Exchange Hotel's Whats on in Cardiff September 2017
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Exchange Hotel’s Whats on in Cardiff September 2017

We’ve handpicked the best selection of whats on in Cardiff for you this month. No matter if you are here with friends or family Cardiff has a boat load of events that are perfect for family days out or a drink or two and a little live music.

If you are spending September in Cardiff you’ve got a lot to chose from, and where better to enjoy it all than Exchange Hotel.

Ball Mania

Where: Tramshed

When: 1st – 3rd

Time to let your inner child loose at the Ball Mania giant ball pit coming to Cardiff this month.

From late afternoon until the wee small hours of the morning Cardiff’s Tramshed will be inviting hoards of adults to have a ball in a pit filled with over 100000 coloured plastic spheres.

Better than when you were a kid because in Ball Mania’s version of the childhood playground classic there are cocktails involved too.

After you’ve splashed around for half an hour knee deep in the ball pit there’s even jelly and ice cream and a buffet filled with traditional party food to enjoy afterwards.

If this isn’t a reason to visit Cardiff in September we don’t know what is.

Tiny Rebel Brewfest

Where: The Depot

When: 1st – 2nd

Tiny Rebel Brewfest

Award winning Welsh brewers from Newport South Wales, Tiny Rebel Brewery are bringing their produce along for the tasting at Tiny Rebel Brewfest.

The Tiny Rebel brand has a really interesting vibe that is translated into this their 3rd ever Brewfest and the beverages on offer range from cask special golden ales to strong and bottled American IPA.

The Deopt venue is perfect for hosting such a gathering with its laid back industrial decor and massive amounts of space.

This plus live music and delicious food and you’ve got a perfect excuse to drink a lot of beer during your visit to Cardiff this early September weekend.

Sup Yoga

Where: Cardiff Intl White Water

When: 3rd

SUP Yoga - what's on in Cardiff

A craze sweeping the water bordered yoga world is SUP Yoga.

As if regular yoga wasn’t challenging enough creators behind SUP Yoga are asking you to perform the downward facing dog pose whilst balancing on a paddle board on open water!

Even if it’s not your idea of regular exercise the activity is perfect for a fun activity in Cardiff this September.

The classes last for 75 minutes and are taught by a qualified yoga instructor on Cardiff International White Water centre.

What better way to see Cardiff city than through your legs, upside down out on the water?

Antiques Roadshow

Where: Cardiff Castle

When: 6th

Antiques Roadshow - what's on in Cardiff

Have you always tuned into the Antiques Roadshow as a family ritual?

If you are visiting Cardiff in September nows your chance to see it live at Cardiff Castle.

Fiona and the team will be setting up camp inside the grounds of Cardiff’s fabulous historical monument appraising endless artefacts and antiques.

Pop along and find out how much your Great Grannies broach is worth or simply go to see what gems are making the money.

Cardiff Castle’s grounds and interior are amazing so the visit will be more than worth it.

Cheese Fest

Where: Tramshed Cardiff

When: 9th

Come together in Cardiff under the banner of cheese worship at Cardiff’s first ever Cheese Fest.

Taste cheese, smell cheese, learn how to cook with cheese and buy cheese from a host of different suppliers from all over the world.

Just cheese . . .

. . . need we say more.

Crazy For You

Where: Millenium Centre

When: 5th – 9th 

Crazy For You - what's on in Cardiff
source: Costume World Theatrical

The ultimate feel good musical, Crazy For You, is making its way to Cardiff in September.

Bring on fabulous dance numbers paired with high spirited music to match and a romantic comedy plot that will have your sides splitting with laughter and your heart melting with heartbreak and happiness.

Think big Broadway style production, chorus girls and toe tapping tunes in this family friendly theatrical wonder showing at Cardiff’s Millenium Centre early September.

St Fagans Food Fest

Where: St Fagans National History Museum

When: 9th – 10th

St Fagans Food Fest - what's on in Cardiff
source: Penylan Pantry

An annual favourite among residents and regular visitors to Cardiff, St Fagans Food Fest brings the whole foodie community together for a weekend spent enjoy local produce and some fun and games.

There’s plenty to keep the whole family occupied with over 80 stalls selling a massive selection of delicious local food and drink as well as arts and crafts.

Whether you are wrapping your lips around a traditional Welshcake or the more exotic dishes on offer like handmade samosas, a day spent at St Fagans Food Fest will leave you with full bellies and great memories of time spent in Cardiff.

Oz with Orchestra Performance

Where: St Davids Hall

When: 10th

Wizard of Oz - what's on in Cardiff
source: Parabola Magazine

“Follow the Yellow Brick Road, We’ll follow the Yellow Brick Road”

The best way to watch a favourite childhood movie is with a live orchestra playing the accompanying score.

This September in Cardiff St Davids Hall will be is showing a special screening of the wondrous 1939 movie with the WNO orchestra providing the backing magic through music.

The perfect way to share an all time movie favourite with younger generations and as an extra added bonus there will be an interactive Emerald City in the foyer and the chance to go on a real treasure hunt with the Tin Man.

All round technicolour family fun topped off with the most exciting rendition of a timeless classic movie Oz with Orchestra is not to be missed.

Cardiff Oktoberfest

Where: Roald Dahl Plass

When: 14th – 17th

Oktoberfest - what's on in Cardiff
source: Wonderbread

Plan a visit to Oktoberfest in Cardiff and get a true taste of Bavarian culture . . . and maybe a beer or two.

Think Leiderhsoen, huge stein beers and plenty of scrumptious Bavarian delicacies all backed by the energetic and traditional sounds of an Oompah band.

Not just a great excuse to drink a never ending supply of delicious German beer, Oktoberfest in Cardiff sets out to teach visitors all about Bavarian culture in a time honoured tradition that has been running since 1810.

The Oktoberfest tent will set up camp on Roald Dahl Plass where visitors can also enjoy some amazing amusements and awesome entertainment.

Raise your giant stein sized glasses at Cardiff Oktoberfest this September in Cardiff.

Outdoor Cinema

Where: Cardiff Castle

When: 16th -17th

Outdoor Cinema Cardiff castle - what's on in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle will be host to The Luna Cinema Group this month who are organisers of the greatest outdoor cinema events in the UK.

During September visitors to Cardiff will not only be able to enjoy a fascinating and historical visit to Cardiff Castle but they will also get the chance to watch one of two blockbusting movies.

Grease is the word on the 16th followed by Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone on the 17th. Both films will be shown on giant outdoor screens and The Luna Cinema Group make sure that a top notch cinema experience is had by all against the UK’s most iconic and historical backdrops.

Enjoy a magical night at the movies under the stars with all the family at Cardiff Castle outdoor cinema nights.

Capital City Jazz Orchestra

Where: St Davids Hall

When: 26th

Big Band is swinging its way to Cardiff this month with the Capital City Jazz Orchestra joined by none other than international jazz soloist Gordon Campbell.

Break out those jazz hands and enjoy a fantastic night of amazing live music performed by an established collection of musicians who’ve been playing together for the past 10 years.

Gordon Campbell is a real treat for the ears. His instrument of choice is the trombone, filling his performance venues with the sweet sound of classic jazz. During his 30 year career, he’s had the pleasure of performing with Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand and Robbie Williams.

This September in Cardiff audiences will enjoy a superb jazz performance from the cities very own jazz orchestra at St Davids Hall.

Inside Out Festival

Where: Bute Park

When: 30th

Inside out Fest - what's on in Cardiff

Wrapping up Septemeber in Cardiff with a bang Inside Out Festival bring a selection of the nations favourite artists together in Bute Park.

This year the line up includes super star DJ’s Annie Mac and Sigala, grime artist Lethal Bizzle and a whole host of other artists bringing crowds everything from progressive rock to drum and bass.

No matter what style of music gets you up and dancing you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll be on at Inside out Fest.

Tickets are still on sale so hurry and snatch yours up for a super musical visit to Cardiff and end your summer of 2017.

Luxury accommodation in Cardiff

No matter the size of your party, whether you’re here with the girls, the boys or the family, Exchange Hotel has the ideal luxury accommodation close to all the Cardiff action.

Our amazing location allows for an immersive Cardiff experience and the stunning hotel itself has been created from a fascinating part of Cardiff’s history and heritage.

We like to make sure all our guests get the most from their visit to Cardiff and we hope you get to enjoy some of the wonderful events that are taking place this September in Cardiff.

Please call to arrange your stay on 0151 601 8801 or email