A record 35,000 people turned out for Truro's annual City of Lights parade last night.Organisers say the unusually mild weather attracted an extra 10,000 spectators to the event compared to previous years.
Thousands of people are expected in Truro tonight for the annual City of Lights festival. Paper and withy lanterns - designed around the theme Kings and Queens - will be paraded through the town. School children, students and artists from across the county spend months making them.
Redruth is the venue for the first ever Cornish Pasty Festival this weekend.
The pasty has been the staple diet of working men across Cornwall and beyond since the 18th Century, and now the iconic self-contained, portable meal and its international ties will be celebrated.
The festival will also highlight Cornwall's international links with Mexico dating back to when migrating Cornish miners took their expertise and traditions, including the Cornish pasty, to new mining regions around the world.
The three-day event starts with Miners' Day on Friday. Pasty Day on Saturday will see pasty producers and Cornish produce suppliers turn the town centre into a lively street market.
On Sunday, former miners will be remembered at Basset Stamp House and St Euny church. The day commemorates thousands of Cornish men, women and children who laboured hard underground to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been in Exeter today, visiting a Flower Festival at the city's cathedral. More than 300 flower arrangers have created thousands of displays celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Duchess met dignitaries and local school children on her whistle-stop tour, as Kathy Wardle reports.