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Caerphilly Council unveils increased events programme 2024-25

Credit: Caerphilly Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council is excited to announce its comprehensive events programme for 2024-25, featuring a variety of engaging events that have been crafted to provide something for everyone.

This lineup will see the return of a number of popular events starting next spring. Below, we take a look in more detail regarding what we can expect from this programme. Some of the highlights include:

Ystrad Mynach & Blackwood Spring Fair’s – Featuring food and craft stalls, alongside a selection of funfair rides for children – the towns will be brought to life as springtime arrives!

Flying Food Festival Risca – This event is for all food lovers! Coming to Risca in September 2024, this is one not to be missed!

Bargoed Lantern Workshops – In the run up to the festive season, this FREE family fun event is a great opportunity for children to make an extra special festive lantern in Bargoed Town Centre.

Pride Caerffili – Following a hugely successful inaugural event last year, Pride Caerffili is back once again! The day long celebration will feature an iconic Pride Parade and live entertainment – as our community comes together to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by LGBTQ+ people in our society.

Blackwood and Risca Beach Party’s – The iconic Beach Party will return to both Blackwood and Risca in 2024. Stalls will line the streets, food & crafts will be on sale and live entertainment will set the perfect backdrop as the Town Centres are turned into beachfronts. Expect a lot of sand and entertainment!

Cllr Jamie Pritchard, Deputy Leader And Cabinet Member For Prosperity, Regeneration And Climate Change commented:
“The events programme is very popular and helps to bring many thousands of people into our town centres. We have made a conscious decision to increase the events programme in 24/25 due to the popularity of the events and our drive to listen to the business community. We wanted to get the 2024/25 programme agreed to be able to offer this positive news, well in advance”.

Save the dates! Here are the key dates that you need to know:

Spring Events Date
Ystrad Mynach Spring Fair Saturday 23rd March 2024
Blackwood Spring Fair Saturday 13th April 2024
Caerphilly Food & Drink Festival Saturday 27th April 2024
Bargoed May Fair Saturday 4th May 2024
Caerphilly 10k Sunday 12th May 2024
Summer Events Date
Risca Beach Party Saturday 8th June – Sunday 9th June 2024
Pride Caerffili Saturday 15th June 2024
Blackwood Beach Party Saturday 13th July 2024
Big Cheese / Little Cheese Festival Saturday 31st August – 1st September 2024
Autumn / Winter Events Date
Flying Food Festival (Risca) Saturday 14th September 2024
Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair Saturday 16th November 2024
River of Light Lantern Making Workshops
(Twyn Community Centre
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2024 & Saturday 23rd & 24th November 2024
Blackwood Winter Food & Craft Fair Saturday 23rd November 2024
Caerphilly Winter Food & Craft Fair featuring the River of Light Lantern Parade & Fireworks Display Saturday 30th November 2024
Bargoed Lantern Making Workshops Saturday 23rd November 2024 & Saturday 30th November 2024
Bargoed Winter Food & Craft Fair Saturday 7th December 2024
2025 Date
Ystrad Mynach Spring Fair Saturday 22nd March 2025