Heading back to the daily grind can be pretty damn awful after a weekend spent watching Glastonbury rocking out on your sofa, or maybe you went out for some alfresco dining, or enjoyed Cardiff’s open air theatre? Luckily Cardiff’s a ‘Strike while the iron is hot’ kind of city and has plenty of events, festivals, outdoor cinemas and live music for you to inject a little awesomeness into this weekend. Sure, use the week for Netflix, love Island and worrying about crazy politics, then get out there and sink your teeth into Cardiff’s best happenings whatever the weather and to top it off ….. IT’S PAYDAY!
Tafyl Festival – Llandaff Fields
The annual Welsh arts & culture festival returns in a new location at Llandaff Fields. Tafwyl is a showcase of the Welsh language and all things Welsh, so don’t miss out, there will be a big croeso to everyone who comes and join in to experience the lively mix of live music, literature, drama, comedy, art, sports, food & drink. – Download programme
Saturday 1st & 2nd July
Tickets Free

Lost Lands Rooftop Cinema – Jacobs Antiques Market 
Summer is in the air, and with it comes the smell of fresh popcorn, as Cardiff’s very own starlight screenings return to the rooftop of Jacobs Antiques Market overlooking the city. The outdoor screen opened in May before taking a break for the summer nights of June, lights up the skies again from this weekend for the remainder of the summer, with a selection of new releases and classic movies in the open air. – Read More
Friday 30th & 1st July
Tickets £10 
Joust Cardiff Castle
Joust – Cardiff Castle
A huge favourite with the crowds and a fantastic family day out, ‘The Knights of Royal England’ return for their 10th anniversary at the Castle with a dazzling show and an epic display of jousting and horsemanship
Saturday 1st & 2nd July
Tickets £17 for adults / Children £11
Burgerstock Chapter

Burgerstock – Chapter Cafe

The annual burger festival is back, and once again the’ll be combining the calorie fest with some great beers from across the pond. They will be serving up delicious specials including cajun, jerk and Indian spiced burgers , plus veggie and vegan options.
Thursday 29th – 1st
Tickets : Free
Justin Bieber Purpose tour
Justin Bieber – Principality Stadium
You would have to be hiding underneath a very big rock to have missed the millions on Belibers getting excited over the past week for the arrival of Justin Beiber’s Purpose tour taking place this Friday.  Tickets have sold out but we couldn’t not add it to our top pick of the weekend.
Friday 30th
Tickets – Sold Out
Groove rooftop party Glam
Groove rooftop Party – Glam Rooftop Terrace
Glam roof terrace is fast becoming the height of summer fun with yet another rooftop party taking place this weekend. Groove presents the second instalment of their summer series with Theo Kottis. Tickets are £18 on the day but you might be able to get some early bird tickets online.
July 1st
Tickets £18
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La Voix- Wales Millennium Centre
La Voix is a woman on a mission – to bring back the glamour! In this hilarious one-woman show, La Voix will take you on a journey exposing, analysing and satirically delivering an evening of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Cher and many more! La Voix delivers dazzlingly precise sound-alike performances along with an abundance of laughter and the chance to be up close with La Voix herself. It’ll be an evening of live diva anthems, fun, and spontaneity and hilarious stories of La Voix’s travels across the globe! Hot trotting it to Cardiff, get ready for the chanteuse that is LA VOIX
Friday 30th & 1st July
Tickets £15
Paddle Royale
Paddle Royal – Kongs Bar
You think you’re the best at Ping Pong? Well so does everyone else!! Now is your time to prove that you’re the boss! How does it work: Pay entry fee of £3 up to 24 hours prior to the competition at our bar. Players will play to be the best out of three games, with the final match being played best out of five. Please note that depending on the number of players, the number of games played may change.
Sunday 2nd July
Tickets £3
I Want To Ride My Bike Cafe Opening
After weeks of work to transform the old Natwest bank on museum place into exactly what it’s name implies – a place to park your bike and have a coffee. The cafe is the love child of Johnathen Wright. The cafe came from a love for watching cycle sports and a want for a social space to enjoy them with others. He saw the potential in converting an old bank into a cafe and bicycle repair shop. The café will open just in time for the return of the Velothon Wales that’s in early July.
Saturday 1st July
Tickets – Free
Rhiwbina Summer Festival
Rhiwbina Summer Festival  – Rhiwbina Village (Obvs)
Wales’ oldest garden village combines history with modern day shopping and eating. The Rhiwbina Summer Festival is without doubt the most popular event of the year for Rhiwbina residents. Watch the parade, have fun at the mini golf and climbing wall and enjoy the many food stalls and exhibitions taking place.
Saturday 1st July
Ticket – Free

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