Truro’s St Piran’s Celebrations

A number of exciting events will be taking place across Truro on Saturday 4th March as we celebrate St Piran’s Day.

We are delighted to once again be working with partners at Truro Old Cornwall Society, Salt Projects, Truro Community Library, Truro Farmers Market, and Cornwall Dance School to deliver the St Piran’s programme for 2023.

The day will feature our annual St Piran’s Parade, as well as free children’s activities and a St Piran’s Market.

The parade, which celebrates the values of St Piran, will set off from Waterfall Gardens on St George’s Road at 13.00, heading towards the War Memorial on Boscawen Street, ending at High Cross, where there will be brief speeches and songs, including a special performance by the City of Truro Male Choir.

Elsewhere, we have worked closely with Salt Projects to arrange a series of free children’s workshops that will all take place on the morning of Saturday 4th March. 

These include a dance workshop, a mask making workshop, and arts and crafts.

The dance workshop will run at the Chapter House of Truro Cathedral at the following times: 10.00, 10.45, and 11.30.

Cornwall Dance School will be running the drop-in workshops, where they will teach children the St Piran’s parade dance.

At Lemon Street Market, children can make masks inspired by the story of St Piran, which they can then wear in the parade. The session will take place on the first floor of the market, and you can drop-in any time between 10.00 and 12.30.

Truro Community Library will also be running a free arts and craft activity, where children can help build a Cornish mine in the children’s library. You will also be able to design your own tile and take it home with you.

The activity will run on a drop-in basis between 10.30 and 12.30.

In the meantime, children can collect a free St Piran’s activity sheet, produced by Truro City Council. The sheets are available to collect from Truro Community Library and the Truro Visitor Information Centre. A digital version is also available to download from the Visit Truro website.

Of course, no Saturday is complete without our friends at Truro Farmers Market, who will be bringing their St Piran’s Market to Lemon Quay between 09.00 and 16.00.

This specialty market will feature a pasty making competition, as well as live Cornish music and Cornish vintage tractors. 

You can find out more on their Facebook page.

Furthermore, we hope Truro will be awash with Cornish colours for the 2023 Shop Window Competition, which will be judged on the morning of Saturday 4th March by the Mayor of Truro, Cllr Steven Webb, and Truro’s Town Crier, Lionel Knight. 

The winner will be announced during the speeches at High Cross at 13.30, and they will then be awarded a trophy to display in their window until the end of March.

For further updates, please see our website and social media channels: www.visittruro.org.uk, @visittruro

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