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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PLEASE NOTE FOR 2021 WE ARE UNSURE OF EVENTS FOR THE YEAR. BELOW IS A GUIDE FOR A NORMAL YEAR                 
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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 Coffee Morning Every Tuesday in aid of The Cornwall Air Ambulance
10.15am to 12 noon at the Christadelphian Hall, church Row, Porthleven
March
April
From Sunday 31st March until end Thursday 31st October TBC
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
  17th to 19th
CANCELLED
Porthleven Food & Music Festival -
http://porthlevenfoodfestival.com
2021 MOVED TO JULY IF GOING AHEAD
May
June
    Last Saturday in June
Annual St. Peterstide Celebrations. With a procession around the town and harbour, led by Porthleven Town Band.
July  
  Wed 17th 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
    TBC Saturday 4th July until Sunday 5th September. 10am to 6pm
RNLI Lifeguard daily service
on the beach here at Porthleven. The lifeguards are based in their hut at Blue Buoy Steps. For tide times, sea conditions and beach advice.
  Sun 21st Porthleven Cricket Club 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.
     
  August  
  Sundays Porthleven Town Band Playing Every Sunday (weather permitting)
From 7.30pm Outside of the Harbour Inn on Commercial Road.
http://www.porthleventownband.co.uk
  7th to 21st
10am-4pm &
6pm-8.30pm
daily
An Exhibition of Old Porthleven -at the 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.
  10th Porthleven Pilot Gig Regatta Day
Pilot gigs from around the county racing off the harbour.
www.porthlevengigclub.com
  11th 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 Fishemans and Boat Owners Association
Fish BBQ on the harbour head from 3pm with bar.
  Sun 18th 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.
  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
October 2019 to March 2020 Falmouth National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Exhibition on Porthleven

Porthleven is a fishing village on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. This show focuses on the ancestry of several prominent Porthleven families, linked to the construction of the dock, boatbuilding, fishing and net-making. It will also incorporate historical film footage recording over 50 years of the community’s life.
  16 & 17 Porthleven Harbour Market Christmas Faye
Harbour Head 10.00am to 4.30pm. local handmade crafts, clothing, jewellery, food and more
December
October 2019 to March 2020 Falmouth National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Exhibition on Porthleven

Porthleven is a fishing village on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. This show focuses on the ancestry of several prominent Porthleven families, linked to the construction of the dock, boatbuilding, fishing and net-making. It will also incorporate historical film footage recording over 50 years of the community’s life.
FREE ENTRY to Cornish residents -  Weekend of 14th & 15th December - see here
  Fri 4th Porthleven Christmas Lights - Switch on of the Christmas lights around the harbour.
6.30pm at the Harbour Head.
Porthleven Town Band and Santa.
  Tues 2nd
7.30pm
Porthleven Bickford-Smith Institute Annual Christmas Concert with Porthleven Town Band
At St. Bartholomew's Church 7.00pm for 7.30 start. £4 Admission. All Welcome.