Events in and around
We are very lucky in Hay with many events happening throughout the year. Here are some of the events happening nearby this year.
What’s on Hay
Various activities and events listed at www.hay-on-wye.co.uk.
The Globe at Hay
Various activities, including music, crafts and discussions. There is always something on. Visit www.globeathay.org/whats-on.
Hay Music Classical Recitals
Events nearly every month throughout the year. Visit www.haymusic.org.
Hay Festival Winter Weekend 28th November–1st December 2019
Hay Festival runs a mini-festival at the end of November, at which international stars of stage, screen and radio regularly perform. There are additional events and activities for children and young adults. Visit www.hayfestival.com/winter-weekend
Hay Winter Food Festival Saturday 30th November 2019
Hereford Cathedral Concerts
Hereford is 30 minutes’ drive from Hay. Concerts and events all year. Visit
Brecon Cathedral Concerts
Brecon is 20 minutes’ drive from Hay. Concerts and events all year. Visit
Talybont Point to Point March 2020 tbc.
Talgarth Walking Festival early May 2020. tbc.
Golden Valley Point to Point May 2020 tbc.
The Hay Festival 21st–31st May 2020
Hay holds a Festival at the end of May at which international authors, stars of stage, screen and radio regularly perform. Alongside this is the Children's Festival where storytelling, puppetry, and magic occupy children from the ages of 6 to 12 in workshops, with additional activities for younger children. Visit www.hayfestival.com/wales.
The Royal Welsh Show 20th–23rd July 2020
Takes place each July in Builth Wells, 20 minutes’ drive from Hay. Visit www.rwas.co.uk/royal-welsh-show.
Brecon County Show (20 minutes from Hay) Aug 2020. tbc. Visit www.breconcountyshow.co.uk.
Llanthony Show (20 minutes from Hay) August 2020. tbc Visit www.llanthonyshow.co.uk.
Brecon Jazz Festival (20 minutes from Hay) August 2020
An annual summer jazz festival and events throughout the year. Visit https://breconjazz.org.
Llanigon Show 2nd Saturday in August 2020
Steam and Vintage Rally (5 minutes from Hay) 2nd Sunday in August 2020
The Rally is an event which caters for all the family – nostalgic vintage items for the older generation, entertainment for the children and plenty to interest everyone else.
Green Man Festival (in Crickhowell, 30 minutes from Hay) 20th-23rd August 2020. Visit www.greenman.net.
Herefordshire Art Week 7th–15th September 2020. Visit www.h-art.org.uk.