Archived Events

 Coca Cola Truck visits Looe! 15th December 2014



Over 20,000 people visited Looe on Monday 15th December 2014, to see the iconic Coca Cola Truck arrive in the town.

The truck received a fantastic reception from everyone and the town enjoyed a busy day!

Christmas Comes to Looe, 2014!

Friday 5th December:

5-9pm   Market on West Looe car park – last minute gifts, locally made, lots of ideas for presents, decorations and more!

7pm       Lantern Procession arrives, followed by the ‘Official Looe Christmas Lights Switch On’, carol singing and soup and rolls provided by SECTA.

5-9pm   Bar provided by the Sailing Club and BBQ by Palfreys of Looe.

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Saturday 6th December:

2-9pm    Market on West Looe car park – last minute gifts, locally made, lots of ideas for presents, decorations and more! Hot Food and drink outlets,

2-5pm    Performances by Local Dance Schools and Vocal Groups

2-7pm    ‘LIVE’ REINDEER on the quay at West Looe

5pm       SANTA’S ARRIVAL (RNLI station, East Looe), procession through the town with the Mayor and Mayoress and local groups, adults and children!

5-7pm    Children’s Entertainment, Bouncy Castle, Colouring Competition

7-9pm    Bar and band ‘The Huckleberry Finns’

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Sunday 7th December:

12 noon   Church Service

2-5pm     Market on West Looe car park – last minute gifts, locally made, lots of ideas for presents, decorations and more! Hot Food and drink outlets,

2-4pm     Performances

4.30pm   Grand Raffle Draw!


GRAND RAFFLE DRAW – Thanks to everyone who donated gifts and bought tickets, we raised £3000!

ALL proceeds to Christmas Festivities 2015

1st Prize:        12 months unreserved parking on Looe Harbour Commissioners car parks

2nd Prize:      Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at Hannafore Point Hotel

3rd Prize:      Table for two at the Tanner Brothers Barbican Kitchen in Plymouth

Plus many more prizes donated by local businesses.

Click here to download the full prize winner list:  Prizes


Prince Charles and HRH Camilla visit Looe – Monday 14th July 2014

It was a proud day for Looe when Charles and Camilla visited Looe in July.

They met many of the local Crafters and Producers who frequent the market in West Looe. The were treated to singing by the Local Schools and met Fishermen, boat makers, fishermen’s wives and the RNLI.

They also opened a plaque commemorating the new pontoon in East Looe, on behalf of Looe Harbour Commissioners.


Looe Crafters met Prince Charles at the Quayside Centre in West Looe on Monday 14th July 2014

Looe Crafters met Prince Charles at the Quayside Centre in West Looe on Monday 14th July 2014






Festival of the Sea

June 7th & 8th 2014

Stalls will be along the quayside in a celebration of the Sea!

Crafts, produce and fresh cooked food will be available.

The famous Looe raft race will take place on Sunday.

A mini Music Festival is being held on Saturday with a Craft Market on Sunday in the Quayside Centre.


Looe Music Festival – Mini Fest

Saturday 7th June 2014. All Day at the Quayside Centre, West Looe.


May Fayre

West Looe, Saturday 3rd May 2014. All Day


LBOA Boat Jumble Sale

At the Quayside Centre, West Looe. Sunday 6th April 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations at the Quayside Centre.

Usually held in the Rose Garden, Old Cornwall Society celebrated St Piran’s day in the Quayside Centre this year. With songs and dancing, free saffron cake and information regarding St Piran and Looe the day was a great success with a large attendance.


Santa is Coming to Looe!

Friday 6th December is when Santa makes his annual visit to Looe.



He will be arriving by Lifeboat to East Looe this year for a change. He will arrive at the steps, with two of his special reindeer, by the War Memorial in the Harbour car park at approx. 6.30pm. A procession will lead him around the town and over the bridge to West Looe where he will take up residence in the Quayside Centre’s Fishermens shelter for the evening.

To welcome him to West Looe there will be Craft and Produce stalls, Hot chestnuts, Mulled wine, Mince pies and lots more. The Huckleberry Finns and Samba Kernow will play Christmassy music during the festivities (sponsored by Looe Music Festival) which will commence at 5pm and finish at 9pm.

Bring the whole family for an evening which will bring Christmas magic to Looe!





Lantern Procession & Lights Switch On

Friday 29th November 2013 – There will be three processions assembling at approximately 6.30pm.

  • The Rose Garden, East Looe
  • The Globe Inn, East Looe
  • The Millpool, West Looe

Converging on the bridge and culminating at the Quayside Centre, West Looe at approx. 7pm for a carol service and formal switch on of the Christmas lights. During this service there will be a collection for the Mayor’s Charity, followed by soup and rolls kindly provided by SECTA.

Dog Show in Aid of Macmillan Support

Held on August 4th and raised money for Macmillan. A great afternoon for all!

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Church Service for those with a love of the Sea


A church service was held in the Quayside Centre on Sunday 7th July for those with a love of the sea (and anyone else!). Organised by Alison Foulkes, the evening was a great success!


 Plaque Reinstated


The plaque to remember the lives of those lost at see from the Port of Looe has been reinstated, after refurbishment.


Looe Music Festival 2013

27th, 28th & 29th September 2013.

A ‘Mini Festival’ to raise funds is being held in the new ‘Quayside Centre’ on Saturday 1st June.


Lugger Festival 2013

14th, 15th, 16th June.


Festival of the Sea 2013

1st & 2nd June, with the Raft Race on Sunday!


New Years Day Dip 2013

Organised by the RNLI – this event raised over £1000 by donations only! Well done everyone!

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New Years Eve 2012

Another fantastic display of fireworks on the banjo pier, at midnight on New Years Eve.

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Lantern Procession

Wednesday 19th December 2012. Cancelled due to weather.


 Santa Arrives in Looe

Friday 7th December 2012 at 7pm on West Looe Quay


 Queens Diamond Jubilee

Saturday 2nd – Tuesday 5th June 2012  :  Looe Harbour is joining in the Jubilee weekend fun. A team of willing members of staff will be taking part in the beach games and raft race over the fun filled weekend.

The theme of the weekend is the ’50’s’. So dress up your windows, wear fancy dress from the era and join in party atmosphere in the town where the restaurants and cafe’s will be offering special 50’s menus and music will be playing the songs of the day!

There is a whole programme of events planned in Looe for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, including;

Grazing on the Quay, treasure hunts, a Royal exhibition in the museum and traditional sports on the beach!

On Sunday 3rd June the Coast to Coast cycle ride leaves Banjo Pier headed for Barnstaple, with up to 400 cyclists heading through Looe!

The Grand lighting of the Beacon takes place on Monday 4th June, with celebrations starting at 6pm. The beacon will be lit at approximately 10pm.

for more information contact Looe Town Council or Michelle Sadler on 01503 262131.

Run in aid of Fishermen’s Mission

David Hunt of West Looe is running the London Marathon on 22nd April 2012 and hoping to raise £2000 for the Fishermen’s Mission. David is dedicating his run to his friend Neil Murray, a well known and much loved Looe fisherman who was sadly killed at sea in March 2011.

David will be holding a fundraising evening of Friday 9th March 2012 at the Copley Arms in Hessenford from 7.30pm, please join in an evening of fun which includes an auction  and entertainment by vocalist Rachel Bradburn.

You can also sponser David online at :


School Visits to the Port of Looe

School children are always welcome to visit with their teachers and classmates (please contact the Harbour Office if you are interested in a guided tour).

The Harbour Master is very friendly and the children love seeing the Crabs, fish and how the Market runs in Looe.

Here are some thank you letters and pictures from St Rumon’s School in Tavistock who visited recently.





 Christmas Party Night 2011

Looe Harbour Commissioners recently held thier first Christmas Party for the Staff and Commissioners since the Commission was founded in 1848.

All Staff, Commissioners and partners were present for a night of eating, dancing and making merry at the local Hannafore Point Hotel in Looe.

Hopefully, this event will become a regular date in the Harbour Commissioners diary!