Mayday Celebrations St. Ives Cornwall

The start of summer is heralded in St. Ives with the ancient traditional May Day celebrations, on the May Day Bank Holiday.
This is organised by Rotarian Peter Rowe of Rotary Club of St Ives. 

Starting with the choosing of the 'May Queen', 'King', 'Prince', and "Princess", there follows a procession to the Harbour front, followed with Maypole dancing  by Kidz R Us and a Barbeque on the Wharf.

The celebrations can be shown to date back to 1573 and were revived in the year 2000 by the then Mayor, the late Chris Cocklin.

This has continued each year, formally with the help of the Rotary Club of St Ives.


2019 Celebrations

will be held on Monday 6th May and are planned to include

12 o'clock noon
The Grand Bard, Mayor & Rotary President  choosing
May Queen - King - Prince - Princess
May Sticks.  Pee Whips.  May Horn
Blowing of the May Horns
1.00 pm
May Pole Dancing
Hayle Town Band 
BBQ on the Wharf by the Rotary Club of St. Ives
Harbour Side Stalls














































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(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)