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.

Fireworks Barmouth
Bonfire Night

2021 date TBC

Unfortunately the Bonfire night has joined the long list of events that have had to be cancelled due to Covid. Once the 2021 date is fixed we'll put it here. 

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
The Garden Project / Prosiect Yr Ardd

12th November - 24th December 2020

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

This project is based on growing and the love of our gardens in 2020 and beyond.

The exhibition will feature a photographic documentary and mixed arts exhibition by a group of artists based in Wales.

Opening Times:


09.00 - 11.00   Pre-booked 30 minute private views

11.00 - 13.00  Public Opening

14.00 - 16.30   Public Opening

18.00 - 20.00   Pre-booked 30 minute private views


08.00 - 10.00   Pre booked 30 minute private views

10.00 - 13.00  Public Opening

14.00 - 16.30  Public Opening

Please book via the website

Talyllyn Railway Tywyn
Talyllyn Turkey and Tinsel

2nd, 9th and 16th December 2020

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.

Christmas Barmouth
Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights


Although there won't be an official "turn on the lights" event this year, alternatives are being discussed to support local shops and encourage everyone to "Shop Local for Christmas".

New Year Swim RNLI Barmouth
New Year Swim

1st January 2021

Work off the excess of Christmas and raise money by joining the RNLI New Year's Day swim.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
RNLI Coastal and Maritime Exhibition

14th March - 18th April 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.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Art in Nature Exhibition

29th April - 6th June 2021

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.

Fairbourne Railway Barmouth
Fairbourne Railway Gala Weekend

2021 Dates TBC

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. The headline act is a visit from “Katie” & “Sian”, iconic twin engines from the 1960s and 1970s.

Boathouse Rocks RNLI Barmouth
Boathouse Rocks

2021 Dates TBC

From noon at the RNLI boathouse: non-stop music provided by local groups and musicians, lombola and refreshments. All raising money to support the RNLI.

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.

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.

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!

Hurly Burly Barmouth
Hurly Burly Swimming Event

26th June 2021 (TBC)

Join in the crazy sport of open water swimming with a series of events leaving Barmouth Harbour and swimming to Penmeanpool.

Kite Festival

2021 dates TBC

A colourful and spectacular display of kites and other wonderful flying creations. On the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station.

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.

Food Festival Barmouth
Barmouth Food Festival

2021 Dates TBC

Barmouth Town Council are hosting a food festival. There will be live music, stalls and children's activities. This year there will be stalls around the harbour and a "Taste Trail" to explore involving shops, restaurants and cafes throughout town. See if you can visit them all! Have a go at the Town Treasure Hunt, join in with the crabbing competition and enjoy the live music, food and atmosphere! The Sailor's Institute and Tŷ Gwyn Museum will be open.

Paddlesports Festival Barmouth
Mawddach Paddle Sports Festival

2021 Dates TBC

Come and join in the fun at the Paddlesports festival. There are two days of canoe, kayak and Celtic longboat events in the dramatic setting of the Mawddach estuary and Barmouth harbour.  There will be races in various boats, demonstrations, development sessions, an opportunity to try Stand-up Paddle Boarding as well as trade stands and entertainment on the harbourside.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Llanbedr Beer Festival
Llanbedr Beer Festival

17th & 18th September 2021

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.

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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