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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2023 events

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

  • 14 June 2023
    Conversations at the Chapel: Professor Margaret MacMillan

    If we want to understand the immense geo-political changes that confront us today, and in the future, there is no better guide than historian and broadcaster Margaret MacMillan. To her we can turn to understand the historical context of such pressing subjects as the war in Ukraine and the rise of China as a superpower. She is a brilliant teacher and explainer.

    Her books include the award-winning Paris 1919, The Uses and Abuses of History and The War that Ended Peace. Her most recent book is War.

    If ever we needed someone to help us understand the world today, there is no better guide than historian Professor Margaret MacMillan. To her we can turn to understand the historical context of such vital subjects as the war in Ukraine and China’s rise as a superpower.

    Professor Macmillan is a great teacher, able to make clear why we are where we are today. Come and hear her talk.

    Start time: 7.30pm
    For tickets please email or call 01873 852690/736430.

  • 24 June 2023
    Concerts for Craswall: Mozart, Bruch & more

    Heralded as one of the greatest violists of his generation, Timothy Ridout is joined by two equally acclaimed colleagues, Matthew Hunt on clarinet and Alasdair Beatson on piano. Their varied programme includes a selection of Bruch’s elegiac, lush fragments, and Mozart’s popular and innovative Kegelstatt Trio with its unusual scoring for clarinet, viola and piano.

    Do join these fabulous musicians on Saturday June 24th at 7:00pm, in the splendour of Dore Abbey, Abbeydore with its magnificent acoustic for a very special musical performance.

    Start time: 7pm
    Location: Dore Abbey, Abbeydore
    For full programme details and tickets, please visit or call 01981 510112

  • 1 July 2023
    Shire Horse Show

    Come and take a look at these incredible horses, once a part of the local landscape and vital farm equipment. As well as these wonderful animals, you’ll find a great show with dog shows, classic cars, trade stands, a falconry display and more. For latest information visit the website

  • 16-17 September 2023
    Abergavenny Food Festival

    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 (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

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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