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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

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


Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss’ May Day 1st May – the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.

Bluebell Festival at Enys Gardens Penryn near Falmouth 5th to 13th May Gardens open every day 11-5pm including the ‘Enys in Wonderland’ Craft Fair 12th and 13th May

St Agnes Bolster Day 5th and 6th May –  celebrating the legend of Giant Bolster with music, art and lantern procession with a 28ft giant effigy, bonfire and barbeque

Helston Flora Day 8th May – a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town with dancing in the streets decked our with bluebells, gorse and laurel

Fowey Festival of Art and Literature 11th to 19th May – an impressive line-up of literary and musical talent at a wide range of choice locations in and around one of Cornwall’s most scenic riverside settings.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Celebration of Wildlife at Caerhays Castle Sun 20th May – birds, bats and beasts, wildlife walks, rockpool rambles and advice from the best of Cornwall’s flora and fauna experts. Special guests this year are Gillian Burke from Springwatch and the student animation team behind PocketPals, an interactive wildlife app

Flushing Arts Week 26th May to 2nd June – a great variety of events including workshops for kids, a pub quiz and secret open gardens

Paddington at Lappa Valley Steam Railway 30th and 31st May Everyone’s favourite bear will be stopping off at East Wheal Rose at Lappa Valley. Enjoy a steam ride into the leisure park where you can enjoy a further two railways, crazy golf, canoeing lake, toddler path maze, indoor play carriages, pedal cars, multiple outdoor play areas and nature walks all included in the standard admission price. Booking recommended.


Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge 7th to 9th June – a glorious mix of livestock judging, dog shows, arts and crafts, Cornish food and drink, music and spectacular entertainment.

Penzance Golowan Festival 15th to 24th June – a midsummer festival with fireworks on Mazey Eve (22nd June) and fabulous Mazey Day parades (23rd June)

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 22nd to 24th June – over 60 shanty groups, 25 venues and 350 hours of shanty singing throughout the town! Groups come from far and wide including Netherlands, France, USA and right across the UK.

Mevagissey Feast Week 24th to 30th June – choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display


Falmouth Week 10th to 19th August – the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shore side events including spectacular fireworks and a display from the awe-inspiring Red Arrows on Tuesday 14th at 6.15pm – travel early for the best views!

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