Annual Events and Festivals

Trevithick Day

30th April 2016

Camborne Trevithic Day

Camborne Trevithick Day is a free one day festival held on the streets of Camborne to celebrate the industrial heritage of the wider area. The day revolves around two parades, dancing in the morning and the steam engines in the afternoon.

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Helston Flora Day

7th May 2016

hal-an-tow dance parade

The Flora Day celebrates the arrival of spring and takes place around the streets of Helston in Cornwall. Highlights include the Early Morning Dance, Hal-an-Tow, the Children's Dance, the Ancient Furry Dance and Evening Dance. The origins of the festival are lost in time, although it takes place on the anniversary of the Apparition of St Michael, Helston's patron saint.

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Mazey Day and Golowan Festival

17th June 2016 to 26th Jun 2016

mazy day golowan humphry davy

The Golowan festival is the festival of St John, held in Penzance each year in late June. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment. There is plenty of live music and theatre performances to keep you entertained throughout the week.

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Lafrowda Festival

2nd July 2016 to 16th Jul 2016

St. Just Lafrowda Festival parade

Once a year St Just comes to life, exploding into colour for the Lafrowda Festival, a celebration of the community's heritage and traditions. Although the festival was only born in 1996, it has gone from strength to strength and is now a major attraction for the town, bringing in thousands of people from West Cornwall area and beyond.

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Newlyn Fish Festival

29th August 2016

Newlyn Fish Festival 2015

The Newlyn fish festival is held every year on the late august bank holiday, and celebrates Newlyn's, and indeed Cornwall's, long fishing culture and heritage. Held in the port area of Newlyn's sea front, the celebrations include stalls, fishy demonstrations, open vessels, demonstrations by the RNLI and entertainment from singers and musicians alike.

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St. Ives September Festival

10th September 2016 to 24th Sep 2016

St. Ives September Arts Festival

The St. Ives September Festival celebrates the town's artistic heritage with a festival of Music and the Arts. The festival runs for two weeks during September with a huge variety of musical performances: jazz, blues, folk sessions, classical concerts. The visual arts are represented well with gallery exhibitions 'open days', talks, lectures, poetry readings and workshops.

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The Montol Festival

12th December 2016 to 21st Dec 2016

The Montol Festival 2016

The Montol Festival is an annual heritage, arts and community festival in Penzance, held between the 12th and 21st of December each year. The festival is a revival or reinterpretation of many of the traditional Cornish midwinter traditions & Christmas traditions formerly practiced in and around the Penzance area.

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