As far as exciting Cardiff events in June go there’s plenty to look forward to this month, festivals, beach parties, “alternative” bike rides and the footballing event of the year the UEFA Champions League Final.
Book to stay at Exchange Hotel during the month of June and you will not be short of something to keep you occupied during your stay. Here you can find details of the best Cardiff events in June with everything from family-friendly activities to late night parties and city-wide gatherings.
No matter what brings you into Cardiff make the most of it whilst you are here at Exchange Hotel.
Good Life: Cardiff Caribbean Carnival
When: 1st June
Where: DEPOT Construction House
source: Good Life Facebook
An explosion of colour and fun will be hitting the DEPOT construction House this June as a 10-hour carnival celebrating the art, food, music and entertainment of the Carribean comes to Cardiff.
The soundtrack for the night will include all things disco and this amazing event will kick off a summer of fun in the city.
If you’ve been dreaming of a holiday to the white beaches of the Carribean forget that and come to Cardiff instead.
Watch the Champions League Final at Exchange Hotel
When: 3rd June
source: Footy Room Facebook
Cardiff City is hosting the biggest footballing event of the year and in honour of this Exchange Hotel have organised a superb set of offers for guests to enjoy a taste of the sporting atmosphere in the city.
Breakfast will be served in the Grand Hall as will lunch, dinner and a late night buffet and bar for after the final.
If you haven’t got your hands on tickets to watch the match live then chose the next best thing and stay the night at Exchange Hotel
The Gauntlet Games 2017
When: 3rd June
Taking over a charming country estate for the day The Gauntlet Games will invite participants to take on at least 15of the Gauntlet Games signature obstacles.
This is your chance to get muddy, wet and sweaty and have a laugh whilst doing so. There’s even free entry to an after activity festival for all participants, where food and entertainment is provided.
Go it alone or as a group and take on the Gauntlet Games Gladiators, be in it to win it and dress up for the fancy dress competition.
All participants leave with a T-Shirt finishers medal and fantastic memories of a day at the Gauntlet Games 2017.
Soul Jam Cardiff – The Final Boogie
When: 8th June
Where: Clwb Ifor Bach
source: SoulJam Cardiff Facebook
This is your last chance to get your groove on as part of SoulJam Cardiff’s tour of the city.
SoulJam will be singing their swan song in June before they head off to pastures anew.
Make your way to Clwb Ifor Bach for this night to top all nights, partying with the UK’s #1 touring Soul, Funk and Disco party outfit.
A Special treat Afternoon Tea
When: 9th June
Where: Exchange Hotel
In celebration of a prominent children’s author with strong ties to Cardiff, Exchange Hotel will be hosting a themed afternoon tea this June.
Marking the importance of the great author’s contributions to the Cardiff area and children’s imaginations across the globe Exchange Hotel will be hosting a celebration of wondrous creations as part of a truly unique and magical event.
Serving delicate finger sandwiches and dainty pastries with glasses of bubbly of cups of refreshing tea this marvellous family friendly afternoon tea at Exchange Hotel will be one for your social calendar.
Manhunt Cardiff – A City-Wide Murder Mystery
When: 10th June
Where: Cardiff city centre
source: Clued Up Facebook
Do you consider yourself a super sleuth?
If so then book to stay at Exchange Hotel in June and you could try your hand at a city-wide Murder Mystery Manhunt taking place in Cardiff city centre on the 10th.
Join the masses as you comb the city looking for your suspect after being given a set of clues as to their whereabouts.
Chat with virtual witnesses dotted about the streets of Cardiff as you and your team compete with 50 other groups to solve the mystery.
This giant game of Cluedo will challenge your detection skills as you eliminate red herrings, discount potential suspects and whittle your way through possible murder weapons.
The end goal detecting your way to the true culprit before the rest of the participants do.
Street Food Circus
When: 10-11th June
Where: Roath Yard
source: Street Food Circus
Garnering inspiration from the vibrant night markets of Mexico City, the Street Food Circus will be a fiesta of fun, food, music and art that you simply cannot miss.
Hosted in the culinary hub of Cardiff in a desolate milk dairy just off City Road, the choice of vendors is wide and the food provided will be as varied as it is delicious.
Consider this the ultimate block party in Cardiff this summer and attend with a large appetite and plenty of energy.
Drinks on tap will be served from Frontier New Wave Craft Beer and Freda’s Frozen Margaritas among others and Big Love Sound system will be providing the soundtrack to what is set to be an amazing weekend in Cardiff.
Gin and Vodka Festival
When: 10th June
Where: City Hall
source: Gin Vodka Co Facebook
City Hall will be bringing people together under the banner of love for either Gin or Vodka.
Celebrate World Gin Day in Cardiff City Hall with a gathering of other Gin and Vodka enthusiasts at a festival with over 80 original Gins and 40 unique Vodkas to sample.
Not only will there be plenty of tipples to try out but there’s promise of live music, food, Gin and Vodka fact learning sessions and everything else you might come to expect from the UK’s largest Gin and Vodka festival providers.
Do the spirit of summer a favour and raise your Gin filled goblet to the sky on World Gin Day in Cardiff this June.
On Your Bike
World Naked Bike Ride
When: 17th June
Where: Museum Avenue
source: World Naked Bike Ride Facebook
Not your average bike ride across Cardiff as this one requires you to bare all, or as much as you dare, to the public whilst pedalling through the city.
The event is to raise awareness to those who use bikes as their daily transport and in doing becoming vulnerable to accidents on busy main roads.
Organisers are hoping to bring the need for better cycling provisions into focus and taking part in the ride is all in aid of a good cause.
Even if you don’t participate the World Naked Bike Ride is something that once seen you’ll never forget.
Cardiff to the Beach Night Ride and
When: 17th June
Where: Starting Bute Park
Join in on a free annual bike ride to the beach from the centre of Cardiff and enjoy seeing a side to the city you might never have seen before.
Hop on your bicycle and be prepared to bike through the night as the end goal is a 4-5am sunrise on the beach.
You can stop at pubs along the way and enjoy the sounds of night creatures you’ve never stopped to listen to before.
To compliment the beauty of an early morning sunrise The West Cross Inn are on hand with a breakfast buttie and a cuppa to toast to the end of your journey.
Cardiff to the Beach Night Ride is a great way to see the city from a different point of view.
Three Terrific Party Invites
Marina Summer Party
When: 17th June
Where: Cardiff Marina
source: Cardiff Marina Facebook
Support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at the same time as having a good old knees up at the Marina Summer Party.
One of the must attend Cardiff events in June the Marina Summer Party will involve brilliant BBQ food and a selection of toe-tapping live music as well as the chance to enter a raffle, all proceeds of which will go to the RNLI.
Take your own boat along for just £10 a night or simply walk down to check out the fun with the family on this great day out in Cardiff’s stunning marina.
Cardiff Rum Festival Beach Party
When: 17th June
Where: Tramshed Cardiff
No drink says summer like the spicy taste of a good Rum and at the Cardiff Rum Festival Beach Party, you can enjoy that taste in the atmosphere it was intended.
Bringing speciality Rums from around the world to the mouths or lucky attendees the Cardiff Rum Festival will be a chance to discover whether you like dark or light rum as well as chat with experts on the matter.
The whole event will be accompanied by live music including Reggae bands and steel drum performers bringing a truly tropical atmosphere to Cardiff this June.
The Summer Terrace Party
When: 17th June
Where: Jacobs Market
source: Chic Facebook
Celebrate the upcoming summer solstice in style at the Summer Terrace Party at Jacobs Market.
Don your most glamorous summer attire as you spend the night getting down to the best disco and house music provided by top DJ’s and bands.
There’ll be a tasty BBQ and stunning views over the skyline of Cardiff so guests can watch the sunset as this amazing event gets underway.
This is a ticketed event and places are selling our fast, a popular summer gathering in the city of Cardiff and one that cannot be missed.
The Cardiff Story Great Get Together
Where: St John’s Churchyard Garden
source: The Cardiff Story Facebook
Fun for all the family at this superb Cardiff city centre event that brings people together to enjoy the company of a community.
Everything from group story sessions and craft workshops to face painting and colouring there’s something to keep people of all ages entertained.
As well as all the family fun there will be some fabulous live music and delicious snacks being served throughout the day.
As long as the weather holds up this will be a great day outdoors for the family to enjoy, if it rains then there’s plenty to do inside the museum next door too.
Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea
Where: Exchange Hotel
Who says afternoon tea is just for grown ups?
At Exchange Hotel we’ve crafted a special afternoon tea service that’s entirely family friendly and has its own magical fairytale style theme.
Designed for children to enjoy dressing up as their favourite fairytale characters and for adults to enjoy the magic of their little one’s excitement, this is an afternoon tea to remember.
Bring along the whole family and get into the fairytale spirit of the day enjoying delicious food and drinks in the stunning Grand Hall at Exchange Hotel.
Pre-Loved Vintage Kilo
When: 18th June
Where: DEPOT, Construction House
source: Carpe Diem Facebook
If you are a shopaholic and love nothing more than rummaging for that perfect addition to your already overflowing wardrobe then the Pre-loved Vintage Kilo Sale at DEPOT this June is for you.
Bring along a large bag as you scour the rails and rails of excellent vintage apparel.
Pick up the perfect dress direct from decades gone by, find that fabulous faux fur you’ve always wanted.
One thing’s for sure at the Pre-loved Vintage Kilo Sale you’ill find something that’s one of a kind and have fun looking for it in the meantime.
Sing For Water
When: 18th Jun
Where: Roald Dahl Plass
source: Mike Watts Facebook
Few things can lift your spirits like a live choir, but how’s about numerous choirs coming together all day including a mass choral performance with a 700 strong group.
In support of WaterAid visitors to Cardiff can attend what is set to be one of the most extraordinary Cardiff events in June to showcase amazing vocal talent alongside some simply stunning Italian motoring heritage.
This year the Sing For Water choir will perform alongside a display of Italian performance cars, the choral music reflecting their design ingenuity.
So bring Dad along for fathers day and any other car or choir enthusiasts to enjoy a spectacular day of music and motoring at Sing for Water.
Cardiff Mini Film Festival
When: 23 – 25th June
Where: Screening venues in Cardiff
Fancy yourself a film aficionado, then forget the Cannes Film Festival and make your way to Cardiff Mini Film Festival instead.
Join others who simply love movies of all kinds, whether its blockbusting big hits or obscure cult creations and celebrate the art of filmmaking in Cardiff this June.
This film festival celebrates those with the ability to tell a compelling story. In attendance expect to meets actors, directors, musicians and writers all coming together in Cardiff’s unused spaces to appreciate the talents of the storytellers of our time.
Cardiff Does Glastonbury
When: 24th June
Where: The Stoneyard, Ninian Park
Keeping their cards close to their chest, organisers, Crafty Devil Brewing food and beverage company aren’t giving much away.
There’s is, of course, the reassurance that there ain’t no party like a Crafty Devil Party and to be quite honest that’s enough for us.
If you missed out on official Glastonbury tickets then fear not as Cardiff and the Crafty Devil food and beverage Co have fashioned an alternative gathering to take place in the Stoneyard of Ninian Park.
Swing Afternoon Tea
When: 25th June
Where: Exchange Hotel
We like to do things in style at Exchange Hotel and with our Swing Afternoon Tea services, there’s no exception.
This month we will be hosting our monthly Swing Afternoon Tea on the 25th June in the Grand Hall at Exchange Hotel.
Open to the public as well as our distinguished hotel guests there will be stunning scenery complemented by deliciously handcrafted cakes and pastries and the tea and bubbles will be flowing.
As well as all this our guests will be serenaded by the talents of a superb live performer providing a smooth and swinging soundtrack to this spectacular event in Cardiff.
When: 25th June
Where: Motorpoint Arena
Selling over 200 million records is something worth celebrating and this June The Jacksons will be doing just that.
Coming to Cardiff in June, The Jacksons will be taking to the stage at the Motorpoint Arena as part of their 50 year anniversary tour.
Join them and sing along to all your favourite Motown hits as they perform numbers from their extensive back catalogue.
The band will bring the music they so dearly love to huge audiences who can’t wait to hear it and watch The Jacksons in action live in Cardiff this June.
Continental Street Market
When: 28th June – 02 July
Where: Working Street
source: Continental Street Market Facebook
We Brits love our food and when there’s a street market that brings us dishes from across the globe we’ve got our shopping baskets and appetites at the ready.
This June the Continental Street Market will be setting up stalls in Working Street full of delicious delicacies from all over the world.
As well as food and drink there’ll also be quirky craft stalls selling handmade soaps, jewellery, homeware and decorations.
Pick up something for yourself or gifts for your loved ones during your visit to Cardiff in June.
Staying at Exchange Hotel
As you can see we like to keep our guests busy with our own exciting Exchange Hotel events as well as the best events taking place in Cardiff city centre during their stay.
It’s important to us that whilst staying at Exchange Hotel, our guests enjoy not just their stunning accommodation but also the fabulous city of Cardiff that we are so proud to be a part of.
For any up and coming special occasion or an exciting short city break choose Exchange Hotel in Cardiff for an unforgettable hotel break away.
Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your stay and find out about the amazing events taking place at Exchange Hotel and city of Cardiff.