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.
Winter Pop Up Shows
November - December 2021
At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.
Come and enjoy a mix of art with one of Mima's pop up openings:
Thursday 4 November, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday 7 November, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 16 November, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 20 November, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday 2 December, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday 5 December, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday 11 December, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 14 December, 11.00am - 7.00pm
(Closed for lunch between 1.00pm - 1.30pm)
Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights
2nd December 2021
From 5:30pm in Talbot Square - the lights will be turned on and shops will be open. After missing out last year, please show your support for our local businesses! You can also support Barmouth businesses via the Virtual Christmas Market.
Talyllyn Turkey and Tinsel
5th, 12th and 19th December 2021
Talyllyn Railway Enjoy an early festive treat in the comfort of your own compartment through the delightful Fathew Valley. Add in a scrumptious 2 course roast turkey dinner on the 10.30 departure for when you arrive back at Wharf or a luxury Christmas Hamper in your compartment or festive cream tea on the 2pm. Pre-booking essential.
Talyllyn Santa Specials
22nd - 24thDecember 2021
Our popular Santa Trains are back for 2021. Join us for a magical, festive steam-hauled train ride to meet Santa Claus at Plas Nadolig.
A special ‘Letter to Santa’ will be sent to you when you book and can be posted at Wharf station when you arrive.
At Plas Nadolig you will meet Santa and be able to take photographs.
Make sure you visit Mrs Claus who has been busy baking mince pies and festive cookies – there will be a little tipple for the adults too!
The donkeys would love a pat and a cuddle before you get back into your compartment where Santa’s mischievous elves will have left a present-shaped surprise waiting on your seat!
The train departs Tywyn Wharf station at: 10am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3.15pm. The trip lasts about 90 minutes. The shop, cafe and museum will be open at Wharf all day.
Child under 3: £5 Child 3-15: £16 Adults: £16
(Price includes a train ride, gifts, cookie/mince pie and drink/festive tipple – depending on age)
2nd - 3rd July 2022
Provisional dates subject to confirmation. New for 2022 we are hoping to have two locations, the usual one near the lifeboat station and one further north for people with dogs.
Barmouth Food Festival
July 2022 TBC
Barmouth Town Council are hosting a food festival. There will be live music, stalls and children's activities. More details nearer the time.
Barmouth 10k Run
9th July 2022 TBC
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
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.
Llanbedr Beer Festival
9th - 10th September 2022
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.