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FOR FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SPRING Anglesey Half-Marathon It’s billed as ‘the most beautiful half-marathon in the UK’. Take a look at the undulating yet quick route and you’ll see why. Starting at the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge it’s set against a stunning Snowdonia backdrop. Generates a great atmosphere, with children’s and junior races too. Anglesey Open Studios Spread over the Easter weeks, this engaging arts initiative is your chance to meet painters, sculptors, photographers, film-makers, craftworkers and installation artists in their own studios, homes or participating galleries. All artists are waiting to welcome you, so don’t be shy to knock on the door – it’s open house. SPRING/SUMMER Anglesey Walking and Outdoor Festival Want to enjoy the best of Anglesey on foot or by bike? Then this is the festival for you. There’s an innovative programme of guided walks for all-comers (themes include wildlife, art, marine treasures and island heritage) plus a wheely good choice of cycle rides. Coasteering, kayaking and foodie events are some of the other things on the hearty festival menu. SUMMER Anglesey Show, Gwalchmai, near Llangefni This colourful country jamboree attracts not only the farming community. It’s a great day out for all the family, with craft and food stalls, hundreds of trade stands, Shire horse and falconry displays, vintage machinery and children’s entertainment. Lifeboat Days, Moelfre and Trearddur Bay Moelfre’s big event, which attracts thousands of visitors, isn’t just about the village’s famous lifeboat station, remarkable though its history is. It involves hundreds of crafts and boats, an RAF Valley rescue helicopter display, music and entertainment. Trearddur Bay’s lifeboat station also organises an open day. Menai Seafood Festival, Menai Bridge A tasty festival celebrating North Wales’s coastal heritage and Anglesey’s wealth of seafood. So expect cooking demonstrations, a local produce market, art, craft, music and seashore activities for the kids. 71


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