The new year is always a great time to look at what’s coming up in the year and plan what events you’re going to attend. Anglesey is full of great events; from nature and wildlife walks to marathons and food festivals, there’s something for everyone, but it can be difficult finding them all and when they’re taking place. That’s why we’ve put together a calendar so you know exactly what’s on in Anglesey and when. Take a look at our events calendar below and keep reading to find out more about each event.
What’s on in Anglesey – Month by month
Anglesey is home to many red squirrels and they continue to be a focus of conservation to increase the population. Want to find out how the red squirrels are getting on? Join North Wales Wildlife Trust on Friday 15th February for the red squirrel update. Or maybe you’re looking for something more active in February? Why not give winter sea kayaking a go at the Kayak Essentials Essential Frostbite Weekend, taking place 16th to 17th February.
If you own a motorbike and you’re looking to get out on a track with it then the No Limits Track Days would be perfect for you. Taking place on the 2nd March and various other dates throughout the year, satisfy your need for speed and take your bike for a spin with experienced instructors. If beer’s more your thing then why not join the Anglesey Ale Trail on Saturday 30th March and 7th September and pay a visit to some of the most superb real ale pubs on Anglesey.
Start the month off with a walk around Parys Mountain on Saturday 6th April and take in the colours and landscapes of the abandoned copper mine. Get ready for spring on the 19th to 21st April with the Kayak Essentials Spring Essentials Coaching Weekend where you can join excellent coaches to develop your skills in dynamic water.
From the 4th to the 10th of May, Anglesey welcomes back the Sea Kayak Symposium where you can meet and greet and share practical tips with people in the know. On the 18th and 19th May head to the Anglesey Agricultural Showground for the Anglesey Vintage Rally 2019, now in its 35th year, and marvel at the vintage machines and artefacts. If you’re looking to pick up a vintage treasure for yourself, head to the Mona Showground for the Anglesey Antiques Fair on the 25th and 26th May at the Mona Showground, also taking place on the 19th and 20th of October. Also that weekend, on the 26th May, is the Great Strait Raft Run, held annually on the Menai Strait.
If you’re a foodie or just a lover of food and drink then make sure to put the Anglesey Food Festival in your calendar; taking place on the 30th May to 1st June at the Anglesey Showground. Also that weekend is the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show which has a huge range of exhibits, events and activities where you can have a go too. For all you music lovers out there make sure to get your ticket for Gottwood Festival, taking place 6th – 9th June, now in its 10th year. Or if you’re looking for a different type of weekend there’s also the Kayak Essentials Essential Women’s Sea Kayak weekend taking place 7th – 9th June. At the end of the month there’s the Snowdonia Challenge, a three day walking challenge which is the only event of its kind in the UK, get your walking shoes at the ready!
On the 28th July is the Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race, the North West’s premier offshore dinghy race covering over 15 nautical miles around the South East coast of Anglesey.
August kicks off with the Cybi Coastal Marathon on Saturday 3rd August, circumnavigating Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath and Anglesey coastal path. Then from the 5th to the 17th you can enjoy the Menai Strait Regattas; watch classic boats, cruisers and dinghies race on the Menai Strait. On the 13th and 14th the Anglesey Show returns once again with animal and livestock exhibitions, arts and crafts, food stalls and much more. On the 25th and 26th August is round 6 of the Thundersport GB Championships so make sure to get your ticket if you’re looking to get your motorbike racing fix. At the end of the month the famous Ring O’ Fire returns, taking runners on a 135 mile journey around Anglesey.
On the 1st of September you can take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island at Love SwimRun. Or take on the water at the Kayak Essentials Essential Sea Kayak Coaching Festival, perfect for those looking to develop their sea kayaking skills.
On the 4th of November head to Trearddur Bay Hotel for the bonfire and firework display raising money for Cancer Research UK appeal; gates open at 6pm with the bonfire being lit at 6:30pm and fireworks starting at 7pm.
Always Aim High Events
Whether you’re looking to get active or raise money for a cause close to your heart, Always Aim High offer all sorts of amazing events across Wales, and in 2019 they’re offering 10% off registration for all Silver Bay holiday home owners! If you’re a holiday home owner here at Silver Bay, make sure to keep an eye out for emails from us to find out how to claim your discount.
On the 3rd of March the events kick off with the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon and 10K, one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the UK and starting on the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge. Then on the 31st March is the Conwy Marathon, brand new for 2019 and offering a 26 mile route on the stunning Conwy coastline. If they’re not convenient or you want to take part in even more, there’s also the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon on the 2nd June. On the 14th July you can explore the trails, panoramic views and tough climbs of Snowdonia National Park in the Snowdonia Trail Marathon.
If swimming’s more your thing why not take part in the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim and experience an incredible open swim in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Or if you’re a keen cyclist, why not give the Tour de Mon a go on the 18th August.
If you’re looking to push yourself even further and combine running, swimming and cycling, why not get involved with a triathlon, starting with the Harlech Triathlon on the 14th April. Or there’s the Slateman Triathlon, taking place on the 18th and 19th May. If you want to venture further out of Anglesey, there’s also the Cardiff Triathlon on 22nd and 23rd of June. Feeling ready to take on the toughest triathlon in the UK? Sign up for the Snowman Triathlon, taking place on the 27th and 28th of July. If you want to complete all of the Always Aim High SUUNTO Adventure Series then make sure to sign up for the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon on the 14th and 15th September.
We hope you found something interesting and we’ll be sure to keep our calendar updated as new events come up so make sure to keep checking back.