Special events throughout year; medieval jousting, midsummer Shakespeare evenings, August Medieval Mêlée, Victorian Christmas. Sights, sounds, smells of Castle life of 700 years ago, colorful tents. Characters cook, weave, knights prepare for battle and cross swords; falconry displays, sword fighting school, archery, armour try-ons, and juggling classes.
Every last Friday of the month Bear Patrol for bears, cubs, chubs, otters, admirers. Every first Saturday each month Leather & Rubber Night, dress code optional.
June-September, 2014. Showcasing all that Cardiff has to offer, from live music to street theatre and world class sporting competitions, this year's Cardiff Festival promises to provide a great summer of entertainment. See dates and events online:
July 7, 2014, 7pm, at St Andrew's Hall, Featuring ensembles from across the four local authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. The concert will include an array of talent varying from Big Beat African Drumming, Folk Groups, Massed Choirs and Greater Gwent Youth Ensembles.
July 11-13, 2014, at Cardiff Bay. The foodie event of the summer returns with the famous Producer's Fayre and Farmers' Market. Visitors can explore a variety of stalls offering an array delicious food to tempt the taste buds, or just grab a drink and relax on the Food Piazza while enjoying the entertainment on the bandstand.
August 16, 2014, a city centre parade and an annual GLGBT festival at Coopers Field, Cardiff, with live music and entertainment including the boy band UNION J who will headline, plus market stalls, bars and food service. See more details online:
August 23- 25, 3014, Roald Dahl Plass & Cardiff Bay. The Extreme 40 fleet returns to the Welsh Capital. International teams with the best professional sailor's race in Cardiff Bay. Using the circuit's ‘stadium sailing' format the intense competition with 40ft catamarans battling each other at breakneck speed can be viewed from all around the waterfront. Free event.