes some of it home to show his wife. But what will he do when she chides him for stealing? Can he keep the secret from his jealous brother? And when the Robber King comes looking for the missing treasure supported by an army of 40 angry thieves – will he and his family survive? Don’t miss this fantastic show! Perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+.

    Tickets: Adult £14, Child £8, Family (2+2) £40 from Abergavenny Museum. Tel 01873 854282. You can also book Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves online
    Bring seating – low backed chairs, rugs, etc, picnics + warm clothing for when the sun goes down. Gates open 4.15pm.

  • 30 August 2019
    Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theatre – Gangsta Granny

    End the summer holidays with this treat – the last in our season of outdoor theatre in the fabulous setting of Abergavenny Castle, and the second of our family shows. Heartbreak Productions bring another adaptation of best selling author David Walliams’ books, a tale full of forbidden fun, Gangsta Granny, the grandma with a secret life… Meet Ben, an 11 year old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun!

    Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however; it contains Granny’s biggest secret. Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief, and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels! Heartbreak Productions invites you to join Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure. This exciting escapade will be very hungry work, so come prepared with picnics!

    Tickets: Adult £14, Child £8, Family (2+2) £40 from Abergavenny Museum. Tel 01873 854282. You can also book Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves online
    Bring seating – low backed chairs, rugs, etc, picnics + warm clothing for when the sun goes down. Gates open 4.15pm. Recommended age 7+.

  • 21-22 September 2019
    Abergavenny Food Festival

    abergavennyfoodfestival.com

    Abergavenny Food FestivalFood, glorious food

    Probably Abergavenny’s biggest event, the Abergavenny Food Festival attracts visitors from all over the country. A programme of culinary events are spread out across a number of venues in the town, with demonstrations from top chefs, specialist exhibitors and various entertainments. Described as the ‘Glastonbury of Food Festivals’ (Carole Cadwalladr, Observer Food Monthly), this festival just gets better and better. Expect to try out all kinds of food and drink samples from local and unique suppliers, and definitely expect to be taking plenty home with you!

  • 5 November (Date TBC)
    The Abergavenny Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza

    In November the skies above Abergavenny will be alight with colour as The Abergavenny Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza takes place.

    Held every year at Belgrave Park, this spectacular event has grown to become the largest fireworks display in the area and is Abergavenny Round Table’s biggest fund raiser of the year.

    All the profits made go to charities and good causes in the local area.

    A fantastic night out for all the family with: music, food and drinks stalls, a funfair for the kids and, of course, a professional fireworks display!

    Location: Belgrave Park, Abergavenny, NP7 7AD. Entrances from Belgrave Road and Cresta Road

    For latest updates and more information please visit the Round Table website

Looking for something for local residents? Try the Abergavenny Community centre for everything from yoga to toddler groups to language-learning classes.

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