Festival

Festivals

These community festivals and fairs either have a low carbon footprint, revive local traditions or strengthen local culture and arts.

FEBRUARY
St Ives, Monday after February 3
St Ives Feast
A celebration of the founding of St Ives by St Ia. It includes a civic procession to Venton Ia, the well of St Ia, and other associated activities. It is most notable as one of the two surviving examples of Cornish Hurling.

MARCH
Penzance, March 5
St Pirans Day
St Piran was the patron saint of Tin Miners and St Piran's Day started as one of the many tinners' holidays observed by the miners of Cornwall. In Penzance there is the annual performance of the St Piran Furry dance and a procession through the streets by hundreds of children.

SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER
St Michael's Mount, annually for a single day
Music on the Mount
http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
Free entry to the Castle, Gardens and live music and entertainment

MAY
Helston, May 8
Flora Day

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