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Caerphilly County Borough Council Unveils Increased Events Programme 2024-25

Posted on : 14 Nov 2023

Caerphilly County Borough Council Unveils Increased Events Programme 2024-25
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
This increased events programme not only provides entertainment for visitors, but also supports local businesses through increased footfall in our town centres. CCBC extends its gratitude to the sponsors, partners, to each of the Town Council’s and the local community for their invaluable support, which makes these events possible.
Save the dates and be part of the incredible year ahead! For more information and regular event updates, visit our website at

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