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. We’ve listed the highlights for 2013 in the Events Calendar below, but take 2 minutes to watch this new video on Looe – which focusses on some of Looe’s real highlights: the fishing and maritime heritage, our amazing wildlife and the scenic Looe Valley Line train.
A new Visit Cornwall Video on Looe
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|
|Looe 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 some great websites providing 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!.
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.