Welcome to Porthcawl

The aim of this website is promote the work of the Tourism & Events committee of Porthcawl Town Council. This is an important committee as it is responsible for organising events, or linking in with events that other organisations have arranged, in order to bring the community together and also to put our town ‘on the map’.

Porthcawl Town Carnival takes place annually in July. A procession of themed floats and acts make their way around the town, collecting money for charity, and competing for the prize of best float. The procession makes its way to the carnival field where there are stalls, a fun fair and live acts to be enjoyed.

The Porthcawl Jazz Festival is held annually in April hosting a variety of musical performances, workshops and family events over a weekend.

Surf Cult runs for a week in September. Events include surf contests, music, art, fashion and film plus an outdoor market. The festival ends with the legendary Surfers’ Ball.

The Elvis Festival runs every September, attracts Elvis tribute artists and devotees from across the world, and is the biggest gathering of Elvis fans in Europe. The Elvis Festival was selected as one of the UK’s top twenty summer festivals by The Times in 2008.

Some of the regular events include:

  • Porthcawl Christmas Event
  • Porthcawl Flower and Music Festival
  • Porthcawl Rock Festival
  • Porthcawl Sea Festival
  • Porthcawl Photography Competition
  • The Nottage Beer Festival

In addition, the town council takes part in other town events, including the Christmas Morning Swim, the Christmas Tree Festival, the Jazz Festival, Town Twinning events, the Town Carnival and many more.

If you have ideas about events which will help to Promote Porthcawl, or would like to get involved in helping with any, please contact Porthcawl Town council on 01656 782215 or via the Contact Us page.

To visit the town council website, please click here

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