What’s on in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Entertainment, Arts and Culture Events

To enable you to know what’s going on in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, we’ve put together a list of things that you might want to plan or book ahead for during your stay in one of our large holiday cottages.

Regular Events


4th Thursday of every month – Abergavenny Farmers Market –  Visit Website

1st and 3rd Saturday of every month – Usk Farmers MarketVisit Website

Every Friday and Saturday – Open Air Market in Monmouth Visit Facebook Page


Upcoming local events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

12:00 am
The Wye Valley Chamber Music January Festival attracts leading chamber music musicians from the UK and Europe. It is a showcase for the resident students to learn alongside polished professionals. With a varied programme of Continue reading Wye Valley Chamber Music January Festival
Various
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 11:30 pm
1:30 pm
Marrying two ancient English and Welsh folk traditions, the Chepstow Wassail & Mari Lwyd has become a popular local event. Get a taste of folk dancing, music and mummers plays that have taken place for Continue reading Chepstow Wassail & Mari Lwyd
Chepstow Bridge
6:00 pm
Hillside Brewery are hosting another of their Brewery Taps, this time to celebrate the end of Dry January with a Jazz and Blues Night along with special offers on their Dry Wine and Dry Gin. Continue reading Brewery Tap – Jazz & Blues Night at Hillside Brewery
Hillside Brewery
7:30 pm
The hit West End and Broadway musical, Sister Act, comes to The Savoy Theatre thanks to the talents of Monmouth Music Theatre. Following the recent success of their production of Hello Dolly, the story of Deloris, Continue reading Sister Act – The Musical
The Savoy Theatre
8:00 pm
Andy Zaltzman is one of the UK’s top stand-ups and will be performing his Satirist for Hire show at the Savoy Theatre in Monmouth. Having worked in the past with other comedians like long-term collaborator, Continue reading Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire
The Savoy Theatre
5:30 pm
Combining magic and comedy, Morgan & West are coming to Monmouth with their unique style of illusionary entertainment. They will take the stage with their humorous banter and spell-binding magic for an evening of magic, Continue reading Morgan & West, Time Travelling Magicians
The Blake Theatre
7:30 pm
Miles Jupp is joining in the 90th anniversary celebrations of the Savoy Theatre in Monmouth by bringing along a few of his friends for an evening of comedy. Performing for free they hope to raise some Continue reading Miles Jupp & Friends – Savoy Theatre 90th Anniversary Gala
The Savoy Theatre
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day
12:00 am
Monmouth Women’s Festival has a number of events to attend over four days.  Based around International Women’s Day, the theme for 2018 is #PressForProgress. Opening with a one-woman show from Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy in Continue reading Monmouth Women’s Festival
Various
6:00 pm
Hillside Brewery, one of the most popular breweries in the Forest of Dean, are hosting another of their Brewery Taps, this time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with an Irish themed night! Irish music, Irish Continue reading Brewery Tap – Irish Night at Hillside Brewery
Hillside Brewery
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:45 pm
10:00 am
Peppa Pig is returning to Dean Forest Railway. Take a steam train through the Forest of Dean and meet Peppa Pig at Parkend Station (only accessible via train for this event).  There will be plenty Continue reading Peppa Pig at Dean Forest Railway
Dean Forest Railway
6:00 pm
A charitable event featuring the talents of James Phelan, the nephew of the late Paul Daniels at the Hillside Brewery, Forest of Dean. Noted as one of the best young magicians in the UK, this Continue reading James Phelan – An Evening with the Trickster
Hillside Brewery
12:00 am
A weekend of study sessions, performances, discussions and Q & A’s based around Mendelssohn’s Two Piano Trios. Discover the inner workings of these famous piano trios and get involved with the musicians performing them. Led Continue reading Mendelssohn: The Two Piano Trios – Musical Discovery Weekend
Clytha Park
May 5 – May 19 all-day
12:00 am
The Wye Valley River Festival happens every two years and celebrates nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye. Through a packed programme of events the festival works it’s way down the River Wye Continue reading Wye Valley River Festival 2018
Various
12:00 am
Walk the Wye is a fundraising walk in support of Breast Cancer Research organised by Monmouth Rotary Club. With 7 different routes starting from around the Wye Valley, walkers of different abilities can choose from Continue reading Walk the Wye 2018 – Charity Walk
Monmouth Showground
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
12:00 am
Monmouthshire Food Festival takes place again at Caldicot Castle. Showcasing the best culinary delights from Monmouthshire and beyond there are ranging of activities that allow you to sample food produced in the area and learn Continue reading Monmouthshire Food Festival 2018
Caldicot Castle
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
12:00 am
Billed as the Forest of Dean’s best kept secret, The Coleford Music Festival is held outdoors in Coleford town centre every summer. With an eclectic mix of music, art and culture and put together by Continue reading Coleford Music Festival
Coleford Town Centre
Jul 27 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
Monmouth Music Festival returns for 2018 with more great music and events over 9 days and venues throughout Monmouth. This FREE festival showcases the best amateur talent from many music genres as well putting on Continue reading Monmouth Festival
Monmouth