Events in Llangollen in 2017

Llangollen is a town of 3000 or so residents in North East Wales, just an hour or so from Liverpool, Manchester and the outskirts of Birmingham. If you have ever driven into North Wales on the A5 you will recognise the view as the mountains rear up and close in around you and Castle Dinas Bran rises up on it’s own hill top to your right. The valley has been carved by the River Dee, a magnet for white water kayakers, canoeists and rafters from all over the world.

We have picked a few of our favourite events coming up in 2017, if we have missed yours please add it in the comments below. If you get them to us soon then we can add them in to this article.

Annual Events

Llangollen Pantomime Group – The Three Musketeers, 19 – 22 January 2017

Llangollen operatic young uns perform ‘Bugsy Malone’ 16-18th February 2017

3rd-5th March Llangollen Railway Spring Steam Gala

April 29th, 30th May May 1st 2017 Llangollen Walking Festival

May 5-7 2017   and Sept 8-10 2017   Proadventure’s Tentipi Gathering

Saturday 6th May Llangollen Railway Fish and Chip Train (Evening event)

19/20/21 May – Vangollen Camper Festival at the Pavilion

27th May Llangollen Railway  Cheese and Wine Train

16/17/18 June Llangollen Womens Festival of Music and Arts

17th June Llangollen Railway  Real Ale Train

July 3-9th 2017 Llangollen International Eisteddfod

July 14-24th Llangollen Fringe Festival inc. High and Mighty up at Dinas Bran Castle

July 22/23 Llangollen Railway  1960’s weekend

August 5th & 6th 2017  Llangollen International Motor Bike Festival 

Llangollen Railway  Day out with Thomas 10-15th August

August 12-13 2017 Llangollen Faery Festival

Llangollen Sportsfest Sunday August 27th

September 23/24th 2017 British Downhill Series Mountainbike race 6 at One Giant Leap Llangollen

October 14th 15th  Llangollen Food Festival

November Llangollen Christmas Festival

Regular Events

Llangollen Adventure Lectures – Adventures near and Far

New Dot Cinema – Community cinema at it’s best

Monday Nights Llangollen Canoe Club, Pool seesions in the winter, on the river in the Summer season on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Last Friday of the Month Llangollen Comedy Club – great standup comedy

Llangollen Operatic – Regular Light Opera and musicals from an award winning company and shows from the 6-16 Young Uns

Llangollen Twenty Club Amateur Players – produce regular plays

Our thanks to Allan Potts at Eagles Nest Photography for permission to use the image of Llangollen at night.


3 thoughts on “Events in Llangollen in 2017”

  1. Hi, Please help spread the word – Llangollen’s first Preloved Baby and Children’s Sale!
    Billy The Kids – Baby Bazaar ‎Preloved Baby And Childrens Sale. 6th May 2017 Llangollen Pavilion. Buy or sell quality items for maternity, baby and children upto 8years. Soft play area for children. Meet Peppa Pig. Stalls £12. Entrance £1. Kids free.

    Tel: 07711851466

  2. Enjoy a truly memorable day out at the Llangollen Railway’s Victorian Weekend on 13th & 14th May. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the recreated Victorian era.

    Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into different aspects of Victorian life on and off the rails.

    A brand new feature for 2017 is our time travelling experience; stepping back 60 years at a time. Llangollen station has been transformed to how it would have looked during Eisteddfod Week 1957, complete with live music. Climb on-board one of our historic steam hauled trains to steam back another 60 years to 1897 at Berwyn – Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Year. Take a look inside our Victorian station at Berwyn and discover what life was really like for a Victorian stationmaster.

    A traditional Street Fair can be found at Carrog station, complete with rides, stalls and horse power! Learn new skills in the tented circus workshop and witness displays by our costumed street entertainers.

    Look out for Queen Victoria and her royal entourage as they make a special visit to the Dee Valley!

    Plus lots more……

    For full details and to book advance discounted tickets online, visit:

    A steam-filled time travelling experience for all the family to enjoy and savour…..


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