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What’s On

Events for 2023/2024

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.

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

Looe Weekender Music Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Music, arts, dance and workshops.

Newquay Harbour Festival
2024 Dates TBC
A day of fun-filled activities and entertainment for all ages, celebrating the rich history and vibrant culture of the iconic Newquay Harbour. Cooking demonstrations and more!

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


Falmouth Oyster Festival
12 – 15 October 2023
Celebrating the start of the oyster season.

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

Eden Ice Rink
14 October – 21 February 2024
Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.


Artisan Christmas Market at Truro Cathedral
4 November 2023
Over 40 artisan traders showcasing their work, all lovingly created in Cornwall.

Healeys Christmas Market
25 November 2023
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 2023
Cornwall’s biggest, most vibrant Christmas fair returns to the Eden Project.

Charlestown Christmas Market
25 & 26 November 2023
An indoor market full of beautiful gifts, entertainment and food, all in the dry and warm.

Falmouth Christmas Lights
30 November 2023
Spectacular festive event in Falmouth.


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.

Healeys Christmas Market
2, 9 & 16 December 2023
Cornwall’s only Christmas market set on a working farm. Weekends only.

Padstow Christmas Festival
7 – 10 December 2023
Get in the festive spirit and visit Padstow. Parades, fun events, chef demos and fireworks.

Fowey Christmas Market
7 – 10 December 2023
Celebrate with holiday shopping, delicious local fare, yuletide tipples, hand-crafted ornaments, entertainment, family fun, and much more.

Mousehole Christmas Lights
11 Dec 2023 to 3 Jan 2024
There is no official switch-on night this year. Instead, there will be a gradual switch-on starting from Monday 11th December.

christmas tree at eden

Christmas Lights at Mousehole Harbour

fireworks at padstow christmas festival

January 2024

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

February 2024

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

Half Term at Eden
2024 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
2024 Dates TBC
Falmouth – outdoor explorer quest at Pendennis Castle. Track down the fun-filled challenges around the site.

March 2024

St Piran’s Day Celebrations
5 March 2024
Celebrations around the county for Cornwall’s patron Saint.

Falmouth Spring Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Events around Falmouth celebrating its green spaces.

Easter Activities at Eden
2024 Dates TBC
Family fun at the Eden Project.

April 2024

Cornwall Spring Flower Show
1 – 2 April 2024
The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

Boscastle Walking Week
15 April – 20 April 2024
An intimate event run by local people.

Porthleven Food Festival
19 – 21 April 2024
Food demos, food & craft stalls around the harbour.

Trevithick Day
27 April 2024
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


May Day in Padstow
1 May 2024
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
8 May 2024
Traditional floral carnival day in Helston.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature
10 – 18 May 2024
Guest authors, workshops and competitions.

Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships
2024 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.

Fal River Festival
2024 dates TBC
Festival of arts, literature, theatre, food & more.

Open Studios Cornwall
2024 Dates TBC
A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.


The Great Estate Festival
31 May – 2 June 2024
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.

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

Mevagissey Feast Week
2024 Dates TBC
A mouth-watering programme of events in Mevagissey.


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
2024 Dates TBC
Procession of willow giants, workshops, music and events including a Lantern Parade.

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.

Looe Carnival week
2024 Dates TBC
Carnival celebrations in Looe.

Rock Oyster Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Dinham House, Rock.

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


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

Camelford Agricultural Show
2024 Dates TBC
Traditional country show.

2024 Dates TBC
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
2024 Dates TBC
Family festival with food & music.

child at Cornwall show

man dressed for parade

Eden Project ice rink

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