Golowan Festival

15th to 24th June, 2018

The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. You can hear traditional music played by the Golowan Band, and take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets.

There’s the not to be missed Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve, the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display!

One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (23-24 June 2018) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

For more information on the Festival go to: www.golowanfestival.org

Royal Cornwall Show

7th to 9th June, 2018

For three days each year, the dedicated showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade. It is a significant event in the Cornish calendar with around 130,000 people attending.

This has been Cornwall’s showcase since it was first held back in 1793 and as you’d expect from a county show, a fascinating glimpse into rural life in the county. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent decked out with wonderful displays from individuals and local nurseries. The main ring offers a full three days of entertainment featuring different headline acts each year, plus show jumping and a full programme of entertainment. There’s a major dog show, a traditional steam fair, the Cornwall Festival of Dance, and if that’s not enough then there’s the motor fair, agricultural machinery, crafts, health and beauty … in fact, something for all the family.

For more information on the Festival go to: www.royalcornwallshow.org

 

Helston Flora Day

8th May, 2018

The famous Flora Day celebration in Helston, West Cornwall, is believed to be pre-Christian and at one time during the Victorian era was banned as being “a drunken revelry.”

Dancing begins at 7am and you can enjoy a great family day out.