What’s on Cardiff: A Guide to the Best Events in March 2019

What’s on Cardiff: A Guide to the Best Events in March

Holi paint party

There are so many amazing events in Cardiff this month, we know you’ll need our help to navigate the best of the bunch.

So, we’ve put together a helpful what’s on Cardiff guide that will sort the good from the bad, leaving you with just what you need to make the most out of your visit to Wales’ capital city.

Whether you’re a gaggle of gals looking to have a great girls weekend in Cardiff, or a bunch of boys wanting to get in on the Six Nations action, we’ve got you covered.

Special Dates for Your Diary

The most diverse section of our what’s on Cardiff guide includes special events in the city not to be missed this month.

Get your diary out and fill it up with everything from drag acts and dance lessons to Mother’s Day dates and movie nights.

An Evening with Mary Golds

Where: Exchange Hotel

When: 2nd

an evening with cardiffs number one drag queen

Those with sensitive dispositions look away now, as Mary Golds will be entering Exchange Hotel this weekend, bringing with her a sensational soiree of decadence, diamonds and darkly dry humour.

Book tickets today to see a cabaret act that is not for the faint-hearted among us.

Cardiff Blues Ladies Day

Where: Cardiff Arms Park

When: 2nd

Let the games begin as the Cardiff’s Blues playoff against the Southern Kings and the Ladies of Rugby get to celebrate in style.

Book your tickets to Cardiff Blues Ladies Day and get dolled up for unlimited fizz, live music and prize giveaways for the best dressed.

Who says ladies’ days should be reserved for horse races anyway?

Pimp My Pancakes

Where: The Flora

When: 5th

Pancakes The Flora

The best day of the year will be here soon and if your batter could be better, or your flips are more like flops, head to The Flora for all you can eat pimped up pancakes and all night tunes in celebration of Shrove Tuesday 2019.

Wine Tasting

Where: Veeno

When: 6th

Wine tasting Cardiff Veeno

Wrap your lips round four glasses of wine that hail from the hills and valleys of eastern Italy’s Marche region. You and your friends can sip at your leisure and fill up on delicious spuntini-style appetisers during the tasting session too.

Hairy Bikers

Where: St David’s Hall

When: 7th

The foodies among us have spent many an evening with the Hairy Bikers, watching Si and Dave’s TV cookery/travel adventure religiously. Now the dynamic duo will be coming to Cardiff to cook and converse with their audiences, who are always hungry for more juicy foodie stories.

The Full Monty

Where: Wales Millennium Centre

When: 11th– 16th

A racy night out in Cardiff for those who loved the hit 1997 movie version, The Full Monty Stage Show is said to be a “hats off” production that has received standing ovations each and every night.

Drop everything and book your tickets to see The Full Monty live and up close this March in Cardiff.

Pulp Fiction Movie Night

Where: The Gate

When: 15th

One of Tarantino’s movie sensations will be screened in an epic movie night at The Gate Arts Centre in Cardiff this March. Make your way there to see how the intertwined lives of hitmen, gangsters and retired boxers pan out.

Wales VS Ireland

Where: Principality Stadium

When: 16th

Wales vs Irleand six nations

Wales face off against Ireland in the second of three matches taking place on the final day of the 2019 Six Nations Championships. As Wales have been on top form throughout the clash, fingers all over Cardiff are crossed this match-up will fare better than 2018’s match-up.

Saint Patrick’s Day

Where: City Centre

When: 17th

A day in everyone’s calendar that’s earmarked to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, with a good old knees-up, plenty of Guinness and good times. This year is no exception as the streets, bars and pubs of Cardiff fill with revellers all out for the Craic!

Film Club: Blues Brothers

Where: Steak of the Art

When: 20th

The tasty interiors in Steak of the Art offer original artwork and occasional special events hosted within the cleverly crafted walls.

Steak of the Art - Film Club - what's on Cardiff

Check it out by booking seats at the up and coming screening of The Blues Brothers, where your ticket will include a meal, a movie and a drink.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch

Where: Exchange hotel

When: 31st

There will be two extraordinary events taking place on Mothering Sunday at the Exchange Hotel in celebration of Mother’s everywhere. Join us for a marvellous Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea or sit down to a mouthwatering Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch, both exciting Cardiff events taking place this March at Exchange Hotel.

Sharon Needles

Where: Glee Club

When: 31st

The Next Drag Superstar of 2012 has become the number one drag superstar of all time. Sharon Needles’ talents include a cutting humour and success as a controversial recording artist, both acts will be showcased in Cardiff this March, be there if you dare.

Club Nights

There’s a huge selection of exciting Cardiff events taking place in some of the city’s most dynamic club venues.

When it comes to finding the best of the best Cardiff nightlife in March, look to the city’s favourite clubs for inspiration.

Tacos, Tequila and Mexican Wrestling

Where: DEPOT

When: 2nd

That Street Food - Taco, Tequilla DEPOT
Credit: That Street Food Facebook

An event that delivers exactly what it says on the tin, DEPOT will be combining all the best bits of Mexico, into one spicy spandex wrapped evening.

Expect delicious Tacos, plenty of Tequila and daring performances from Mexican Wrestlers!

Soul Jam

Where: Clwb Ifor Bach

When: 5th

ChooChoo! All aboard as The Soul Train pulls into Cardiff for a nonstop evening of funky beats and disco balls. Platforms at the ready as you shuffle your way to the grooviest Cardiff event in March.

Hannah Montana’s High School Camp Rock Musical Party

Where: Clwb Ifor Bach

When: 14th

Bringing all the best of noughties movie cheese together in one big poptastic bundle, this event will bring back nostalgia by the bucket load. Perfect for a giggly girls night out in Cardiff.



When: 15th

Welcome one of the greatest examples of music producers from our generation, Example will be making an appearance live in one of Cardiff biggest club venues this March. Be sure to be the Last Ones Standing at this must-see Cardiff event.

HOLI Paint Party

Where: Tramshed

When: 20th

Holi paint party

Gather together and celebrate one of the most colourful events in Cardiff taking place this month, at the HOLI Paint Party hosted by Tramshed. Free white t-shirt and colourful paint powders for all ticket holders.

Cardiff Speakeasy: 1920’S Festival

Where: Portland House

When: 22nd & 23rd (two sessions)

Relive the roaring 20s in style at a Speakeasy Festival hosted in the classiest Cardiff event venue, Portland House. Dress the part and book your tickets for an evening of live themed music and sensational Speakeasy cocktails.

Pub Nights 

Some of the most popular Cardiff events take place in the pubs and bars dotted all over the city centre. So, many in fact we’ve handpicked the best of the best, for you to enjoy this month.

There’s everything from nostalgic nights celebrating decades gone by to speakeasies and live well-known DJ’s.

Girl Power Party Weekender

Where: Popworld

When: 1st – 3rd

Spice Girls Girl Power
Credit: Wiki commons Kura.kun

Spice Up Your Life and begin March with a bang enjoying a party weekend dancing and singing to all the biggest and boldest girl power hits. Starting International Women’s Day early, Popworld are doing it for the girls.

Viva Forever ladies!

Bring on the Night

Where: Revolution

When: 2nd  

At Cardiff Revolution Paper events will be hosting one of their creatively crafted event nights, including live DJ’s, free Pornstar Martinis, glitter make-up stations and Gin based packages. Bring on the Night indeed.

Saved By the 90s

Where: The Globe

When: 22nd

Whoomp, There It Is, at The Globe this March, where you’re getting the chance to enjoy a night Getting Jiggy Wit’ It dancing to all the cheesiest pop hits of the 90s. You can live La Vida Loca, One More Time and let 5 make you Get Down all night long.

Live Music

With the Cardiff Music Awards fast approaching, why not take a look at some of the amazing talents that grace the stages of Cardiff’s top live music event venues.

Tribute bands, stars of the soundwaves and start-up acts will all be making appearances live in Cardiff this month and we know where.

U2 Baby

Where: The Globe

When: 2nd

U2 Baby - what's on Cardiff
Credit: @theu2tributeuk Facebook

Putting on a set that guarantees all the trimmings of a live U2 concert, without the Bono, U2 Baby bring hits from a triple-decade-spanning back catalogue to audiences who are ready and waiting to hear them.

Night Flight + Special Guests

Where: Tiny Rebel Cardiff

When: 8th

A new act for indie fans to follow, Night Flight are said to be fantastic to watch live, captivating audiences with their unique and edgy sound. Performing in Tiny Rebel, the best place in Cardiff to pick up a quality beer brewed in the city, this is the perfect venue to spot some emerging musical talent, whilst enjoying a quality cold one fresh from the keg.

George Ezra

Where: Motorpoint Arena

When: 13th

George Ezra - what's on Cardiff
Credit: Wiki Commons – Biha

He’ll be riding Shotgun all the way to Cardiff in March to sing live for all his adoring fans. Get your tickets to Listen to the Man of the year perform live in the Motorpoint Arena at what will no doubt be a sell-out show.

Red Rum Club

Where: The Moon

When: 14th

One of the greatest live music venues in Cardiff, The Moon, will soon be welcoming one of Liverpool’s top class acts of the year, Red Rum Club. A band who bring an edgy sound to their 60s style soul music, this is one Cardiff event you don’t want to miss.

Antarctic Monkeys

Where: The Globe

When: 16th

We bet that you look good on the dancefloor and you’ll certainly get a chance to show us at an Antarctic Monkey’s gig. Watch as these guys bring the best chart-topping songs to life, in a showstopping act that’s been praised by the original band members friends and fam.

KT Tunstall

Where: Tramshed

When: 16th

KT Tunstalll - what's on Cardiff
Credit: Wiki Commons Editor5807

A little lady who has been rocking the Invisible Empire of music since 2004, will be returning to stages up and down the country to bring her latest album to eager waiting ears. Cardiff’s Tramshed are the lucky hosts of this truly talented solo act whose unique vocals and clever songwriting skills have traversed the tracks of time.

The Lounge Kittens

Where: The Globe Cardiff

When: 20th

There’s something coming to Cardiff in March that’s musically different but in the best way possible. A class act called The Lounge Kittens, made up of three fabulous ladies who take chart-topping tunes and recreate them in perfect harmony. The Lounge Kittens will fast become a staple in your daily playlists, we guarantee it.

The Wailers

Where: Tramshed

When: 21st

The Wailers

Original members of The Wailers have reunited to tour the country, travelling the UK performing their legendary reggae act for expectant audiences everywhere. Their gig at Tramshed will no doubt be an unmissable night of top reggae tunes and truly terrific performances.

Cultural Events

Not only the official capital city of Wales, but Cardiff is also the countries cultural capital too. This month there are plenty of amazing Cardiff events to get involved in that are perfect for people who like to explore their cultural side.

Romeo and Juliet

Where: St David’s Hall

When: 6th

“Young men’s love lies not truly in their hearts but in their eyes”

Experience the greatest written love story of all time, told by the musical gifts of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra as the group capture the passion and tragedy of Shakespeare’s most well-known written work.

The Sensational 60s Experience

Where St David’s Hall

When: 14th

Swing back to the 60s with six of the greatest vocal talents of the age, as they bring a three-hour pop sensation to the stage at St David’s Hall, covering all the greatest hits of music’s greatest decade.

Motown The Musical

Where Wales Millennium Centre

When: 26th

We all love a little Motown music so, why not book tickets to learn the life story of the man behind Motown; Barry Gordy. Learn how it all began, what happened along the way and how one man’s journey ended up defining musical history as we know it.

Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir and Badinerie

Where Llandaff Cathedral

When: 28th

Llandaff Cathedral - what's on Cardiff
Credit: Wiki Commons – Michael D Beckwith

The heavenly voices of the Royal Welsh College Choir will perform the timeless masterpiece, Monteverdi’s Vespers in one of Cardiff’s most stunning historic buildings, Llandaff Cathedral. Enjoy the exquisite performance from inside the cathedral’s stunning interior, the perfect backdrop for the most spectacular piece of choral music ever composed.

Spring Showcase


When: 30th

For a smorgasbord of musical performances, make your way to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Spring Showcase this March. Everything from classical compositions, to the biggest musical theatre hits, will be performed live by students and choirs from all over Wales.

Family Friendly

Get the family together for a break in Cardiff this March and enjoy any one of these exciting family-friendly Cardiff events taking place across the city.

You can get your rave on for Mother’s Day or take a trip to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in the stunning Sophia Garden’s of Bute Park.

Whatever floats your family’s boat, there’s something for everyone in our handy what’s on Cardiff guide.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Where: Sophia Gardens

When: 30th

Teddy Bears Picnic

If you go down to the park today you’re sure of a big surprise.

If you go down to the park this day you’ll never believe your eyes.

There’ll be discos, games, face painting and crafts and all the kids will be having a laugh, so join in the fun at Bute Park’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

Children’s Literature Festival

Where: Cardiff Castle, City Hall and Central Library

When: 30th

Children's Literature festival

Helping to inspire a future generation of readers and authors, The Children’s Literature Festival is now in its 7th year.

Authors and illustrators will be making their way around the city’s top landmark venues hosting quizzes, workshops, craft activities and book readings, aimed at children but fun for all.

Mother’s Day Family Rave

Where: DEPOT

When: 31st

Nothing brings the family together more than the power of dance, so get your little ravers and head on over to DEPOT for the mother of all Mother’s Day Raves.

Mother's Day Rave Big Fish LIttle Fish
Credit: @BFLFEvents – ‘People enjoying a Big Fish Little Fish family rave’

Big Fish Little Fish have been travelling the country for years, bringing with them a bucket load of fun wherever they go. Expect glowsticks, confetti cannons, bubble-filled dancefloors and more, alongside fun-loving musical superstars such as Goldie Lookie Chain members Rhys and Eggsy.

Amazing March Accommodation Offers From Exchange Hotel

With so many amazing Cardiff events taking place this month why not get your city break booked at Exchange Hotel?

Exchange Hotel Group room for four

Our superb accommodation offers can be used for romantic stays, girly weekends, family breaks and group get-togethers of all occasions. We have luxurious Cardiff hotel rooms ready and waiting for our guests to enjoy an unforgettable visit to the city.

Call 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to chat with our reservations team today and start planning your March getaway to Cardiff, at Exchange Hotel.

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