Cornwall events and festivals for 2015
A Cornish Calendar for 2015
There’s a great tradition of celebration in Cornwall as there’s so much to enjoy! Fantastic food, great beaches, a varied heritage of mining and celtic customs and a gathering of arts and crafts artisans mean an annual calendar of diverse festivities. Take a look at just some of the annual Cornwall events and festivals for 2015:
Ice Skating, Eden Project
St Ives Feast & Hurling of the Silver Ball
Watch the ancient traditional game which stems from an old celtic rugby game.
Until 22 February
Ice Skating, Eden Project
World Pasty Championships, Eden Project
Several categories in a competition to win the best pasty.
St Piran’s Day, St Ives
Traditional festival celebrating the Cornish Saint.
12 – 29 March
Falmouth Spring Festival
Help spring clean Falmouth’s green spaces.
Fifteen Cornwall’s Spring Farmer’s Market, Watergate Bay
A gathering of the best local produce with a market and chef demos.
27 March – 5 April
The Truro Festival
Cultural festival with many free events.
27 – 29 March
Oyster Gathering and Seafood Harvest
Falmouth Food and events festival in celebration of the oyster gathering season.
27 March – 5 April
Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel
10 – 12 April
Outsid’er – St Agnes Outdoor Festival
A chance to enjoy and try some new and unusual outdoor activities.
18 – 25 April
Boscastle Walking Week
Coastal and inland walks as well as cream teas and guided events.
Chocolate Unwrapped, Eden Project.
Trevithick Day, Camborne
Celebrating the areas mining and steam heritage.
Porthlevan Food Festival
‘Obby Oss Day, Padstow
Padstow’s traditional May Day celebrations.
1 – 4 May
Art8 – Newquay Arts and Cultural Festival
Cultural festival of music, dance, art, theatre and workshops.
2 – 4 May
English National Surfing Championships, Watergate Bay
Giant Bolster Weekend, St Agnes
A traditional festival with food, music, entertainment at Chapel Porth Beach.
May Day, St Ives
Traditional May time celebrations.
9 – 10 May
Thundercat Racing, Watergate Bay.
9 – 16 May
Fowey Festival of Words and Music
A large festival encompassing literary talent, music, entertainment, food, workshops and much more.
Art, music and crafts with entertainment and dancing.
22 – 25 May
Bude and Stratton Folk Festival
One of the largest folk music celebrations.
22 – 31 May
Fal River Festival, Falmouth
A festival centred around the Fal River encompassing everything from music to rowing!
4 – 6 June
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
The county’s big agricultural show.
12 – 14 June
Charles Causley Festival, Launceston
A celebration of poetry and performing arts.
12 – 14 June
Falmouth Classics Regatta &
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Falmouth’s big regatta also encompasses a sea shanty competition.
Eden Sessions – Elton John, Eden Project.
19 – 28 June
Golowan Festival includes Golowan Maritime Festival, 26 – 28 June, Penzance
A big traditional celebration including Mazey Day.
20 – 28 June
Launched as a art, music and drama festival, Polperro now includes a carnival, food and entertainment.
26 – 28 June
Polo on the Beach, Watergate Bay.
28 June – 4 July
Mevagissy Feast Week
Celebrating the feast of St Peter, this community event includes a carnival and lots of entertainment.
Bodmin Riding and Heritage Day
Street stalls, crafts and entertainment as well as an appearance from the Beast of Bodmin!
3 – 18 July
Lafrowda Festival, Penzance
Quizzes, dancing and traditional crafts.
UK Surf Rowers League Surfboats Summer Series, Watergate Bay.
Rock Oyster Festival
Midsummer festival of food at Dinham House.
Stithians Agricultural Show
Festival with carnival parade at 7pm.
25 – 31 July
Charlestown Regatta Week, St Austell
Live music, entertainment and a regatta.
RNAS Culdrose Day
Flying displays and a chance to meet the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy’s flying force.
5 – 9 August
Boardmasters, Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay, Newquay.
7 – 16 August
Yacht racing, celebrations, live music and workshops.
16 – 22 August
Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
As well as racing, there’s a carnival, red arrows display and even a giant pasty competition!
28 – 31 August
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge
Live music throughout the town.
Sailing, racing and family fun.
Newlyn Fish Festival
A fishy food festival with competitions, cook offs and chef demos.
11 – 13 September
Newquay Fish Festival
Newquay’s food and craft show with exhibitions, competitions and events throughout the town.
12 – 18 September
South East Cornwall Walking Festival, Tamar Valley and Bodmin area
Explore the south east area of Cornwall.
12 – 26 September
St Ives September Festival
Art, music, talks, walks, theatre, comedy, films and exhibitions.
18 – 20 September
Looe Music Festival
Music festival which attracts some big names with venues throughout the town, including on the beach.
25 – 27 September
Great Cornish Food Festival, Lemon Quay, Truro
Dedicated food festival with exhibitors and a host of well known chef demos.
3 – 4 October
Boscastle Food, Arts & Craft Festival
Chef demos, local crafts and a gala night.
Callington Honey Fair
One of the largest traditional fairs in Cornwall.
10 – 11 October
Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Watergate Bay.
14 – 18 October
The Lowender Peran Festival, Newquay
A celtic based festival with music, dancing and food markets.
15 – 18 October
Falmouth Oyster Festival
A celebration of traditional Cornish food at the start of the oyster dredging season.
Half term week
Halloweden, Eden Project
St Austell Torchlight Carnival
Fantastic moonlight carnival procession.
Truro City of Lights
Magical lantern festival.
3 – 6 December
Padstow Christmas Festival
Pop up marquees, food demos and a Christmas market.
Mousehole Christmas Lights
Montol Festival, Penzance
Song, music, dance and processions.
Newquay New Year
Dress up and enjoy the fireworks on the Quay.