A Packed Calendar of Events…

Kelly Weaver

With St Ives world famous for being a creative hub in Cornwall it’s no surprise that throughout the year it plays host to a fantastic selection of events and festivals. So whether you’re a passionate wordsmith, a fan of the local foodie scene or a lover of the arts, there really is something for everyone. And, here at the Sail Lofts you can combine your passions with some of the best luxury self-catering in Cornwall.

Here are our top picks for the best events taking place in 2017:

St Ives Literature Festival
13th – 20th May

Celebrating all that is great with the written word, this eight-day festival features a selection of events happening at various venues across the town. Featuring book launches, poetry and prose readings in Norway Square, workshops and open air events alongside comedy acts and creative writing drop-ins, this festival is the perfect go-too if you want to indulge your inner culture vulture. Many of the events are free to join with some ticketed events also included in the programme.

St Ives Food and Drink Festival
13th & 14th May

A mouth-watering treat for the senses, the St Ives Food & Drink Festival will feature a range of local Cornish food and drink producers alongside some of the regions finest chefs. This year chef demonstrations from Jack Stein, Nathan Outlaw and José Pizarro have already been confirmed with many more set to be added in the coming months. Set to the backdrop of the iconic Porthminster Beach, the festivals uniqueness is punctuated with live music and performances and street-food vendors providing fuel throughout the day. As one of my favourite celebrations in the town, I highly recommend a weekend break at our luxury apartments in St Ives to coincide with this fabulous festival.

St Ives Beer & Cider Festival
26th – 28th August

Taking place over the August Holiday Weekend the St Ives Beer & Cider Festival takes over the Guildhall to provide 3-days of fun and frolics all accompanied by your favourite tipple. Featuring beers and ciders from St Ives Brewery and a selection from other Cornish producers, the festival atmosphere is completed with live music and performances. Attend the festival and you’ll get your very own St Ives Beer Festival glass to take home with you, we’ve started a collection in our home and have one from every year so far!

St Ives September Festival
9th – 23rd September

Probably the town’s most famous event, the St Ives September Festival is a two-week celebration of art, music and performance. Having previously attracted headline acts such as Rick Wakeman, Sound of the Sirens and Baka Beyond we are expecting some exciting announcements over the coming months. Whether you’re into folk music, poetry readings or art workshops you will have plenty of opportunities to indulge your passions during this two-week festival. Headline acts are always in high demand so book early to avoid disappointment.