Looe celebrates its strong fishing and maritime heritage and traditions at a number of key festivals and events. Our What’s On in Looe Guide to the 2016 Calendar of Events is worth considering when planning your holiday to Looe and South East Cornwall.
What’s On in Looe and South East Cornwall in 2016
|Cornwall Spring Flower Show||The annual Cornwall Garden Society showcase for the best in Cornish horticulture – in the wonderful setting of Boconnoc Estate||2&3 April|
|Looe Festival of the Sea||Celebrating Looe’s relationship with the sea: helicopter rescue display, fishing, boat trips , cooking demos, music & dance, loads to do and see||May 1st|
|West Looe May Fayre||Traditional May Fayre||May 7th|
|Looe Raft Race||Silly antics messing about on the river in a race on anything that floats!||June 12th|
|Polperro Festival||Annual festivals of arts and music||June 18-26|
|Looe Carnival Week||Festival atmosphere to kick off the school holidays in traditional style||July 24-30|
|Boconnoc Steam Fair||Vintage steam machinery at one of the best steam fairs in the south west set in a beautiful country estate at Boconnoc near Lostwithiel.||July 29-31|
|Port Eliot Festival||The UK’s biggest celebration of words, art, music, culture at St German’s||28-31 July|
|Scorpion National Sailing Championships||Looe Bay is the perfect backdrop for this fast and furious sailing jamboree||1-5 Aug|
|British Firework Championships||Two nights of fantastic free fireworks displays by competing professionals – best seen from Plymouth Hoe||16-17 Aug|
|Morval Vintage Rally||Tractors, beer tents, farming folk – and plenty of Bank Holiday family fun||24-26 Aug|
|S.E. Cornwall Walking Festival||Varied programme of coastal and valley walks with local guides||10-16 Sept|
|Looe Music Festival||Just like Glastonbury without the mud! Looe’s exciting music festival Year 5!||23-25 Sept|
|Looe Literary Festival||A celebration of intellectual minds, thought, debate, literature, creativity and creatives, mixed with Cornish hospitality and a breath of fresh Cornish sea air.||10-13 Nov|
|New Year’s Eve||New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Fancy Dress||31 Dec|
Here’s a few more links to websites that provide good information about what’s going on in Looe and South East Cornwall. Remember to come back to our website to make your booking direct!
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.