Helston Flora Day 2019Come into town to watch the amazing Flora Day dances! The town is decorated with bluebells, gorse and laurel leaves gathered locally and is simply bursting wtih colour.
The town is decorated with bluebells, gorse and laurel leaves gathered locally and is simply bursting wtih colour.
Dancing begins at 7.00am with gentlemen wearing shirts and ties and the ladies in light summer dresses.
The Hal-an-Tow Starts on St John's Bridge at 8:30am, a very lively mummers’ play featuring scenes of St George slaying the Dragon begins cheered on by a crowd dressed in Lincoln green and Elizabethan robes.
The children of the town dance at 9:40am decked out in white clothes and wearing lily of the valley, starting from from Wendron Street .
At midday the formal dance of the day begins with men wearing morning dress and the ladies glowing in magnificent ball gowns and hats.
To round off the day of dancing, the Evening Dance starts from the Guildhall at 5pm.
With all these sights and sounds, and with a fairground by the boating lake, it is a wonderful family day out.