This year's St Piran's Festival parade in Redruth will look slightly different as there'll be a new route to allow for a bigger celebration.

The annual event, which marks Cornwall's patron saint, will be held on March 2, the weekend before St Piran's Day on March 5.

It has been redesigned to accommodate more spectators and a larger parade.

The revised route will start from Lemins Court, trail along a section of Chapel Street and eventually turn into Fore Street.

Festivities will conclude at the Flowerpot Chapel car park with the traditional blessing and Trelawny Shout performance.

In addition to the rescheduled parade, the festival has lined up entertainment, food and music throughout the day at the car park.

Falmouth Packet: The annual event, which marks Cornwall's patron saint, will be held on March 2 in Redruth

Redruth Town Council's event and marketing manager, Alice Lamming, expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming festival.

Ms Lamming said: "We're excited to get the 2024 festival season underway with a fantastic St Piran's Festival.

"We have some great entertainment planned – a mixture of old favourites and new performers – as well as a busy and varied market.

"The new parade route will make it better for all and we can't wait to see how people respond to the theme of 'A Celebration of Cornwall'."

Other festival highlights include Market Hall's first Town Market of the year, with over 50 market traders anticipated to attend.

There will also be musical acts performing at multiple locations around town, including The Miner and Tatey Court.

The Redruth Library will have a Quiet Room, ideal for festival-goers needing a tranquil space will be available.

The Quiet Room is an addition for this year and will feature sensory toys, ear defenders and pop-up tents.

The town mayor, Cllr Stephen Barnes, and town crier, Max Morrison, will formally open the festival at 10am.

Minutes before the festival starts, the town crier's newly commissioned Story Coat will be unveiled, marking the conclusion of a project led by local artist Sue Hill.

The festival guide detailing all scheduled activities is available for pickup at the Redruth Library and other venues across town or online at