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Events for 2024

We advise that you contact each organisation should you wish to visit to ensure the event is running and to check what their current guidelines may be. NB: You may be required to book tickets in advance to some attractions.

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May

May Day in Padstow
1 May 2025
Otherwise known as Obby ‘Oss day. Join the locals as they decorate the streets in readiness for the two ‘osses (people in horse costumes) to race through the streets.

Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships
2025 Dates TBC
Fistral Beach
Shortboard, Longboard, SUP & Bodyboard
Back up date: 2025 Dates TBC

Helston Flora Day
8 May 2025
Traditional floral carnival day in Helston.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature
2025 Dates TBC
Guest authors, workshops and competitions.

Tunes in the Dunes
2025 Dates TBC
The UK’s biggest festival on a beach held on the white sands of Perranporth.

Open Studios Cornwall
2025 Dates TBC
A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.

Run to the Sun
2025 Dates TBC
The Uk’s No.1 VW and classic car festival returning to Newquay

June

The Great Estate Festival
2025 Dates TBC
Held at Scorrier – “The most rambunctious Garden Fête”

Royal Cornwall Show
6 – 8 June 2024
Head to the showground at Wadebridge for the best of Cornwall’s agriculture, food and entertainment.

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
14 – 16 June 2024
Sea celebrations in Falmouth.

Golowan Festival
14 – 23 June 2024
Traditional performing arts and music festival, Penzance.

Murdoch Day
15 June 2024
Celebrations in Redruth.

Rip Curl Grom Search
15 – 16 June 2024
Fistral Beach
Shortboard – Under 12 Girls & Boys, Under 14 Girls & Boys, and Under 16 Girls & Boys
Back up date: 22 – 23 June 2025

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally
22 – 23 June 2024
Steam Fair, digger dancing, music and entertainment.

Mevagissey Feast Week
23 – 29 June 2024
A mouth-watering programme of events in Mevagissey.

July

Bodmin Heritage Riding Festival
1 – 3 July 2024
Chase the Beast of Bodmin and enjoy the entertainment! Feast day, carnival and traditional fun in Bodmin.

Lafrowda Festival
8 – 14 July 2024
Procession of willow giants, workshops, music and events including a Lantern Parade.

Charlestown Regatta Week
20 -26 July 2024
Fun and entertainment in Charlestown.

Escape from Treasure Island!
22 July – 1 September
Join the heroes as they race to solve the clues, find the treasure and defeat the baddies!

Rock Oyster Festival
25 – 28 July 2024
Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Dinham House, Rock.

Looe Carnival week
29 July – 3 August
Carnival celebrations in Looe.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions
30 July 2024
Celebrating 25+ years of dance music anthems, brought to life by the raw power of a full orchestra to the pulse of a world renowned DJ.

August

St Agnes Carnival
Saturday 3rd August 2024
Celebrating its 60th year. Clever floats, dance routines, all led by the famous Giant Bolster!

Falmouth Week
9 – 18 August 2024
Sailing Regatta events, sailing and fireworks.

Camelford Agricultural Show
14 August 2024
Traditional country show.

Boardmasters
7 – 11 August 2024
Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
18 – 24 August 2024
A packed week of events in and around the River Fowey.

Cornwall Folk Festival
22 – 26 August 2024
Local, national and international performers take to the town stages in Wadebridge.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament
23 – 25 August 2024
Family festival with food & music.

child at Cornwall show

man dressed for parade

Eden Project ice rink

September

St Ives September Festival
14 – 28 September 2024
Entertainment, exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops.

Looe Weekender Music Festival
20 – 22 September 2024
Music, arts, dance and workshops.

Parklive
29 September 2024
A free, family friendly community event produced by SourceFM.

Callington Honey Fair
2024 Dates TBC
One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, based around a traditional theme of honey.

October

Falmouth Oyster Festival
10 – 13 October 2024
Celebrating the start of the oyster season.

Falmouth Book Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Featuring a diverse range of novelists, travel writers, chefs, essayists, poets and comedians.

Silhouettes and Shadows
26 October – 3 November 2024
Take to the spooky high seas for eerie songs and ghostly shadow puppet stories in the National Maritime Museum’s Main Hall.

Halloweden
22 – 30 October 2024
Spooky children’s activities for half term.

Eden Ice Rink
14 October – 19 February 2025
Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.

November

Truro BIG Christmas Market
2024 Dates TBC
Bespoke wooden cabins house Cornwall’s top-notch artisan traders and producers, which will bring an amazing festive feel to the city centre.

Healeys Christmas Market
23 November 2024
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm (between Newquay and Truro) invites you to get in the spirit every weekend ahead of the festive season.

Cornwall Christmas Fair
22 – 23 November 2024
Cornwall’s biggest, most vibrant Christmas fair returns to the Eden Project.

Charlestown Christmas Market
2024 Dates TBC
An indoor market full of beautiful gifts, entertainment and food, all in the dry and warm.

Falmouth Christmas Lights
2024 Dates TBC
Spectacular festive event in Falmouth.

December

Christmas at Eden
2 – 24 December 2024
Meet Father Christmas and his newest helper Elfie this Christmas at the Eden Project, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.

Healeys Christmas Market
1-2, 8-9 & 15-16 December 2024
Cornwall’s only Christmas market set on a working farm. Weekends only.

Fowey Christmas Market
2024 Dates TBC
Celebrate with holiday shopping, delicious local fare, yuletide tipples, hand-crafted ornaments, entertainment, family fun, and much more.

Mousehole Christmas Lights
2024 Dates TBC
The Lights will be switched on between 5pm & 6pm, but there will be no formal ceremony.

christmas tree at eden

Christmas Lights at Mousehole Harbour

fireworks at padstow christmas festival

January 2025

Ice Skating at Eden
All month
Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.

Bodmin Wassail
2025 Dates TBC
A singing and charity fundraising event. In fact, it’s the 400th edition this year!

February 2025

Ice Skating at Eden
2025 Dates TBC
Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.

Half Term at Eden
2025 Dates TBC
Explore the weird and wonderful worlds of science and technology, and how they can help us in building a better future.

Half Term Explorer Quest
2025 Dates TBC
Falmouth – outdoor explorer quest at Pendennis Castle. Track down the fun-filled challenges around the site.

March 2025

St Piran’s Day Celebrations
5 March 2025
Celebrations around the county for Cornwall’s patron Saint.

Falmouth Spring Flower Festival
2025 Dates TBC
Glorious displays of locally grown flowers, floral arrangements, specimen plants, photography and local trade stands.

April 2025

Easter Activities at Eden
2025 Dates TBC
Family fun at the Eden Project.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show
2025 Dates TBC
The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships
2025 Dates TBC
Fistral Beach
Shortboard only

Boscastle Walking Week
2025 Dates TBC
An intimate event run by local people.

Porthleven Food Festival
2025 Dates TBC
Food demos, food & craft stalls around the harbour.

Trevithick Day
2025 Dates TBC
Street festival and entertainment in Camborne.

St Agnes Bolster Festival
30 April 2024
Family event with a pageant, street theatre, lantern procession, bonfire & BBQ.

crowd at food fair

St Ives food festival

saxophone players

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