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Enjoy the last of summer with some exciting local events

Cardiff Harbour FestivalSummer 2014 has been quite eventful: the FIFA World Cup took place in Brazil with an incredible win from Germany, the successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have recently come to a close, the Cardiff Festival and Comedy Festival have offered us endless hours of joy, and Cardiff hosted the UEFA Super Cup final - congratulations to Real Madrid!

Perhaps one of the most popular summer events in Cardiff is the Cardiff Bay Beach on Roald Dahl Pass, which is still open until 31st August. The urban beach offers the perfect seaside experience – live music, rides and attractions, paddling pools and sand – but in a convenient, central location; make sure you don’t miss it! Nevertheless, there are still plenty of summer events in addition to the Cardiff Bay Beach worth attending throughout August and early September.

The Grand Medieval Mêlée

Who said modern was always best? The most skilled swordsmen from across the UK will descend on Cardiff Castle for a weekend of historical re-enactments and battles as part of the Grand Medieval Mêlée. Visitors will be able to watch re-enactments, explore a medieval village, take part in storytelling sessions and experience the sights and sounds of medieval life. The event will run between 10am and 5pm on 16th and 17th August and ticket prices vary.

Extreme Sailing Series – Cardiff Harbour Festival

As part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival, the Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cardiff Bay from 23rd to 25th August for the UK’s only leg of the 2014 season. The event will see elite sailing teams such as Alinghi, J.P. Morgan and Realteam compete in the heart of Cardiff Bay for the top spot, and it promises to be an exciting day out for all the family. The event is free at the point of entry, but additional activities may incur a charge so please check the Cardiff Festival website for full details and prices.

St Fagans Food Festival

Every September, St Fagans National History Museum host their Food Festival, and this year is no different. On 6th and 7th September 2014, the St Fagans Food Festival will showcase the finest food and drink from across Wales while offering attendees a glimpse into Welsh history. During the Food Festival, visitors will be able to taste and purchase everything from bread to pork sausages from one of more than 80 exhibitors with stalls at the event – some of the food will even have been produced in the museum itself, since St Fagans has its own bakehouse and pig farm. The Food Festival will be open from 10am-5pm on both days and entry is free!

Cardiff 10k

On Sunday 7th September, thousands of people will descend on Cardiff to take part in the annual Cardiff 10K race. Organised by Kidney Wales, the Cardiff 10K attracts fundraisers from across the country and regularly sees celebrities and professional runners taking part. This year’s event promises to be one of the highlights on the Cardiff calendar and represents the 29th run of the Cardiff 10K as one of the UK’s finest races! Along with the 10K race, there will also be a 2K Fun Run which will take place a little earlier and will be open to anyone regardless of age or fitness as it is designed to promote the importance of good health and sportsmanship. The 2K Fun Run will begin at 9.15am while the 10K race will start at 10am and if you’d like to take part in either event, please visit the Cardiff 10K website for more details on how to register and donate.

Here at Capital Properties, we love the city of Cardiff and our team frequently attends local attractions and events. We’d love to hear what you have done over the summer or whether you are attending any of the events above. You can share your thoughts with us via Facebook, Google + or Twitter, and remember we still have student accommodation available for this September, so contact us for more details.

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