Where: Penzance Harbour, Cornwall
What is it?
Golowan Maritime Festival is a traditional boat festival which runs in tandem with the Golowan Festival. As well as traditional and heritage boats such as luggers, gaffers, pilot gigs, ketches, crabbers and toshers, there will be a whole host of entertainment.
There will be a race and a parade of sail, maritime craft displays and exhibitions. The Kipperman will be smoking fish on the quayside, there will be stalls to peruse and a chance to meet crews. The festival promises to be a great relaxed, fun day out in the heart of historic Penzance.
The Golowan Festival itself originates as a celebration of the Feast of St. John. The word Golowan is Cornish for “The Feast of John”, who is the Patron Saint of Penzance. These days the festival includes street entertainment, giant sculptures, music and other artistic activities.
More info: www.golowanmaritimefestival.co.uk