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Events in May & June 2019

We've highlighted here a number of events which are near the canal so that narrowboat customers can moor up and walk to the event. Other events are a short drive away which will suit our cottage customers who arrive by car. Of course, taxis are readily available locally to get to and from any event.

19 May 2019 
Monmouth Bee Festival, The Nelson Garden, Monmouth
Find out more about bees from local beekeepers. Honey tastings, live theatre and pesticide-free, bee friendly plants for sale. 10am-4pm. FREE entry. 


19 May 2019
Open Gardens at Gliffaes Country House Hotel, near Crickhowell
These gardens and arboretum lie in a dream position on a plateau 120ft above the spectacular River Usk. Breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons and 33 acres of parkland and lawns. 2pm-5pm. Entry charge.


23 May 2019
Street Food Craft Night Market, Market Hall, Abergavenny
Evening Market featuring an Open Mic Stage for artists/entertainers. Street food vendors, locally produced artisan drinks, wide selection of local arts and crafts. Seating areas both inside and out. 5pm-9pm. FREE entry.


26-27 May 2019
Steam, Vintage and Veteran Rally, Bailey Park, Abergavenny
Nostalgic look back with steam traction engines, motorcycles, military vehicles, vintage cars, tractors, model making, craftspeople at work and arena events including parades of all the vehicles. 9.30am-6pm. Entry charge.

(Photo: Abergavenny Steam Rally)


1-4 June 2019
The Landmark Trust's Llwyn Celyn Open Day, near Abergavenny
A Grade 1 listed medieval building, once part of the Llanthony Priory estate, saved by The Landmark Trust. Hear the story of the people who inhabited it over the centuries. 10am-4pm. FREE entry.


9 June 2019
Open Gardens at Glannant y Llan, Llanfoist
A garden with planting mixed in age and style. Mature trees (the oldest planted as long ago as Victoria’s reign), generous lawns (one was a tennis court), climbing roses and clematis, herbaceous beds. Refreshments at adjacent village hall. 1pm-5pm. Entry charge.


16 June 2019
Father's Day Feastival, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon
Join us for a festival packed with food, drink and craft stalls, family activities, live music and food demonstrations. 11am-4pm. Free entry plus a free cuppa and welsh cake for every Dad!

(Photo: Big Pit National Coal Museum)


22 June 2019
Fun Dog Show at Tretower Court & Castle
This family-orientated dog show has numerous categories suitable for just about every dog! Will your dog win the ‘Poseur Pet’ or the ‘Scruffiest Mutt’ rosette? Entries accepted from 11am on the day. Event noon-4pm. Entry charge.


29-30 June
Living History at Raglan Castle
Watch living history groups from many eras go about their daily lives. See re-enactments and displays, wander the camps and immerse yourself in times past. 11am-4pm. Entry charge.


29 June - 5 July 2019
Abergavenny Festival of Cycling
Enter an event or come and watch the professionals in action.


For more ideas, take a look at the things you can do close to the canal.