North Pembrokeshire Events

What’s On In 2024?

Whether you feel like a leisurely walk or getting your adrenaline pumping, just get in touch with your adventurous side!

Cycling

Plenty of hills but many miles of beautiful, level quiet roads that will take you to some of our secret places. Cycling North Pembrokeshire is fun and offers everything from a gentle ride along picturesque Gwaun Valley to challenging circular routes on the Tour of Pembrokeshire roads.

Fishing

There are also plenty of opportunities for the adventurous sea angler both around Fishguard’s large harbour and in the secluded bays and inlets along our spectacular coast. Or, closer at hand and more accessible, why not try your hand at coarse fishing on peaceful, picturesque and safe lakes?

Walking

Walking short or long trails in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park spectacular can be easier by using these websites www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/ or
walking-pembrokeshire.co.uk
Or why not try some of the more accessible walks on this page?

Water Sports

North Pembrokeshire is a mecca for watersports lovers and newcomers alike. kayaking, surfing, coasteering, sailing, boat trips and much more. Triathlon, Red Bull Diving and locally grown blue ribband event the Fishguard Bay Ocean Race (FBOR’22) along Pembrokeshire’s prizewinning.

Fishguard Leisure Centre

Fishguard Leisure Centre

Fishguard Leisure Centre is a superb modern sports hall and pool with a stunning range of facilities!

25-metre swimming pool, children’s learner pool, swimming pool viewing area, multi-purpose sports hall, sports hall viewing gallery, sauna, state of the art fitness suite with satellite TV and brand new Technogym equipment,10 Technogym spin bikes, seated vending area, outdoor tennis courts, disabled access and facilities including parking, swimming pool hoist, dance studio, function room, all weather pitch.

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Last Invasion Celebrations

Last Invasion Of Britain Celebrations – from February 24th

2024 will be the 227th anniversary of the Last Invasion of Mainland Britain.
The Fishguard Invasion Centre Trust and volunteers have been planning a number of events for our community and visitors to enjoy, including:

  • Unveiling the new Jemima plaque 
  • Traditional Parade  

We have a broad calendar of events to suit all interests – check out our website for details.

Read more here . . .

Last Invasion of Britain re-enactment 2025

 

Last Invasion Of Britain Re-enactment in 2025

18-20 July 2025.

227 years ago a French arm led by and American general attempted the Last Invasion of Mainland Britain.
In 2025 there will be a major re-enactment of the Last Invasion in and around Fishguard.

We are preparing a full calendar of events to suit all interests – please visit out our website for details.

Read more here . . .

FAS at Oriel y Parc

Fishguard Arts Society at Oriel Y Parc

19th April – 2nd June

Fishguard Arts Society has been established over 30 years, and has a membership of professional and amateur artists from Pembrokeshire and beyond. New members are welcome. As well as drawing and painting activities the Society arranges exhibitions of artworks in all art media, including photography and ceramics. This exhibition is held at Oriel y Parc, St David’s. There are no entry fees to the exhibitions for visitors, and all works are for sale.

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Tour of Pembrokeshire

Tour Of Pembrokeshire

Saturday 27th April

Tour of Pembrokeshire will be in leaving from St Davids to take in the west coast of the county before winding its way into the Preseli Hills. The route then takes the riders from the Gwaun Valley into Fishguard and along the Parrog. The riders will take on a timed hill climb up the formidable hill into Stop and Call, it’s sure to be a great spectacle with a stream of riders toiling up steep gradients throughout the early afternoon.

Soak in the unique Tour of Pembrokeshire atmosphere with our event video from our 2022 video.

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Fishguard Round Table Soap Box Derby

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 24th – Wednesday 29th May

We are pleased to announce the return of the St Davids Cathedral Festival in 2024! Join us for six days of incredible music from BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Emma Johnson and Friends, The Choir of Royal Holloway, Alaw, Preseli Trio, Cerddorion Ifanc Dyfed Young Music Makers, St Davids Cathedral Choir and the Festival Children’s Chorus!

Sign up to our mailing list by emailing festival@stdavidscathedral.org.uk.
Fishguard Round Table Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby – Saturday, late May

Join the sunsoaked soapbox derby in Fishguard in July as a flotilla of creative carts hurtle down Lota Park hill in front of hundreds of excited spectators. The competitors take have a practice run, then three timed runs before a final celebration run to do anything they want!

Organised by Fishguard and District Round Table, members will be out and about early, setting up strawbale barriers at the side of the track and the infamous ramp jump. Expect crowds of locals and visitors, some from far afield cheering on the daredevil soapbox jockys as they take on the twists and turns of Lota Park hill.

Watch the Video

Fishguard Folk Festival poster

Fishguard Folk Festival – late May Bank Holiday

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May.

We’re the friendly folk festival by the sea, where most of the events free, apart from the few ticketed concerts. Free events include concerts, sessions, workshops, sing-arounds, a ceilidh/twmpath, dance displays, and much more.

Headline acts for 2024 include Breabach from Scotland and Merry Hell from England.. Full details of the Festival including the line-up are at www.fishfolkfest.co.uk.

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Surfski race start

Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2024

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th JUNE

The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2024 is a major downwind race for Ocean Racing Skis, Outrigger Canoes and SUPs, along Pembrokeshire’s wild, award-winning north coast – from Goodwick Parrog and crossing 17km of open sea to the broad sandy beach at Newport Sands.

FBOR’24 will be the 9th year of this annual tussle and also the Welsh Ocean Ski National Championship. Paddlers from all over the UK and beyond compete with their extreme fitness, navigation, boat-handling and seamanship skills, to win this “black-belt,” no-holds-barred ocean race.

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AbbaGwaun

 

ABBA-Gwaun

Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th July.

Everyone loves the iconic music and gorgeous glittering image of the unique 70s super-band ABBA.

Join us in Fishguard for a glittering festival celebrating the music and colour of ABBA. Details to be announced!

 

Read more here . . .
Raft Race

Raft Race – early July

Fishguard and District Round Table’s Raft Race and Fun Day offers an afternoon full of entertainment, with a sandcastle competition, children’s beach treasure hunt, live music and the crazy, annual raft race!

There will be bouncy castles, a barbecue, stalls and fairground games ideal for families from the twin towns and visitors. It will be a fun packed day with lots of things going on.

Soak up the atmosphere of join in and get soaked on our big, community fun day!

 

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Fishguard show

Fishguard Show

Friday, 2nd AUGUST

Don’t miss the 166th Fishguard Agricultural Show the largest one day traditional agricultural show in Pembrokeshire. A fun day out for all the family to enjoy!

Come and experience the largest one day traditional agricultural show in Pembrokeshire. Experience a taste of Pembrokeshire agricultural life with Cattle, Welsh Ponies, Shetland and Miniature ponies, Show Jumping, Lambs, Pigs, Vintage machinery, Horticultural Section, Food and Craft Marquee and Dog Show and so much more!

Read more here . . .
RNLI Fishguard Lifeboat

Fishguard Lifeboat Open Day –  August 2024

Come and join us to celebrate the 203th Anniversary of Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat with our Open Day and North Breakwater Walk in August.

Meet the crew and see the Lifeboat, see Fishguard Bay and our amazing coastline from a new perspective and enjoy an afternoon of fun and games

There’ll be music from the Goodwick Brass Band and Fishguard Folk, a BBQ from 4pm, and plenty of fun with: stalls, refreshments, model boats, wooden gifts, face painting, souvenirs and much more . . .

Read more here . . .

New Round Table logo

Fishguard and Goodwick Round Table

Fishguard and District Round Table will be as busy as ever through 2024, raising vital funds for causes throughout our community. Raft Race Family Fun Day, Soapbox Derby and Fishguard Carnival, are some of the highlights for us which draw crowds from far and wide every year.

For more information on our events, and the worthy causes that we support, please visit and like our Facebook page.

You can also email Fishguard@roundtable.org.uk

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Fishguard Carnival

Fishguard Carnival – end of August  

Come and enjoy this family fun day out watching the colourful floats of our annual carnival.

Another wonderful charity event organised by Round Table Fishguard and Goodwick.

Read more here . . .
Fishguard Music Festival poster

Fishguard Festival of Music

Thursday 18th – Wednesday 31st July

For more than fifty years, Fishguard Festival of Music has been bringing world-class performers to this most beautiful part of West Wales. A wonderfully varied and impressive series of orchestral concerts, chamber recitals, jazz, folk and world music can be heard in venues in and around Fishguard.

 

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Aberjazz poster

Aberjazz Festival late August Bank Holiday weekend.

Aberjazz, Fishguard’s far famed summer jazz festival, is back every August with exciting and original acts at a huge range of venues around town.

Aberjazz was started in 2004 by a group of jazz enthusiasts keen to introduce jazz to Fishguard, soon developing into its familiar five-day festival.

Over the years, well known artists have played at the festival, such as Jacqui Dankworth, Courtney Pine, Paul Jones and Andy Fairweather Low.

 

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Colours of the Coast

Colours of the Coast Exhibition – Tregwynt Mansion

30th August – 6th September

Fishguard Arts Society has been established over 30 years, and has a membership of professional and amateur artists from Pembrokeshire and beyond. New members are welcome.

Our main annual exhibition is held at Tregwynt Mansion in August. There are no entry fees to the exhibitions for visitors, and all works are for sale.

 

Read more here . . .
chef adding finishing touches to a dish

The Fishguard Food Festival

11th – 13th October 2024

We are looking for volunteers to join the 2024 Festival team.  Email Eilish for more info on eilishblade@outlook.com

Here are some memories from our Fishguard Food Festival 2023!

The Agony

The Ecstasy

The Festival Supper was a celebration of the young and young at heart in our enterprising community.

The Progressive Supper.

The Festival Supper

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Round Table Pudsey

Children in Need Bridge Collection. Mid November.

Each November, Round Table Fishguard and Goodwick set up a ‘road block’ on the Lower Town bridge where Pudsey and his crew, often in fancy dress, exact a toll from all motorists on behalf of Children in Need.

In 2023 they collected £4,558 for this special charity. Please give generously and we’ll make it even more in 2024!

Wow…Just wow. The generosity of our community never ceases to amaze us, and we are so privileged to be living amongst such fantastic people.

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Round Table Santa Sleigh

Round Table Santa Sleigh – late December

Every year Round Table Fishguard and Goodwick invite Father Christmas and his elves around Goodwick and Fishguard, who is always pleased to see all the happy children.

The Elves back in the workshop have been working hard on some sleigh upgrades to add a little extra magic for Santa’s upcoming visits. Fingers crossed the weather is kind to us. An elf’s diet of candy canes means that they’re 60% sugar, and can’t get too wet! We love this part of our year, and we get great pleasure from bringing a bit of magic your way.

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Boxing Day Duck Race

Boxing Day Duck Race – 26th December

Buy your bright yellow duck early for the Round Table Fishguard and Goodwick annual duck race down the river Gwaun to Lower Town. Heaps of fun and a chance to splash around the shallows egging on your chosen duck.

Lots of locals come down to blow away the Christmas cobwebs, it’s great to see you all supporting this great event which was run in aid of the Chris Peake Bursary Fund this year.

There are great prizes for the first three ducks – 1st is £100!

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Fishguard New Year's Eve Party

Fishguard New Year’s Eve Party 2024

The Fishguard New Years Eve street party was started in 2000 & has grown from strength to strength.

We have now added other New Years Eve Events to our Street Party including our fabulous Winter Wonderland situated inside the Town Hall where kids of all ages can join in with our celebration. Activities  from 3pm until 10pm

Fishguard NYE 2024 will be outstanding and look forward to welcoming you. We’re listed in the “Top 10 places to be” so we must be doing something right and don’t forget or fabulous Fireworks display, kindly donated by Stena Line Ferries.

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