What’s on in Cornwall
An amazing calendar of Cornish events
Alive with creative events and cultural happenings – Cornwall has something for every day, every weather, everyone, all year round!
We are proud to be ambassadors for the Cornwall 365 project – they have a fantastic event listings website and produce a comprehensive printed guide and blog posts covering everything from upcoming festivals and concerts to village fêtes and touring theatre. Whether you are into live music events, our vibrant theatre scene, museums and heritage or arts and crafts, you can search the Cornwall 365 website by type of event, location or time period – you are sure to find something of interest!
Cornwall Riviera Box Office sell tickets for some of Cornwall’s best events – check out what’s on in the next 4 weeks and buy tickets via the CRBO website.
Don’t forget too that our local Wildlife Trust runs some amazing nature events for beginners and real nature enthusiasts -see their website for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s forthcoming events
Bosinver’s local pub, the award winning Polgooth Inn (just a short walk away down a leafy lane) also have a pub quiz on a Tuesday night and occasional live music events – see the Polgooth Inn website for details.
The world famous Eden Project is just a short drive from Bosinver and has a multitude of special events on throughout the year – check out the details on the Eden Project website and even closer to Bosinver is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which also hosts a variety of special events – for details see Heligan’s website.
Some highlights by month
Falmouth Oyster Festival 12th to 15th Oct – timed to coincide with the start of the oyster harvesting season in the Fal and Helford River estuaries, the festival celebrates all that’s wonderful about Cornish seafood with cookery demos, craft stalls, oyster and seafood bars, a fantastic music line up and children’s activities
Squashbox Theatre various dates and locations 21st to 29th October – fun for all the family with Craig’s ingenious, ridiculous, inspiring, surprising, comical, musical, educational and ecological Squashbox Theatre shows. Choose from Skillywidden at Heartlands 21st and 22nd Oct or NMMC Falmouth 24th Oct, Stones and Bones at the Minack 23rd Oct and Tales from the Trees at Heartlands 29th Oct – or see them all, you wont be disappointed!
Roald Dahl’s Halloweden at the Eden Project 21st to 29th Oct – discover if you’re brave enough to take on Roald Dahl’s most terrible villains, as you encounter themes from five of the best-selling books. A spooktacular special that will delight children and grown-ups alike.
Little Monster’s Ball at the Eden Project Sat 28th Oct – get your fancy dress on and join in for an evening of fang-tastic fun, including a spine-tingling disco, fire acrobatics, tasty treats in the Eden cafes and an ice rink to chill you to the bone…
Heligan Halloween 21st to 29th Oct – Heligan’s magical and mysterious woods will play host to a Spooky Folklore Trail this half term taking it’s inspiration from the Russian folklore tale of Baba Yaga. Can you and your family work your way through a Giant spider’s web? Weave your way through the woods and see if you’re in for a fright or a delight! Join Heligan’s our storytellers for tales of shadows and magic, as they take you on an adventure through the magical forest to find Baba Yaga.
Trick or treasure at Pirates Quest 21st to 28th Oct – brave buccaneers can hop aboard a Pirate Hunter’s Ship from some fiendish family-friendly fun on this immersive walk-through experience which combines talented theatrical actors, amazing special effects, and detailed 360⁰ sets in an authentic, atmospheric adventure.
Paradise Park’s ‘Owl Prowl’ trail 21st to 29th Oct – explore the grounds of the Park hunting out the clues about these creatures of the night. And when you complete all the answers your skills will be rewarded with a lovely sweet treat… yum! Plus special Halloween Disco on Friday 27th.
Lappa Valley Ride the Spooks 21st to 29th Oct – a week of family friendly Halloween fun including a Spooks trail, children’s Halloween quiz, spooky colouring and a prize for everyone who comes in fancy dress! Plus new swan pedalo boats on the lake.
Rogue Theatre Dead of Night Dance at Tehidy Woods nr Camborne 21st to 31st Oct – highly recommended book in advance to avoid disappointment! This wicked and wonderful Halloween celebration will lead you on an adventure through the magical woods with thrills frights and delights where short stories play out on Mrs Logan’s stage in a spook show with Wild Witches, Uncontrollable Werewolves, Heartbroken Vampires and Long Lost Brides! Book via the CRBO box office
Fireworks displays in Cornwall – for listings of displays in Cornwall see the IntoCornwall website which will be updated as details become available. The nearest displays to Bosinver are likely to be at Polgooth village, St Austell, Pentewan, Tregony (4th Nov), Truro (3rd Nov) and Fowey. Others worth venturing further afield for will be at Falmouth (5th Nov), Porthtowan (29th Oct), Bodmin (5th Nov) and St Ives (5th Nov).
Outlaw Market Penryn 11th and 12th Nov Penryn Campus Sports Hall TR10 9FE – showcasing 70+ independent creative designers, makers and producers selling a wondrous array of fabulous stuff. The perfect place to start some serious Christmas planning and shopping plus workshops, make and take area and pop up cafe.
Truro City of Lights Weds 22nd Nov – a dazzling procession of giant handmade withy and tissue lanterns floating through Cornwall’s capital accompanied by feast of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes & drums.
Fowey Christmas Market 24th to 26th Nov – get into the festive spirit at one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events with an extensive selection of handmade, locally produced gifts, arts and craft as well as some of the region’s finest locally produced food and drinks.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Market Lemon Quay Truro 29th Nov to 3rd Dec – an impressive display of products from some of the best artists, craftspeople and food and drink producers in Cornwall, all of which are certified as “Made in Cornwall”. Late night shopping in Truro until 9pm on 29th Nov and every subsequent Wednesday to Christmas plus Reindeer and Father Christmas procession on 29th from 6.45pm.
Santa by Steam at the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24th December. Book to avoid disappointment. Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey and and visit Santa in his magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present!
Hall for Cornwall 5th to 31st Dec – Cornwall’s main theatre in Truro always has a great panto at Christmas, this year it is Sleeping Beauty. From the creative team who brought you Jack & the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington & his Mousehole Cat!, Sleeping Beauty promises to be full of magic, romance, song & laughter, with a very special sprinkle of Cornish pixie dust on this classic tale. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Padstow Christmas Festival 7th to 10th Dec – a Christmas festival with a foodie twist. Get your hands on Cornwall’s finest foodstuffs see celebrity chef demos and take your pick from stalls laden with festive gifts.
Mowzer the Mousehole Cat at Mousehole 17th to 31st Dec – a magical puppet and live action production of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s story, The Mousehole Cat, performed in the heart of Mousehole alongside the village’s famous Christmas light display. Based on a well-known Cornish legend this uniquely heart warming story of the friendship between a fearless fisherman and his devoted cat will warm the cockles of everyone’s hearts… almost as much as an ‘efty portion of stargazy pie! Likely to sell out so book early via CRBO box office
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