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Festivals and Events in mousehole and Cornwall

Mousehole, Newlyn and Penzance in South-West Cornwall are known for their special events and holiday celebrations. Please subscribe to our newsletter for news and event information.

Golowan (Penzance):

Golowan Festival is a celebration of ancient Celtic traditions and the midsummer Feast of St John. Culminates in Mazey Day and Quay Fair Day. Events include live music, street theatre, dance, street market and parades.

When: June*

Sea, Salts & Sail:

A small biennial maritime festival. Traditional boats, traditional crafts, cookery demonstrations and live music.

When: July*.

Mousehole Carnival:

A fun August weekend for all the family including barbecue, bouncy castle, a visit from the lifeboat, live music, competitions and beach races.

When: August* (see Mountsbay Google+ page for dates)

Guy Fawkes:

An impressive fireworks display is launched from the quayside. The display is free of charge but donations are gratefully accepted.

When: 5 November*.

Mousehole Christmas Lights:

Mousehole is famous for its Christmas illuminations which are switched on every year in mid-December.

When: December -  January *.

Tom Bawcock's Eve:

A unique celebration held each year to celebrate the ending of a famine in the 16th century by local resident Tom Bawcock. The origin of 'Star Gazey Pie'.

When: 23 December *.

* Please check event dates before booking accommodation as we cannot be held responsible for errors or subsequent changes of event dates.

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