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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.