What's On in Cardiff
This capital city boasts more than coastal views and that lush Welsh accent. Known to be a stomping ground for all manner of loud and raucous nightlife, there's plenty of things to do in Cardiff that don't just involve having a strong drink (granted that this is always a good thing). We're here to make sure you make the most of this eccentric Welsh city with our list of the best events in Cardiff at your fingertips.
Last updated on 9th March 2017
Looking for something fun and frivolous to do this week in Cardiff? Join Dead Canary every Thursday night as not only is there a Thursday only menu of tiki creations and cool cocktails, get familiar with one of the best bars in the city alongside music and must-try mixology.
Hankering to step away from all things meat and dairy in the name of veganism? Then Cardiff has just the festival for you. Head on down to the ever-cool DEPOT this May as the Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Festival promises traders and street food aplenty.
The Swalec Stadium is set for something truly delicious this Summer with the Cardiff Rum Festival. Head on over for not only some of the finest rum the globe has ever seen, there's street food, cocktails, classes, workshops, tasters and plenty more.
Dempsey's is well known as a destination in Cardiff for some of the finest live music in the city, so what does their week on week offering boast? Join them every Wednesday night in the city as they promise some of the best live jazz in the business.
Some refuse to sit down and others refuse to stop dancing. If you branch yourself in with the latter, why not try your hand at salsa every week in Cardiff as their beloved Salsa Social night promises live band and more moves than most can muster.
Hankering for something funny to do this weekend in Cardiff? What about some of the finest comedy in the city? Join The Glee Club every Saturday night as their beloved stand-up stage churns out some of the finest names and jokes in the industry.
Cardiff is not short of hidden gems when it comes to a night out, but what about one of the finest, vintage cocktail bars in the city? Join Lab 22 every Monday night as you not only throw back a selection of prohibition inspired cocktails, there's live jazz to boot.
A night of pure, Hip Hop and R'n'B appreciation is what's on in Cardiff every Monday night at the incredibly Buffalo club. Pumping out a playlist of the biggest throwback artists like Sean Paul, Craig David, Destiny's Child and R Kelly get ready to get hot and sweaty on the dance floor of this club night in Cardiff. Snoop Dogg will be at large with his 'Gin and Juice'.
Dirrrrrrty POP. You'll find the biggest Saturday night event in Cardiff at the legendary Clwb Ifor Bach venue where they dedicate their three floors to a big love for all things of the pop music persuasion as well as some soul, funk and blues appreciation. Floor hop until you find the jams you're after and lose yourself in the crowd until 4am.
Taking place this July in Tramshed, The Great Cardiff Gin Festival will be a huge day of gin-filled antics. There will be more than 120 different types of gins from around the world which you can learn about, and most importantly, try.
He sure knows a thing or two about live music but it turns out Frank Turner is also a bit of a hit behind the decks. The musician will be spinning a whole set at The Bunker this July in Cardiff, along with their usual beer pong and cheap drink deals.
What could be more perfect for a summer's evening than the Open Air Cinema at Cardiff Castle. The event will be taking place at the iconic venue under the stars; grab a picnic blanket and watch Top Gun, Grease or Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.