St Ives September Festival
 

WELCOME TO THE 2024 ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL . . . . .

Once again St Ives will be buzzing with 15 event-packed days of music and arts at the 2024 September Festival.
The Festival will burst into life on Saturday September 14 with the first of two vibrant Saturday afternoons of street entertainment, sponsored for a third successive year by Aspects.
It runs until Saturday September 28 with, hopefully, something for everyone. As well as music at a selection of venues all over town there will be films, exhibitions, art and craft workshops, walks, talks and so much more.
Many events are free, including lunchtime music and poetry in Norway Square (pictured right) on all 15 days of the Festival. Plus Open Studios with artists inviting people into their studios – some not normally open to the public – to view and discuss their work.
“Early bird” organisers have already started submitting 2024 event listings – with tickets on sale – and there will be many more to follow in the coming months. Whatever your Festival interest, check the relevant pages on this website for regular updates, including on the bar above What’s On Daily, Exhibitions, Workshops and the individual Venue pages.

THANKS to all the visitors and locals who supported our hugely-successful 2023 Festival. We hope to see you in 2024 along with lots of September Festival newcomers.

MAKE YOUR EVENT PART OF THE 2024 ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL

If you would like your music or arts event, exhibition or workshop, walk or talk – or pretty much anything else really! – to be part of the 2024 St Ives September Festival email us at info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk and we’ll get back to you.

THE 2024 SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL will inevitably have a slightly “different” look  with The Guildhall, the town’s largest venue, closed until the Spring of 2025 for a major renovation project. But the temporary enforced change offers the opportunity for bigger audiences and more attention for rising stars to step into the Festival spotlight at other venues all over town.
These are, however, exciting times at The Guildhall and the short-term loss of the venue will hopefully provide the town – and the St Ives September Festival – with a much-improved facility, with a bigger audience capacity, for years to come.

A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Councillor Johnnie Wells, Mayor of St Ives, writes:
“Yet again the September Festival has filled St Ives with some late summer music, arts and general coming togetherness! A huge thank-you to all the volunteers and organisers of all the events.”
Talking about the Guildhall project, he added: ““It’s pretty exciting to see what the future holds for this amazing space.”

THE ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU!

More than 250 events which made up last year’s St Ives September Festival were co-ordinated by a main organising committee of just five people – and that number needs to increase if the Festival is to continue, attract more innovative events and progress in its current form.
Some good people, who had provided many years of hard work and experience, left the volunteer-run Festival in the aftermath of the Covid lockdown and the organisers would love to hear from anyone wishing to join the Festival team. Particularly enthusiastic people with WordPress website skills, social media flair or ideas they would like to bring to the Festival and develop.
“We are very flexible, there are no set times or hours and you can basically contribute and work on what appeals to you,” is the message from the Festival.
Interested? Email info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk tell us what you can offer and we’ll get back to you.”

SPECIAL THANKS TO:-

All our wonderful sponsors – Tregenna Castle Hotel and Resort, St Ives Town Council, St Ives BID, Aspects Holidays, St Ives Brewery, St Ives Rotary, Carbis Bay Holidays, A1 Cars and Greenwood Wilson accountants. If your company or organisation would like to enjoy the benefits of sponsoring the St Ives September Festival please email us at info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk and we’ll get someone to talk to you.

The dates for future years’ September Festivals are:
2024: 14th – 28th, 2025: 13th – 27th

ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL SPONSORS