Events Looe and South East Cornwall


Annual Events in Looe and South East Cornwall

Easter Rockpool Ramble
Every April

Join expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group for a rockpool ramble! Discover some of the wonderful creatures and beautiful seaweeds that inhabit Looe’s amazing rockpools.

Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots of the amazing critters that live on it!

Learn about starfish, crabs, fish, anemones and lots more at this educational event that is guaranteed to satisfy the whole family. Booking isn’t required for our rockpool rambles, but we do ask that all attendees come along with suitable footwear (no flip flops) and leave their nets at home as they can harm delicate rockpool creatures.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For any more information, please contact

Public toilets and refreshments kiosk. Disabled access down to beach (no wheelchair access).

No nets, please. Suitable for all ages. No need to book.

Organised by Looe Marine Conservation Group

Meet at Hannafore Beach. Below the Coastguard Station. Hannafore. Marine Drive. West Looe. Look out for the sail flags on the beach

Sat Nav PL13 2DJ

Grid reference

Donations are welcomed.

LMCG will be recruiting for local membership


Port Eliot Dog Festival and Whippet's Tea Party
Every Year usually in May

Roo and Lark invite their friends and their humans to the annual Dog Festival in the grounds of Port Eliot.

Dog classes from Midday.

The day will have something for everyone with stalls, refreshments and entertainment, as well as a family dog show and agility course and of course the highlight of the day – Roo’s Whippet Tea Party for our canine friends.

Roo and Lark, Port Eliot's resident whippets host a tea party for all dogs to come along to.

This is a unique experience both for the dogs, who get to enjoy an incredible dog-friendly spread, as well as for owners who stand back and watch the chaos unfold.

Held in support of Children's Hospice South West.

Entry to the dog festival is £5 for adults,
£2 for under 18s and children under 11s are free.

£1.00 per class entry in the dog show

All proceeds to CHSW.

St Germans
PL12 5ND

Port Eliot website


Saltash May Fair
Every May or Late April

Saltash' annual May day festival with entertainment, stalls, half marathon and more throughout the day.

Longstone Park, Victoria Gardens & Fore Street, Saltash, PL12 6DW

In 2016 the new committee took the May Fair back to the town and back to its community roots. With overwhelming positive feedback from residents, businesses, exhibitors and the wider community it will remain back in the town.

The 2016 event had an estimated footfall of around 4,500 throughout the whole day over Fore Street, Victoria Gardens and Longstone Park. The committee will hope to replicate these high footfall numbers by once again offering a full day of non-stop entertainment.

We would love to see you there!

For more information: Saltash May Fair


The Black Prince Flower Boat Procession
Every first Bank Holiday in May

The Black Prince Procession takes place on the first Bank Holiday Monday in May in the villages of Millbrook, Kingsand and Cawsand. Money raised from the event goes to Lions charities.

The newly flower-decorated model boat, the 'Black Prince', is carried shoulder high through the villages by four volunteer Naval Ratings from HMS Raleigh, accompanied by processional morris dancers and musicians, children and other villagers. More recently, the event has also included a revival of the traditional Venton House fete in the middle of the day.

After Maypole dancing by Millbrook schoolchildren, the procession begins at Millbrook Quay with the traditional announcement by the Town Crier.

Those taking part are encouraged to wear traditional clothes - men in white smocks and top hats, with large buttonholes of white flowers, and ladies in long white dresses with red ribbons, sashes, and red flowers in garlands and in their hair.

The event is seen as symbolically marking the death of winter, with the launch of the boat in Cawsand Bay carrying the dead season away.


Looe Food Festival
Every June

The Looe Food Festival showcases local produce and local suppliers, allowing visitors to enjoy and sample a true taste of Cornwall.

Visitors can sample some wonderful Cornish food and drink and enjoy the chefs demonstrations - collecting recipes to take home. Local produce is for sale.

Free admission.

Looe Food Festival website

Looe, Cornwall PL13 2AF


Looe Lugger Regatta
Every Two Years in June

A biennial event very popular with participants and visitors alike. Two days of Classic Boat racing, with large and small classes.

Boats racing and on view, some of which are over 100 years old. Well supported by our friends from France and their magnificent boats.

Boats will be arriving on the tide on the Friday night, the French may be a little earlier.

Racing from about 10.30am on the Saturday until 5.40pm. Sunday from 11.30am until 3.30pm - subject to weather conditions.

Organised by The Looe Lugger Association and supported by local business and Town Organisations.

Friday 16:00 22:00
Saturday 09:00 22:00
Sunday 09:00 22:00

Looe, Cornwall PL13 1AA

Looe Lugger Regatta website


Looe Raft Race
Every June

Annual Raft Race
East Looe Beach

Organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI.


Maker Festival
Every June

Maker Festival is an annual weekend camping event featuring live music, cabaret, DJs, workshops and fun in this beautiful location on the Rame Peninsula of South East Cornwall.

PL10 1LA

Tel: 07905 375570

Maker Festival website


Polperro Festival
Every June

Just some of the events on during the week!
Live music of all genres daytime and evening, inside and out!
Street theatre and entertainment
Village Carnival
Mock Mayor Ceremony
Morris Dancers
Arts and Crafts Fair
Drama, Poetry
Children’s entertainment
Coastal walks
Treasure hunt
Dog Show
Schools Day
Food and Drink
Lighting of the Solstice Bonfire

This annual community event is run by volunteers for the benefit of this historic and beautiful Cornish village and it’s surrounding environment.

Please come and support us!!

For more information pick up a souvenir programme during the week or see Polperro Festival Website


Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival
Every June

Saltash Regatta is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and certainly for South East Cornwall is the most popular annual Regatta.

Gig racing, hosted by Saltash based Caradon Pilot Gig Club, is run to the highest standard with rowing on the Saturday, with a Flash Boat Regatta ran by Saltash Rowing Club on the Sunday.

On the river you'll also find sailing, canoeing, swimming and even a cardboard boat race. Saltash Regatta is not just about water sports, there is so much more ashore to keep everyone in the family happy and very entertained.

Saltash Waterfront, Tamar Street, Saltash, PL12 4EJ

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival


Liskeard Show
Every July

Annual country show that provides an outdoor day of pleasure and fun in the country for the whole family at Merrymeet near Liskeard, Cornwall.

The Showground
PL14 3LE

Dog friendly

For more information: Tel: 01579 383443

Liskeard Show website


Port Eliot Festival
Every July

Celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world!

Port Eliot
St Germans

Visit Port Eliot Festival Website


Morval Rally
Every August

Steam & Vintage Rally Near Looe, Morval, Cornwall.

August Bank Holiday weekend
Free Parking.

Rally 10:30am - 6pm each day. Admission: Adults £5 Children over seven £3 Under 7s Free.

Supporting charity - FLEET [Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust] and other local Charities.

For more information


South East Cornwall Walking Festival
Every September

Running for over a decade now, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival is a weeklong festival of walks around south east Cornwall taking in seaside villages, rural hamlets, the Tamar Valley and edge of Bodmin Moor.



Callington Honey Fair
Every October on the first Wednesday

Various activities for all the family.

The honey competitions take place in the Town Hall, New Street, PL17 7BD, with the streets of Callington given over to craft stalls, a town crier competition, live music, and a fun fair. The honey show judging starts from 9.30am.

For more information Callington Honey Fair

Callington Town Hall
New Road
PL17 7BD


Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival
Every October

A line-up of world-class acts.

The Festival continues to punch way above its weight and offers an opportunity to see amazing acts up-close in a way that most audiences can only dream of.

For full details and to book tickets Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival



Callington at Christmas
Every December

Christmas Craft Market

10.00am – 2.00pm in Callington Town Hall

A variety of craft stalls, visit Santa in his Grotto – tickets £3.00 from the Town Hall

Santa Sprint Run


Callington Cricket Club

(organised by Callington Rotary & CHICKS)

Victorian Market

4pm – in The Pannier Market

A variety of stalls and entertainment

Light Switch On at 5.00pm by Alison Johns

With carol singing in St Mary’s Square

Family Xmas Disco

5.30pm – 7.30pm in

Callington Town Hall PL17 7BD

Tickets available on the door
Adults £1
Children 50p


Saltash Christmas Festival
Every December

Join the community in Saltash to celebrate all things Christmas!

Organised by Saltash Chamber of Commerce, community groups and town centre retailers, Fore Street will be transformed into a pedestrian haven with snow in the air and stilt walkers on the ground.

Community groups are showcasing their activities and shopkeepers are taking their shops out into the street on Fore Street, showing you the fabulous range of Christmas gifts you can buy right here in Saltash.

Saltash Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you to the Saltash Christmas Festival on the 7th of December!

11am - 1pm - Saltash Town Band
1pm - 7pm - Street market, rides, inflatables
1pm - Santas on bikes
1.45pm - UK Meltones
3pm - Polished Brass
3pm - 7pm - Santa in his grotto at Community Enterprises PL12
4.30pm - Light switch on with the Citizen of the Year, Environmental Citizen of theYear, Young Citizen of the Year, Chairman & President of Saltash Chamber of Commerce
4.45pm - Geraldine Lamb School of Dance
5pm - Fire Show
5.15pm - The Swing Kings
6pm - Lantern parade
6.15pm - Fireworks

10am - 11pm - Fore Street closed
5.45pm - 6pm - North Road closed
6.15pm - 6.30pm - Callington Road, St. Stephens Road, King Edward Road closed

Saltash Christmas Festival



Car Boot Sales Looe and South East Cornwall, Liskeard

Liskeard Cricket Club Car Boot Sale Recreation Club, St Cleer Road, Liskeard PL18 9SD Bank Holiday Mondays April to end of August 7.30am


Car Boot Sales Looe and South East Cornwall, Looe

Car boot sale. Organised by Looe Lions. Every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) during the summer months (June/July to September) Situated mid way between Looe and Polperro at West Wayland. Official open hours are 8am to midday (please note: many regular sellers arrive from 6.30am). Recorded information line on 07530 690717 for up to date information and whether the sale has been cancelled due to the weather. More contact information: Email: Phone: Lion Mike Booth on 01503 220508


Farmers Markets Looe and South East Cornwall, Callington

Callington Country Market The Scout Hut, New Road Car Park, Callington PL17 7BD Every Wednesday 8.45am to 12 noon For more information: Hilary Howarth Email: A very popular market with producers selling seasonal fruit and vegetables, apple juice, local meat, cheese, eggs, cakes, preserves, honey, flowers and crafts.


Farmers Markets Looe and South East Cornwall, Liskeard

Country Market The Long Room, Public Hall, Liskeard Every Friday From 8.30am to 11.30am


Farmers Markets Looe and South East Cornwall, Liskeard

Farmers' Market Mole Valley Farmers, Moorswater Industrial Estate, Liskeard Every other Friday (second and fourth Fridays each month) From 10am to 12 noon Contact: 01579 340034


Farmers Markets Looe and South East Cornwall, Saltash

Saltash Local Food Market Fist Friday of Every month 10am-2pm 4 Fore Street (opp Specsavers) Producers selling honey, apple juice, bread, cakes (including gluten and dairy free), eggs, bacon, sausages, pork, quiches, pies, fish, fruit, vegetables, shrubs and plants. Contact Tel: 07837 175137



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