Special events throughout year; medieval jousting, midsummer Shakespeare evenings, August Medieval Mêlée, Victorian Christmas. Sights, sounds, smells of Castle life of 700 years ago, colorful tents. Characters cook, weave, knights prepare for battle and cross swords; falconry displays, sword fighting school, archery, armour try-ons, and juggling classes.
Every last Friday of the month Bear Patrol for bears, cubs, chubs, otters, admirers. Every first Saturday each month Leather & Rubber Night, dress code optional.
February-September 7, 2013 sailing, canoing, water events/Harbour Festival, theater festivals, film festivals, jousting, city festival, food & drink fests, carnival, Welsh Proms concerts, comedy, picnics, LGBT Mardi Gras. See dates and events online
February 13, 2013 -Edward Gardner, the Philharmonia Orchestra, overture to Beethoven's Fidelio; March 22nd -Paul Lewis, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Wagner's Flying Dutchman Overture, Beethoven's 7th Symphony; April 17th -Josef Špacek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek, Dvořák's Slavonic Dances and Smetana's Ma Vlast.
August 31 - September 2, 3013, Inner Harbour, Cardiff Bay. Extreme sailing, Parade Of Sail, Shanty Singers, Aerial Entertainment, Extreme 40 Catamaran Races, The British Fishcraft Championships, continental market with tasty treats, and more.
September 7, 2013, annual GLBT festival at Coopers Field, Cardiff. Mardi Gras Parade, live music, market stalls, bars and food service. See more details in the New Year.