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Spring & Early Summer in Cornwall 2019

From sea shanty festivals to feast weeks

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6 – 25 April

Easter at Eden

Farm-themed Easter activities for the whole family with chocolate treats on the way.

Flags outside the Eden Project

23 April – 4 May

Roseland Festival

Singers, artists, drama workshops, a chance to make candles, pottery and watch classic films.

26 – 28 April

Porthleven Food Festival

3 day festival of food, drink & music.

27 April

Trevithick Day

Steam engine festival and a celebration of Camborne’s industrial heritage.

1 May

May Day in Padstow

Otherwise known as Obby ‘Oss Day, watch and follow the ‘Oss through the streets in this traditional and famous celebration.

4 – 6 May

St Agnes Bolster Festival

Cornwall is the land of giants so follow the Bolster and hear the story unravel. Workshops on Saturday 10 until 3 followed by an evening bonfire, barbecue and lantern procession. Meet again at Chapel Porth at 4pm on Sunday for a theatrical pageant.

11 – 18 May

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

Attend workshops and readings by authors and poets including Diane Setterfield, Jeremy Robson, Andy Kershaw, Ruth Ware, Patrick Gale, Virginia Baily, Katie Fforde and Catherine Alliott. There’s also music from Seth Lakeman, acoustic guitar workshops and plenty of local walks.

24 May – 2 June

Fal River Festival

Not-for-profit festival with music, drama, gig racing, walking and swimming events.

saxophone players

25 May – 2 June

Open Studios Cornwall

Visit art studios and take part in a range of workshops.

6 – 8 June

Royal Cornwall Show

Cornwall’s biggest annual show with farming, agriculture, rare breed classes, tractors, shopping, food and entertainment.

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14 – 16 June

Falmouth Sea Shanty & Classics Regatta

Free music festival showcasing traditional nautical songs. Followed by the regatta.

21 – 30 June

Golowan Festival

Celebrate the Feast of St John in Penzance where art and music combine with theatre in a colourful street parade.

22 – 23 June

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally

Steam engines and rural vehicles with local entertainment.

23 – 29 June

Mevagissey Feast Week

Entertainment, music and plenty of food to celebrate the Feast of St Peter.


For more details on dates and events for the rest of the year, take a look at our page ‘What’s On’ >>

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