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.

Heart of Wales Lorry Rally

12th September 2020

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.

Walking Festival Barmouth
Barmouth Walking Festival

19th - 28th September 2020

This year's festival will not take place as planned. However, depending on the lifting of restrictions, some walks may be able to go ahead. The social events will not be held. Please see the website for contact details.

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

22nd September 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

£10 on the door, £9 in advance from Flame Lily Health Shop, High Street, Tywyn.

7:30pm RICHARD HILLS International Star Organist is back

Craft Fair Barmouth
Dyffryn Ardudwy Crafters Fair

24th September 2020

Free Entry. Barmouth Leisure Centre 10:30 - 4:00

Local crafters providing a wide variety of crafts which included - Drift Wood, slate & horse shoe art, hand crafted knitwear, jewellery, gift cards, preserves, toys etc.

Parking and Cafe facilities on site.

Barmouth Motocross Weekend

Check back for 2020 dates

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

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Rachel Farr Exhibition

Rescheduled Dates TBD

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Opening Times: Wednesday - Friday & Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Craft Fair Barmouth
Dyffryn Ardudwy Crafters Fair

24th October 2020

Free Entry. Dyffryn Ardudwy Village Hall 10:30 - 4:00

Local crafters providing a wide variety of crafts which included - Drift Wood, slate & horse shoe art, hand crafted knitwear, jewellery, gift cards, preserves, toys etc.

Parking and Cafe facilities on site.

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

27th October 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

£10 on the door, £9 in advance from Flame Lily Health Shop, High Street, Tywyn.

7:30pm DAVID WARNER returns with STEPHEN AUSTIN

Fireworks Barmouth
Bonfire Night

7th November 2020

Barmouth's Bonfire and Firework display takes place on the beach near the Bath House. This has become the event to celebrate the end of the main season and includes a huge bonfire on the beach and lovely fireworks. Come and join the locals to celebrate a (hopefully) good 2020 season. It is dependant on the weather and volunteer! Please check the website nearer the time for confirmation.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Illuminate - The Night Sky of Snowdonia Exhibition

Rescheduled Dates TBD

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.


Opening Times: Wednesday - Friday & Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Fairbourne Railway Barmouth
Fairbourne Railway Santa Specials

Check back for 2020 dates

Fairbourne Miniature railway has “Santa Specials” running in December.  Booking is essential for this atmospheric train ride and lovely gift from Santa.

Christmas Barmouth
Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights

3rd December 2020

The town’s festive late night shopping event and turning on of the Christmas lights is an opportunity to enjoy some early festive cheer and stock up on Christmas presents from Barmouth’s many independent shops.

Craft Fair Barmouth
Dyffryn Ardudwy Crafters Fair

5th December 2020

Free Entry. Dyffryn Ardudwy Village Hall 10:30 - 3:30

Local crafters providing a wide variety of crafts which included - Drift Wood, slate & horse shoe art, hand crafted knitwear, jewellery, gift cards, preserves, toys etc.

Parking and Cafe facilities on site.

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

5th December 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

£10 on the door, £9 in advance from Flame Lily Health Shop, High Street, Tywyn.

7:30pm ANDREW UMPLEBY and Abergynolwyn Silver Band

Christmas Barmouth
Barmouth Christmas Market

19th & 20th December 2020

Following a successful first Christmas Market in 2019, the stalls will be back for 2020! Come along and stock up on extra Christmas presents, food and drink. In the Market Car Park.

Christmas Barmouth
Santa Dash

19th December 2020

Support the South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team by joining in with a 5k run, walk, push along the promenade. £10 for adults, £6 for children - including santa suit!!! Sign up details on the Facebook page.

Skating Rink Barmouth
Skating Rink

19th & 20th December 2020

In association with the Christmas Market the Town Council will be providing a skating rink. 

Carol Service Barmouth
Carol Service

20th December 2020

Carol Service at St John's Church, 4pm. Choirs from Singing Wimmin, the Cambrian Coast Community Choir and Leisiau'r Byd. Followed by coffee, mulled wine and mince pies. Collection for "The Lunch Box" providing a Christmas meal to the elderly living alone.

Talyllyn Railway Tywyn
Talyllyn Santa Specials

Check back for 2020 dates

Talyllyn Railway have ‘Santa Specials’ running in December. Take a break in the run up to Christmas for a train ride and visit with Santa. Booking is essential.

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.

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 2020 (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.

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.

© 2020 Barmouth Publicity Association

Member of MWT Cymru and North Wales Tourism, supporting Tourism and Destination Management in Wales

Snowdonia Mountains and Coast
North Wales Tourism
MWT Cymru