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.

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Newlyn Harbour Lights Switch-On

14th December 2018

The Newlyn Harbour lights shine out from the Friday two weeks before Christmas. Featuring fireworks, Santa, carol singing, stalls and refreshments.

Photo of Mousehole’s famous Christmas lights in West Cornwall.
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Mousehole Christmas Lights

15th December 2018

Mousehole’s famous Christmas lights are officially switched on at 7pm on 15th December, staying lit (with one exception) until 7 January 2017.

Mousehole’s Christmas lights during Tom Bawcock's Eve in Cornnwal.
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Tom Bawcock’s Eve

23rd December 2018

This staple of the Cornish Christmas calendar, held on 23 December, celebrates the incredible achievement of a legendary Mousehole resident.

Performers on the stage of The Acorn Theatre in Penzance, Cornwall
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The Acorn

Various dates

This quirky independent theatre in the heart of Penzance has attracted some of the UK’s best performers, spanning theatre, music, poetry, storytelling and dance.

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

19th - 28th May 2018

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.

Sailing in front of St Michael's Mount in Cornwall.
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Sea Salts and Sail

13th - 15th July 2018

Held in Mousehole during July, the Sea Salts and Sail festival celebrates life on the open water, with visiting boats, seafood, stalls and entertainment.

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

15th - 24th June 2018

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

4th - 7th July 2018

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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Penzance Farmers’ Market

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

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Newlyn Harbour Lights Switch-On

The Newlyn Harbour lights shine out from the Friday two weeks before Christmas. Featuring fireworks, Santa, carol singing, stalls and refreshments.

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Mousehole’s famous Christmas lights are officially switched on at 7pm on 15th December, staying lit (with one exception) until 7 January 2017.

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Tom Bawcock’s Eve

This staple of the Cornish Christmas calendar, held on 23 December, celebrates the incredible achievement of a legendary Mousehole resident.

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The Acorn

This quirky independent theatre in the heart of Penzance has attracted some of the UK’s best performers, spanning theatre, music, poetry, storytelling and dance.

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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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Sea Salts and Sail

Held in Mousehole during July, the Sea Salts and Sail festival celebrates life on the open water, with visiting boats, seafood, stalls and entertainment.

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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.

Read More