What’s on in Cornwall
An amazing calendar of Cornish events
Alive with creative events and cultural happenings – Cornwall has something for every day, every weather, everyone, all year round!
We are proud to be ambassadors for the Cornwall 365 project – they have a fantastic event listings website and produce a comprehensive printed guide and blog posts covering everything from upcoming festivals and concerts to village fêtes and touring theatre. Whether you are into live music events, our vibrant theatre scene, museums and heritage or arts and crafts, you can search the Cornwall 365 website by type of event, location or time period – you are sure to find something of interest! If you have children you might like to check out their family events pages.
Cornwall Riviera Box Office sell tickets for some of Cornwall’s best events – check out what’s on in the next 4 weeks and buy tickets via the CRBO website.
Don’t forget too that our local Wildlife Trust runs some amazing nature events for beginners and real nature enthusiasts -see their website for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s forthcoming events including the wonderful Open Gardens scheme, which usually has dates throughout the summer.
Bosinver’s local pub, the award winning Polgooth Inn (just a short walk away down a leafy lane) also have a pub quiz on a Tuesday night and occasional live music events – see the Polgooth Inn website for details.
The world famous Eden Project is just a short drive from Bosinver and has a multitude of special events on throughout the year – check out the details on the Eden Project website and even closer to Bosinver is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which also hosts a variety of special events – for details see Heligan’s website.
Here are a few recommended highlights by month:
St Piran’s Day celebrations – a host of celebrations throughout Cornwall to celebrate the patron saint of Cornwall
Daffodil Weekend at Trelissick – the annual Daffodil Weekend at Trelissick celebrates one of the nation’s favourite flowers, as well as Cornwall’s flower growing industry. You’ll see a host of golden daffodils (as well as daffodils in varying shades from white to lemon and orange) grown by champion breeders and growers.
Mothering Sunday – various special events around Cornwall including lunches at National Trust gardens such as Trelissick and the Great Gardens of Cornwall including Trebah and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Rogue Theatre’s Wild Spring Hare Tehidy Woods North Cliffs nr Camborne 3rd to 13th April – with brilliant new stories for 2020. Join Rogue for an immersive trail like no other. Let your imagination lead you into nature’s dream and discover the new world of Spring amongst the bluebell glades and singing birds. Adventure along woodland paths, collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King. He’ll be waiting at the heart of the woods with more stories and a chocolate Easter treat for everyone. Highly recommended! Rogue always put on such magical shows suitable for adults and children alike and are usually a sell out, so don’t delay booking. Tickets are now on sale via the CRBO box office.
Cornwall Spring Flower Show – Royal Cornwall Showground 4th and 5th April Beautiful plant and flower displays, music and local food.
Porthleven Food Festival – 17th to 19th April – a three-day feast of food, drink and music held in and around the historic harbour of Porthleven. As a well-established event on the festival calendar, the Festival brings around 40,000 people together in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven with national and international chef’s theatre, food stalls, street food, music day and night and entertainment for all. Daytime festival music and entertainment remains free-of-charge including: the Chefs’ Theatre Children and Family area including workshops and circus skills and shows, the Lime Kiln Stage, the Literary Tent and entry to all food markets, demos and areas.
Enys Gardens Peter Rabbit Easter Egg trail – Penryn nr Falmouth April 21st & 22nd Gardens open every day 11-5pm
St Agnes Bolster Festival – May 8th and 9th – celebrating the legend of Giant Bolster with music, art and lantern procession, bonfire and barbeque
Bluebell Festival at Enys Gardens – Penryn near Falmouth Gardens open every day 11-5pm 4th -12th May including the Art of Nature exhibition
Padstow Obby Oss Day (May Day) 1st May – one of the biggest and busiest days in this Cornish town’s local calendar, dancing and revelry in the streets.
Helston Flora Day Bank Holiday Friday 8th May – say goodbye to darkness and hello to light by joining the townsfolk of Helston for this annual spring festival. When the big bass drum strikes the first beat of music at seven in the morning some eighty couples weave through the town in a rousing display of dance and tradition. Family dance, music and laughter from dawn till dusk.
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 8th to 16th May
Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company Present Dandy Lion – Trebah Gardens 23rd to 31st May – a brand new promenade performance following the journey of Tevi – a very special Cornish lion. The story of Tevi’s transition from loveable lion cub to leader of the pride unfolds throughout the 26 acre tropical paradise of Trebah. This modern musical fable with a heart-warming finale on Trebah’s private beach will remind us that uniqueness can be our strength and features an enormous 2.5m lion created by the puppeteer team of the National Theatre adaptation War Horse.