Festivals and Events in Cornwall

Cornwall is a brilliant destination to visit at any time of the year. From spring through to winter, there’s always something happening in Cornwall. Choose from the next sporting event, traditional annual celebration or vibrant street party. Whatever you’re interested in, you can guarantee there will be events in Cornwall for you to enjoy.

Please see below a list of some of our favourite events which take place annually throughout the county. We’ll see you there!

Spring Events

With winter coming to an end, the Cornish festival and events season begins to kick off! In April, we love the Porthleven Food Festival, followed by Padstow May Day and the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature in May.

Summer Events

Summer is probably the busiest time for events throughout Cornwall. Our favourites include Fal River Festival, Royal Cornwall Show, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Polperro Festival, Golowan Festival, St Merryn Vintage Steam Rally, Mevagissey Feast Week, Port Eliot Festival, Boardmasters and Newlyn Fish Festival.

Autumn Events

There's still so much going on in Autumn including Falmouth Week, Fowey Regatta Week, Bude Jazz Festival and the two week long St Ives September Festival. 

Winter Events

The variety of pre-Christmas events which take place throughout the county are really magical. Some of our favourites include the Mousehole Christmas Lights, Padstow Christmas Festival and Fowey Christmas Market.