What’s On

Events for 2019

Take a look at what’s going on whilst you holiday in Cornwall


Ice Skating at Eden

All month

Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.


Half Term at Eden

16 – 24 February 2019

‘Passport to the world’ – activities for all the family.

Look out for:

Fifteen Cornwall’s Spring Lunch Offers

Seasonal produce, freshly cooked.

Ice Skating at Eden

Until 24 February

Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.


World Pasty Championships

2 March 2019

Annual competition at the Eden Project.

Beer & Mussel Festival

2019 date tbc

Annual event at The Cornish Arms, St Merryn.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations

3 March

Celebrations for Cornwall’s patron Saint at Perranporth from 1.30pm.

Falmouth Spring Festival

14 – 24 March

Events around Falmouth celebrating its green spaces.


5 & 16 March

The traditional street sport of hurling a silver ball takes places in St Columb, Newquay. 4.30 – 8pm.


Easter Activities at Eden

6 – 25 April 2019

Family fun at the Eden Project.

Porthleven Food Festival

26 – 28 April

Food demos, food & craft stalls around the harbour.

Trevithick Day

27 April

Street festival and entertainment in Camborne.

crowd at food fair

St Ives food festival

saxophone players


May Day in Padstow

1 May 2019

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

St Agnes Bolster Festival

4 – 6 May 2019

Family event with a pageant, street theatre, lantern procession, bonfire & BBQ.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

11 – 18 May 2019

Guest authors, workshops and competitions.

Fal River Festival

24 May – 2 June 2019

10 day festival including arts, literature, theatre, food & more.

Open Studios Cornwall

25 May – 2 June 2019

A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.


Royal Cornwall Show

6 – 8 June 2019

Head to the showground at Wadebridge for the best of Cornwall’s agriculture, food and entertainment.

Falmouth Sea Shanty & Classic Regatta

14 – 16 June 2019

Sea celebrations in Falmouth.

WFGA Championships

14 – 16 June 2019

Football Golf World Championships, St Austell.

Polperro Festival

15 – 22 June 2019

Live music, arts, crafts and comedy in Polperro.

European Legends Link Championships

20 – 23 June 2019

Trevose Golf Club, Padstow.

Golowan Festival

21 – 30 June 2019

Traditional performing arts and music festival, Penzance.

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally

22 – 23 June 2019

Steam Fair, digger dancing, music and entertainment.

Mevagissey Feast Week

23 – 29 June 2019

A mouth-watering programme of events in Mevagissey.


Penzance Literary Festival

3 – 6 July 2019

Celebration on books, reading and writing.

Bodmin Heritage Riding Festival

5 – 7 July 2019

Chase the Beast of Bodmin and enjoy the entertainment! Feast day, carnival and traditional fun in Bodmin.

Lafrowda Festival

5 – 20 July 2019

Community Arts Festival, St Just, Penwith.

Newquay Carnival

6 July 2019

Starts at 6pm.

Rock Oyster Festival

Returns in 2020

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

Charlestown Regatta Week

27 July – 2 August 2019

Fun and entertainment in Charlestown.

28 July 2019

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Ibiza Club Classics mark the start of the summer sundowner sessions.

St Endellion Music Festival

30 – 9 August July 2019

Music from Brahms to Broadway, Port Isaac.


Camelford Agricultural Show

14 August 2019

Traditional country show.


7 – 11 August 2019

Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Falmouth Week

9 – 18 August 2019

Sailing Regatta events.

Tregony Heavy Horse Show

11th August 2019

Heavy horses, Shetland Ponies, crafts and stalls, Roseland.

Cornwall Folk Festival

22 – 26 August 2019

Local, national and international performers take to the town stages in Wadebridge.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

23 – 25 August 2019

Family festival with food & music.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

18 – 24 August 2019

A packed week of events in and around the River Fowey.

Cornwall Pride

24 August 2019

Parade, stalls and live music, Newquay.

child at Cornwall show

man dressed for parade

Eden Project ice rink


Newquay Fish Festival

13 – 15 September 2019

Plenty of entertainment and of course, fish.

Eden Arts Festival

14 – 22 September 2019

Celebrating art and culture.

Speed Hill Climb

14 – 15 September 2019

Event at Watergate Bay.

St Ives September Festival

14 – 28 September 2019

Entertainment, exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops.

Truro Food Festival

27 – 29 September 2019

Head to Lemon Quay for all things foodie.

British SUP National Championships

28 – 29 September 2019

Event at Watergate Bay.


Eden Ice Rink

2019 opening date tbc

Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.

Callington Honey Fair

2 October 2019

One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall based around a traditional theme of honey.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

10 – 14 October 2019

Celebrating the start of the oyster season.


19 Oct – 3 November 2019

Spooky children’s activities for half term.

Cathedral City Christmas Market

25 – 26 November 2019

Festive market with food, drink, arts & crafts.


Cathedral City Christmas Market

15 – 17 November 2019

Festive market with food, drink, arts & crafts.

Truro City of Lights

20 November 2019

Spectacular festive event in Truro.

Christmas at Eden

2019 date tbc

Meet Father Christmas, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.


Christmas at Eden

Selected dates 2019 tbc

Meet Father Christmas, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.

Padstow Christmas Festival

5 – 8 December 2019

Get in the festive spirit and visit Padstow. Parades, fun events, chef demos and fireworks.

Mousehole Christmas Lights

14 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

Famous Christmas light display in the harbour.