Events in and around Barmouth

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.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
RNLI Coastal and Maritime Exhibition

21st March - 13th June 2021

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.


Mixed exhibition celebrating the coastal and maritime landscape.


This exhibition will be be helping to raise funds for the RNLI.


Fairbourne Railway Barmouth
Fairbourne Railway Gala Weekend

29th May - 31st May 2021

Three days of events and attractions on the Fairbourne Railway. With model trains in the tent at Barmouth Ferry station, intensive train services and visiting engines. This year Littlehampton Miniature railway's Christopher, Rhyl Miniature railway's Cagney, Windmill Farm Railway's Mountaineer, Littlehampton Miniature railway's Daisy and Windmill Farm's railtruck Gwrll will all be visiting.


Barmouth 10k run
Barmouth 10k Run

19th June 2021

On the same day as the Three Peaks Yacht race, whilst the boats and crews are waiting for high tide to set off, why not take a run along the famous Mawddach Estuary? Starting and finishing on Barmouth Harbour and running across the iconic Barmouth bridge this is a run not to be missed.

Three Peaks Yacht race Barmouth
Three Peaks Yacht Race

19th June 2021

This has to be the most extreme way to complete the three peaks challenge - climbing the highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland.  Teams leave Barmouth on Saturday at high tide and sail to Caernarfon. Two of the team then run up Snowdon , on returning to Caernarfon, the crew sails to Whitehaven.  The runners then leave the boat again for a 40 mile round trip to cycle and run to the top of Scarfell Pike. 

 

A final sailing leg takes the team to Fort William where the runners climb Ben Nevis. The race finishes when they return to Fort William, usually on Tuesday sometime.  The start from Barmouth is preceded by a procession of the yachts from the harbour to the start line off shore with events, stalls and music on the quayside.

Dog Show RNLI Barmouth
RNLI Dog Show

2021 Dates TBC

2pm at the boathouse. Classes for large, medium and small dogs. There will even be awards for the dog with the waggiest tail - and for the dog that looks most like its owner!

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Old Roads, Ancient Trackways Exhibition

24th June - 26th September 2021 TBC

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.


Mixed exhibition by a mixture of local artists and a group from Borderland Visual Arts exploring the old roads and ancient tracks of our past.

SSSART Barmouth
Llyn Trawsfynydd Multi Terrain Trail Race

4th July 2021

Starting at 11am by the Magnox Power Station Car Park. Raising money for South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team, the race is around Trawsfynydd Lake, mainly using the Cycle Track. Predominately flat with one ascent at the beginning of the Race and a few gently undulating sections.

Kite Festival Barmouth
Kite Festival

Cancelled for 2021

Unfortunately cancelled for 2021, check back for 2022 dates.

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RNLI Barmouth
RNLI "Come and Visit Us"

2021 Date TBC

Visit the Lifeboat Station on the prom and view the two lifeboats and the tractor, see the equipment and speak to the volunteer crew members to learn exactly what happens on a lifeboat shout.

Paddlesports Festival Barmouth
Merioneth Yacht Club Race Weekend

31st July & 1st August 2021

A brand new event, the long-distance race weekend. Open to all mono and multi hull sailing dinghies.

Saturday 31st - 3 back to back handicap races around the cans.

Sunday 1st - Long distance race from Barmouth to Shell Island and back.


RNLI Barmouth
RNLI Fun Day

2021 Date TBC

Fund raising for the RNLI this annual fun day is a popular event with stalls, tombola,  games, a raffle, a BBQ and a chance to meet the crew and see the lifeboat that saves so many lives around Barmouth.

Hurly Burly Barmouth
Hurly Burly Swimming Event

Sadly cancelled for 2021, watch this space for 2022!

Walking Festival Barmouth
Barmouth Walking Festival

11th - 20th September 2021

One of Britains biggest Walking Festivals with 38 walks over 10 days. Covering new routes and old favourites in Southern Snowdonia. 


It is hoped that a scaled down version of the festival will be able to go ahead. Check the website for details.


Lorry Rally Barmouth
Heart of Wales Lorry Rally

11th September 2021

Dozens of colourful, wonderfully kept, classic lorries and vintage commercial vehicles will arrive in convoy in Barmouth as part of their 240 mile run. They park in the main car park from 1pm.

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Llanbedr Beer Festival
Llanbedr Beer Festival

17th & 18th September 2021 subject to final confirmation.

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 of Barmouth.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Art in Nature Exhibition

7th October 2021 - 9th January 2022 TBC

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.


This exhibition will explore the natural elements of nature to create artwork and art created and inspired by nature in the Welsh landscape.

Motocross Barmouth
Barmouth Motocross Weekend

2021 Dates TBC

Motorcycles and quad bikes race on a specially prepared circuit on Barmouth’s extensive sands. The action can be viewed from the safety of the promenade. Contact Tom Arnold 07759 891 209

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Fireworks Barmouth
Bonfire Night

2021 date TBC

Hopefully we'll be able to hold the "end of season" bash and light the sky up again.


Three Peaks Yacht race Barmouth
Three Peaks Yacht Race Copy

9th July 2022

This has to be the most extreme way to complete the three peaks challenge - climbing the highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland.  Teams leave Barmouth on Saturday at high tide and sail to Caernarfon. Two of the team then run up Snowdon , on returning to Caernarfon, the crew sails to Whitehaven.  The runners then leave the boat again for a 40 mile round trip to cycle and run to the top of Scarfell Pike. 

 

A final sailing leg takes the team to Fort William where the runners climb Ben Nevis. The race finishes when they return to Fort William, usually on Tuesday sometime.  The start from Barmouth is preceded by a procession of the yachts from the harbour to the start line off shore with events, stalls and music on the quayside.