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!

Best of South East Cornwall
Visit South East Cornwall
Looe Marine Conservation Group

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.