ANNUAL EVENTS

Regular events held in and around the town centre

Below are some of the town’s annual events.  Follow the links to find out more about each event, and download the Aber App to receive the latest What’s On notifications.

FARMERS MARKETS

NORTH PARADE   |   1st & 3rd SATURDAY IN THE MONTH


Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market was launched in May 2000 and continues to be successful hosting up to 30 stalls every first and third Saturday in the month. Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market has won Best Food Market in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014. In 2011 the market was voted amongst the Top 10 Farmers’ Market in the UK.

OUTDOOR CINEMAS

VARIOUS LOCATIONS   |   LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH


Following the successful screenings in 2018, we are bringing our Aber Fflics Outdoor Cinema back again to the grounds of Aberstwyth Castle in 2019. Events will take place on the last Friday on every month through to September, with a special bonus ‘Drive In’ screening on August 17th in Mill Street Car Park. Check out the details of screening below.

SEA 2 SHORE FOOD FESTIVAL

PROMENADE   |   SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2019


Stroll between the food stalls and enjoy the multitude of aromas from paella to pizza and everything in between. Take the kids to see the aquarium of local fish, let them have a go on the climbing wall and the Go Karts, have a paddle or catch a crab from the jetty and then go shopping? 

COMEDY FESTIVAL

THEATRES IN ABER   |   FRI 4 – SUN 6 OCTOBER 2019


The festival will take place in venues on and around the Seafront, using iconic buildings along Aberystwyth’s glorious promenade between 5th – 7th October 2018. You’ll be able to catch shows in the Old College, Royal Pier, Bandstand and many more.

LANTERN PARADE

TOWN CENTRE   |   DECEMBER 2019


Each year sees the Aberystwyth Christmas Tree lit up to celebrate the arrival of the Lantern Parade which makes its way down from St Michael’s Church, Laura Place to Owain Glyndwr Square.  The procession is led by a specially chosen Mary and Joseph each Christmas with followers carrying their wonderful lantern creations glimmering and shining like stars in the dark evening.

ABER WINTERLAND

CASTLE GROUNDS   |   DECEMBER 2019


A spectacular Ice Rink and Winterland overlooking the sea in Aberystwyth Castle. Brought to you by Advancing Aberystwyth, throughout the Festive season, an undercover ice rink will be open for all to enjoy. Visitors are advised to wrap up warm and be sure not to miss out on this special occasion!

ST. DAVID’S DAY PARADE

TOWN CENTRE   |   1st MARCH 2020


A colourful and musical celebration of St David, the Welsh language, and of unique Welsh culture. The parade norally starts at 1pm from Town Clock Square, going down Great Darkgate Street, into Baker Street, and to Llys y Brenin – the former King’s Hall – where a short ceremony is held.

ABER CYCLE FESTIVAL

TOWN CENTRE   |  TBC 2020


A celebration of cycling in Mid Wales, including town centre criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and a mass participation ride – the Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive, covering all the best roads in Ceredigion. Aberystwyth Cycle Festival also includes fringe events all week and of course brings you the thrills of town centre cycle races all afternoon and evening on the 26th May.