What To Do Cardiff: The Very Best August Events 2019

What To Do In Cardiff: Our Pick of the Very Best August Events 2019

Are you wondering what to do in Cardiff this August?

Well rest assured there’s plenty to keep you, the kids, your better half and all your friends entertained this month and at The Exchange Hotel, we’ve put it all together in one helpful guide.

So, begin planning your summer in Cardiff here from The Exchange Hotel.

Cardiff Castle’s Welsh Banquet

When: 2nd

Where: Cardiff Castle

Ever dreamed of eating like kings and queens, well this August in Cardiff you can by booking seats to the Cardiff Castle Banquet.

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Organisers are opening up the doors of the stunning banquet hall, welcoming guests in to sample delicious traditional welsh food and live entertainment.

Tours of Cardiff Castle are available to book and a three-course meal will be served in the ancient Undercroft or Interpretation Centre.

This is your chance to book a dining experience in Cardiff that’s unlike any other inside one of the most historic buildings in Wales’ capital city.

It’s Gin O’Clock

When: 2nd – 4th

Where: The Hayes

For the first time ever, St David’s will be hosting a huge gin festival, showcasing the wares of local distillers and over 50 gins.

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Gin lovers get yourself tickets to enjoy taster sessions, masterclasses and talks from experienced distillers and gin experts.

You’ll get a free gin and tonic on arrival and a souvenir booklet to take home with you. It’s always Gin O’clock somewhere.

Bring on the Bottomless Brunch

When: 3rd August

Where: The Exchange Hotel

Indulge yourselves this August and book Bottomless Brunch in The Exchange Hotel.

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Sit down to a long and leisurely brunch, with a side of neverending prosecco and enjoy dining in the extravagant, historic surroundings of the fully restored Grand Hall.

Once the trading space of the thriving and prosperous Coal Exchange, the Grand Hall of Exchange Hotel is an opulent Cardiff events venue that now plays host to a variety of elegant affairs.

Book tickets for just £32.57 per person and treat yourself to Bottomless Brunch at The Exchange Hotel.

Roll Up at the Street Food Circus

When: Every weekend throughout August

Where: Old School Yard

Catch the greatest show as it comes to town this August, and get your tickets to The Street Food Circus in Canton.

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A rotation of terrific street food vendors will take centre stage, touting their wares for all to taste.

Wrap your lips around some Mighty Soft Shell Crab or take a bit of a Bearded Taco, sup something crafty from the Craft Beer Bus or slurp a sweet treat from Science Ice Cream.

If you enjoy street food we’ll know where to find you every weekend this August in Cardiff.

A Day at the Beach in Cardiff

When: August

Where: Working Street

Go to the fair, build sandcastles and eat junk food all summer long at the Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach Festival.

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Take the kids to splash in the paddling pool or go bump in the bumper boats, enjoy a huge selection of live entertainment and nibble on your favourite seaside snacks.

It’s all there, all August and best of all, entry is totally free! Have a fun family-friendly day out in Cardiff this August and spend a day at the beach.

Hair of the Dog Pup Crawl

When: 4th

Where: Dickens Kitchen

Who says your social life has to be dictated by your love for the dog?

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Instead of wondering what to do in Cardiff without your pooch, take them along for a pup crawl organised by Dickens Kitchen this August.

You and your best bud can enjoy exploring the city’s top dog-friendly venues, with plenty of other mutt-mad individuals.

Tickets are just £15 and include a cool t-shirt, goodie bags for you and the dog plus, pawsecco and treats for your furry friend.

Discover the dog-friendly side of the city during your holiday to Cardiff this August.

Rooftop Cinema

When: 9th,10th, 16th ( Penarth Rooftop ), 30th and 31st

Where: Jacobs Market

Over the course of August, Lost Lands Cinema will be hosting a series of special rooftop film screenings.

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Setting up their stuff on the rooftops of Cardiff’s favourite venues, Jacobs Market and Penarth Pier, Lost Lands Cinema will be putting on some of the best epic movies for people to watch, high above the city, under the stars.

Get tickets to see Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, Pulp Fiction and The Greatest Showman, where you can laugh, cry, dance and sing-along to all the best bits.

Make the most of the summer months with Lost Lands Cinema, and watch your favourite flick alfresco.

It’s a Rum Ting

When: 10th

Where: DEPOT

Those who like a tipple won’t be wondering what to do in Cardiff this month, as there are so many beverage related events to choose from.

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At DEPOT, organisers are bringing a taste of the tropical to tasters this summer, serving special musical guests and rum-based beverages throughout the day.

The whole place will be jammin’ come sundown, with an atmosphere of rum-soaked good vibes, tasty food and fun.

Swan Lake Comes to Cardiff

When: 16th – 17th

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

Check out a classic ballet performed by a cast of principal dancers from the English Youth Ballet troupe, as Swan Lake makes an appearance at New Theatre Cardiff.

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This terrific performance made its way onto the Bolshoi Theatre stages in Moscow in 1877, since then the piece has been seen on theatre stages across the land, becoming one of the most famous ballets of all time.

Do something different during your visit to Cardiff this August, set your sights on stage to witness this classic ballet masterpiece.

Definitely Maybe Turns 25

When: 16th

Where: Clwb Ifor Bach

Oasis enthusiasts will welcome the chance to celebrate the 7x Platinum-selling album Definitely Maybe in its 25th year, with leading tribute act, Oas-is.

The talented tribute band will pay homage to the lads with an exceptional live performance of the albums top tracks, backed by a video montage and footage from the original band’s tours.

A band that truly seem to Live Forever, known All Around the World for their songs, will be celebrated in Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach this month and you’re all invited.

St Fagans Museum Ghost Tours

When: 16th, 23rd – 24th

Where: St Fagans

When it comes to helping our guests know what to do in Cardiff on their visit, we like to make sure they get an experience to remember.

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For this reason, we highly recommend booking a Ghost Tour of St Fagan’s.

Not only will you and your family or friends get to glimpse the ancient world inside the grounds of St Fagan’s, but you might even see a spooky spectre or two along the way.

It’s A Hard Knock Life

When: 19th – 31st

Where: WMC

Singalong to a movie musical classic brought to life at Wales Millenium Centre this month, as little orphan Annie lights up the theatre.

Set in the midst of the Great Depression watch as Annie, an optimistic orphan in the 30s, brings the sunshine out in everyone’s life.

A gifted cast of actors, and Craig Revel Horwood, transform Annie into a spectacular stage show performance that the whole family will simply love.

Tickets start at just £19 per person and show dates run throughout August.

Sit Down to Watch Outdoor Cinema

When: 23rd & 24th

Where: Glamorgan Cricket Grounds

Another cinema showcase under the summer skies, this time taking place in Bute Park and the stunning Sophia Gardens.

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Pull up a picnic blanket and hunker down to watch family-friendly favourite The Jungle Book or the latest movie epic A Star Is Born.

Tasty movie food, snacks, drinks and live music will all be available before the show, the perfect thing to do in Cardiff this August whilst the nights are still warm.

Pride Cymru Big Weekend

When: 24th

Where: City Hall Lawns

One of the biggest events of the year will be taking over the city centre of Cardiff this month, once again raising awareness and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Four main stages will play host to a number of well known, international and local acts including Texas and the Valli Boys.

The city streets will be filled with colour and cabaret, funfairs and food markets, gin bars and good vibes, so do your part and enjoy one of the most wonderful things to do in Cardiff this August bank holiday weekend.

Sup Up at a Beer and Cider Fest

When: 24th

Where: DEPOT

More booze now at DEPOT, as they host a wonderful bank holiday weekend festival filled with Beer and Cider,

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They’ll be opening up their quirky venue to more than 25 different brewers who’ll be bringing a tasty selection of tipple along for everyone to try.

Plus, of course, DEPOT’s usual high standard selection of top quality street food will be up for grabs, as well as a non-stop stream of exciting live entertainment throughout the weekend.

Wondering what to do in Cardiff? W say drink, eat and be merry at DEPOT.

The Stuff of Your Dreams

When: 31st

Where: St David’s Hall

The boys are back in town and they came in straight from your dreams, onto the stage of St David’s Hall, ready to rock your world with their act.

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Known all across the UK, and now stripping their way around the world, The Dreamboys Show is the stuff of striptease heaven.

In a Magic Mike style setting these guys will tantalise their audience with the latest routines, talents and tricks leaving everyone wanting more.

Come see the stuff of your dreams take to the stages of St David’s Hall this August in Cardiff.

Revenge in Cardiff? Wales Vs Ireland

When: 31st

Where: Principality Stadium

Are you thinking about what to do in Cardiff when the Rugby’s on?

We advise finding seats in the nearest Cardiff pub and soaking up the electric atmosphere.

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There’s no city in the world that loves it’s rugby more than Cardiff, so if you are lucky enough to be in town on the 31st, you’re in for a real treat.

Wales face off against Ireland after having defeated the team in their last bout, now the men in green will be seeking revenge against the Welsh team.

This event promises to be one that’s well worth a watch, whether you’re a fan of the game or not.

Staying in Cardiff at The Exchange Hotel

When it comes to finding the perfect place to stay in Cardiff during the summer, look no further than the luxury and comfort of The Exchange Hotel.

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Whether you are visiting the city with friends, family or someone special, we have the best and most affordable Cardiff accommodation offers to suit your stay.

Book one of our family rooms, a romantic city break or fab family getaway with the kids, and start planning what to do in Cardiff during your August break now.

Call 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to enquire about offers, events and availability at The Exchange Hotel or to book your stay.