Fri 21st Jun - 11:00am
THE PENZANCE GOLOWAN FESTIVAL 2024 IS ON BETWEEN FRIDAY 21 JUNE AND SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2024. WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS IN CORNWALL WITH ACTIVITIES FOR ALL OVER 10 INCREDIBLE DAYS…
Traditional celebrations in Penzance. That’s what Golowan 2024 is all about. And it returns to the beautiful Cornish town between Friday 21 and Sunday 30 June 2024. There’s always plenty of energy flowing around this wonderfully upbeat and colourful affair which has, as the organisers say, ‘something for everyone to enjoy’, whatever the weather.
Loads of events and activities take place across the festival, including the famous Mazey Day 2024 on Saturday 29 June 2024 and the Quay Fair Day 2024 on Sunday 30 June 2024. Expect spectacular parades and mesmerising performances on those two days, as well as music by the Golowan Band, traditional ‘serpent dances’, an incredible array of workshops, Cornish dancing, activities for the kids, a marquee featuring local musical acts, bands and DJs, and, well, just lots more besides.
Here’s a flavour of the main events over the 10 days in June 2024:
Friday 21 June 2024 – The Golowan Launch Party in Penzance
Sunday 23 June 2024 – There’s a Civic Church Parade for the Feast Services
Thursday 27 June 2024 – Enjoy the Mock Mayor Elections in Penzance
Friday 28 June 2024 – The Golowan Fireworks light up the sky and there’s a Torchlit Procession after dark
Saturday 29 June 2024 – The annual Mazey Day Celebrations take place
Sunday 30 June 2024 – The festival closes out with a Quay Fair Day in the town.
Sun 31st Dec - 5:00pm
See 2024 in with a BANG!!
Wed 13th Dec - 6:30pm
Santa is arriving by Lifeboat and the official light switch on for 2023 will take place on Wednesday December 13th from 18:30
Mon 25th Dec - 12:00pm
Enjoy a 5 course Christmas lunch with spectacular views from The Quarterdeck.