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Town Events

Find out what is happening in Barmouth

Find out what is happening in Barmouth each month

January 2020

New Year's day dip

Burn off the excess of Christmas and join the RNLI crew for a New Year's dip!!!

April 2020

Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon

5th April 2020
Triathlon and Duathlon finishing in the beautiful Harlech castle

June 2020

43rd Three peaks yacht race starts

13th July 2020
Sail up the wild West Coast and run to the summits of Barmouth to Fort William. Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the highest peaks of Wales, England & Scotland.

10k race

13th July 2020

July 2020

Mawddach paddle festival

Come and join in the fun at the Paddlesports festival. There are two days of canoe, kayak and Celtic longboat events in the dramatic setting of the Mawddach estuary and Barmouth harbour. There will be races in various boats, demonstrations, development sessions, an opportunity to try Stand-up Paddle Boarding as well as trade stands and entertainment on the harbourside.

Kite festival

5th July 2020
A colourful and spectacular two day event held on the beach opposite the RNLI station.
There will be different ground and kite displays throughout both days. single line to dual and 4 line kites. No buggy or boards to be used on the beach and no dogs permitted on the main beach.

Kite festival

6th July 2020
Second day of the two day event held on the beach opposite the lifeboat station
There will be different ground and kite displays throughout both days. single line to dual and 4 line kites. No buggy or boards to be used on the beach and no dogs permitted on the main beach.

September 2020

Heart of Wales Lorry Rally

Date TBC
Dozens of colourful, wonderfully kept, classic lorries and vintage commercial vehicles will arrive in convoy in Barmouth as part of their 240 mile run. They park in the main car park from 1pm.

Barmouth walking festival starts

19th-23rd September 2020
For ten days in September over 150 people gather in Barmouth to participate in an extensive programme of walks, led by knowledgeable, local guides and ranging from short half day rambles to full day, high level hikes intended for experienced walkers. The festival programme includes over 35 graded walks, providing the opportunity to try little known routes as well as some of the most popular walks in the area.

LLanbedr beer festival

This weekend of real ale (including local brews), live music and splendid Welsh hospitality is always popular. It all takes place in the picturesque village of Llanbedr on the banks of the Artro river, approximately seven miles north of Barmouth.

Barmouth Hurly Burly

19th September 2020
It starts on the sandy beach of Barmouth, and takes swimmers underneath Barmouth Bridge, a mile and an iconic half wide railway bridge. The first part of the swim is up the wide and sandy estuary with mountains on either side, and then it’s through ‘the narrows’ and into a more sheltered part of the estuary.

The whole swim takes place on a fast, incoming Spring tide that works like a bore to assist your swim. Past the narrows the water speeds up further, and the landscape becomes pastoral, the banks closer to you.

The swim ends at Penmaenpool, where you will get changed, gather for hot food and to warm up on fire pits, and celebrate.

October 2020

Moto x on the beach

Date TBC
Moto cross bikes and quad bikes race on especially prepared circuit Barmouth beach. Watch from the safety of the promenade and dunes

Bonfire and fireworks on the beach

Barmouth's bonfire and firework display takes place on the beach by the Bath House. On a day near November 5th - weather permitting, so don't miss out. This is a community event which always needs lots of local support so if you can, please help out

December 2020

late night Christmas shopping

The town’s festive late night shopping event and turning on of the Christmas lights is an opportunity to enjoy some early festive cheer and stock up on Christmas presents from Barmouth’s many independent shops.

Fairbourne santa specials

Fairbourne Miniature railway has “Santa Specials” running in December. Booking is essential for this atmospheric train ride and lovely gift from Santa.

January 2021

New Year's Day RNLI dip

Work off the excess of Christmas and raise money by joining the RNLI New Year's Day swim.

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