Swansea is the only place in Wales that can fly the Purple Flag, so this 29 & 30 September we’re celebrating with the #SwanseaBigWeekend!
There’s a range of things to do on a night out in Swansea City Centre for all the family, and the annual Swansea Big Weekend is designed to introduce you to them all. And with Swansea flying the Purple Flag, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a safe and entertaining night out wherever you visit!
A huge variety of on street entertainment is planned throughout the city centre, meaning you’re never far away from a performance! Acts include street dance, stilt walking, fire juggling, classical guitar, bubble shows, drum bands plus a variety of musical acts from the Creative Bubble Summer Stage.
As well as on street entertainment there’s also live music and comedy in venues across Swansea, including No Sign Wine Bar, Sin City, The Vault and The Dragon Hotel. With performances from The Somethings, Rory Bridgeman, Bus Boys and more, experience the Swansea local music scene at it’s best.
Big Weekend Street Food Market
On Friday 29 September between 4pm – 8pm your taste buds are in for a treat at the Big Weekend Street Food Market! A huge selection of delicious goodies will be on offer with a wide range of local traders already confirmed. From Babita’s Spice Deli to Sams’s Meat Roasts, from Popty Pizza to La Chandeleur Crepes and with many more confirmed, there’s something for everyone. And don’t forget to wash it down with a refreshing ale, cider or cocktail from The Wonder Bar.
You can find the market in front of Swansea Castle – just follow the amazing aromas!
Grease Interactive Cinema
On Saturday September 30 from 6pm, join in the fun at Castle Square with an interactive outdoor showing of Grease! Watch the hit musical come to life with characters from Mark Jermin Stage School, and sing along as the film plays on the Big Screen.There’ll be vintage cars and other props for photo opportunities, and you can even dress up and join in the fun for the full Grease experience.
Safespace – Infopoint
Our Purple Flag status signifies that you’re guaranteed a safe and entertaining night in Swansea wherever you visit, and our Safespace – Infopoint is here to help.
Staffed by Police, Street Pastors, Swansea BID staff and backed by Safer Swansea Partnership, the Safespace – Info Point will be located at the top of Castle Square from 10pm – 4am on Saturday 30th.
The Swansea Fringe Festival
The Swansea Big Weekend just keeps getting bigger, as the 29 Sept – 1 Oct will also see the return of the Swansea Fringe Festival! Returning for the first time in 20 years, The Fringe will see some of Wales’ best alternative talent in comedy, music. With over 30 events planned throughout High Street and beyond, don’t miss the return of the Swansea Fringe Festival
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