The Festival

is world known bringing artistic people to the town for the special 2 weeks that the Festival runs for every year, it is a wonderful time to visit St Ives for a holiday or mini break.
The Festival gets more response every year and the atmosphere is wonderful, live music, arts workshops, poetry readings, street entertainers, talks, walks, comedy, films, theatre and the very special open studio days, these days are when the local artists open the doors of their workspace and allow the Public a glimpse inside. Guided tours take visitors around the Town or you can wander at your own free will and browse in the fascinating studios and purchase direct from the Artists if you wish.