Croeso is a festival celebrating all things Welsh held in Swansea.
The best of local Welsh culture including:
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.
Supported by Food and Drink Wales
Food and Drink Marquee supported by Nathanial Cars
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.
Food, drink and craft stalls
Food, drink and craft stalls
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!
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.
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!
6pm – 8pm: Cân i Gymru Launch with Morgan Elwy, Mali Hâf, Lily Maya, Sgilti and Lauren Moore at Swansea Arena
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
6.30 pm – 10pm: Brigyn, Danielle Lewis and Cwtsh at Tŷ Tawe
7pm – 11pm: : Sage Todz and Luke RV at Elysium