Penwith Festivals

Lafrowda Day


June and July are busy months for festivals in West Penwith.

Penzance stages the world famous Golowan festival in June culminating with the spectacular Mazey Day parade.

Just five miles away is the town of St Just who hosts the equally popular Lafrowda Festival.

For the last 20 years, the mining village of St Just has staged the very popular Lafrowda Festival which is an annual event celebrating community arts.

This festival first took place in 1996 as a music festival and has since grown into a two week community arts festival.

Lafrowda is an ancient name for the church lands where the village of St Just in Penwith stands today. More recently, it has come to stand for community co-operation, a celebration of local heritage, and a showcase for some of the finest artistic, theatrical and musical talent in the area.

Lafrowda Day takes place on the third Saturday in July with a wide range of organisations taking part in the festivities. On Lafrowda day there are twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste along with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and, of course, three spectacular processions.

In the centre of the village is a Plain-an-Gwarry, an outdoor amphitheatre used in medieval times for performing mystery plays, which is now revived, and stages live musical performances.

If you are planning to book accommodation for the weekend you visit the Lafrowda Festival give the Hotel Penzance a call.

This 4* townhouse is in an elegant, Edwardian building with only 25 individual rooms, many with views across the harbour and Mounts Bay.

Set back from the town but only five minutes from the centre, Hotel Penzance is the ideal place to stay for leisure or business.

The main bus/train station is a short walk from the Hotel Penzance which makes it the perfect base for your visit to the Golowan or Lafrowda Festivals.

Call today on 01736 363117 to book your accommodation.