What’s On In 2024?
North Pembrokeshire Annual Events
Whether you feel like a leisurely walk or getting your adrenaline pumping, just get in touch with your adventurous side!
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.
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?
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 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.
Last Invasion Of Britain Celebrations – from February
2024 will be the 227th anniversary of the Last Invasion of Mainland Britain and the Fishguard Invasion Centre Trust and volunteers have been planning a number of events for our community and visitors to enjoy. We have a broad calendar of events to suit all interests – check out our website for details.
Tour Of Pembrokeshire
The 2023 Tour of Pembrokeshire will be in May 2024 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.
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.
Fishguard Folk Festival – late May Bank Holiday
Fishguard Folk Festival, the friendly folk festival by the sea, takes place over the late May Bank Holliday. Most of the events free, apart from three ticketed concerts. Free events include concerts, sessions, workshops, sing-arounds, a ceilidh/twmpath, dance displays, the Pirates and Smugglers Walk, and much more. Acts in 2023 included: The John Ward Band, Lauford Cripps, Jess and Michael and Heb Enw. Musicians come from England, Ireland and of course Wales, including local favourites and new discoveries. Full details of the Festival including the line-up are at www.fishfolkfest.co.uk.
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!
Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2024
The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2023 is a major downwind race on – 13 & 14th July for Ocean Racing Skis, along Pembrokeshire’s wild, award winning north coast – starting at Goodwick beach and crossing 17km of open sea to finish on the wide sandy beach at Newport.
FBOR’24 will be the 9th year of this annual tussle, since last year 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.
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!
The First Friday in August 2024
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!
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 . . .
Fishguard and Goodwick Round Table
Fishguard and District Round Table will be as busy as ever through 2023, 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
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.
Fishguard Festival of Music
Through August and into September at a range of venues.
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.
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.
The Fishguard Food Festival
The incredibly successful Food Festival happens every year October/November
James Hunt writes…
A Big Thank You to everyone for making the Fishguard Food Festival 2023 such good fun. We all have some great memories to cherish.
The Festival Supper was a wonderful celebration of young and young at heart in an enterprising and caring community. Here are some highlights
Your Towns Need You [emboldened] We are looking for volunteers to join the 2024 Festival team. Call James on 07973 833467 or email him on email@example.com
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 2022 they collected £4,150 for this special charity. Please give generously and we’ll make it even more in 2024!
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.
We love this part of our year, and we get great pleasure from bringing a bit of magic your way.
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.
There are great prizes for the first three ducks – 1st is £100!
Fishguard New Year’s Eve Party 2023
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 2023 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.