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Gool Peran Lowen! St Piran’s Day, or the Feast of St Piran, is right around the corner. Mark the special day with a variety of celebrations happening all over Cornwall.

From live music and parades to workshops and competitions, this year, there’s something for everyone to celebrate Cornwall’s Patron Saint.


1. St Piran’s Day: Redruth

Sat 4th March, 2023
Redruth Town, Redruth

Celebrate the Cornish Heritage with this exciting one-day festival in Redruth.

The popular Cornish festival returns to Redruth filled with live music, food, interactive stalls, workshops and the launch of an exciting new family fun activity: including a parade, live music, dancing and a market.

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2. St Piran’s Day at Wheal Martyn

Sun 5th March, 2023
Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Enjoy a full day of celebrations, starting with breakfast in Wheal Martyn’s cosy café to meet the ‘People of the Industry’, followed by a guided tour of the grounds, which are steeped in Cornish history.

You and your little ones can wander the site to find all of the Cornish piskies or take part in Celtic storytelling and creative workshops, both influenced by Cornish mythology.

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3. The Oggymen

Sun 5th March, 2023
The Acorn, Penzance

Join The Oggymen to hear their acclaimed arrangements of the songs that have been sung in communities of Cornish people past and present. The Oggymen has championed contemporary Cornish folk music and celebrated those songs that bind us to our landscape.

Their vast repertoire ranges from trade union songs appropriated by Cornish miners in the 1980s, to those songs sung at Falmouth Working Boat regattas and Cornish pilot gig races within recent memory.

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4. St Piran’s Day Celebrations

Sun 5th March, 2023
The Tywarnhayle Inn, Perranporth

What better way to celebrate St Piran’s Day than listening to The Bryher’s Boys? Their collective love of the established folk repertoire, both Nautical and Cornish, proved an immediate hit with West Cornwall audiences, clocking up almost 200 performances to date!

As you listen, you can tuck into Tywarnhayle’s Cornish Specials Boards (including Cornish classics like the Star Gazey Pie). Don’t miss out!

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5. St Piran’s Day at KK

Sat 4th March, 2023
Kresen Kernow, Redruth

Inspired by famous female woodcarvers in the southwest, you can make your own colourful print of the story of St Piran. Choose from a variety of coloured inks and paper, and create a piece of artwork to take home.

This is also the perfect opportunity to learn about the Pinwill Sisters, who are featured in KK’s new exhibition, ‘Women of Cornwall’, who ran their own woodcarving business.

This free activity is for any age, and there’s no need to book!

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6. St Piran's Day Celebration!

Sat 4th March, 2023
Camborne Library, Camborne 

Cambourne Libary is hosting a special St Piran’s Day Celebration, a jam-packed day full of family-friendly activities to partake in, and – best of all – it’s free!

Join guest speaker ‘John Gillingham’ for an extra special story-time; told in Cornish and English. Test your metal as you pan for tin or go fish the high seas for chocolate prizes and fill your bellies with a proper Cornish cream tea; jam first (of course!)

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7. St Piran's Day at The Cornishman

Sun 5th March, 2023
The Cornishman, Newquay

The Cornishman is inviting you to spend Cornwall’s special day for a good old-fashioned “booze-up” at the pub. The Cornishman is a family and dog-friendly pub situated in the heart of the beautiful Cornish Village of Crantock.

Come along to hear your favourite Sea-Shantys whilst indulging in your favourite Cornish beers and spirits, Pasties, and Cream Teas!

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8. St Piran's Day Market

Sat 4th March, 2023
Lemon Quay, Truro

Celebrate all things Cornish this St Piran’s Day. Join in the merriment by scoping the markets whilst supporting local Cornish makers and vendors.

There will be a variety of live music, entertainment, and great food available to accompany your celebratory spending!

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9. St Piran Procession

Sun 5th March, 2023
Penhale Sands holiday park, Perranporth

Come along to this procession and see St Piran and his disciples, badger, boar and fox.

Revd Canon Anne Brown, the current priest for Perranzabuloe, will start the procession from Piran Point, Penhale Sands holiday park. The procession will be led by a Cornish piper, St Piran, along with his first disciples, a badger, boar and fox. The Gorsedh Chaplain, Revd Canon Jane Kneebone, will lead prayers at St Piran’s Oratory and the Grand Bard, Pol Hodge, will give an address. Then onto the second church where Trelawny will be sung and traditionally, people leave daffodils at the St Piran’s Cross.

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10. St Piran’s Celebration Penryn Campus

Fri 3rd March, 2023
Penryn Campus, Penryn

The University of Exeter will be exploring Cornish Identity and Heritage at its annual St Piran’s Celebration on Friday 3rd March. The event will explore how Cornwall’s diverse heritage influences its identity across the arts, culture, politics, business, society, research and education.

Come along for an afternoon of short talks, live performances and entertainment, followed by a drinks and canape reception with live music from Cornish musicians Fable.

There will also be workshops taking place on the Penryn Campus across the week, including Cornish Language taster sessions!

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Florence Cashel

Theatre, live music, comedy, community workshops with social impact: these are a few of Florence’s favourite things. When she’s not at Cornwall 365, Florence is a theatremaker and performer.