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
Rogue Theatre Dead of Night Dance – a Halloween celebration in the heart of the woods at Tehidy near Camborne 20th to 31st Oct three times a Day 2pm Day Dance, 5pm Dusk Dance and 8pm Dark Dance With all new dead good stories to tickle your ribs, thrill your spirits and chill your bones! Spirits of all ages welcome. Book tickets via the CRBO box office – don’t miss out these shows sell out early!
Pentewan Sands Charity Fireworks Fri 26th Oct Entrance fee: £2.50 per adult, £1.00 per child (includes parking) in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance. The Seahorse will be open for food, drinks and an after party. 7pm Kids’ Mini Disco in The Seahorse 8pm Fireworks 9pm Entertainment in The Seahorse
Heligan Halloween – the Good the Bad and the Bugly 20th Oct to 4th Nov – experience the creepy but cool in a bug-tastic culmination of spooky Halloween activities set to make your spine tingle! Includes a Creepy Crawly Trail, Bug-tastic Family Games and craft events to create a Dream Web to hang above your bed to keep the ghouls at bay – or dare to make your very own unique bug headdress as a scuttling centipede or slimy worm?
Halloweden 20th Oct to 4th Nov – the Eden Project invite you into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures to celebrate this spooky time of year. Come face to face with a dragon, create a magical animal feed potion, venture into a Petting Zoo with a difference or skate the chilling ice rink! All topped off with the Little Monsters’ Ball on Saturday 27th October
Little Monster’s Ball at the Eden Project Sat 27th 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…
Riverside Fireworks display at the Heron Inn Trenhaile Terrace Malpas Truro TR1 1SL – Hog Roast available from 5pm, Fireworks start at 7pm Free event. NB Road closures from 5pm to 8.30pm and limited parking – advice is to park further away (Boscawen Park Truro) and walk in.
Spooktacular Halloween Party Seahorse Centre Pentewan Sun 28th Oct – an afternoon of Halloween fun at this Spooktacular Family Party – dances and spooky games from 3.00pm. Prizes for best fancy dress, frightful treats and eerie drink specials.
Local Firework displays (details of more events can be found on the Into Cornwall website):
Sat 3rd Nov Tregony Bonfire and Fireworks Display, Tregony Sports Field, Back Lane, Tregony TR2 5RP – Fairground tremovarides, bouncy castle, sweets, candyfloss, sparklers, glowsticks, barbecue, licensed bar, live entertainment in the Clubhouse after the fireworks. Gates open at 6.30pm, Fireworks display at 7.30pm. Adults £4.00, Children £2.00, Family ticket (2 adults & up to three children) £10.00, Under 5’s Free.
Sat 3rd Nov Watergate Bay Newquay TR8 4AB – a non-profit community event, hosted by WAX. There will be collections for local organisations, raffles, BMX demonstrations, music and stands selling hot drinks & food.3 Car parking is available in both of Watergate Bay’s large car parks
Sun 4th Nov Polgooth’s Firework Extravaganza – The Goffin Polgooth Village NB By ticket only purchased in advance from the pub, shop, hairdressers or coal shop. £4 each limited to 500. No tickets available on the night of the display
Sun 4th Nov Perranporth Seiners Arms, Beach Road TR6 0DP – free firework display at Seiners Arms, Perranporth Beach, Cornwall in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance. 6-7pm childrens disco, firework display 8pm
Mon 5th Nov Tremorvah Playing Fields, Bodmin Road, Truro (opposite Archbishop Benson School, Truro, TR1 1BN) – Firework Display and Bonfire in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance and Penhaligon’s Friends. Gates open at 5pm with the fire lit just before 6pm and fireworks set off at 6.45pm. Hot food and refreshments will be on sale and there will be stalls selling snacks, glow-sticks and sparklers. Adults £3, children over 4 £1, 4s and under free. Any child bringing along a guy will have free entry – judging will be at 5.30pm by Truro’s Mayor.
Wild Cornwall Out on the Edge Film The Poly Falmouth 14th Nov – a beautifully shot, enigmatic and joyous celebration of the Cornish wildlife all around us screened in partnership with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Includes a Q&A filmmaker with Ian McCarthy after the film.
Pencarrow Christmas Craft Fair Washaway Bodmin PL30 3AG 16th & 17th Nov – a fantastic food hall and the best craft producers in Cornwall. Come and see the house decorated and all ready for Christmas!
Truro City of Lights lantern parade and Christmas lights switch on 21st Nov – from 6pm celebrate mid-winter with Truro’s lantern festival, a dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns through the city streets together with a feast of of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes and drums.
Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fair, Mawgan Porth, near Newquay 24th & 25th Nov – three levels of stalls including contemporary craft, art, ceramics, illustration, homewares, textiles, decor, gifts, fashion, jewellery, accessories and food and drink.
Charlestown Christmas Market – 24th & 25th Nov
Eden Project Winter Festival St Austell 24th Nov to 30 Dec – enjoy a range of festive treats, from meeting Father Christmas and real reindeer, to lantern parades and ice skating at the Eden Project – see Eden’s website for details and times
Truro Christmas Market and late night shopping Weds 28th Nov (including Reindeer Parade)
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair Truro 28th Nov to 2nd Dec
Krowji Christmas Open Studios 30th Nov to 2nd Dec – a great opportunity to meet the range of artists working at the Krowji creative hub and buy artwork, jewellery, textiles or furniture directly from the people that make them.
Fowey Christmas Market 30th Nov to 2nd Dec – one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events providing visitors with quality locally produced food and drink and festive gifts. Festive activities and shopping opportunities throughout the town including Christmas Markets on Town Quay, Albert Quay, Webb Street and the Town Hall.
Santa by Steam at Bodmin and Wenford Railway Bodmin, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December (plus Christmas Eve) – All aboard! Join Father Christmas on an extra special journey through the Cornish countryside
Padstow Christmas Festival – 6th to 9th Dec
Aladdin Miracle Theatre’s Christmas panto Princess Pavillion Falmouth 7th Dec to 5th Jan – kick start the festivities with Miracle Theatre’s Aladdin, ideal for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Truro Christmas Market and late night shopping 5th Dec, 12th and 19th Dec
Lappa Valley Santa by Steam St Newlyn East Various dates 8th to 24th Dec – board the Santa Train bound for Santa’s magical Christmas grotto where children will meet and receive a specially selected gift from Santa. Bookings required and early booking advised as these trips sell out early.
Rogue Theatre Winter Wood Tehidy near Camborne – an enchanting celebration of Winter (with all new stories). Various dates from 8th to 30th Dec three times a Day 1pm , 4pm and 6.30pm Book tickets via the CRBO box office – don’t miss out these shows sell out early!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair – 8th & 9th Dec
The Winter Gift Fayre Truro – 12th to 20th Dec
Heligan by Night: The Art of Illumination – selected dates from 13th Dec to 6th Jan – experience the art of illumination as internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen reveals the night time magic of Heligan’s historic plantings 13-16th, 20th-23rd, 27th-30th Dec, 3-6 Jan
The Mousehole Cat by Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company Solomon Browne Hall Mousehole 15th to 31st Dec – a magical puppet and live action production of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s story of how this West Cornwall village was saved from desperate famine by the brave actions of fisherman, Tom Bawcock, and his faithful cat, Mowzer. Marvel at Mousehole’s spectacular lights display before your seats to hear this heartwarming tale. Booking advised, last year’s performances sold out. Plus new for 2018 – “Make A Mowzer” family puppet workshops!
Eden’s Winter Festival St Austell to 30 Dec – enjoy a range of festive treats, from meeting Father Christmas and real reindeer, to lantern parades and ice skating at the Eden Project – see Eden’s website for details and times
Angarrack Christmas Lights near Hayle to early January – one of the finest illuminated Christmas lights displays in Cornwall
Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights, Mousehole from switch-on on 15th Dec to early Jan – the Christmas lights in Mousehole draw many thousands of visitors each year. Truly a stunning sight, with floating displays of lights in the harbour and streets filled with the aroma of mulled wine and festive food
Montol Festival, Penzance 21 Dec – an arts and community festival celebrating the midwinter solstice and Cornish traditions of the past, culminating in the main event, Montol Eve on December 21, when beacons are lit throughout the town.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Truro Lemon Quay 31st Dec – see the New Year in with a bang in Truro
Wadebridge BikeLights 26th Jan – postponed from October when Storm Callum stopped play, Bikelights features artists from across Cornwall and beyond creating unique commissioned illuminated and musical designs for the parade alongside the wonderful bike creations being produced by schools, families and local groups. There will also be some extra surprises along the route itself. A closing lap of honour, a special circus display, and a fire sculpture created by Kernow Fireworks bring the proceedings to a close in LIDL’s rear car park; local cafes and eateries will also be open late afterwards to feed and refresh spectators. Bikes assemble 6.15 Parade from 6.45
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