Unmissable Events in Cornwall

    Cornwall, with its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, is set to host an array of spectacular festivals and events in 2024. Whether you're a foodie, music lover, or simply looking for family fun, Cornwall has something special for everyone.

    Rock Oyster Festival

    For the foodies

    Porthleven Food Festival
    26th-28th April
    Immerse yourself in Cornwall’s leading food and drink culture at the award-winning Porthleven Food Festival. This free event is ideal for families, offering a weekend full of chef demos, live music, and activities in a charming town takeover. Don’t miss this celebration of Cornwall's culinary excellence.

    Rock Oyster Festival
    25th-28th July
    A perfect summer mix of delightful food and electrifying music awaits at the Rock Oyster Festival. Enjoy headliners like The Human League, Sugababes, and Bombay Bicycle Club, and indulge in culinary wonders by Michelin-starred chefs such as Matt Tebbutt and Nathan Outlaw. This festival is a paradise for foodies and music fans alike.

    Falmouth Oyster Festival
    Date TBC
    Kick off the oyster dredging season in style at one of Cornwall’s most anticipated food events. Spread over four glorious days, the festival is a feast for the senses, celebrating the traditional sail and oar harvesting of the native Fal oyster. Get ready for a blend of feasting and festivities that will tantalise your taste buds.

    Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

    For the music lovers

    Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
    14th-16th June
    Dive into a weekend full of sea shanties and maritime history in Falmouth. With over 70 shanty groups performing, this free event celebrates Falmouth’s rich sailing heritage and keeps the tradition of sailor songs alive.

    Falmouth Week
    9th-18th August
    Falmouth Week promises a fun-filled extravaganza of music, sailing, and shoreside activities. From family-friendly activities to eclectic markets and evening entertainment, this week has something for everyone. Planning for Falmouth Week is still underway so stay tuned for updates on this bustling event.

    7th-11th August
    Experience five days of music, surf, and beach lifestyle against the stunning backdrop of the Cornish coast. With performances by artists like Chase & Status and Stormzy, and surfing competitions at Fistral Beach, Boardmasters is an event you won't want to miss. Tickets sell out quick so make sure to secure your place now!

    Magic in the Skies fireworks
    Rebecca Chew, Colwith Farm Distillery Sessions

    Magic in the Skies Firework Display

    25th July - 29th August
    Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular Magic in the Skies, a weekly firework extravaganza lighting up the skies above Land’s End. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 25 July to 29 August, witness an unforgettable pyrotechnic display set against the backdrop of Cornwall's stunning westernmost point. This dazzling display is a must-see for visitors of all ages.

    Colwith Farm Distillery Sessions

    Last Saturday of the month
    Colwith Farm Distillery has launched an exciting new Distillery Sessions events series, opening after dark so guests can dance and dine between the stills. Experience the unique blend of soul, jazz, and pop music from Lanlivery’s very own Rebecca Chew while enjoying seasonal cocktails and local cuisine amidst the distillery’s charming setting.

    Arts on the Beach Festival

    Fun for all the family

    Arts on the Beach
    15th-16th June
    Enjoy a weekend celebration of creativity and community at Arts on the Beach. This free, family-friendly event promises a weekend brimming with artistic expression, from captivating street theatre to lively dance and music. Engage in a variety of creative workshops that cater to all ages, making it the perfect outing for families looking to inspire their little ones.

    Paradhis Festival
    5th-7th July
    Discover serenity and well-being at Paradhis, where music meets mindfulness in Cornwall's scenic paradise. Featuring artists like Morcheeba and Hang Massive, this festival offers a holistic experience with yoga, meditation, and live performances. Paradhis Festival invites you to disconnect from the hustle and indulge in a sanctuary where music, tranquillity, and nature converge.

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