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Events for 2023

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

January

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

February

Ice Skating at Eden
Until 27 February 2023
Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.

Half Term at Eden
2023 Dates TBC
Moomin at Eden – play with words and have a tour of the magical Moominvalley. 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Half Term Explorer Quest
2023 Dates TBC
Falmouth – outdoor explorer quest at Pendennis Castle. Track down the fun-filled challenges around the site.

March

World Pasty Championships
5 March 2023
Annual competition at the Eden Project.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations
5 March 2023
Celebrations around the county for Cornwall’s patron Saint.

Boscastle Walking Week
16 April – 21 April 2023
An intimate event run by local people.

Falmouth Spring Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Events around Falmouth celebrating its green spaces.

April

Easter Activities at Eden
2023 Dates TBC
Family fun at the Eden Project.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show
1 – 2 April 2023
The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

Porthleven Food Festival
21 – 23 April 2023
Food demos, food & craft stalls around the harbour.

Trevithick Day
29 April 2023
Street festival and entertainment in Camborne.

crowd at food fair

St Ives food festival

saxophone players

May

May Day in Padstow
1 May 2023
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.

Helston Flora Day
6 May 2023
Traditional floral carnival day in Helston.

St Agnes Bolster Festival
30 April 2023 TBC
Family event with a pageant, street theatre, lantern procession, bonfire & BBQ.

Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships
2023 Dates TBC
A full 3 days of double peak surfing will take place with divisions from U12s up to Kahunas (45+) in shortboard, and longboarding men and women, and U18s.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature
12 – 20 May 2023
Guest authors, workshops and competitions.

Fal River Festival
2023 dates TBC
Festival of arts, literature, theatre, food & more.

Open Studios Cornwall
2023 Dates TBC
A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.

June

The Great Estate Festival
2 – 4 June 2023
Held at Scorrier – “The most rambunctious Garden Fête”

Royal Cornwall Show
8 – 10 June 2023
Head to the showground at Wadebridge for the best of Cornwall’s agriculture, food and entertainment.

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
16 – 18 June 2023
Sea celebrations in Falmouth.

Legend of the Bay
2023 dates TBC
SUP & Kitesurfing Championship at Watergate Bay.

Murdoch Day
17 June 2023
Celebrations in Redruth.

Golowan Festival
16 – 25 June 2023
Traditional performing arts and music festival, Penzance.

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally
24 – 25 June 2023
Steam Fair, digger dancing, music and entertainment.

Mevagissey Feast Week
25 June – 1 July 2023
A mouth-watering programme of events in Mevagissey.

July

Bodmin Heritage Riding Festival
1 – 3 July 2023
Chase the Beast of Bodmin and enjoy the entertainment! Feast day, carnival and traditional fun in Bodmin.

Charlestown Regatta Week
29 July – 4 August 2023
Fun and entertainment in Charlestown.

Rock Oyster Festival
27 July – 30 July
Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Dinham House, Rock.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions
14 – 15 July 2023
Ibiza Club Classics mark the start of the summer sundowner sessions.

Looe Carnival week
24 – 29 July 2023
Carnival celebrations in Looe.

August

Camelford Agricultural Show
2023 Date TBC
Traditional country show.

Falmouth Week
4 – 13 August 2023
Sailing Regatta events, sailing and fireworks.

Boardmasters
9 – 13 August 2023
Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.
Liam Gallagher and Florence + the Machine have been named as the first two headliners for Cornwall’s biggest surf and music festival in 2023.

Cornwall Folk Festival
25 – 28 August 2023
Local, national and international performers take to the town stages in Wadebridge.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament
25 – 27 August 2023
Family festival with food & music.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
13 – 19 August 2023
A packed week of events in and around the River Fowey.

child at Cornwall show

man dressed for parade

Eden Project ice rink

September

St Ives September Festival
9 – 23 September 2023
Entertainment, exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops.

Looe Music Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Music, arts, dance and workshops.

Newquay Fish Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Plenty of entertainment and, of course, fish.

Korev lager English Interclub Surfing Championships
2023 Dates TBC
Surfing contest at Fistral.

October

Eden Ice Rink
23 October – 21 February 2023
Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.

Callington Honey Fair
5 October 2023
One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, based around a traditional theme of honey.

Falmouth Oyster Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Celebrating the start of the oyster season.

Halloweden
23 – 31 October 2023
Spooky children’s activities for half term.

November

Falmouth Christmas Lights
2023 Dates TBC
Spectacular festive event in Falmouth.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair at Truro Cathedral
24 & 25 November 2022
Creations from local, certified Made in Cornwall Artisans.

December

Christmas at Eden
2 – 24 December 2023
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.

Padstow Christmas Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Get in the festive spirit and visit Padstow. Parades, fun events, chef demos and fireworks.

Mousehole Christmas Lights
2023 Dates TBC
There is no switch-on night this year. Instead, there will be a gradual switch-on.

christmas tree at eden

Christmas Lights at Mousehole Harbour

fireworks at padstow christmas festival