AN EVENT celebrating all things Welsh is set to take place this weekend.

Holton Road Traders, in partnership with the Vale council and Shop Local, will be holding a St David’s Day Festival in King Square and Central Park in Barry.

The event, which runs over Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 5pm, will feature food stalls selling Welsh treats and crafts, afternoon tea, entertainment, a dragon as well as a funfair.

Dewi Sant Festival is also set to stage music on both days, with Session UK and school choirs among those performing.

The day itself, Sunday, March 1, will include a rendition of the national anthem at 12.30pm and bookings are being taken for traditional Welsh afternoon teas at

Vale council cabinet member for education and regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said: “Dewi Sant Festival promises to be a wonderful event to celebrate of Wales’ patron saint and National Day.

There will be a range of Welsh food and crafts available, not to mention top-notch entertainment.

“We’re delighting to be working with Holton Road Traders Association on this weekend.

"Hopefully, it can help attract people to Barry town centre and boost local businesses.”

Holton Road Traders Association vice chairwoman, Emma Thorne said: "We can't wait for this event.

"We love our town and country and want to take this time to celebrate St David's Day in the right way.

“There's a fantastic array of activities and fun for all ages.

"It's definitely not an event to miss out on.

"We're keen to show all visitors and local people that Barry is definitely on the map and all the traders are determined to keep the high street alive."