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Events in Cornwall

Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events Cornwall has to offer.

Explore what’s on in Cornwall throughout the year in our convenient travel guide, from the lush Cornwall Spring Flower Show held in the grounds of Boconnoc House to spooky Halloween Fright Nights at Pirate’s Quest in Newquay to fireworks and fancy dress for New Year’s Eve in St. Ives.

Sample local delicacies at Falmouth’s Oyster Festival, watch the boat races and the exciting RAF Red Arrows displays at Fowley Royal Regatta, or dance the weekend away at Boardmasters, Newquay’s annual surf and music festival. Whether it’s family fun, quirky traditions or good music, there are events in Cornwall to suit everyone’s interests.

  • Boardmasters

    This famous surf and music festival is held on Newquay’s Fistral Beach each year and brings together a diverse mix of musical genres and a variety of sports, from surfing to skateboarding.

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  • Fal River Festival

    This epic, 10-day festival is a non-profit event that has been running since 2006. It incorporates a diverse mix of events and activities, including sport, music, drama, art, history, culture and more.

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  • Golowan Festival Penzance

    Golowan Festival

    The Barbican
    Battery Road
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

    Visitors can revel in celebrations rooted in ancient midsummer tradition each year in June.

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    Looe Live!

    Buller Quay
    East Looe
    PL13 1 DX

    A three-day festival with international headline acts, new talent, workshops and pop-up performances across Looe.

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    Padstow Christmas Festival

    Perhaps more known for its charming harbour and golden sandy beaches, Padstow’s magical Christmas Festival offers makes this popular fishing port a must-visit at any time of year, offering demonstrations by your favourite TV chefs and the opportunity to sample the mouth-watering local cuisine.

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  • Porthleven Food & Music Festival

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, Porthleven Food and Music Festival is a celebration of culinary and musical delights, where around 30,000 gather together against the stunning backdrop of Porthleven’s harbour port.

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  • Rock Oyster Festival

    North Cornwall’s famous festival takes place at Roskear Farm (near Wadebridge), on the renowned Camel Trail, so can be easily accessed by bike or on foot. Enjoy live music acts and DJs, as well as sampling some of Cornwall’s finest produce, including of course, the oyster.

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