Cornwall is full of festivals, it’s as if we can’t get enough of creating, cooking, eating, playing, sailing, gardening, dancing and having a lot of fun. Cornwall has a year-long calendar of brilliantly inspiring events. With the enormous disruption due to Covid-19 pandemic we are awaiting many of the Cornwall events to confirm if they are going ahead.
In January it can feel that you have the rugged cliffs and wild Cornish moorland all to yourself but there is still plenty going on under the surface. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy fantastic Cornish food and drink at an easy going food festival or find out so much more about our unique Cornish history and heritage.
Do you still think Cornwall is just a place for the Summer months? Think again! From truly quirky local fairs and festivals to the epically Cornish World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project, February is a great time to head south for the winter!
As winter starts to wind down for another year, it’s time to start celebrating Cornwall’s unique history. Cornwall’s national celebration St Piran’s Day falls in March and for so many of us Spring begins here – pack your shorts!
If you’re visiting Cornwall in April make sure you bring your appetite with you! Our jam packed annual calendar of food festivals starts here showcasing the very best food and drink in Kernow. Enjoy tasty treats and local delicacies galore against some stunning seaside backdrops.
May sees things picking up speed here and it’s a truly fantastic time to visit! Celebrate those artists inspired by Cornwall’s beauty at the Fowey Arts and Literature Festival and immerse yourself in events celebrating everything from wildlife and the great outdoors to the world famous Padstow Obby Oss.
June sees the arrival of one of the biggest events in Cornwall’s annual diary – the Royal Cornwall Show – but it’s by no means the only thing happening at the start of the summer! Learn some sea shanties, enjoy regattas aplenty and find yet more mouth watering food festivals to tempt you this month.
As Summer gets fully underway we make the most of the sunshine celebrating one of Cornwall’s most famous residents, enjoying the agricultural delights of Stithians and immersing ourselves fully into the growing Lafrowda Arts festival – a two week community extravaganza. Come and join us!
August is a time for the music lovers to flock to Cornwall! The annual Boardmasters music festival sits high on the hill overlooking the sea attracting world famous recording artists as well as surfing and snowboard enthusiasts for a three day extravaganza. Don’t miss the Bude Jazz Festival too for something a little more low key.
The quintessentially Cornish Pasty and Mining Festival takes place in September at Redruth’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also a great month to hit the road to find local festivals in some of Cornwall’s prettiest towns including St Ives and Newquay.
As Autumn sets in, what better time to enjoy the Cornish Celtic connection at the Lowendar Perran Festival. It’s also the time of year we enjoy all things Falmouth so head for the south of the peninsula and see what fun you can find!
November brings with it events to get you back inside like the Cornwall Film Festival celebrating the best in film and television in Cornwall. Find fantastic festive fairs at this time of year too, stock up on some wonderful local gifts, arts and crafts to bring a flavour of the South West to your Christmas.
Of course December is all about Christmas! Watch festive lights flicker into life across our Cornish towns and villages and unleash your Christmas spirit at fairs and festivals celebrating noel across the county.