Polperro also has much to offer the visitor at different times of the year, ranging from visiting art galleries and museums to enjoying the vibrant music scene to arts and crafts and a selection of its own unique annual community events.
Things to do include visiting the art galleries in the village, having an art lesson with one of the local artists. Polperro Arts Foundation displays the work of local artists and craftspeople. The Ebenezer Gallery displays the work of the East Cornwall Society of Artists. At Gina’s Studio on the harbour front, Gina Farrell offers art classes.
The Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing houses a remarkable collection of exhibits and 19th century photographs as well as many items of memorabilia dating from the 18th century when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro. An hour in the museum vividly brings to life the people and the story of this Cornish fishing village's extraordinary past.
Polperro has even been miniaturised and, coupled with some dislays of local legends and a model railway, can be found at the Model Village and Land of Legend at the old forge in the centre of the village.
At sea in the summer months it is possible to take a brief boat trip along the coast for half an hour or you can take the boat to Looe or Fowey. Mackerel fishing is also available
There are plenty of spots to fish from the rocks around the harbour and nearby coast.
Music is available most weekends in the many pubs around the village and in the British Legion. The Polperro Festival is a week long celebration of the village including a music festival on Big Green in the centre of the village and other events throughout the village including a stage for local talent on the Fish Market.
In September the Polperro Promotion Group hosts a .
The Polperro Fishermen's Choir can often be heard at the local church in Polperro or on the quayside during the summer.
Christmas music also features at the Polperro Christmas Lights switch on.
Open Mic nights are held at the British Legion on the second Sunday of every month.
St Piran's Day Village Procession - Cornwall's 'national' day 5th March.
Polperro Festival - music and arts festival - the second week of June
Includes the crowning of the Lord Mayor and the Duck Race.
Water Carnival - raft race and other jollifications - 3rd July 2021.
Funday including music from our local talent - mid September
Includes village community award.
Halloween Walk - encounter 'real ' ghosts as you tour the village and learn about its ghoulish history.
Fireworks from Peak Rock - first weekend in November after the 5th - weather dependent!
Christmas Lights Switch On - first Saturday in December
Includes music and entertainment,stalls, Hog Roast, Santa, torch procession, tombola and much more.
Worship is held at the Methodist Church in Fore Street in the village or for Anglican worshippers, the Parish Church of St Tallinus is around 2.5 miles away just above Talland Bay.