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From talks, music and events at the hostel to festival days in town; check out what’s on during your stay. To see what we have been doing visit the Events Archive page.

Cohort Hostel Events

We are determined to get our events back up and running as soon as we can but for the time being COVID regulations take precedence.

St Ives Events

Every Thursday: Farmers Market

9.30 – 2pm at the Guildhall every Thursday, the Famer’s market showcases the best of local, Cornish produce.

Stop for a coffee and home made cake before browsing the stands to buy dinner for that evening. Vegans, vegetarians, meat lovers, fish fanatics and people with a sweet tooth all catered for! Cook up a storm in our kitchen and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour in the courtyard on a balmy, summer evening.

The following regular events are ordered January – December:

Please note that for 2020 all these events have been cancelled.

May: St Ives Food Festival

Taking place on the iconic Porthminster Beach, this annual festival brings culinary experts, attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food. Now in its eighth year, there will be a wonderful range of artisan producers that will tickle your taste buds and keep your appetite stoked. There will be a fantastic range of activities and entertainment which promises fun for everyone! And you’re on the beach just a 5 minute walk from Cohort – what more could you want?

For details of times, events and exhibitors visit the St Ives Food Festival website and watch this space to find out what we’ll be doing on site at Cohort.

May: St Ives Literary Festival

This festival sees a plethora of literary events taking place in St Ives, from recordings to talks and from workshops to poetry readings.

Every afternoon and evening you can pick from a wide variety of performances and seminars and when the weather is lovely (which it usually is at this time of year) a lot of the events take place outside; it’s a beautiful place to be whether you’re an avid library lover or wannabe writer.

Read more on their website.

August: Summer Island Disco

Hosted by SurfHouse St Ives this awesome event is now in its 3rd year.
The island becomes alive with the sound of music, the smell of the best local food, a variety of thirst quenching bars and the happy buzz of the whole community – young and old – appreciating this incredible summer setting surrounded by the Sea.

Quite easily one of the best nights of the year in St Ives. Check out their Facebook page for updates on this year’s lineup.

September: St Ives September Festival

Over 200 events took place last year with something for everyone. The St Ives September Festival is two weeks of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and poetry.

St Ives’ largest venue – The Guildhall – is just a 30 second walk from Cohort with other festival venues no more than a 10 minute walk away. The town comes alive during the festival with street performers on every corner and lots of free events for those of you on a budget who just want to soak up the atmosphere.

A full programme of events is available from Cohort meanwhile you can visit the September Festival website for more details of what’s on and see our blog for some insider information.

1st – 31st December: St Ives in December

Throughout December the town comes alive with events. Watch Santa’s arrival by RNLI lifeboat into the harbour, accompanied by reindeers and a parade. Enjoy all the shop window displays as they compete to win ‘Best Winter Window’ and get involved in Christmas workshops put on by galleries throughout the town. This is all accompanied by great, live music in the pubs and carol concerts in the local churches.

Every Saturday throughout December Cohort will be hosting Santa’s Grotto so bring your children (and children bring your parents) up the Stennack to find Santa’s kingdom.

Visit the St Ives in December website for more details.

31st December: New Years Eve in St Ives

NYE in St Ives is NOT to be missed. The 3rd largest street party in the UK after London & Edinburgh, around 10,000 people take to the streets of St Ives in phenomenal fancy dress, and the New Year is welcomed in by a great firework display from Smeaton’s Pier on the Harbour Beach. Read our NYE Blog for more details and join us for pre-street party drinks at Cohort from 5pm.

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