2013 Guide for Saint David’s Day in Cardiff

St David’s Day Parade – 1st March

This is the largest event in this Welsh festivity season so make sure you don’t miss it! The parade will start at the City Hall at 12.30pm, will wind its way around the city centre and will finish at St David’s Hall at 1.15pm. You can expect a truly carnival atmosphere filled with street dancers and the youngsters dressed in the traditional Welsh costumes accompanied with the best of Welsh music. Try to sing the Welsh national anthem with hundreds of like-minded strangers and make this special day something to remember.

Those who come to Cardiff University’s Main Building this Friday (1st March) will get the chance to taste some of the best dishes and beverages Wales has to offer. The VJ Gallery will become a buzzing market place where you would be able to try different goods offered by the finest Welsh food suppliers. The products will be available to purchase in the building’s restaurant from 11.00 to 2.00pm.

St David’s Market, 28th February – 2nd March

Enjoy stalls located in the Hayes area in the city centre close to Cardiff Central Library. If you enjoy shopping, it’ll paradise! Plenty of unique crafted Welsh souvenirs and gifts will be available at the market opened from 10am – 5pm.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay – 1st to 3rd March

Parallel to the parade, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay has prepared a free medley of Welsh songs sung by school children from Rhondda Valley and musical performances from schools in Merthyr Tydfil.

wales shop

Welsh craftwork available on St David’s Day

What’s better than fantastic Welsh music? Welsh cuisine! Enjoy a free Welsh cake and a cup of coffee. For those who want to try some more, the Ffresh Restaurant and Bar offered a wide repertoire of Welsh goodies.

Street Entertainment – 2nd March

Spot some interesting characters on St Mary’s Street and the Hayes and enjoy some great Welsh music on March 2nd

Welsh National Opera – Various dates

Remarkable performances, such as “The Cunning Little Vixen” on 28th February or “Madam Butterfly” on 1st to 2nd March and many more will be possible to enjoy at the world class Welsh National Opera.

Tymoteusz Chajdas



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