Featured • July 07, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
As we welcome the month of August, the island of Anglesey becomes a hub of activity and excitement. From adventures in the great outdoors to cultural heritage explorations and foodie delights, there’s something for everyone. There are always plenty of things to do around the island but here’s our guide to what’s on and special things to do in Anglesey in August.
August – What’s On In Anglesey
There are several exciting events happening in Anglesey in August.
2023 Menai Strait Regattas
The Menai Strait Regattas take place over a fortnight in late July to early August. Set on the beautiful waters of the Menai Strait, the racing involves classic boats like the Fife OD, Mersey Mylne OD, and Conway OD, as well as Cruisers and Dinghies in handicap fleets. The main hub of the event is Beaumaris at the Northern end of the Strait, but other venues along the waterway, including Caernarfon at the Southern end, are also part of the regattas.
Date: Monday 31st July to Saturday 12th August.
Mewn Cymeriad – Owain Glyndwr Ble Mae o?
A satirical comedy, for the whole family, full of revelry and political tensions. Come and enjoy, and learn about the bloody and raucous battles of the 1400s.
Location: Beaumaris Castle
Date: Thu 03 Aug 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
Nick Harper, a renowned musician, is set to return to Anglesey for an open-air concert. This event will be held at the community cafe garden, Caffi Siop Mechell, with support from local bands, The Darvells and Y Cefn Glas Allstars. This gig promises to be an exciting experience for music lovers in the region.
Location: Caffi Siop Mechell, Brynddu Rd, Llanfechell, United Kingdom
Date: Aug. 5th, 2023, 3:00pm
Menai Food Festival
The Menai Food Festival, organized by the same company as the Beaumaris Food Festival, takes place over two days in Menai Bridge. This year’s event promises more food & drink producers, craft stalls, street food stands, live music, and a mini funfair for kids.
Saturday 6th & 7th August 2022, 9.30am – 6.00pm
St David’s Hospice Anglesey Dawn Walk
Rise and shine for a five-mile walk, taking in the beautiful Anglesey Coastal Path and Penrhos Nature Reserve in aid of St David’s Hospice.
Date: Sun 6 August – Walk starts from 4.30am, registration from 3.45am at the Holyhead
DOG FEST is a popular event is hosted by Plas Llanfair and features food, drinks, coffee, and local Ynys Môn craft stalls. Attendees are invited to enjoy the day, with on-field parking available.
When: Sun, 6 Aug 2023 08:30 – 16:00 BST
Location: Plas Llanfair Llanfair Yn Neubwll Holyhead Anglesey LL65 3LE
Anglesey County Show
The Anglesey County Show is returning on the 15th and 16th of August 2023, offering rural attractions, food, crafts, and family fun including a fairground, face painting and magicians.
Date: 15th & 16th August 2023
Location: Tŷ Glyn Williams, The Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 4RW
From The Shadows Of Stones’ Cadw’s Summer Dome Experience
Visitors can fly across Wales whilst watching a stunning showcase of Cadw sites in their pop-up immersive dome, and then follow a trail of photospherical sculptures at Cadw sites across Wales. The immersive dome will feature a newly commissioned film, entitled ‘From the Shadows of Stones’, which showcases the very best of Cadw’s heritage sites, from abbeys and castles to burial chambers using the latest high-definition 360° capturing technology.
Date: 18 – 24 August 10am–4pm
Location: Beaumaris Castle
Anglesey Camping Retreat “Under The Stars”
Exploring Anglesey’s sacred and beautiful coastline on the retreat day/night for women. With Walking, meditation, healing circles, nature, sea swimming, sound healing & more! Take your own tent and camp under the stars.
Date and time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 10:00 – Sun, 20 Aug 2023 18:00 BST
Location: Anglesey Sea Zoo Lane Brynsiencyn LL61 6TQ
Tour De Môn
You won’t want to miss the incredible cycling sportive on Anglesey, a stunning island boasting the UK’s most picturesque coastline. Cyclists of all levels can join in, from seasoned riders to beginners. The event village is bustling with excitement, and the breathtaking views along the route are unmatched. Plus, there’s a fantastic finisher’s memento awaiting you at the end. It’s an experience you won’t want to pass up!
Date and time: 7:00am Sun 20th Aug 2023 – 9:15am Sun 20th Aug 2023
Location: Beach Rd, Holyhead LL65 1BB, UK
August Bank Holiday Weekend In Anglesey 2023
ClioSport Festival 2023
If you’re not taking part in this event there is some great spectator viewing where you can watch ClioSport members drive the circuit.
Fri 25 – Sun 27 Aug
Trac Môn Anglesey Circuit
Travel back to medieval times at Beaumaris Castle in Wales. Experience life as knights, lords, and jesters. Learn crafts, watch weapon demonstrations, and witness thrilling battles. Join the Knights School and enjoy the castle’s lively medieval encampment. Fun for all ages!
Sat 26 – Mon 28 Aug
What’s On During The Last Week In August
Beer Tasting Evening | Noson Flasu
Beer Tasting Evening at the Brewery Taproom. Sample the latest ales, learn the process, & check out the ingredients and recipes used.
Date and time: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 19:00 – 21:30 BST
Location: Bragdy Cybi – Tap Room & Brewery Unit 4a Penrhos Business Park Holyhead LL65 2FD
Coastal Foraging and Cooking – Foraging Workshop and Walk in Anglesey
Discover the UK countryside’s wild food and unique flavours. Cook with natural ingredients and reconnect with the great outdoors! This 6-hour tuition course with a foraging expert, which includes picking wild ingredients and a cooking session along Anglesey’s coastline.
Date and time: Thu, 31 Aug 2023 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Location: Traeth Lligwy car park Moelfre LL70 9PQ
Things To Do With Kids Over The Summer Holidays
If you’re looking to entertain the children in Anglesey over the summer holidays, in addition to the beach, playgrounds around the island as well as the events above these ones are just for them.
Lego In The Library 😊
Every Monday throughout the holidays head to the library for some Lego building.
When: Every Monday during the six weeks holidays
Location: Holyhead: 10.30 – 11.30 & Llangefni: 2.30 – 3.30
Funsport, the local surf shop in Rhosneigr runs a beach club for children aged between 8 and 13. Its a great way for young groms to burn off some energy and learn a new watersport.
Greenwood Family Park
Not far from the island is this amazing eco-friendly theme park. Ride on a roller coaster powered by humans, take the solar-powered watershoots and play on wooden climbing frames and so much more. Voted North Wales’s best attraction.