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Summer 2017 celebrations in Cornwall

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Carnivals, regattas and music


25th June – 1st July

Mevagissey Feast Week
Celebrating the feast of St Peter with lots of activities and food.

1st – 2nd July

Bodmin Riding Heritage Day
Traditional fun day. 9am – 6pm.

7th – 8th July

Rock Oyster Festival
Music and fun – there’s even a didgeridoo workshop! Wadebridge.

22nd – 28th July

Charlestown Regatta Week
Water festival with sailing events, triathlon, raft races and a pasty competition.

27th – 30th July

Activities and sports around Falmouth.

27th July – 3rd September

Journey Into Space
The Eden Project gears up for a galactic summer holiday.

28th – 30th July

Boconnoc Steam Fair
Steam and vintage car show with a fairground.


30th July – 5th August

Looe Carnival Week
A carnival, vintage and classic transport, dancing, music and entertainment.

4th – 13th August

Falmouth Week
Major sailing regatta and entertainment throughout the town.


9th – 13th August

Surf and music festival. Newquay.

13th – 19th August

Fowey Week
Carnival procession, food and drink, entertainment, stalls and a display from the red arrows.

19th August

Bude Carnival
Charity fete and procession from the wharf to the castle grounds.

20th August

St Ewe Country Fair
Traditional fair with competitions. dog shows, stalls, cookery demos and more.

24th – 28th August

Cornwall Folk Festival
A great line up of folk bands and singers.

25th – 27th August

Lusty Glaze Beach Annual Beach Tag Rugby Tournement
Tag rugby, music and fireworks.

25th – 27th August

Stand Up in the Wyldes
Comedy festival with a great line up of top acts.

26th August

Cornwall Pride
Celebrations include a Rainbow Fest and Moonbow Party. Newquay.

26th August

Porthscatho Regatta
Races, music, sandcastle competition and more.

28th August

Newlyn Fish Festival
A celebration of the sea. Newlyn Harbour, Penzance.

29th August – 1st September

Bude Jazz
Jazz music with free events.

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