As well as events in the surrounding towns and villages, Abergavenny is well situated for attending events and other things to do across South Wales. It’s just one hour to Cardiff – other large towns and cities such as Hay-On-Wye, Hereford, Brecon and Newport are just a short drive away.

(If you’re looking for Abergavenny events, please visit our What’s on page.)

  • 25 May—5 June 2017

    Hay Festival
    A gathering of top authors, illustrators and comedians get together in Hay-On-Wye for a festival of the arts.

  • 8 July 2017

    Concerts for Craswall – Summer Concert

    A feast of music by Handel & Bach

    Concerts for Craswall are delighted to welcome back
    The Elysian Singers and Consort, under their conductor
    Sam Laughton, to the historic and beautiful setting of
    Dore Abbey, Abbeydore with a celebration of the very
    greatest composers of the Baroque period: JS Bach and
    GF Handel, both born in 1685.

    Bach is represented by two of his most sparkling cantatas:
    and Handel by two of his ‘Chandos Anthems’ as well as
    music from his oratorio ‘Samson’. Music to enlighten
    and inspire!

    7.30pm Dore Abbey, Abbeydore HR2 0AA
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  • 24—27 July 2017

    The Royal Welsh Show (Builth Wells)

    A display of the best of local agriculture, from livestock and produce to heavy machinery. There’s also a number of competitions, so if you fancy yourself as a sheepshearer, now’s your chance!

    There’s a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

    Close to a quarter of a million people attend this show, making this the biggest outdoor event in the UK.

  • TBC

    Brecon Jazz Festival

    This outstanding festival takes over the streets of Brecon and fills it with the delights of jazz. Visit the website for announcements as the musicians are confirmed.

  • 17—20 August 2017

    Green Man Festival

    Crickhowell’s very own festival, with a 10 year tradition of championing great music, good times and good causes. It’s the go to festival to discover new musical talent, with many Mercury, Ivor Novello and Brit nominees and winners emerging from the festival each year. Winner of the Best Medium Sized Festival, UK Festival Awards 2010.

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