From morning ’til night over a whole weekend there will be an offering of arts, crafts, sculpture, exhibitions, dance, entertainment and music from rock to reggae with over forty bands/performers at events on both banks of the mighty River Usk – the Hanbury Arms, the Bell Inn and the Festival Field.

Once you have enjoyed the events on the Festival Field cross the road and join the fun and hi-jinx on the Hanbury Quayside – there have a drink and good food by the River Usk while enjoying the programme of music and dance that will take you through to the early evening.

Then over the bridge, along the Bulmore Road you will find the Bell Inn. Here under a marquee, listen to talented musicians playing folk, jazz, blues, rock ’n’ roll and see salsa at its best besides a fabulous Middle Eastern dance group – a must! Enjoy all this while having that drink, good food and hopefully the sun...

It is the climax of the Caerleon 2017 Summer Festival and it is FREE!

The Big Free Festival Field; Hanbury Arms; Bell Inn Sat 15 and Sun, July 16. The run up to the Big Free for your diary.

• Merry Wives of Windsor in Caerleon Amphitheatre Fri, July 7.
• Basque Refugee Children day and evening event Mon, July 10.
• Morriston Male Voice Choir Thurs, July 12.
• Collective Band Fri, July 14. For more info visit