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Golowan Festival 2024

June 21 June 30

Get ready to be dazzled by Cornwall’s most captivating spectacle: the Golowan Festival! This vibrant celebration of light, music, and community takes over Penzance from June 21st to 30th, 2024, transforming the town into a luminous wonderland.

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of illuminations, from dazzling street parades to towering bonfires casting flickering shadows. Each night, the streets come alive with illuminated artworks, intricate lantern displays, and captivating performances that ignite the senses.

Here’s a glimpse of the magic that awaits you at Golowan 2024:

  • Mazey Day: Witness the heart of the festival with the Mazey Day procession, featuring over 100 illuminated creations and hundreds of costumed performers. Expect a vibrant tapestry of music, dance, and dazzling visuals that will leave you awestruck.
  • Spectacular Illuminations: Wander through enchanting streets adorned with glowing sculptures, lanterns, and projections. Get lost in the mesmerizing “Eden Project” installation, marvel at the towering “Bonehenge,” and be captivated by the playful “Sea of Light.”
  • Live Music and Performances: From traditional Cornish folk tunes to contemporary beats, the festival pulsates with a diverse musical tapestry. Catch open-air concerts, lively pub gigs, and street performances that keep the energy high throughout the night.
  • Family Fun and Activities: Golowan is a celebration for all ages. Enjoy dedicated kids’ zones with puppet shows, storytelling sessions, and interactive workshops. Browse artisan stalls, indulge in delicious local food, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
  • St John’s Eve: Culminating on June 23rd, St John’s Eve marks the climax of the festival with a spectacular bonfire ceremony. Witness the symbolic burning of the “Bad Man” and welcome the summer solstice with a joyful community ritual.

Beyond the illuminations, Golowan is a celebration of community, creativity, and the unique spirit of Cornwall. It’s a chance to connect with locals, experience the region’s rich heritage, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Pro tip: Book your accommodation early, as Penzance gets busy during the festival.

Details

Start:
June 21
End:
June 30
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Website:
https://www.golowanfestival.org/

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