Golowan Festival

Golowan Festival 2012

...Penzance revelry

The streets of Penzance come alive with colour and music every June to celebrate The Golowan Festival, Penzance's community celebration of the traditional Feast of St. John and a must see event in the Cornwall events calendar.

This one day of celebration has grown into a week-long festival of Cornish, Celtic, and international culture, culminating in the colourful parades, street entertainment and market stalls of Mazey Day.

The festival runs in 2012 between Saturday June 16th – Sunday June 24th.

A inland sea of flags, banners and greenery help to make it a memorable spectacle and a great day out for the family.

Children from many of the primary schools in and around Penzance will proudly parade their innovative creations during several spectacular street processions.

The festival is increasingly diverse, with artists performing in recent years from as far afield as Israel and India. Traditional folk musicians perform their indigenous music, ensuring a lively atmosphere, while the scale of many of the events is sure to leave you open-mouthed.

Penzance is one of Cornwall’s most vibrant towns, and Golowan – as it’s affectionately known - is a great showcase for the town’s creative, independent streak.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015