The small town of Ruthin in North Wales is home to one of the most vibrant, and unique, cultural festivals in the country. The Ruthin Festival brings together nearly thousands of people for a week of events every year, all united by their love for local culture and entertainment.
The Ruthin Festival will take place from the 25th of June to the 3rd of July 2022 after a 2 year break due to Covid-19 restrictions. The last festival saw the largest turnout on record for the famous 'Top of Town' event which featured live music from local artists and the legendary Bryn Fon a'r Band!
Unlike many other cultural festivals, the Ruthin Festival focuses solely on celebrating local culture and heritage. Ruthin has a rich history and this festival is a great way to showcase that. The beauty of this festival is that it appeals to all ages, with families coming along to take part in activities and watch shows together, while tourists also use it as an opportunity to learn more about Welsh culture. The small town of Ruthin is famous for being the birthplace of Welsh poet, poet laureate and the ‘father of Welsh poetry’, Sir Henry Jones and is home to a huge variety of talented performers, writers, historians and of course the wonderful locals.
The Ruthin Festival hosts a wide range of events and activities for people of all ages, from live music and theatre performances to art exhibitions and poetry readings. There will be plenty for families to get involved in as well as events aimed at adults. The main events that take place during the week-long festival are: - the Ruthin Carnival and Float Parade, the famous 'Top of Town' event and a variety of guided tours, lectures and concerts around town.
The Ruthin Festival is a great cultural event that celebrates Wales and its heritage. The town will become much busier than usual during the festival due to the influx of visitors attending all of the events on offer. If you want to experience a taste of local culture, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. It is likely that the town will become very busy during the festival so be prepared for long queues and busy streets wherever you are visiting.