Penzance Farmers’ Market
Find quality local produce at this friendly market, including artisan breads, jams, cheese, pastries and much more.
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.
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.
Tom Bawcock’s Eve
This staple of the Cornish Christmas calendar, held on 23 December, celebrates the incredible achievement of a legendary Mousehole resident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.