It’s officially Summer now and there’s plenty of things to do in Cornwall over the next couple of months!
I’ve already posted about my Cornish Summer Bucket List, but didn’t mention any of the events that are happening in this county, so thought I’d make a list here in case you’re interested in what’s actually going on around here…
July 6th – 9th
This four day festival is happening right now, so all you writers and artists out there get your butts down to Penzance to see established authors and poets from around the country speak about their experiences and host workshops.
The Stithians Show is the largest one-day agricultural event in Cornwall, and one of the largest in the country. It makes for a great day out exploring all the arts, crafts and food stalls that Cornwall has to offer!
July 15th – 17th
Set in Porthtowan’s Eco Park, this festival is a celebration of the rich cultures of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, with a line up of live music, delicious (100% veggie!) food, dance and art workshops.
23rd – 27th July
For this week, Falmouth will be transforming into a hub of all things active, with opportunities to try out different sports and activities such as Zumba, climbing, scuba diving and circus skills around every corner! Many of the activities are free to try, so check out the timetable to bag a spot.
28th – 29th July
Not Cornwall but just over the border! With Jess Glynne and Rudimental confirmed as headliners, why would you not hop across to the two-day event? I actually have a giveaway on right now where you could win 2 VIP tickets to this event!
29th – 31st July
This North Cornwall festival has a great lineup this year including Band of Skulls, Crystal Fighters and Kodaline. If you like the idea of a ‘house party in a field’ then this is definitely a must!
Enjoy the beauty of classical music by the Cornish Sinfonia Orchestra paired with the stunning view of Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay at this concert, inspired by the last night of the Proms.
5th – 14th August
Visit the largest sailing regatta in the South West and enjoy the activities to be had in Falmouth town too. With live music, craft markets and a Red Arrows display, you can’t miss this celebration!
10th – 14th August
I’ve been going for a few years now, though sadly not this Summer, but I totally recommend going if you love great music, good food and stunning views/sunsets around the Newquay coastline!
14th – 20th August
One of the UK’s best-known sailing events, the Fowey Regatta has a programme packed full of events and competitions for while you watch the races.
This August bank holiday be sure to head to Truro to support Cornwall’s Pride event, with parades, parties and picnics galore, and to show solidarity to the awful events in Orlando in June.
Yummy, what’s better than fresh fish? Head down to Newlyn to explore the quaint harbour and visit the fish markets alongside cooking workshops, talks and live music events!