Events in or around Perranporth


Annual Events in Perranporth

St Piran Parade and Community Play at Perranporth
Every March

St Piran Play, starting at Piran Point, Perran Sands, TR6 0AQ. Gather at 1.30pm for 2pm for procession across the dunes.

Processional play through Gear sand dunes to the sites of the oratory and mediaeval church. Grand procession to the Oratory where the audience will be invited to sing along with invited choirs.

The Grand Bard will greet you at the oratory with good news about its future.

After, please join us in Sand Bay bar/restaurant where The Two Bards will entertain with music and wit.

The Cornish Embassy will be present after the procession outside Surf Bay, Perran Sands to issue and stamp your Cornish passport. The sculptors of the Giant St Piran statue will be there to tell you about the 'Giant's Crossing'

Free parking near the start in Haven Holiday Park car park.

Held on the nearest Sunday to St Piran's Day, March 5th, the play produced by the St Piran Trust, takes place in Perranporth, where according to legend the revered saint was washed up on millstone from Ireland in the 5th century AD.

Crossing the dunes to St Piran's Cross, hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish Flag.

Take part in this celebration of Cornwall’s distinct identity by joining the spectators who walk over the dunes and watch the play acted out in three parts.

Dozens of actors and musicians portray the stages of St Piran’s life from his birth in Ireland, his arrival in Cornwall, his miraculous discovery of tin and his Christian ministry in Kernow.

All welcome. Please wear black, white and gold if possible and bring with you a St Piran flag or any flag representing a Celtic nation.


Perranporth Sea Songs and Shanty Festival
Every April

Eighteen groups from Devon and Cornwall and as far away as Bristol and Wales will be on song in pubs and restaurants around the town.

Lunchtime and evening sessions of original and traditional sea songs.

New to the festival this year ‘Capt Cat and the Sailors’ and the returning favourites ‘The Longest Johns’ will be heading up the Saturday night concert in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm

Venues include The Watering Hole, The Seiners, The Bolingey Inn.


Perranporth Carnival Procession
Every July

Perranporth's annual carnival.

Many shop owners in fancy dress throughout the day.
Duck races in the Clock Garden - £1 per duck.




Car Boot Sales in Perranporth

Perranporth's Flash Fair runs every Thursday from April 17th -September 25th (2014 dates), at the Memorial Hall, Wheal Leisure. Stalls are £12.50 singles and £22 for doubles, first timers £7. Unloading is from 7.30am, trading 9.30am-4.30pm. Parking and tea and coffee free. For further details call Esther on 01872-223735.


Farmers Markets in Perranporth

Country Market Memorial Hall, Perranporth Every Friday From 10am to 12 noon



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