Events in or around Penzance

April Events in Penzance

JollyRoger on Tour

Date: 1 Nov to 30 May / Time: Please see below

Hailing from the pirate haven of Penzance, this fun, young, pirate-folk band have hung up their cutlasses, exchanged their galleon for a land ship (named Hubert Cumberdale) and taken to a life of music. Formed in 2019, JollyRoger are already taking the south-west by storm and gigging port, bow and starboard.

February 2020

14th One Year Party - limited tickets available

La Sirena
12 Bread St, TR18 2EQ Penzance, Cornwall

Party like pirate with JollyRoger as they celebrate their first year together in foot-stomping fashion.

Kicking off the night will be the talented Draper (local acoustic guitarist & singer), followed by a set from JollyRoger & then a jukebox disco where you can pick what songs are played! There will be a pirate fancy dress competition and some fantastic prizes too.

It's the place to take your date on Valentines day, meet a valentine, or party as a single pirate!

Inspired and influenced by the vocals of 'The Pogues' crossed with 'Fisherman's Friends', the energy of the 'Dropkick Murphys' and the comedy of 'Tenacious D', it's hard to categorise JollyRoger! They take pride in their performances, demand audience immersion and are ‘bound to get your toes tapping’.

‘If you don’t like sea shanties, songs about drinking rum and shouting used as backing vocals then this probably isn’t for you but if you do have a sense of fun then jump on in, the water’s lovely’ -Listen with Monger - Reviewing EP ‘Everyday Pirate’-

Hailing from the pirate haven of Penzance, this fun, upbeat, pirate-folk band have hung up their cutlasses, exchanged their galleon for a land ship (named Hubert Cumberdale) and taken to a life of music.

‘Great live band, high energy, fun & professional - if you’re looking for a band that will get the crowd jumping, here they are!!’ -West Kernow Sounds - Podcast with Craig-

Formed recently in 2019, JollyRoger are already taking the south-west by storm and gigging port, bow and starboard. Soon getting booked for the likes of Boardmasters Festival and performing on BBC RADIO CORNWALL and TCR RADIO.

JollyRoger comprises of brother & sister, Jae Dennis (guitar/ ukelele/ harmonica) & Samantha Hannah (mandolin/guitar) plus Kynan Sandles on the lesser-seen acoustic bass guitar. These guys are family and their connection on stage adds that little extra to their music and performances as they naturally use the audience and foot stomping as their percussion.

'Sensational' - TCR RADIO-

When all three sing together, they provide a ‘whistle wetting romp full of three part harmonies’. With a mixture of upbeat folk music, some original pirate material and some good old fashioned sea shanties, there’s something for everyone; they are bound to warm your cockles!

Limited tickets available - only £4.95 online - order now

May 2020

30th JollyRoger at South West Paddlefest
Sat 1pm

Visit the JollyRoger website and Facebook


Regular Events in Penzance

Penzance Salsa
Wednesdays 8pm - 11pm

Salsa Penzance at The Royal British Legion, Bread Street, Penzance TR18 2EQ every Wednesday. Entry £5.
Beginners 8pm
Improvers 9pm
Freestyle 10pm - 11pm

For more information:

Please note dancing is cancelled until further notice as a precautionary measure during the current health crisis.


Tone Deaf Ensemble
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8pm

Singing original arrangements of songs by the likes of Adele, Radiohead, Sault, Mama's Broke, Lyle Lovett, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Eels, The Rolling Stones, Emeli Sande, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, First Aid Kit, The Doobie Brothers and more.

You learn by ear so there's no need to be able to read music and there are no auditions.

Wednesday evenings in Penzance.

Please note singing is cancelled until further notice as a precautionary measure during the current health crisis.

New members welcome. First session free then £6 per week.

Polwithen House, Polwithen Road, Penzance TR18 4JR

See News for more information.



Annual Events in Penzance

St Piran's Celebration in Penzance
Every March

10.30am - St Piran's Furry Dance in procession with the Golowan Band from the top of Causewayhead on to Morrab Gardens and back to St John's Hall.

600+ children from the district’s primary schools take part in the procession and local dignitaries.

Penzance, Cornwall

Organised by St Piran-in-Penwith

For more information:
Penzance Town Council
Phone 01736 363405


St Piran's Concert, Penzance
Every March

Concert at Penwith College, Zennor Building,
Penzance, Cornwall

Admission £4, children free.

Cornish Songs and Music informally performed by local schools. Come along and listen, or join in and wave a flag!

Tickets on the door, or from Morrab Studio and Town Council Office.

More info from Penzance Town Council
Tel 01736 363405
Tel 01736 362912.


Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair
Every Easter

Trereife House is looking forward to hosting its fifth Easter Bank Holiday Food and Craft Fair. This event follows the huge success of last year’s Cornwall Design Fair and Food and Craft Fairs.

The weekend kicks off at this historic Queen Anne manor house and its spectacular grounds with a series of cookery demonstrations, craft demonstrations and a programme of entertainment.

Over the past years Trereife has developed a reputation for attracting some of the finest local food producers.

Dog friendly.

Trereife Park, nr Newlyn, TR20 8TJ
Contact: Rob Lewis
Tel: 01736 362750


Morrab Library Spring Fair
Every May

Plant, craft, book and photo stalls, so come along and pick up a bargain, while supporting this special library.

Our famous refreshments will be on offer too, so you can enjoy a delicious cake and a refreshing cuppa after all that shopping.

You can also try your luck with our Tombola or raffle! All are very welcome, please join us.

In aid of the Friends of Morrab Gardens and Morrab Library.


Golowan Festival
Every June

Festival of events. Street Markets, Performers, Theatre and musical events, Firework Display, Carnival and Parades. Penzance, Cornwall
Festival Office +44 (0)1736 369686
Golowan Festival Office, The Barbican, Battery Road, Penzance TR18 4EF



Golowan Maritime Festival
Every June

A traditional boat festival, running alongside the Golowan Festival. Owners and crews of traditional style boats are invited to come and enjoy the atmosphere and pageantry of the Golowan festival from this scenic harbour arena, situated in the heart of historic Penzance

There will be sailing opportunities, with a race and a parade of sail for the energetic individuals who wish to explore the beautiful waters of Mounts Bay, and for those who wish to sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere, most of the world will seem to pass by their harbour viewpoint at some time during the weekend. The event can be incorporated as a stopping-off point for those vessels heading for the other festivals.

There will be stalls, maritime craft displays, exhibitions and opportunities to meet and mingle with other crews at a crew supper. Penzance is home to a variety of heritage and traditional boats (luggers, gaffers, pilot gigs, ketches, crabbers and toshers), the owners of which, look forward to welcoming friends old and new, to historic maritime Penzance.

Gates to the Wet Dock open 2 hours before high water and until 1 hour after. Free berthing courtesy of, and at the discretion of the Harbour Master.


Golowan Maritime Festival website


Mazey Day
Every June

Ancient serpent dance through the streets and lots of stalls, fun and street entertainment. Penzance, Cornwall.
Tel: +44 (0)1736 369686 Email:



Morrab Library Summer Fete
Every June

Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, TR18 4DA


Quay Fair Day
Every June

Sailing boats and other Maritime Heritage
Penzance, Cornwall. Part of the Golowan Festival.
Tel: +44 (0)1736 369686


Penzance Literary Festival
Every July

Talks, discussions, readings, workshops, dramatic events, guided tours and musical entertainment. 5 days of events in a range of venues. Penzance, Cornwall.


Penzance Literary Festival website


Penzance Sailing Club Regatta
Every July

Penzance Sailing Club Annual Regatta. Penzance, Cornwall.

For more information:Website


Paws on the Prom!
Every September

Organised by Penzance Pet Alliance in support of Cornwall Hospice Care.





1.30pm-2.15pm DOG SHOW

2.15pm-2.45pm PAWS FOR A BREAK

2.45pm-3.30pm DOG SHOW


There will also be talks held over at PAWS FOR A CHAT CORNER with guest speaking from;





Amusements, refreshments, raffles & stalls on the day.

A day not to be missed for ALL the family!!

Wherrytown, Penzance


Humphry Davy Lantern Parade
Every December

The parade begins at Causewayhead and proceeds to Humphrey Davy Statue which will be illuminated, then continues down Chapel Street to the Methodist Chapel for mince pies and drinks provided by The Turks Head.

Christmas Market

Penzance, Cornwall


Montol Festival
Every December

Penzance hosts a midwinter festival, the Montol Festival, a programme of events to mark the winter solstice including the 'Rivers of Fire Lantern Parade', cultural events, workshops and a market.

Montol is the Cornish word for the Midwinter Solstice according to Edward Lhuyd in his 1700 MSS Vocabulary. See the Montol Festival website for details of the events.

The team behind Montol would love as many people as possible to dress up in mock formal and masks and partake in this annual event.

There will be street entertainers and market stalls from 12 Noon.

The evening proceedings will begin at 4pm with The Guise and Children’s Sundown Procession which will start at the top of Causewayhead and end on Chapel Street. This year’s ‘Lord of Misrule’ will then be chosen, followed by the 6pm procession leaving from Chapel Street to the burn the sun effigy at The Princess May Recreation Ground.

Between 7pm and 8pm the Guise Guilds will choose their Masters and will roam establishments with different themed performances (information on how to join the guilds can be found on; )

Meeting outside Lloyds Bank at 10 pm, the procession will then continue down to The Barbican area picking up Guise Beasts along the way and culminating with a winding serpent dance to The Admiral Benbow where the Lord of Misrule’s Reception will be held.


Penzance Christmas Market
Every December

Festive market with a variety of stalls from Arts and Crafts to Food. The market will be accompanied by music and entertainment throughout the day.

St John's Hall


Extra Annual Event Info


Each year in June, Penzance hosts the exciting Golowan Festival with theatre, music and street events. Golowan Photos

During the Summer there are occasional theatrical productions held outdoors in Penlee Park. Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

Details published here later.

Local Sports

Fixtures, matches and games links.

Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights    

Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights
Penzance Rugby The Cornish Pirates

Penzance Football Penzance Amateur Football Club

Penzance Cricket Penzance Cricket Club



Car Boot Sales in Penzance

Car Boot Sale on Thursdays. Penzance & Newlyn RFC, Alexandra Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4LY. April to October. 12 noon. For more information: Tel: 01736 364044


Farmers Markets in Penzance

Penzance Country Market St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QR Every Thursday 8:30am to 12:30pm Wide range of locally produced baked goods: including savouries & a vegetarian selection here.There are preserves, honey, eggs, seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants and crafts. Also available are fresh local meat, poultry and dairy products. Bakery items and garden produce are always freshly-cooked or freshly-picked. Contact Judith Eddy Tel: 01326 563214 Email:


Farmers Markets in Penzance

Farmers' Market Exchange Gallery, Princes Street, Penzance Every Friday From 9am to 1pm Contact: Brenda Lemon Phone: 07809 503 610 Around fifteen stalls including organic beef, free range pork and duck, organic rare breed lamb, home baking, flowers, herbs and more.


Farmers Markets in Penzance

Penzance Farmers Market is now also on Sundays throughout the Summer. From 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in the Tesco Penzance car park. TBC


Farmers Markets in Penzance

Chapel Street Farmers Market at the Methodist Church. 9am - 1pm. Saturdays.



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