Golowan Festival 2017 official website


Photo John Stedman

GOLOWAN 2017 – Friday June 16th – Sunday June 25th

Golowan – All at Sea!

We are delighted that Golowan has been nominated for this year’s WOCA awards at the Eden Project in June.  

Essential Golowan

Golowan Community Workshops            

This year Golowan is pleased to be working with both The Exchange  and Penlee House Gallery & Museum to deliver a series of Community Workshops which will be open to all and free to attend.               

All workshops are drop-in sessions, so no booking required – turn up on the day and stay for all or part of the session.

The Exchange 

Wednesday 31st May & Thursday 1st June, 1 – 4 pm
Paper Costume Workshop
Friday 2nd June, 1 – 4 pm 
Boat Making Workshop

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL
Contact Exchange 01736 363715 or see  http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/ for details

Penlee House Gallery and Museum (Coach House)

Saturday  27 May, 1 – 4 pm
Small Golowan accessory
Saturday  3 June1 – 4 pm
Boat making
Saturday 10 June and 17 June, 1 – 4 pm
Felt bunting making

Contact Penlee House 01736 363625  or see website http://www.penleehouse.org.uk/ for details.

Thursday 22nd June –  7pm – 11pm – The Marquee, St Antony’s car park – Election of the Mock Mayor. Free entry – donations to Golowan welcomed. 

It’s time for the anarchic Mock Mayor Elections, once again compered by Justice Lord Socks and featuring headline act The Roustabouts. If you want to stand as a candidate for Mock Mayor get in touch with Golowan using the contact details on our home page.

Photo John Stedman

Friday 23rd June – 10.45 – 11.15 pm – Fireworks and Serpent Dancing -Harbourside   

Saturday 24th June – Mazey Day   

Parades, street entertainment, music and bands, markets, all the fun of the fun fair, children’s activities and delicious food to savour, excitement at the Wherrytown Skate Park and family fun in Morrab Gardens…so much to see and do!  And don’t forget to pick up a Golowan souvenir at the Golowan Pop up shop.

Mazey Day Parades

10.00 am   Civic  Procession
From St. John’s Hall, down Market Jew Street to Market House where the Mayor and Mock Mayor address the crowds (platform generously provided by Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd).

11.00 am    Crowst Parade
From St. John’s Hall, down Market Jew Street & back.

Photo John Stedman

1.00 pm    Dinner Parade
From St. John’s Hall, down Market Jew Street & back.

3.00 pm      Crib Parade
From St. John’s Hall, down Market Jew Street & back.

Photo John Stedman

4.45 pm      Men and Maids
Dance the Serpent Dance through the streets of Penzance with the Golowan Band.


Sunday 25th June – Quay Fair Day

Markets, entertainment, music, children’s activities, food and fun – harbourside and Penlee Park.

 For full details see our What’s On 2017 page

Why not take part in the following Golowan fundraising event?

Golowan Quiz at The Crown, Victoria Square, Penzance.  8pm Tuesday 30 May. Teams of up to 4 people – £1 per team member. All proceeds to the Golowan Festival.

If you will be putting on an event in Penzance during the period of the festival see our What’s On 2017 page. 

Mazey and Quay Fair Days Markets – our caterers’ pitches are all taken and we are currently looking to see if/what space we have for general traders. If you are looking for a pitch please email Golowan trade as below and we will get in touch if anything is available.

                  Golowan Festival Office

Nominated for Best Family Event – 2017 What’s on Cornwall Awards.

Proud to be awarded the 2016 WOCA Best Family Event – Golowan Festival

The Barbican, Battery Road, Penzance TR18 4EF

Call us: 01736 369686 / 369677
Email: golowan@hotmail.co.uk
Trade: golowan-trade@hotmail.com

You can also message us on twitter @golowanfestival and facebook  http://www.facebook.com/Golowan-Festival-Official-Page