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Festivals in Cornwall 2015

Date posted: 4 April 2015

Cornwall offers a huge variety of festivals for all tastes, from music to literature and folk to seafood! With such a unique and varied selection of festivals on offer, a festival in Cornwall offers the perfect excuse for a short break holiday.

Beachside Holiday Park is perfectly situated in St Ives Bay to visit any of the festivals below and offers a choice of ways to stay from camping and touring pitches to luxury lodge accommodation. With an idyllic location, right beside St Ives Bay – beside one of the best beaches in the country, Beachside Holiday Park offers the perfect short break destination.

We have chosen a selection of our favourite festivals below…

Fal River Festival

22nd – 31st May 2015

The ten day festival is celebrates all aspects of life based around the river Fal in Falmouth. Events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and wildlife walks. Throughout the festival you’ll find a range of diverse entertainment, including jazz bands playing on the harbour in St Mawes, film screenings on ferries moored offshore and, of course, plenty of seafood to sample.

Golowan Festival, Penzance

21st – 29th June 2015

This community festival is the annual highlight of the events calendar in Penzance and features the famous Mazey Day parade through the streets of the town. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.

Eden Sessions

12th June – 17th July 2015

The annual series of concerts at the Eden Project brings some of the world’s most famous musical artists to Cornwall. This year’s line-up consists of Paolo Nutini, Elton John, Motorhead and Ben Howard. Be sure to plan ahead, as tickets to the Eden Sessions usually sell out fast!

Newlyn Fish Festival

31st August 2015

At the Newlyn Fish Festival, you can see one of the biggest displays of fish, watch a rolling programme of cookery demos by top local chefs and watch the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year  competition. There are three music stages, plenty of boats including luggers, gigs, fishing boats, lifeboats and jet skis, a DVD show, lots of arts and crafts, the Fish Tales Tent with some of the best local story-tellers and there is plenty of fun for kids with bouncy castles, face-painting, crazy theatre and the ever-popular Fishy Trail.

St Ives September Festival

12th – 16th September 2015

The popular St Ives September festival sees the town come alive with great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and poetry. With headline concerts from acts including Show of Hands, Kate Rusby and Dervish, many pubs also feature local bands throughout the festival.


For many more festivals in Cornwall in 2015, click here to view the VisitCornwall festivals and events page

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