There is always something happening in Cornwall whilst you’re on holiday with us. Have a look at some local events so you don’t miss out!
St Pirans Day 5th March – Celebrations take place across Cornwall to honour St Piran, one of the most popular patron Saints. Be it an open air play, a singalong in a pub or a procession through a town, just look out for a black and white flag.
Cornwall Spring Flower Show (Lostwithiel) 7th – 8th April – A fragrant celebration of Cornish garden mania. Exuberant displays with camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons guaranteeing a colourful spectacle at the Boconnoc Estate. featuring show gardens, horticultural trade stands and competitive class.
Padstow May Day – 1st May – The biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It’s not unusual for 30,000 people to flock into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 12th – 19th May – Exciting programme includes talks, interviews, creative and practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, an Art trail, guided walks and river cruises to enjoy, inform, challenge and inspire the imagination.
Polo On The Beach (Watergate Bay, Newquay) 9th – 11th September – Aspall Polo on the Beach weekend event takes place at Watergate Bay near Newquay, with the promise of speed and excitement featuring some of the country’s top professional polo players.
Royal Cornwall Show (Wadebridge) 7th – 9th June – Cornwall’s showcase since 1793 and a fascinating glimpse into rural life. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent, show jumping and a fast and furious inter-hunt relay.
Mevagissey Feast Week 24th June – 30th July – Community festival packed full of entertainment. Crab catching on the harbour, fishing boat races, dance along the street in the traditional flora dance, swing your partner at the ceilidh or simply watch and enjoy.
Tropical Pressure Festival (Truro) 13th – 15th July – Tropical Pressure Festival – Celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean on the cliffs of Cornwall.
Charlestown Regatta – 21st – 27th July A week of fun events for all the family including includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival to raise funds for the local community.
Boconnoc Steam Fair (Lostwithiel) 27th July – 29th July – An old fashioned steam extravaganza held annually in the magnificent grounds of the Boconnoc Estate. Showcases vintage vehicles including full size and miniature steam engines.
Boardmasters Surf, Skate and Music (Newquay) 8th – 13th August Surf, skate & music festival situated across two legendary locations featuring the best in action sports including surfing and a laid back music festival.
Fowey Regatta 19th – 25th August One of the best local regattas in the country,with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include a midweek carnival, Red Arrows display and a spectacular firework display over the harbour.
Newquay Fish Festival 8th – 10th September – Showcasing Newquay Harbour, the festival attracts thousands of visitors to sample delicious fish dishes, watch local chefs rustle up amazing food and enjoy the entertainment.
Great Cornish Food Festival (Truro) 23rd – 25th September
Falmouth Oyster Festival 12th – 15th October – Packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, sea shanties, and marquees brimming with Cornish produce.
Information taken from the Visit Cornwall Website, for more info visit: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on