Carmarthen St David's Celebrations

Come and celebrate all that's Welsh in Wales' oldest town- Carmarthen

Carmarthen is preparing to hold its St David’s celebrations at the end of February.  The event has grown so much with the support from local businesses that it now takes place over nearly two weeks, with the Grand parade taking place on Saturday 29 February.

The Grand Parade

The colourful & cultural street parade featuring music, local clubs and organisations will travel through Carmarthen town centre. It will be led by the town's Mayor. Everybody is welcome to participate in the Parade which starts at St. Peters Church at 11am, with refreshments, Welshcakes, music, bell ringers, choir 10:15, Côr Myrddin 10:30, coracles, flags in pews and a treasure hunt. Performances will take place throughout the town by local musicians, singers and choirs including at Guildhall square where the Parade will finish.

St David’s celebrations run from Sunday 16 February include the Welsh Rowing Small Boats Head competition , Creative workshops, Welsh cake competition, Cawl and music, theatre performances and the Grand Parade on the last Saturday.

To get in the spirit of all things Welsh, Carmarthen library are offering activities for children and families throughout the half term, including arts and crafts, Lego workshops and storytime between 10:30am and 1pm.

Children from around Carmarthen will bring a sense of place to the town on Friday 28 February  as they hold their annual St. David’s celebration. Carmarthen town Council in conjunction with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gar will bring together school pupils from Richmond Park, Johnstown, Model , Ysgol Myrddin and Ysgol y Dderwen. They will perform an array of traditional music, song & dance to entertain the crowds along with local musicians.  Free welshcake tasters and cawl can be enjoyed whilst you enjoy the performances.

Enjoy a four course traditional St. David’s Day Sunday lunch aboard Gwili Railway’s steam hauled Vintage Dining Set including dining car and bar coach. The Steam Train takes a leisurely trip up and down the line whilst you relax and enjoy table service from the friendly Dining Train Crew. A truly delightful way to catch up with family and friends.

Free parking will be available at all council car parks in Carmarthen on Friday 28 February and Saturday 29 February.

Other events throughout the week include:


Find more Carmarthen St David's Celebration events on our What's On guide