St Ives Mayday Festival
is a weekend of concerts, guided walks and exhibitions culminating in a grand May Day parade with maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen and King.
St Ives September Festival
A two week celebration of the musical and artistic heritage of St Ives with art, poetry, jazz and folk music.
Newlyn Fish Festival,
held in August, is a unique festival which includes auctions, cookery exhibitions and numerous stalls and craft sales.
takes place in June in Penzance and offers a week of world music and diverse entertainment.
are held in Penzance every Friday and sell a range of fresh and locally produced goods.
Helston’s Flora Day Ancient Spring Festival
is characterised by its Furry Dance, with the gentlemen wearing top hat and tails for the Principal Dance and the ladies their finest dresses. The children are dressed all in white.
For a summary of events in the region see:www.stives-cornwall.co.uk