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Lafrowda Festival

Lafrowda Festival is an annual event in St. Just in Penwith, in celebration of community arts.The Lafrowda Festival is a registered charity whose objects are:

  • To advance education in art and culture in particular, but not exclusively, in the St Just in Penwith area.
  • To promote arts for the benefit of the public generally, and in particular for the inhabitants of St Just in Penwith, by promoting an annual festival of arts and music

The festival is funded by local authority grants, advertising and sponsorship, stallholder contributions, donations and street collections.

Regular fundraising events throughout the year include the February Film Fest, the May Fair in the Plain, the Christmas Ceilidh and the ever-popular Moving Meal.  The Film Fest includes evening screenings every Saturday throughout February, and a matinee for children along with delicious home-made cakes and popcorn.  The Ceilidh is a wonderful family event with live music and callers to teach you the dances, and the May Fair has traditional games, stalls and entertainment.

Panoramic photo of the Lafrowda Festival in the Plain-an-Gwarry in St Just
Lafrowda Festival in St Just

Lafrowda Day is held on the third Saturday of July, with free activities for all the family during the preceding fortnight, ranging from knit and natter to dancing shows.  Lafrowda Day itself is full of live music, stalls and three fantastic community parades with withy sculptures and a torchlit procession. The Plain-An-Gwarry is a dedicated space for families during the day.  Programmes are available in and around the town from early July.

For more information, any enquiries or to become a Friend of Lafrowda, please go to

Contact details for the Lafrowda Festival can also be found at the Visit Cornwall website: Lafrowda Festival on the Visit Cornwall website