Arts and cultural events

What's on: arts and cultural events From literary festivals to local celebrations of Cornish tradition

A guide to key arts and cultural events in Cornwall. Browse listings covering literary festivals, theatre, community interactive arts events and local celebrations of Cornish tradition.

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  1. Fal River Festival, Cornwall

    Fal River Festival

    Falmouth, Truro, Roseland 22 May – 31 May

    Celebrating life on the River Fal this is a community festival encompassing over 150 events, including a fish festival, gig racing, swimming, wildlife walks and lots more.

  2. Events in Cornwall, Open Studios Cornwall, Art & Culture

    Open Studios Cornwall

    Krowji 23 May – 31 May

    Artists and craftspeople all over Cornwall throw open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer. 

  3. Charles Causley Festival, Launceston, Cornwall

    Charles Causley Festival

    Launceston 12 June – 14 June

    Celebrates the life and work of Launceston’s most prized writer Charles Causley, and promotes the best of literature and arts from across the region hosting a varied programme of events.

  4. Murdoch Day, Redruth, Cornwall

    Murdoch Day

    Redruth 13 June

    Redruth's annual celebration of its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch. The programme of events includes children's dance and art procession, all day music and entertainment, street market, old tyme fair and much more. 

  5. Masked man, Golowan Festival, Penzance, Cornwall

    Golowan Festival

    Penzance 19 June – 28 June

    Penzance community celebration of the traditional Feast of St. John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts & theatre. Events include a fireworks display, Mazey Day, spectacular parades & entertainment.