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Festivals & Events

Golowan Festival in Penzance runs from mid to late June. It is a huge traditional festival over seven days, including the Mazey day strett parade, fireworks and street theatre.

Lafrowda Festival in St Just happens in mid July, and is a week on cultural events culminating in a day of street parades, stalls and continuous music, dance and theatre.

Newlyn Fish Festival is a festival about all things fishy, and is usually on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August. As well as fish, there’s loads of music, crafts and demonstrations of local skills.

The Ordinalia Cycle is in August, and is a spectacular outdoor production of the Cornish Mystrey cycle involving over 100 actors performing in the Plen-an-Gwarry in St Just.

The St Ives Festival in September is a 3 week festival of art, literature and music at various locations around St Ives, with an additional fringe festival.