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
New Beginings Exhibition

15th March - 19th April 2020

Online viewing.

 

The line-up for the spring show based on 'New Beginning' by members of the Helfa Gelf includes, Claire Acworth (Jewellery), Kirsti Hannah Brown (Ceramics), Tara Dean (Mixed Media/Printmaking), Rachel Farr (Mixed Media/Painting), Jenny Ford (Printmaker/Painter), Jan Gardner (Painting), Helen Howlett (Painting), Ceri Pritchard (Painting), Verity Pulford (Handpainted fused glass), Dave Roberts (Painting), Kiran Sharma (Painting/Printmaking), Les Symonds (Woodturner), Dorothy Taylor (Mixed Media/Painting/Photography) and Bee Weir (Glass/Textiles).

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
RNLI Coastal and Maritime Exhibition

26th April - 24th May 2020

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

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

Fairbourne Railway Barmouth
Fairbourne Railway Gala Weekend

23rd - 25th May 2020

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.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Dŵr / Water Exhibition by Ian Phillips

31st May - 5th July 2020

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

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

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

2nd June 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

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

7:30pm MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE Top player from the South Coast

Barmouth 10k run
Barmouth 10k Run

13th June 2020

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

21st June 2020

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!

Kite Festival

4th & 5th July 2020

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

5th July 2020

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.

Paddlesports Festival Barmout
Mawddach Paddle Sports Festival

11th & 12th July 2020

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.

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
Art in Nature Exhibition

12th July - 16th August 2020

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

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

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

19th July 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

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

7:30pm AARON HAWTHORNE  Young International Organist 2019 and introducing another fine young player LEWIS SCOTT

RNLI Barmouth
RNLI "Come and Visit Us"

26th July 2020

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.

Fairbourne festival Barmouth
Fairbourne Festival and Race the Train

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Fairbourne Festival weekend will be a weekend packed with events, starting on Friday night with a quiz in the village hall. There will be a local art show and craft stalls in the village hall, with music, refreshments and games outside. There will a pet show, a festival fancy dress train, a sand castle competition, sea duck race and ‘Race the Train’. Over the three days there will be a walking treasure hunt and activities at the Bowls club.

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Dance

9th August 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

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

2:00pm A DANCE with DAVID SMITH returning to the console

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

11th August 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

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

7:30pm DAVID LOWE  Tywyn’s  favourite entertainer and supporter

RNLI Barmouth
RNLI Fun Day

16th August 2020

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.

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

27th August - 4th October 2020

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

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

Wurlitzer Tywyn
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Concert

29th August 2020

Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn. 

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

7:30pm LEN RAWLE  Our good friend returns once more and introduces Senior Young UK  2019 winner WILL SHAW

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.

Llanbedr Beer Festival
Llanbedr Beer Festival

18th & 19th September 2020

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.

Walking Festival Barmouth
Barmouth Walking Festival

19th - 28th September 2020

For ten days in September over 150 people gather in Barmouth to participate in an extensive programme of walks, led by knowledgeable, local guides and ranging from  short half day rambles to full day, high level hikes intended for experienced walkers. The festival programme includes over 35 graded walks, providing the opportunity to try little known routes as well as some of the most popular walks in the area. The festival also includes three evening events with food for you to meet and socialise with other walkers.

Hurly Burly Barmouth
Hurly Burly Swimming Event

19th September 2020

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

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

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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

11th October - 8th November 2020

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
Iluminate - The Night Sky of Snowdonia Exhibition

15th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

At Tŷ Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.

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

Fairbourne Railway Barmouth
Fairbourne Railway Santa Specials

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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
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.

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.

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

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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.

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