Cardiff's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride festival includes a street parade and a ticketed day-long celebration in Bute Park.
Makes the most of the cold weather with an outdoor ice-skating rink and fun fair on the City Hall lawn.
The premier European rugby championship, with Wales taking on England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France. Cardiff normally hosts two home games – the atmosphere is supercharged. Book accommodation well in advance.
Five weeks of theatre, held in Sophia Gardens.
A week of classical concerts at St David's Hall.
Held over a long weekend (Friday to Sunday), this festival sees Roald Dahl Plass filled with producers' stalls, a farmers market, street food and craft stalls.
A weekend of armoured knights engaging in drills, swordplay, mass battles and general medieval mayhem in Cardiff Castle.
A three-day convergence of racy boats in Cardiff Bay.
A month-long festival of exhibitions, screenings, performance and events, held in various venues.
Nine days of storytelling, reading and activities.