One of the highlights of the Cornish calendar is underway in St Ives. The two week September festival features music and events. It also provides a late season boost for the town.
More than 300 contributors are involved at different venues, ranging from art galleries to the beach. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Music, literature and the arts all feature in the St Ives September Festival which has started a two week run.
More than 300 events are taking place, some on the beach and in artists' studios.
The festival started in 1977 and provides a late season boost for the town.
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 lined the streets of Truro last night for the annual City of Lights festival.
Giant lanterns paraded through the city centre to mark the start of the festive season.
More than 750 local school children spent weeks making the spectacular creations, this year with a royal theme. Kathy Wardle reports.
Thousands lined the streets of Truro tonight for the annual City of Lights festival.
The event sees giant lanterns paraded through the city centre to mark the start of the festive season.
More than 750 local school children spent weeks making the spectacular creations, this year with a royal theme.
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 South Devon Crab Festival ends today (Sunday), with a street party in Dartmouth featuring leading seafood chefs Mitch Tonks and Nathan Outlaw.
Meanwhile Dunster near Minehead sees the start of its three-day Beach Summer Festival, including an emergency services day, archery and a camera obscura.
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.