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Friday 24th – Saturday 25th February 2023, from 11am

Swansea city centre

Croeso is a two-day festival celebrating all things Welsh held in Swansea’s city centre Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February. 

This year’s event will feature the best of local Welsh culture including:

  • Food and drink
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Live music
  • Street entertainers
  • Workshops
  • Art and crafts
  • St David’s Parade
  • Children’s activities

Head to Swansea’s Castle Square to hear the wonderful sounds of Welsh music before moving to Oxford Street where you can sample the best of Welsh food, drink, and handcrafted goods. Don’t miss the cooking demonstrations!

With music, poetry, and live entertainment you’ll find plenty of Welsh culture to enjoy at Croeso. You can even say ‘Shwmae!’ (Hello!) and immerse yourself in the Welsh language, there’ll be plenty of help for those learning (or contemplating) Welsh.

Cooking Demonstrations

Friday 24 February at Portland Street Marquee

  • 11am: Sian Day (My Kitchen Rules)
  • 12pm: Nathan Davies (SY23 / Great British Menu)
  • 1pm: Jack Stein (Rick Stein Restaurants / Cooking with the Stars / Born Tto Cook)
  • 2pm: Anand George (Purple Poppadom)
  • 3pm: Stewart Williams (Castell Howell)

Oxford Street

  • 11am: Katie Davies Kids Cookery Workshop
  • 1pm: Sian Day Kids Cookery Workshop
  • 2pm: Cocktails by Distill + Fill
  • 3pm: Sian Day Kids Cookery Workshop

Saturday 25 February at Portland Street Marquee

  • 11am: Hywel Griffith (Beach House, Oxwich)
  • 12pm: Matt Waldron (Stackpole Inn / Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered Showdown)
  • 1pm: Kwoklyn Wan (This Morning / Steph’s Packed Lunch)
  • 2pm: Katie Davies (Britain’s Best Home Cook)
  • 3pm: John Partridge (Celebrity Masterchef Winner / Eastenders)

Oxford Street

  • 11am: Katie Davies Kids Cookery Workshop
  • 12pm: Sian Day Kids Cookery Workshop
  • 2pm: Sian Day Kids Cookery Workshop
  • 3pm: Cocktails by Distill + Fill

Live Entertainment at Castle Square

Friday 24 February

  • 11am : Cyw S4C / Roly Poly Children’s Entertainment
  • 12pm: Melda Lois
  • 12.30pm: Mellin Arts
  • 1pm: Araby
  • 1.30pm: Roly Poly Children’s Entertainment
  • 2pm: Gildas
  • 2.30pm: Roly Poly Children’s Entertainment
  • 3.30pm: Eleri Angharad

Saturday 25 February

  • 11am: Phoenix Choir of Wales
  • 11.30pm: Mellin Arts
  • 12pm: Asha Jane
  • 12.30pm Parade
  • 1pm: Dafydd Hedd
  • 1.30pm: Roly Poly Children’s Entertainment
  • 2pm: Tom Emlyn
  • 2.30pm: Roly Poly Children’s Entertainment
  • 3pm: Llyffant
  • 3.40pm: Ukrainian thank you to Wales

Host: Helen Enser Morgan

Saturday 25 February Busking Stages

  • Founders: 2pm – Bowen
  • Jam Jar: 2pm – Eleri Angharad

Free Family Fun

  • Street Entertainers
  • Join the Croeso Trail
  • Learn Welsh Opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts Bus
  • Have a Try Sporting Sessions
  • Croeso Parade

Croeso Trail!

When you’re visiting the 2023 Croeso festival, make sure to pick up a competition flyer and follow the Croeso Trail to win some great prizes!

Hidden in various venues across the city centre are different Welsh-themed images.

Find and note all 8 with your contact details and you could win a prize bundle containing family pass to Buzz Trampoline Park, a family pass to Plantasia, 2 tickets to a Swans football match
(Swansea V Middlesbrough) and a Plantasia cuddly soft toy monkey!

Every completed entry will also receive a goody bag courtesy of Original Cottages includes a FREE child entry ticket to Plantasia Tropical Zoo. Return your completed form to the First Cymru double decker bus on Castle Square to enter the prize draw and to claim your goody bag.


Cwtsh Marquee

Come join Menter Iaith Abertawe in the Cwtsh Marquee to learn more about opportunities to enjoy the Welsh language in the Swansea area. A big welcome to all – whether you’re a fluent Welsh speaker, learning the language, or just curious!

As well as an opportunity to learn more about other Welsh language events on the horizon, there will also be opportunities to browse a selection of Siop Tŷ Tawe’s gifts & books and learn more about the courses available via Learn Welsh Swansea Bay Region.

There will be a chance to meet Mr Urdd and Magi Ann, and Cymraeg i Blant will be offering Story and Song sessions as well as information about further opportunities for families to enjoy the Welsh language together. Expect games and pop-up entertainment over the course of the day!


Croeso carries on into the evening! Swansea Council have teamed up with Swansea Music Hub, Menter Iaith Abertawe and venues across Swansea city centre to present Croeso Nightworks, two nights of live Welsh music.


Brought to you by

Swansea Council

In association with First Cymru

Supported by Food and Drink Wales


Cooking Demonstrations supported by Castell Howell



24-25 Feb
Swansea City Centre