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St David’s Day celebrations set to spark another big Swansea year

Credit: Swansea Council

A packed series of St David’s Day celebrations is planned by Swansea Council and others across the city.

The council’s annual Croeso festival takes place over four days from February 29, featuring live music, cookery demonstrations, family entertainment and a street parade.

Venues range from the city centre – featuring free-entry fun for all – to the Brangwyn Hall and Swansea Arena which are both set to offer memorable music events in top quality indoor settings.

The city’s St David’s Day Croeso celebrations are a taste of what’s to come through 2024 as the council’s Enjoy Swansea Bay team has a wide-ranging programme of events planned for the whole year.

Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “We have a fantastic line-up of events planned throughout this year and it launches with Croeso’s burst of colour and song – an activity-packed series of St David’s Day celebrations across the city.

“Throughout 2024, local events will range from free-entry and low-cost family entertainment to top quality big-name music in Singleton Park and world class athletics.”

Swansea’s annual Croeso festival takes place from February 29 to March 3.

It’ll see the city centre host a hive of free-entry activity including a series of cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, live music and lots for children.

There’s the opportunity for local businesses to showcase their produce and be a part of the fun. Applications can be made online – www.bit.ly/CroesoFood24

A St David’s parade will take place.

Croeso’s city centre activity is presented by the council in association with First Cymru Buses Ltd and supported by Food and Drink Wales and Nathaniel Cars.

Croeso launches on February 29 with a free event in the foyer of Swansea Arena to previews the Cân i Gymru Song for Wales 2024 event which will take place in the arena the next night.

The launch event will feature live and DJ sets from the best in contemporary Welsh language music.

The same night, across at the Brangwyn Hall, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales St David’s Day Stravaganza takes place.