Events in Hay and the local area.

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2024 Events

Hay Saturday Market
1st April to 31st October
Hay Saturday Market. 10am-4pm. First Saturday of the month, April to October. Bringing over 40 independent producers, street food, flea traders and local makers to the town square and market halls of Hay-on-Wye.
Burgers and Boardgames
13th June
Enjoy your favourite Burger Me Restaurant - The Globe at Hay dish while enjoying some friendly competition! 6:30pm start. Play one of the provided games or bring your own!
Hay Music: A4 Brass Quartet
21st June
A4 Brass returns to Hay Castle after its hugely well received concert in 2022. With its distinctive sound, and varied and accessible programme, this will be another delightful concert for all.
The Classic Blues Show
29th June
From BB King to Buddy Guy, from Jimmy Rogers to Jimi Hendrix - The Classic Blues Show celebrates the finest blues music from the last 60 years.
Concerts for Craswall 30th Anniversary Season
6th July
Come celebrate with us 30 years of the very best chamber and choral music! Join us in the magnificent Dore Abbey as three of the UK's leading classical musicians perform Beethoven's rarely heard "Triple Concerto," and experience the powerful sound of massed choir with chamber orchestra.
Hay Madrigals and the Ystradivarius Ensemble
13th July
Beautiful music by Mozart and Vivaldi, and – for once – we are actually singing some madrigals! We will be joined for the first time, by the wonderful string players of the Ystradivarius Ensemble. St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5EB; 3.30 - 4.30.
Hay Summer Show
21st July
A traditional summer show for all the family. Including traditional show classes as well as entertainment, and hosting local stalls, food and drink vendors. Everybody welcome. For the community by the community.
The Royal Welsh Show
22nd July to 25th July
A four-day event with something to interest everyone, based in Builth Wells, 19 miles from Hay. Contact 01982 553686
3 Choirs Festival
27th July to 3rd August
Welcome to the Three Choirs Festival – A grand celebration of choral, vocal and classical music in all its forms! Join us to experience the powerful sound of massed choir with symphony orchestra in the magical setting of Hereford Cathedral.
Brecon County Show
3rd August
A true showcase for the very best of Brecknockshire Farming, food and the countryside.
Steam & Vintage Rally
11th August
The Rally is an event which caters for all the family - nostalgic vintage items for the older generation, entertainment for the children and plenty to interest everyone else.
Concerts for Craswall: Chroma Harp Duo
18th August
Recently featured artists on BBC Radio 3, Chroma Harp Duo are blazing a trail for the classical harp. Spanning 200 years, their programme balances and contrasts classical harp music against the patterns of atonal music and music based on Indian scales. Prepare for utter astonishment!
Concerts for Craswall: Ensemble Molière
12th October
Inspired by the French Baroque, this acclaimed early music ensemble celebrate the music of eighteenth century Paris with a selection of works by five of Europe's leading musicians of the era. Their unique line-up of instruments provides for a memorable and creative programme.
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
28th November to 1st December
Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2024 is back for a year-end wonderland of conversations, candle-lit storytelling, comedy, music and family workshops around town. A place where ideas sparkle!

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