Summer is a magical time in the Wye Valley, an area known for its picturesque landscapes, fascinating historical sites, and exciting events. The week of August 21-27, 2023 is shaping up to be particularly vibrant, with a variety of entertainments scheduled. Everything from music concerts to outdoor adventures awaits locals and tourists alike, promising a week filled with lasting memories.
Music & Art
Hay Jazz Festival
Key to the cultural scene is the Hay Jazz Festival, taking place from August 23-27. This long-running event showcases both local and international jazz musicians at various venues across the beautiful town of Hay-on-Wye. Don’t miss the fantastic performances and the lively festival atmosphere.
Monmouth Art Society Summer Exhibition
Art enthusiasts should visit Monmouth Art Society’s Summer Exhibition, running from August 21-27. The event displays the creative outputs of talented local artists. Not only can visitors appreciate stunning artworks ranging from paintings to sculptures, they may also purchase their favourite pieces.
Guided Walks & Rides in the Forest of Dean
Explore the verdant Forest of Dean in the company of experienced guides with Guided Walks & Rides. The activities, available throughout the week, guarantee breathtaking views and a thrilling experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Canoe the Wye
For water sports enthusiasts, Canoe the Wye hosts daily canoeing trips along the Wye Valley’s beautiful river. Set sights on the area’s unique flora and fauna and savour the tranquil surroundings, making for a truly memorable outdoor adventure.
Ross-on-Wye Summer Carnival
A community-centric celebration, the Ross-on-Wye Summer Carnival will take place on August 26. This annual event promises a family-friendly day out filled with live music, games, food stalls, and a grand parade showcasing colourful floats.
Herefordshire Farm Park
Children will love a visit to Herefordshire Farm Park opened throughout the week. This popular attraction offers an opportunity to meet and pet a variety of farm animals, ride tractors, and explore the expansive play area.
Food & Drink
Chase Distillery Tour
For adults seeking a unique experience, touring the Chase Distillery is a must-do. Scheduled visits throughout the week allow you to learn about the process behind creating their famous gins and vodkas and indulge in a tasting session.
Bluebell Vineyard Wine Tastings
Meanwhile, wine connoisseurs can participate in Bluebell Vineyard’s wine tastings, available on select dates throughout the week. Savour an array of exquisite English wines as you explore the stunning vineyard landscapes.
With this vast array of activities, Wye Valley truly has something for everyone during the week of August 21-27, 2023. Whether you’re craving an outdoor adventure, a cultural immersion, or a pleasant family outing, the area’s strong and diverse event calendar has got you covered.