Top things to do in July


    July in Cornwall

    Welcome to July in Cornwall, where summer is in full bloom, bringing vibrant festivals, culinary delights, and outdoor adventures to every corner of the county. With the sun shining brightly and the sea breeze providing a refreshing touch, it's the perfect time to immerse yourself in Cornwall's rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes.

    July is a month filled with lively events that capture the spirit of Cornwall. Whether you're exploring historic harbours, enjoying live music in picturesque gardens, or indulging in delicious local cuisine, there's something for everyone. So, pack your bags and head to Cornwall this July, where long sunny days and warm evenings await, filled with the promise of unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

    Rock Oyster Festival

    Summer tunes

    Rock Oyster Festival
    Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July 2024
    Set against the stunning backdrop of the Camel Estuary, the Rock Oyster Festival offers a perfect summer mix of delightful food and electrifying music. This four-day event features a stellar lineup of live music including the Sugababes, The Human League and Bombay Bicycle Club, top chefs showcasing their impressive culinary skills, and, of course, an abundance of food. This festival is a paradise for foodies and music fans alike.


    The Old Coastguard Saturday Sessions
    Running every Saturday until the end of August
    The Old Coastguard in Mousehole is hosting a series of music events throughout the summer. Enjoy live performances from a range of local talent performing in The Old Coastguard’s stunning garden with views towards the Lizard. While you're enjoying the music, don't miss the EATDRINKSLEEP Summer Exhibition. This charity fundraising event features a collection of paintings by the internationally acclaimed artist Vicki Norman. Her works, depicting traditional boats and coastal scenes, will be on display and available for purchase from 27th June to 22nd July. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Cornish Maritime Trust, making this a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause while appreciating beautiful art.

    Hotel Meudon Sunday BBQ

    Foodie fun in the sun

    Afternoon Tea and Garden Foraging at Hotel Meudon
    Thursday 25th July 2024
    Experience a tranquil afternoon at Hotel Meudon with their afternoon tea and garden foraging event on 25th July. Explore the beautiful gardens, learn about edible plants, and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea all for £35. Join Head Chef David Waters as he forages for fresh leaves and vegetables used in his delicious dishes, followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea. With summer flowers in full bloom, this is a magical time to explore the garden.


    Sunday BBQ in the Garden at Hotel Meudon
    Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th July 2024
    Every Sunday in July, Hotel Meudon will host a Sunday BBQ in their garden. The aroma of Cornish seafood cooking over flame in the idyllic garden setting is what summer is all about here. The Meudon Sunday BBQ offers perfectly char-grilled, fresh-from-the-boat fish, meat, and locally grown vegetables. Savour delicious BBQ dishes while enjoying the lush garden surroundings. It’s an ideal way to relax and unwind with family and friends, making the most of the summer weekends.


    Gin and Jazz at Penlee Park Theatre

    Friday 26th July 2024
    Enjoy a sophisticated night out at Penlee Park Theatre’s Gin and Jazz evening, where smooth jazz meets the finest gin in a charming open-air theatre setting. Wander through the secret gin garden and delight in carefully curated gins from Pocketful of Stones distiller while enjoying an evening of jazz from the Standard Set, a compelling jazz outfit from West Cornwall, led by saxophonist Pete Truin.

    Love Riot
    The Cornish Bank, Falmouth Cringe Festival

    Love Riot by Miracle Theatre

    May - August 2024

    Love Riot is an immersive experience that blends music, performance art, and a vibrant party atmosphere. "Love Riot" reimagines the 18th-century rom-com, "The Belle’s Stratagem," with a fresh twist. Follow Letty, promised to the dashing Doricourt, as she navigates a world of etiquette, scandal, and matchmaking. Can she defy convention and find love on her own terms? The combination of artistic performances and dynamic music makes for an unforgettable experience.

    Falmouth Cringe Festival

    4th - 7th July 2024

    Get ready to laugh out loud at the Falmouth Cringe Festival, running from 6th to 9th July. Featuring a huge line-up of talented comedians, bringing stand-up acts, comedic sketches and even a live podcast to a variety of venues throughout Falmouth. It’s the perfect excuse to spend a day in the beautiful coastal town.

    Sea Salts and Sail

    Classic cars and historic vessels to vintage steam engines

    Sea Salts and Sail
    Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2024
    Sea Salts and Sails is a maritime festival in Mousehole celebrating traditional sailing and Cornwall’s rich nautical heritage. Expect to see scores of beautiful classic sailing boats and historic vessels around the picturesque harbour. The festival also includes unique activities such as “corker racing” for children and a variety of bands performing everything from shanties to rock. The festival is organised by the local community with the aim of preserving Cornish maritime history. Since its inception in 1996, Sea Salts and Sail has become a beloved event, attracting many visitors to the charming coastal village.


    Charlestown Regatta Week
    Saturday 20th - Friday 26th July 2024. Charlestown Regatta Week, from 20th to 26th July 2024, is a summer highlight in the historic port town of Charlestown. Celebrating over 50 years of tradition, this vibrant event features live music, boat races, pasty demonstrations, craft stalls, and more all celebrating Charlestown’s maritime heritage. Organised by volunteers, the Regatta raises funds for community projects and local charities. Enjoy events like the Grand Carnival, Flora dance procession, and the lively performances of Regatta Rocks, all while supporting a worthy cause.

    Dragon Boat Race

    Boconnoc Steam Fair 2024
    Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July 2024
    The Boconnoc Steam Fair 2024 is a must-visit for fans of vintage steam engines. Located on the beautiful Boconnoc Estate near Liskeard, the Steam Fair is one of the largest events of its kind in Cornwall. The event features an impressive collection of steam-powered vehicles, alongside stalls, entertainment, and displays that transport you back in time.


    Dragon Boat Race
    Saturday 27th July
    On 27th July, head down to The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth to watch the Dragon Boat Race and experience an exciting day of competition and fun on the water. Setting off from The Greenbank’s pontoon, watch as the brightly coloured boats race up and down the shoreline while enjoying food and drink from The Working Boat, located underneath The Greenbank Hotel.


    Truro Classic Car Show
    Sunday 28th July 2024
    Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Truro Classic Car Show on 28th July. Back for its second year, this event showcases a stunning array of classic cars, providing a nostalgic trip through automotive history. For 2024, the event will be larger than ever, with cars showcased on Lemon Quay, Lemon Street, and Boscawen Street. It’s a must-visit for anyone with a passion for vintage vehicles.

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