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Thursday 29th February to Sunday 3 March 2024 across Swansea’s City Centre

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Croeso is a festival celebrating all things Welsh held in Swansea. 

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 St David’s Place 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.

Brought to you by

Swansea Council

In association with First Cymru

Supported by Food and Drink Wales

Food and Drink Marquee supported by Nathanial Cars

Nathaniel Cars Logo

 


 

Thursday 29th February 2024

Live Entertainment

Brangwyn Hall

At Swansea Arena

  • 6pm – 8pm: Thursday the 29th of February sees a joint launch night for both Gŵyl Croeso Abertawe and the Cân i Gymru competition at Swansea Arena. The free entry event will take place in the arena’s foyer between 18:00-20:00, and will feature live and DJ sets from the best in contemporary Welsh language music, including some former Cân i Gymru contestants! Cân i Gymru competition.

 

Friday 1st March 2024

Live Cooking Demonstrations 

Swansea Market

Live Entertainment

Swansea Market

  • 10am-11am: Cwmbwrele Ukestra

Food and Drink

HQ Urban Kitchen

Welsh street market

Try some delicious Welsh treats from bread and cakes to cider and wine, there’s plenty on offer at our food and drink stalls. You can also take a stroll around our Welsh crafts marquee to see handmade jewellery, prints woodcrafts and much more.

Family Fun 

National Waterfront Museum

Swansea Market

  • 11am – 4pm: FREE Digital St David’s Day photos taken by a professional photographer.  Whether in St David’s Day costume or not, children are invited to have a digital portrait photograph taken as a treasured keepsake.

 

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Live Cooking Demonstrations 

Portland Street Marquee

Swansea Market

Welsh street market

Food, drink and craft stalls

Live Entertainment 

St David’s Place – 11am to 4pm

National Waterfront Museum

Swansea Market

  • Choirs 4 Good
  • Gwalias Male Voice Choir.

Family Fun 

  • Croeso Parade (Saturday Only)
  • Street Entertainers
  • Join the Croeso Trail
  • Learn Welsh Opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Have a Try Sporting Sessions

Swansea Market

  • 10am – 10.20am: Storytelling
  • 10.25am – 11.05am: Choir
  • 11.45am – 12.05pm: Storytelling
  • 12.45pm – 13.25pm: Choir
  • 2.05pm – 2.25pm: Storytelling

 

  • 11am – 4pm: FREE Digital St David’s Day photos taken by a professional photographer.  Whether in St David’s Day costume or not, children are invited to have a digital portrait photograph taken as a treasured keepsake.

 

in The Quadrant Shopping Centre – Centre Atrium

  • 10am – 4pm: Children’s workshops creating Welsh Crafts provided by The Quadrant Shopping Centre

National Waterfront Museum

 

Sunday 3rd March 2024

Live Cooking Demonstrations

Portland Street Marquee

Live Entertainment 

St David’s Place – 11am to 4pm

Welsh street market

Food, drink and craft stalls

Family Fun

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

in The Quadrant Shopping Centre – Centre Atrium

  • 10am – 4pm: Workshops creating Welsh Crafts provided by The Quadrant Shopping Centre

National Waterfront Museum

 

2024 Croeso Trail!

When you’re visiting the 2024 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 a family pass to Buzz Trampoline Park, a family pass to Plantasia Tropical Zoo, 2 tickets to a Swansea City AFC football match (Swansea City AFC V QPR 1st April ) and a Plantasia Tropical Zoo cuddly soft toy!

Every completed entry will also receive a goody bag courtesy of Original Cottages includes a FREE child entry ticket to Plantasia Tropical Zoo,  a 25% off entry voucher to Buzz Trampoline Park, a drink from Radnor Hills, and provided by Brace’s Bakery a 6 pack of their New lemon curd welsh cakes. Return your completed form to the First Cymru double decker bus to enter the prize draw and to claim your goody bag.

Download the Croeso Trail Map 2024 in advance!

 

Original Cottages Logo         SW Trofannol Plantasia /Plantasia Tropical Zoo      Buzz Parks Swansea

Braces Bakery  Swansea City AFC Radnor Hills logo

The Croeso St David’s Parade

Don your Welsh costumes, rugby shirts and flags as The City of Swansea Pipe Band lead a celebratory St David’s Day parade around the city centre. Our stilted Welsh characters, mascots and our legendary Welsh Dragon will all be stepping out in style to celebrate all things Welsh! To join in, please head to St David’s Place  where the parade will begin at 12:30pm and return at approximately 12:50pm.

2024 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!

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!

2024 Nightworks

Thursday 29th February

6pm – 8pm: Cân i Gymru Launch with Morgan Elwy, Mali Hâf, Lily Maya,  Sgilti  and Lauren Moore at Swansea Arena

Friday 1st March

6pm – 11pm: Islet, Angel Hotel, Eädyth and Kid Mercury at The Bunkhouse

7.30pm: Storm Heaven at Taliesin

8pm: Cân i Gymru at Swansea Arena

Saturday 2nd March 

6.30 pm – 10pm: Brigyn, Danielle Lewis and Cwtsh at Tŷ Tawe

7pm – 11pm: : Sage Todz and Luke RV at Elysium

Gwyl Croeso/Croeso Festival 2024 Nightworks

Date
29 Feb - 03 Mar
Venue
St David's Place
Calendar
All events

29 Feb - 03 Mar

Croeso in association with First Cymru

19:00pm - 16:00pm