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What’s on in Cornwall

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!

Visit Cornwall’s What’s On calendar, is now searchable by month too. You may also like to take a look at this handy guide to 101 things to do in Cornwall from Travelzoo.

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 including the wonderful Open Gardens scheme with dates throughout the summer

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


Kneehigh Presents Asylum Carlyon Beach 1st to 30th September – this year Kneehigh have extended their Asylum festivities into September with a mini festival that celebrates exciting work from their close collaborators. Tickets via the Kneehigh website.

Cscape’s Imaginarium presents TREE at Heligan Gardens 14th and 15th Sept – a dance theatre adventure for little ones to enjoy, together with their grown-ups. Based on the popular children’s book by Britta Teckentrup. TREE combines dance performance, design, music and interactive activities into a multi- sensory, live theatre experience for babies to 5-yr-olds. Perfomances on both days at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm Please note: Older siblings may join in, though this show is tailored to early years audiences. All adults attending must be accompanied by at least one child from the described early years age range. 

St Ives September Festival 14th to 28th September – a two week celebration of music and the arts in West Cornwall including gigs, guided walks and open studios. 

Looe Live! Festival 20th to 22nd Sept – Looe Live! is one of a kind three-day festival, that’s more of a friendly gathering where music and arts fill the streets in a whole town takeover. Over 100 performances are taking place on the main stages, on the streets and in venues across the whole town. With four stages, including one on the beach, and classical music stage in Riverside church – expect a variety of musical genres from jazz to funk, rock, blues and country and western. There are two main areas of the festival – the ticketed main stage venues and the community lead zones. Weekend and Day tickets available.

Eden Project Music Makers Weekend 21st & 22nd Sept – a family-friendly weekend packed full of music featuring the Orchestra for the Earth. OFE will perform a brand-new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story The Wild Swans, plus take part in one of our workshops to make your own percussion instruments and join in the music-making.

The Gruffalo at Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway 28th & 29th September – Steam train rides, family fun and activities, with The Gruffalo making personal appearances at intervals each day.  Book for specific times 10:00, 10:55, 12:00, 13:05 or 14:10. Tickets for this extra special experience will sell out fast, so don’t miss out. Book now! Telephone 01208 73555 or book online.

Your Shore Sea Fest 28th Sept Princess Pavilions Falmouth – join the Your Shore Beach Rangers and friends for a day of celebrating all things marine! Art, music, photography, storytelling and inspiration from midday till 8pm.


Last Chance to Paint Eden Project 5th to 6th Oct – come along to be a part of artist John Dyer’s latest project which aims to inspire children to connect to the natural world and tribal culture using the universal language and power of the arts. There will be all sorts of workshops for families to get involved, with taking inspiration from this extraordinary project.

Heligan Harvest The Lost Gardens of Heligan 5th to 13th Oct 2019 – celebrates the taste of our productive and countryside heritage in an exciting array of relaxed events, including daily talks and pop up demonstrations, harvest tasters, corn dolly making and the Heligan Harvest Display before culminating in a mouth-watering Heligan Feast Night.

Kelhelland Apple Day Kehelland Horticultural Centre, Kehelland, TR14 0DD near Camborne 12 Oct – a classic Country Fayre with all things apple at its core. Apple exhibition, trees, juice, cider, antics alongside traditional crafts and countryside skills, gift stalls, fantastic refreshments, fully stocked bar and more.

Mevagissey Shanty Festival 18th and 19th Oct – various shanty and acapella groups from all over the UK from 7pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday. The Main stage will be at the Mevagissey Activity Centre, which will have a Cornish Beer festival running along side the event.


If you’re looking for gifts with a difference, where better to start than Cornwall’s Christmas markets which start this month:

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!

Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fair, Mawgan Porth, near Newquay 23rd & 24th 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 – 23rd & 24th Nov

Truro City of Lights lantern parade and Christmas lights switch on Weds 20th 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.


Eden Project Winter Festival St Austell – 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

Fowey Christmas Market 6th to 8th 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.

Krowji Christmas Open Studios – dates to be announced 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.

Padstow Christmas Festival – 5th to 8th Dec

The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair – 6th to 8th Dec  

The Winter Gift Fayre Truro – 11th to 19th Dec

The Mousehole Cat by Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company Solomon Browne Hall Mousehole 14th 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.

Treasure Island Miracle Theatre’s Christmas panto Princess Pavillion Falmouth 13th Dec to 5th Jan – kick start the festivities with Miracle Theatre’s Treasure Island. Ideal for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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