by Katy Depledge
Planning a holiday in Pembrokeshire? Don’t miss these fantastic Pembrokeshire events taking place throughout 2022.
Pembrokeshire loves a good celebration. Whether it’s a music festival, sporting event or county show, Pembrokeshire has a fantastic range of events for the whole family to enjoy.
Keep reading to discover what’s on in Pembrokeshire in 2022…
Wash away the cobwebs from the night before and take a dip in the sea. The Whitesands New Years Day Swim takes place off the shores of Whitesands Beach on the rocky headland of St David’s Head.
The idyllic white sand beach is the perfect place to start the year! All participants are invited to St David’s RNLI after the event, for a bowl of warming Cawl and live music.
This event has unfortunately been cancelled for 2022.
Thousands flock to the popular village of Pembrokeshire every year on January 1 to take part in the Saundersfoot New Year’s Swim. The swim usually takes place at 12:30 pm, with many people dressing up to take part.
The NAVF Festival is an uplifting weekend of singing and a celebration of voice in Narberth. With a diverse lineup of performances and workshops, the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival brings the joy of a cappella to Pembrokeshire.
A weekend of music, book reading and poetry. The Laugharne Weekend is a literary and arts festival, taking place every year in West Wales. The small-scale festival is an intimate affair, using Laugharne’s churches, halls and tiny venues. Previous headline performers include Charlotte Church, Richard Osman, Harry Hill and Patti Smith.
A weekend highlighting the beauty of the Pembrokeshire Coast. If you’re a keen cyclist, this is a must-do event in Pembrokeshire, attracting cyclists from all over the world. Experience the rugged coastal scenery, interesting history and world-class beaches of Pembrokeshire as you take part in the Tour of Pembrokeshire.
The Fishguard Folk Festival is a traditional music festival, taking place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. With three days of songs, dancing and food, the popular festival brings the town to life every year. Fishguard is a picturesque town in Pembrokeshire, home to stunning coastal scenery and a charming harbour.
Find your feel good at The Big Retreat Festival in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire. Ever left a festival feeling more relaxed than when you arrived? The Big Retreat promises just that.
Voted as one of the UK’s best wellbeing and adventure festivals by the Guardian, the family-friendly festival is a chance to relax and reflect. Events and workshops include yoga, fire walking, bushcraft, pilates, mindset talks and more.
Located near St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Unearthed Festival is a three-day festival with a focus on sustainability, consciousness and community. Enjoy a range of reggae, world and folk music whilst surrounded by the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside.
Unearthed Festival is a festival that “celebrates the expansion of consciousness through music and arts, talks and workshops, vegetarian food and community spirit.”
An award-winning event, taking place in Fishguard. The Wales Triathlon involves a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle and 13.1 mile run. Whether you’ve never entered a triathlon before or you’re a seasoned pro, The Wales Triathlon is one of the most loved events in Pembrokeshire and most breathtaking routes in the UK.
Overlooking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, in the delightful village of Solva, The Edge Festival is a three-day music and arts extravaganza. As a celebration of Arts, Music, Food, Sport, Film and Literature, there is something for everyone at The Edge.
Wales’ largest country show involves three days of family fun. If you’re looking for a Pembrokeshire event to remember, then the Pembrokeshire Country Show is an absolute must.
Take a look at the cattle to see who will win ‘Best in Show’, witness some impressive showjumping and enjoy a ride on the fairground attractions. The event attracts 100,000 visitors every year. So whether you’re a local or visiting during the summer holidays, this is a great experience for the whole family.
Taking place every summer, the Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival brings in world-class musicians to venues across Pembrokeshire. Showcasing the very best of orchestral, jazz, folk and world music, the festival has brought more than 50 years of world-class music to West Wales.
A sunrise swim, a rugged coastal bike ride and a run through the atmospheric town-centre of Tenby. Are you ready for the iconic Ironman, Wales?
With a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run (yep – that’s a full marathon!) to finish, this Pembrokeshire event is not for the faint-hearted. However, Ironman Wales attracts thousand of enthusiastic supporters to the coastal town, inspiring every competitor to the finish line.
With entertainment, guest chefs and over 50 stalls of scrumptious food, the Narberth Food Festival attracts foodies from all over the UK. The festival, established in 1998 and run by volunteers, is hosted in the gorgeous little market town of Narberth.
The 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals will be held in Saundersfoot, Wales in 2022. The event brings together two exciting forms of rowing, across two weekends. All races will start from the stunning Saundersfoot Beach, one of our favourite family beaches in Pembrokeshire.
The Milford Haven Round Table Fireworks extravaganza takes place every November. The family-friendly evening is full of live music, entertainment, fairground rides and, of course, a grand firework display. The spectacular display takes place on the water in front of the Mackeral Quay at Milford Waterfront.
With over 60 exhibitors, live music, Santa’s Grotto, fun fair and illuminations, the Saundersfoot Christmas Festival is a festive occasion like no other. The Lantern Parade, led by Santa himself, is a highlight of the weekend and is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Named as one of the UK’s top ten winter dips, the Tenby Boxing Day Swim takes place from North Beach, Tenby. Organised by the Tenby Sea Swimming Association, hundreds of swimmers take the plunge every year to raise money for charity.
So the question is, are you brave enough to take a Boxing Day dip?
With a reputation of being one of the best New Year’s Eve street parties in Wales, Fishguard’s New Year’s Eve Street Party is centred around Fishguard Square. Expect live music from the stage, plenty of dancing and stalls selling food and drink. At midnight an impressive firework display lights up the sky to see in the New Year.
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