W. Oliver Allen & Sons
Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Porthleven Cornwall
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woallen@btconnect.com   01326 562222
www.porth-leven.co.uk
Loe Bar Road, Porthleven, Cornwall. TR13 9EN

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What's On Porthleven
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Porthleven RNLI lifeboat Day

Porthleven RNLI lifeboat Day
Porthleven's RNLI Lifeboat Day.

Porthleven pilot gig racing - the Energetic

Porthleven pilot gig racing - race across the bay
Pilot Gig Boat Racing
Below is a list of the main village events, but also throughout the year in the public hall there are more events, talks and shows. Also various local organisations also hold fetes, barbecues and fund raisers on the Harbour Head as well as the summer Porthleven Market.
For an up to date information of what is going to happen look at “The Gate” down on the square. At the bottom of Fore Street on the corner of Commercial Road and Shute Lane.

 
January
Monthly 4th Tues of month. Porthleven's Branch of the Old Cornwall Society
Meet at the Public Hall 2.30pm on every 4th Tuesday of the month. All welcome i.e. not just old and Cornish!
http://www.oldcornwall.net/porthleven-ocs/4576250425
February
March
April
From Sunday 31st March until end Thursday 31st October 2013
Porthleven  Harbour Market - Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
10am - 5pm weather permitting.
Situated on the picturesque right-hand side (over "Breageside" as we locals say and/or "The Little Nation" if you go back a generation) of the Harbour. Opened in August 2009, the market has quickly become popular as a meeting place in good weather and a lively draw to residents and visitors with its cheerful traders and their unusual local crafts and foods
2017 22nd-23rd Porthleven Food and Music Festival
2017 theme - "Under The Sea"
May
June
2017 12th to 18th West Cornwall Walking Festival
18 different walks in west Cornwall. Most are free and guided. Launched from Porthleven
http://www.walkwestcornwall.co.uk
2017 28th Porthleven Race Across The Bay - Pilot Gig Race - Marazion to Porthleven
The race starts at Marazion Beach at 7pm and finishes approximately one hour later in Porthleven.
  Last Saturday
in June
Last Saturday in June
Annual St. Peterstide Celebrations. With a procession around the town and harbour, led by Porthleven Town Band.
July  
2017 July 8th - Sept 9th TBC Saturday 5th July until Sunday 6th September. 10am to 6pm (TBC)
RNLI Lifeguard daily service
on the beach here at Porthleven. The lifeguards are based in their hut at Blue Buoy Steps.
2017 CANCELLED RNAS Culdrose Air Day (Helston) - Annual spectacular military air day (not if cloudy or raining) Plenty of stalls, exhibits, press ganging, etc. http://www.airday.co.uk.
2017 24th Porthleven Cricket Club Annual Fete - The cricket ground, Methleigh Bottoms
10am to 4pm at the cricket ground. Raffle, car boot, bouncy castle, stalls, food and drink and classic cars and engines. Great family entertainment for all.
2017 30th Porthleven Village Show - Public Hall, Porthleven
Doors open 1.30pm and prize giving 4pm. Refreshments. Raffle.
Classes include: fruit & Vegetables, flowers, cookery, handicrafts, art, crafts, photography and children's.
Please support this great local event.
  August  
2017 19th Porthleven Pilot Gig regatta Day
Pilot gigs from around the county racing off the harbour
2017 Sunday's in Summer Porthleven Town Band Playing Every Sunday (weather permitting)
From 7.30pm Outside of the Harbour Inn on Commercial Road.
http://www.porthleventownband.co.uk
Flower Festival at Porthleven Methodist Church, Fore Street:  Free entry and coffee/teas available. come and get a feel of village life here in Porthleven with the annual August display in the church. Each year a different theme
2017 20th Porthleven RNLI Lifeboat Day. A free family day out for all around the harbour at Porthleven. Includes a visit and rescue display from the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat and the coastguard SAR helicopter from Newquay. As well as water sports, stalls etc. A major village event attracting many hundreds of people raising funds for the RNLI.
Porthleven Town Band - from 6.30pm on the harbourside
A brass band extravaganza featuring - Porthleven Town Band, Helston Town Band & Gweek Silver Band.
And a massed band to finish the event.
Marching from the Ship Inn at 6.30pm, around the harbour to play at the Harbour Inn. Viewing is completely FREE OF CHARGE! Please come along listen and we all look forward to seeing you!
(To be held at Porthleven public hall if wet from 7pm)
http://www.porthleventownband.co.uk
Bank holiday Monday Torchlight Procession. Held annually on the August Bank Holiday at dusk. Hundreds of torches parade around the village and harbour to the sound of Porthleven Town Band. Open to all and torches available at the harbour market.
September
Porthleven Carolaire: An annual event with performances from the Porthleven Town Band and The Praze/Hayle Male Voice. Open to all and free hymn sheet to all who attend to join in. Tommy Bray, from Four Lanes, and Angela Thomas, landlady of the Halzephron Inn at Gunwalloe, will compare the evening. Also raffle to raise funds for the band and choir.
October
Porthleven Lights Committee Annual Harvest Festival. 7.30pm for 8pm at the Atlantic Inn, Peverell Terrace. Auction of fruit and veg. and preserves. All welcome and proceeds toward the Porthleven lights.
November
Porthleven Christmas Faye
Harbour Head 10.00am to 4.30pm. local handmade crafts, clothing, jewellery, food and more
December
2017 Friday 1st Porthleven Christmas Lights - Switch on of the Christmas lights around the harbour.
6.30pm at the Harbour Head.
Porthleven Town Band, Santa & Fireworks
    Bickford-Smith Institute Annual Christmas Concert
Hosted by Father Peter Johnson and with Mousehole Male Voice Choir & Porthleven Town Band.
At St. Bartholomew's Church 7.00pm for 7.30 start. £4 Admission. All Welcome