Looe celebrates its strong maritime heritage and traditions at a number of key festivals and events – worth considering when planning your holiday to Looe and South East Cornwall.
Events Calendar Looe and South East Cornwall 2013
|Cornwall Spring Flower Show||At Boconnoc near Lostwithiel. A splash of colour in a beautiful country estate.||6-7 April|
|West Looe May Fayre||Maypole dancing, singing, stalls – all the fun of the fayre!||4 May|
|Festival by the Sea||Fun in and around the water. Grazing on the Quay. The Raft Race on Sunday||1-2 June|
|Looe Lugger Regatta||Classic Cornish fishing vessels gather for a weekend of maritime nostalgia||14-16 June|
|Polperro Festival||A week of art, music, comedy and dance in this historic smuggling village||15-23 June|
|Bioblitz 2013||A 24 hour ‘Springwatch’ as experts descend on Looe to record all living creatures||23-24 June|
|Looe Food and Drink Festival||Local produce from farm and sea showcased at this annual event for foodies||29-30 June|
|Boconnoc Steam Fair||Vintage steam machinery at one of the best steam fairs in the south west||19-21 July|
|Fireballs National Sailing Championship||Looe Bay is the perfect backdrop for this exciting sailing championship||28 Jul-2 Aug|
|Boconnoc Motorsport Carnival||A day to celebrate Cornish motoring, both on and off the road||28 July|
|Looe Carnival Week||Festival atmosphere to kick off the school holidays in traditional style||28 Jul-3 Aug|
|Morval Vintage Rally||Tractors, beer tents, farming folk – and plenty of Bank Holiday family fun||24-26 Aug|
|South East Cornwall Walking Festival||Varied programme of coastal and valley walks with local guides||14-21 Sept|
|Looe Music Festival||Just like Glastonbury without the mud! Looe’s exciting music festival Year 3!||27-29 Sept|
Here are links to 3 great sites providing good information about what’s going on in Looe and South East Cornwall:
Guide on Things to Do throughout Cornwall
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Live Entertainment Venues in South East Cornwall
- The Eden Project Sessions – a stunning location in front of the Mediterranean and Equatorial biomes
- The Rum Store at Carnglaze Caverns, near St Neots - a slate mine/tourist attraction by day but with an amazing underground concert stage featuring a regular programme of artists.
- Sterts Theatre at Upton Cross on Bodmin Moor – an open air theatre under canvas. Brilliant summer productions under canvas and a programme of events continues in the Studio October to end of Spring.