From summer festivals to Christmas celebrations, you’ll always find plenty happening in the Penzance area. Take a look at our local events guide to see what’s coming up.

Produce at the Penzance Farmers' Market, Cornwall.
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Penzance Farmers’ Market

Every Friday

Find quality local produce at this friendly market, including artisan breads, jams, cheese, pastries and much more.

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Cornwall.
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The Exchange

Various dates

Open during the day as a gallery, The Exchange regularly hosts cultural evenings, events and exhibitions, with food and drink available in the café.

Cornish artists open their studios to the public.
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Open Studios Cornwall

2017 dates TBC

Open Studios gives you a unique chance to take a look around some of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists’ studios for one week every year.

Fireworks during the Penzance Mock Mayor Election as part of tthe Golowan Festival celebrations.
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Penzance Mock Mayor Election

22nd June 2017

Penzance’s Mock Mayor is (in)formally elected as part of the Golowan Festival, accompanied by a celebration parade and fireworks.

Golowan Festival in the town of Penzance, Cornwall.
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Golowan Festival and Mazey Day

16th - 25th June 2017

Held in June, Golowan is a modern Midsummer celebration with roots in Penzance’s past. Its climax, Mazey Day, draws crowds from all over Cornwall.

Reading by the sea at the Penzance Literary Festival in Cornwall.
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Penzance Literary Festival

5th - 8th July 2017

Known as ‘the friendliest lit fest in the UK’, Penzance Literary Festival features a packed calendar of events celebrating writers and their works.

Lantern parade at the Lafrowda Festival in St Just, Cornwall.
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Lafrowda Festival

1st - 15th July 2017

Spanning two weeks of events, St Just’s Lafrowda Festival culminates in Lafrowda Day, when stalls, street entertainers and stages pop up in the town.

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Pirates on the Prom

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August 2017

Guinness World Records attempt to regain Penzance's title of Largest Gathering of Pirates.

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Pirate Saturday

Saturday 26th August, 10am - 4pm

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Penzance Farmers’ Market

Find quality local produce at this friendly market, including artisan breads, jams, cheese, pastries and much more.

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The Exchange

Open during the day as a gallery, The Exchange regularly hosts cultural evenings, events and exhibitions, with food and drink available in the café.

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Open Studios Cornwall

Open Studios gives you a unique chance to take a look around some of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists’ studios for one week every year.

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Penzance Mock Mayor Election

Penzance’s Mock Mayor is (in)formally elected as part of the Golowan Festival, accompanied by a celebration parade and fireworks.

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Golowan Festival and Mazey Day

Held in June, Golowan is a modern Midsummer celebration with roots in Penzance’s past. Its climax, Mazey Day, draws crowds from all over Cornwall.

Read More

Penzance Literary Festival

Known as ‘the friendliest lit fest in the UK’, Penzance Literary Festival features a packed calendar of events celebrating writers and their works.

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Lafrowda Festival

Spanning two weeks of events, St Just’s Lafrowda Festival culminates in Lafrowda Day, when stalls, street entertainers and stages pop up in the town.

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Pirates on the Prom

Guinness World Records attempt to regain Penzance's title of Largest Gathering of Pirates.

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Pirate Saturday

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