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Things to do in Cornwall, Summer 2014

Steam into some summer sizzlers

As the summer solstice hits, we steam into the exciting line up of events and festivals ahead with plenty of things to do in Cornwall. We’ve picked out some of the ones closest to our holiday properties but for the full summer of sizzling fun check our events listings.

Cornwall’s mining heritage mean steam pumps and engines are a big obsession here and there are plenty of festivals to celebrate the big engines. If you prefer ships to steam then this is the regatta season whilst music lovers will be spoilt for choice with the forthcoming Eden Sessions and Newquay’s Sundowner Sessions.

June

21 – 22 June

St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally
Traditional steam rally with vintage vehicles, car boot and disco.

21 June

Eden Sessions: Dizzee Rascal 
Dizzee Rascal live at The Eden Project with special guest Katy B.

25 June

Eden Sessions: Skrillex
Grammy winner and electronic superstar Skrillex live at The Eden Project.

July

30 June – 13 July

iOrchestra
The Philharmonia Orchestra arrive at Lemon Quay, Truro for some hands on musical experiences.

4 July

Sundowner Sessions: The Fishermans Friends 
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
Beach concert with BBQ and paella. From 6pm.

4 – 6 July

Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair 
Live music, entertainment, traditional stalls and vintage and classic vehicle exhibits.

5 July

Pixar in concert 
The Eden Project’s unique cinematic experience accompanied by a live orchestra.

 

5 – 6 July

Polo On The Beach 
Professional polo played on the beach at Watergate Bay. Free event.

8 July

Eden Sessions: Ellie Goulding 
Listen to singer/songwriter Ellie Goulden live at The Eden Project joined by Kwabs.

9 July

Eden Sessions: The Pixies 
Join the American alternative rock band live at The Eden Project.

12 July

Rock Oyster Festival 
Food, music and art celebrated at 17th Century Dinham House overlooking The Camel Estuary in Wadebridge.

12-13 July

Cornwall’s Crealy celebrates World Cup Final Weekend
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14 – 15 July

Eden Sessions: Elbow 
The Manchester band are joined by Jimi Goodwin and Nadine Shah at The Eden Project.

18 – 20 July

Boconnoc Steam Fair
Showcase steam event in the grounds of the Bonnoc Estate in Lostwithiel.

24 July

Dairyland Farm World
Family Sports Day – sporting fun with traditional games such a egg and spoon and the sack race.

24 July

Sundowner Sessions: The Feeling 
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
Brit nominees ‘The Feeling’ play out to the ocean at Lusty Glaze.

26 July – 1 August

Charlestown Regatta Week 
A fun filled festival week for all. Set around the harbour.

26 July

Perranporth Carnival
Carnival day processions and fun in Perranporth.

27 July

Newquay Zoo – Wild breakfast 
Take a 5am dawn tour and make breakfast for the animals!

29 July – 8 August

St Endellion Summer Music Festival 
A programme of music from opera to classical and choral at St Endellion Church.

29 – 30 July

Pendennis Castle – Grand Medieval Joust 
Immerse yourself in heroic armoury and become a knight for a day or watch the jousting.

29 – 31 July

Tintagel Castle – Fighting Knights 
Test your skill at knighthood whilst turning back the clock.

30 July

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest
A live humorous retelling of the classic Shakespeare story, Suitable for all ages.
7:30pm, Cathedral Green Truro TR1 2AF

31 July

RNAS Culdrose Air Day 
Meet the Royal Navy’s flying force, the Fleet Air Arm in Helston and watch the spectacular air display.

 

31 July

Dairyland Farm World
Family Sports Day – sporting fun with traditional games such a egg and spoon and the sack race.

31 July

Sundowner Sessions: Morcheeba
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
Watch Morcheeba live on the beach. For more details see previous ‘Sundowner sessions’.

August

Daily:

Storytelling at The Eden Project
12pm and 2pm in the Mediterranean Biome.

1 August

Sundowner Sessions: Newton Faulkner 
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
Watch Newton Faulkner live on the beach. BBQ and paella. For more details see previous ‘Sundowner sessions’.

3 August

Newquay Zoo – Wild breakfast
Take a 5am dawn tour and make breakfast for the animals!

2 – 8 August

Creation Fest
Christian music festival for all the family at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.

3 August

100: The Day Our World Changed
The Lost Gardens of Heligan and WildWorks Theatre collaberation to remember the stories of local people in World War I.

5 – 6 August

Pendennis Castle – Grand Medieval Joust 
Immerse yourself in heroic armoury and become a knight for a day or watch the jousting.

6 August

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest
A live humorous retelling of the classic Shakespeare story, Suitable for all ages.
7:30pm St Mawes Castle, The Roseland, TR2 3AA.

5 – 7 August

Tintagel Castle – Tales of King Arthur 
Learn of the magical legends surrounding Tintagel.

6 August

Dairyland Farm World
Family Sports – sporting fun with traditional games such a egg and spoon and the sack race.

6 – 7 August

Play Fest 
Music, circus acts and other entertainment at Boscawen Park, Truro.

6 – 10 August

Boardmasters Surf, Skate + Music Festival 
Surfing, skating and live music at Fistral and Watergate Bay beaches.

8 – 17 August

Falmouth Week 
Watch the races and view the yachts at Falmouth’s seven day sailing regatta.

10 August

Newquay Zoo – Wild breakfast
Take a 5am dawn tour and make breakfast for the animals!

10 August

Tregony Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre 
Heavy horse show and country fair with fairground rides and traditional stalls, St Austell.

11 – 16 August

Be Active Festival 
Have a go sports sessions for all at Lemon Quay in Truro.

12 – 13 August

Pendennis Castle – Grand Medieval Joust
Immerse yourself in heroic armoury and become a knight for a day or watch the jousting. See previous entry for details.

13 August

Camelford Agricultural Show 
Traditional agricultural show, with animals and judging.

12 – 14 August

Tintagel Castle – Tales of King Arthur 
Learn of the magical legends surrounding Tintagel. See previous entry for details.

13 August

Dairyland Farm World
Family Sports Day – sporting fun with traditional games such a egg and spoon and the sack race.

15 – 17 August

Cornish Steam and Country Fair 
Steam engines galore and an old time fun fair in Truro.

17 – 23 August

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week 
Carnival displays, racing and all round entertainment culminating in a fireworks display.

17 August

St Ewe Country Fair
Rural displays and demonstrations at St Ewe Village Hall and the surrounding fields in St Austell.

18 August

Sundowner Sessions: Bellowhead 
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
Watch Bellowhead live on the beach. See previous entries for details.

19 – 20 August

Pendennis Castle – Grand Medieval Joust
Immerse yourself in heroic armoury and become a knight for a day or watch the jousting. See previous entry for details.

19 – 21 August

Tintagel Castle – Tales of King Arthur 
Learn of the magical legends surrounding Tintagel. See previous entry for details.

20 August

Dairyland Farm World
Family Sports Day – sporting fun with traditional games such a egg and spoon and the sack race.

22 – 23 August

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest
A live humorous retelling of the classic Shakespeare story, Suitable for all ages.
7:30pm Trelissick Garden Feock, nr Truro TR3 6QL.

24 August

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest
A live humorous retelling of the classic Shakespeare story, Suitable for all ages.
7:30pm Perran Round Nr Perranporth TR6 0AJ.

22 – 25 August

Cornwall Folk Festival 
Traditional and contemporary live folk music festival in Wadebridge.

26 – 27 August

Tintagel Castle – Tales of King Arthur
Learn of the magical legends surrounding Tintagel. See previous entry for details.

27 August

Dairyland Farm World
Family Sports Day – sporting fun with traditional games such a egg and spoon and the sack race.

27 – 28 August

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest
A live humorous retelling of the classic Shakespeare story, Suitable for all ages.
7:30pm Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel, PL22 0EE.

27 – 29 August

Pendennis Castle – Pirate Attack 
Join the Elizabethan world and defend yourself against pirate attacks.

28 – 31 August

Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014
The starting point for the Falmouth – Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

 

29 – 30 August

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest
A live humorous retelling of the classic Shakespeare story, Suitable for all ages.
7:30pm Trebah Garden Amphitheatre Nr Falmouth TR11 5JZ.

29 – 30 August

The Big Produce Market
Food stalls and chef demonstrations at this celebration of local food in Truro.

29 August – 28 September

The Kneehigh Asylum 
The nomadic and internationally acclaimed theatre company, Kneehigh Asylum, present their new show on stage at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 7.45pm.

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Biomes and flowers at Eden Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tintagel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camel Estuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan apple arch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harlyn Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinghy on lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watergate Bay from Fifteen Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newquay fishermens boats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Gardens of Heligan sunrise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housel Bay to the Lizard Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlestown old ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waves and surfers at Harlyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newquay surfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bude river

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heligan arch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing boat Padstow Harbour