Barry Town Council has announced that its St David’s celebrations will take place in King's Square next month.

The town’s St David’s Day celebrations will take place on Friday, March 1 from 2pm until 8pm, with a day packed with activities.

The event will be free to attend and will feature some free activities and low-cost workshops, including free face painting provided by Barry Town Council.

Leader of Barry Town Council, Cllr Bronwen Brooks said: “I am delighted that Barry Town Council is hosting St David’s Day this year, with a fantastic, low-cost event on King Square.

“We will always endeavour to promote a vibrant culture here in Barry and I look forward to seeing you there.”

St David’s Day is celebrated nationally with Eisteddfods, music, competitions, parades, and local events to remember Saint David, March 1 is marked as the day of his death in 589 AD.

The Barry St David’s Day event will feature a stage with live music on from 2 pm, market stalls selling Welsh-themed products, the crowning of “What does being Welsh mean to you” competition winners, activities, workshops, street entertainment and more.

The stage will feature acts such as Ysgol Sant Baruc, Barry Community Choir, Nia Tyler, Dagrau Tan and more performing from 2 pm through to 8 pm.

The competition winners will be crowned on stage with the Mayor of Barry presenting the prizes and certificates.

There is also a chance to shop at the Welsh traders, grab some delicious food and dance to local acts as the sunsets.

After 4pm, baby dragons and their handlers will wander around King Square allowing you to meet and pet Wales’ favourite mystical animal.