Barmouth has many annual events and festivals, the main ones are listed here but other events are organised during the year – check our Facebook page for information about What’s On during your visit. Always confirm dates/times before making travel arrangements – see individual event websites or contact the Tourist Information Centre for details.’
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July
Country Music and Line dancing Festival
Very popular, two day festival of Country Music and line dancing in Talbot Square.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July
Barmouth Kite Festival
The Kite Festival will again be on the beach with a colourful display of kits and other wonderful creations in all shapes and sizes. Flying from 10am – 5pm each day on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station.
Sunday 19th July
Barmouth RNLI Dog Show
With rosettes for all sorts of categories: large, medium and small dogs will be judged and there will even be awards for the dog with the waggiest tail – and for the dog that looks most like its owner! All the fun starts at 2pm at the Lifeboat Station on the Promenade.
Saturday 25th July
RNLI Boathouse open
The boathouse will be open to the public, tea and coffee available, meet the crew and buy a souvenir in the RNLI gift shop.
Barmouth’s busiest time, come and enjoy the extensive award winning beach, trampolines, donkey rides, fun fair, Bendi-gedig the indoor play area, over 60 independent shops, and the many cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Thursday 6th August
RNLI Flag day
Sunday 16th August
RNLI Fun Day
Join us for a “pirate-themed” day of fun with stalls and games.
Saturday 12th September
Heart of Wales Vintage Lorry Rally
Dozens of colourful, wonderfully kept, classic lorries and vintage commercial vehicles arrive in convoy in Barmouth as part of their 240 mile run. They park up on the main car park, 1-3pm.
Saturday 12th to Monday 21st September
Barmouth Walking Festival
Participants return year after year to enjoy ten days of guided walks around the Mawddach Estuary and Southern Snowdonia. Last year 147 walkers completed more than 450 walks during the festival.
The Barmouth Walking Festival programme of over 35 graded walks, provides an excellent opportunity to try little known routes and some of the most popular walks in the area. There are walks for all abilities, led by knowledgeable local guides, ranging from short two hour rambles, to full day, high level hikes, all taking place in some of the finest walking countryside in Wales.
Weekends in September
Helfa Gelf / Art Trail
North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event, invites you to visit artists at work in their studios this September. This free annual event is spread right across North Wales with studios taking part in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. It is a unique chance for visitors to experience this normally hidden world and get to chat to the artists and crafts people about their creative process.
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th September
Llanbedr Beer Festival
This weekend of real ale (including local brews), live music and splendid Welsh hospitality is always popular. It all takes place in the picturesque village of Llanbedr on the banks of the Artro River, approximately seven miles north
Saturday 3rd October
Barnardos 20 Mile Sponsored Walk
￼￼A well supported annual event raising thousands of pounds for Barnardos and making a very worthwhile opportunity to enjoy walking in Southern Snowdonia.
Contact Lark & Peter Davies 01341 280 971
Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November (TBC)
Barmouth Motocross weekend
Motorcycles and quad bikes race on a specially prepared circuit on Barmouth’s extensive sands. The thrills and spills can be viewed from the safety of the promenade.
Contact Tom Arnold on 07759 891 209
Barmouth’s Bonfire and Firework Display takes place on the beach by the Bath House, usually on the Saturday nearest 5th November, depending on the weather. Please check back here nearer the date for confirmation.
The town’s festive late night shopping event and turning on of the Christmas lights usually takes place on the first Thursday in December.
Fairbourne Miniature Railway also has “Santa Specials” running in December. Booking is essential for this atmospheric train ride & lovely gift from Santa. See the webpage for details.
Mainly Spring, Summer & Early Autumn
Gardens Open for Charity
The National Gardens Scheme organises open garden events at beautiful and interesting gardens around the Barmouth area. Visit their website and select Gwynedd Gardens for an events calendar.
All Year Round
Barmouth RNLI hold fundraisers, special events and open days, everything from New Year Dips to Dog Shows & Boathouse Rocks live music events. You can also watch regular training exercises taking place.
Events at the Dragon Theatre
Make sure you check the Dragon Theatre website or Facebook page for events taking place during your visit.
www.dragontheatre.co.uk or call 01341 281 697.
Magic Lantern – Tywyn
Tywyn Cinema now has an advanced digital projection system for 3D films & streaming. Also plenty of live music and other arts events take place. Check train and screen times or drive the coast road round to Tywyn.
Coed y Brenin Events
Coed y Brenin Forest Centre near Ganllwyd holds regular events for children and all ages at their award-winning visitor centre in the heart of the forest Also nature trails and mountain biking. Search for Coed y Brenin Events online.