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Cornwall Festival Videos

Cornwall Festival Videos

Helston’s Furry (Floral) Dance

Listing of Cornwall Festival Videos

Cornwall has a tradition of festivals, including some that are reputed to be the oldest in the UK.  Our Listing of Cornwall Festival Videos only covers a small selection of the better known Festivals. As well as festivals Cornwall has a long established tradition of Village Fetes, Agricultural shows, Carnivals and sailing regattas that take place during the summer months.

Festivals range from Padstow Obby Oss festival with its probable Celtic origins celebrating the death of winter and beginning of spring to modern day events like the Boardmaster surf and music Festivals held at Fistral Beack and Watergate Bay in Newquay.

There are Food festivals like the Falmouth Oyster Festival, the Newquay Fishing Festival and the Truro Cornwall Food Festival. Traditional Festivals like the Golowan Festival in Penzance, the Furry Dance (Floral Dance) in Helston and Tom Bawcock’s Eve in Mousehole to name a few of the better known celebrations.

There are music and Arts Festivals in Fowey and in Lostwithiel a Jazz Festival in Bude and much more. If you are visiting Cornwall check a local events calendar to see if a festival is on near your location.

Cornwall Festival Videos

Newlyn Fish Festival

The Newlyn Fish festival hosts Cooking demonstration all day inside the market along with large range of food stalls selling fish produce. The Festival is organised in aid of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen which provides care, compassion and support to working, retired and disabled fishermen and their families.   [...]

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Golowan Festival Penzance Mazey Day

The Golowan Festival brings the past and present together in Penzance's community celebration of the traditional Feast of St. John, featuring The Golowan Band, Penglaz, Serpent Dances, The Quay Fair, the demonic democracy of the Mock Mayor Elections, Summer Fire, seaborne visitors to Sea and Sail and Quay Fair Day, banners and greenery, giant imagery and parades. [...]

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St Ives – May Day Celebrations

The St Ives - May Day Celebrations can be traced back hundreds of years are a traditional celebration representing the start of spring and the end of winter.   [...]

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Obby Oss Festival Padstow

The Obby Oss Festival Padstow is an annual event generally accepted to have Celtic origins and celebrates the death of winter and the beginning of spring and is one of the oldest Festivals in the UK. [...]

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Flora Day Helston

The busy market town of Helston lies between Falmouth and Penzance at the junction of the A394 and A3083, which serves the Lizard Peninsula to the south. Flora day Helston is the internationally famous festival of the Furry, or Flora Dance.  The festival attracts large crowds to watch the dance and to participate. [...]

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Falmouth Marine Band

The Falmouth Marine Band was originally formed in 1989 as a one-off attempt to support what was a flagging Falmouth Carnival. It was then, and remains today, a bit of fun. The clip above was taken at the Falmouth Oyster Festival in 2014. [...]

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Bude Jazz Festival

The Bude Jazz Festival has been going for 28 years and is one the best known Jazz Festivals in the UK. You can watch another Bude Jazz Festival video here. [...]

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Bude Jazz Festival Video

The Bude Jazz Festival is held in the small and unspoilt seaside town on Cornwall’s beautiful Atlantic Coast which now hosts one of Britain’s leading jazz festivals. [...]

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Surfing Festival Newquay Cornwall

Newquay is not all about surfing but Newquay is the UK's major surfing location. The Boardmaster Festival is held at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. [...]

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Obby Oss Parade Padstow

The Obby Oss Parade Padstow is the most significant part of the Obby Oss day. The parade includes bands, singing with participants getting dressed to walk behind the Oss's. [...]

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Falmouth Marine Band Mazey Day

The Falmouth Marine Band Mazey Day: In their 2010 uniforms of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Penzance during the Mazey Day parade. [...]

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Squashbox Puppet Theatre

The Squashbox Puppet Theatre appears at Festivals in Cornwall including the Newlyn Fish Festival providing great entertainment for kids of all ages. [...]

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Video of the Helston Flora Day Dancing

Helston, 8 May 2008. This is the principal dance of the day and features the men in their top hats and their lady partners in elegant dresses and headgear. [...]

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© Photograph of Helston Furry Dance with kind permission of Ian Swithinbank Flckr

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