What's on in Cornwall: A calendar of events and festivals in Cornwall

 Cornwall has some of the oldest surviving celebrations and traditions in the UK. The county has a rich history of seasonal celebrations which can be dated back to Celtic and Pagan times which have been kept alive!

We've compiled a calendar of all the unique, wonderful- and perhaps a little bit strange - events which happen throughout Cornwall County over the year!

 

Month Date What Where
February 
Shrove Tuesday

Hurling of the Silver Ball

Local | Traditional

St. Columb Major
March
5 March

St Piran's Day

County Wide | Celebration Day

The largest festival across Cornwall is still celebrated in Redruth, the heart of Cornish Mining
April
last Sunday of April

Bolster Festival

Cultural | Live Theatre Arts on the beach | Folk

Chapel Porth Cove, St. Agnes
May
First Monday of every year

Obby Oss Festival

Cultural | Folk | Celebration day | Parade

 Padstow
May 6th - 14th 

Fowey Arts and Literature Festival

Cultural | Arts

Fowey
May

Flora Day is usually held on 8th May, unless that date falls on a Sunday or Monday, in which case the previous Saturday is taken.

 

 Flora Day

 

Cultural | Parade

Helston
May

14th

Truly, Madly, Cornish Artisan Craft Fair

Market

Enys Garden, Penryn
May 14th

Newquay Pride

Live Events | Parade

Newquay
May

13th - 15th

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

Food | Music

Porthminster Beach, St Ives
May

 

26th - 15th

Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

Music

Bude and Stratton
June 2nd - 5th

Cornwall Street Food Festival

Music | Food

Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
June 9th - 11th

Royal Cornwall Show

Agriculture | Market | Fair

Wadebridge Showground
June

 

17th - 19th

Sea Shanty Festival

Music 

Falmouth
June 17th - 19th

Falmouth Classics Regatta

Sailing | Racing | Sport

Falmouth

June

17th - 26th

Golowan/ May Day

Cultural | Parade

Penzance

July 1st - 3rd

Sea Salts & Sail Festival

Maritime | Folk Music

Mousehole
July

 

The Third Saturday of July

Lafrowda

Arts Festival

Parade | Cultural

St. Just
July
23rd - 29th

Charlestown Regatta

Sailing | Swimming | Water Sports

Charlestown
July

31st 

Rock Oyster Festival

Live Events | Food

Rock
August

 

5th - 14th

Falmouth Week

Live Events | Market

Falmouth
September 10th 

Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival

Live Events | Food

 

Redruth

December
21st

Montal Festival

Folk | Cultural | Parade

Penzance

 

 

Are any we've missed? Let us know in the comments! 

 

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