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

DATE CHANGE Sunday7th November 2021

With music and samba band from 17:15, bonfire lighting at 18:30 then the fireowrks start at 19:00. 

As always subject to weather! 

Ty Meirion Gallery Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth
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:

November 2021

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

December 2021

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)

If you would like to come at another time please contact Mima to book your own time slot here.

Christmas Barmouth
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 Railway Tywyn
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 Railway Tywyn
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)

Kite Festival Barmouth
Kite Festival

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. 

More Information
Food Festival Barmouth
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.

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Barmouth 10k run
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 Barmouth
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
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.

Walking Festival Barmouth
Barmouth Walking Festival

September 2022

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