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April 2018

Trevithick Day, Camborne

April 28
Camborne Town Centre Camborne, Cornwall TR14 8SU United Kingdom + Google Map

It’s the day of the year when local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) gets the recognition he deserves and Camborne celebrates its importance as a major player in Cornwall’s former mining industry. Lots of spluttering steam engines, singing, dancing and parades. All over the town of Camborne the streets play host to local trade stalls, choirs, brass bands, clowns to entertain the kids, buskers, musicians and dancers including hundreds of children from local schools traditionally dressed as traditional…

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May 2018

St Ives May Day

May 1
St Ives Harbour, The Wharf
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG United Kingdom
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Celebrating the end of winter and the coming of spring is a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years in West Cornwall and St Ives rekindled its connection to the past when it revived its May Day festival a few years ago. There’s a parade to the harbour where you can watch May pole dances, traditional Cornish dancing and music. Various local choirs and brass bands perform by the harbour throughout the day. The event offers fun and excitement for…

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World Gig Rowing Championships, Isles of Scilly

May 4 - May 6
Isles of Scilly, The Garrison
Isles of Scilly, Cornwall TR21 0LS United Kingdom
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The Isles of Scilly host the World Pilot Gig Championships where crews compete for the title of World Champions. Gig rowing teams from across Cornwall and around the world gather on the beautiful Isles of Scilly, lying 28 miles off the coast of Land's End . There are multiple races that take place over the weekend, of varying distance. A colourful, energetic and very friendly event.

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St Agnes Bolster Festival

May 5 - May 6
St Agnes, Churchtown
St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0QW United Kingdom
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A celebration of Cornish music and art featuring life size puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the famous Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. A great day out for all the family. Long ago Cornwall was apparently full of marauding giants and one of them, Bolster, terrorized the good folk on the north coast regularly eating their children. To celebrate Bolster’s eventual demise, the villagers of St Agnes hold a pageant every year starting with…

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Helston Flora Day

May 8
Helston Town Centre Helston, Cornwall TR13 8ER United Kingdom + Google Map

The origins of this famous celebration dance are more than likely pre-Christian and connected to ancient spring festivals that take place all over Europe. Nowadays the festival’s original purpose of ushering in a prosperous harvest expresses itself in a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town. The town is decked out with flowers and greenery gathered from the surrounding countryside, and the whole town joins in the celebrations. There are formal dances throughout the day to the famous "Furry…

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

May 11 - May 13
Portminster Beach St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2EB United Kingdom + Google Map

Set against the backdrop of one of the most stunning coastlines in Britain, the St Ives Food and Drink Festival takes place on the iconic Porthminster Beach. Cornwall is not just about Cornish Pasties and cream teas (although we do pride ourselves on doing those rather well) but with almost 300 miles of coastline and the vast expanse of Atlantic Ocean stretching beyond where the eye can see, it’s not surprising that we have a reputation for sourcing and preparing…

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St Ives Literature Festival

May 12 - May 19
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DY United Kingdom
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Internationally famous for its artistic connections, St. Ives hosts a full programme of literary events featuring writers and poets who descend on the town to share their love of words with locals and visitors alike. Nine days of literature in St. Ives featuring book launches, poetry readings, workshops and open air events including poetry and prose readings, live music, comedy acts, creative writing workshops.

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Polo On The Beach, Watergate Bay

May 18 - May 20
Watergate Bay Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4AA United Kingdom + Google Map

The award-winning Polo on the Beach event takes place once again at Watergate Bay near Newquay, with the promise of speed and excitement featuring some of the country’s top professional polo players. Polo on the Beach is firmly established as a key event in the polo calendar and will be packed full of events, family entertainment and music all on the beach, the highlight being an exhibition polo match between two teams of top international players. The Beach Hut barbecue…

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Fal River Festival

May 25 - June 3
Events Square, Falmouth, Discovery Quay
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY United Kingdom
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The festival was established in 2006 and embraces the places, people, history, culture and industry connected to this very Cornish river. With its diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the water, the festival gives a real chance to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history. The ten day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig…

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June 2018

Royal Cornwall Show

June 7 - June 9
Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE United Kingdom + Google Map

The Royal Cornwall Show is the premier annual event of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association. The showground near Wadebridge is transformed into a bustling village for three days every June, showcasing Cornwall's thriving farming and agricultural industry. With a packed events programme in the main arena, along with hundreds of trade stalls, funfair and acitivies, this is a great day out for all the family.

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