Local Events and News
Are you looking for the latest gatherings, gigs, news and festivals in Cornwall? Keep an eye on this page and our blog for regional highlights, forthcoming events and all those essential diary dates. There is always something to look forward to, whatever the season, whether it is the British Firework Championships in Plymouth, or Looe's superb literary and music festivals.
Looe Festival of the Sea 2017
4th June 2017
Celebrating 150 years of the Looe Lifeboat with live music, dance, rockpooling, chefs demos, seafood tasting, conservation talks and an adrenaline fuelled RLNI helicopter display over the beach. Find out more here.
Looe Lugger Regatta 2017
9th-11th June 2017
Witness these magnificent sailing boats arrive from all over the UK arrive into Looe Bay. Find a good spot to watch these quirky boats racing in the bay on the saturday, or catch a closer glimpse of a boat or two moored up in the harbour. Find out more here.
Created to showcase traditional village festivities in this charming fishing port, the Polperro Festival encompasses a mock mayor-making ceremony and solstice bonfire as well as live music, village fete, comedy and tug o’ war on the beach. Visit the official site here.
Port Eliot Dog Festival
Held at the Grade I listed Port Eliot estate on the banks of the River Tiddy, the Port Eliot Dog Festival and Whippet Tea Party is a glorious celebration of man’s best friend. Pooches can compete for the title of ‘dog who most looks like their owner’ and indulge at the tea party, while human guests enjoy a fabulous selection of artisan food traders, cream teas and live music. Port Eliot events are listed here.