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Friday 24th – Saturday 25th February 2023, 11am – 4pm

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. Croeso 

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.

Trade applications

Trade applications are now open for the city centre Croeso event due to take place on 24 and 25 February 2023. Apply online

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  There are packages to suit all budgets which can be tailored to meet your goals and objectives.  For more information about working with us please contact sales@swansea.gov.uk

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)

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)

Live Entertainment at Castle Square

Friday 24 February

  • TBC closer to the event

Saturday 25 February

  • TBC closer to the event


Free Family Fun

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

Take advantage of this exciting trading opportunity at the heart of Swansea city centre by visiting www.swansea.gov.uk/croesofoodanddrink to find out more and apply online.

St David’s Trail competition!

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

Hidden in various shops across the city centre are different Welsh-themed images. Find and note all 10 and you can win yourself a prize goody-bag.

Everyone who completes the trail will be awarded a small gift, but post your completed flyer into the postbox in Castle Square to be in with a chance of winning a bigger prize in our prize draw!

Competition flyers include a map for you to find the various images, will be available from all trail participant store locations, castle square, Swansea Market, the Menter Iaith marquee and cookery demonstration marquee. Then just post your completed flyer in to the post box in Castle Square to enter!

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
All events

24 Feb 2023

Croeso in association with First Cymru

10:00am - 16:00pm

25 Feb 2023

Croeso in association with First Cymru

10:00am - 16:00pm