Festivals, Events and Celebrations!

An image celebrating St Pirans Day.
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An image celebrating St Pirans Day.

Festivals, Feast Weeks, Carnivals and Special Days take place all the year round in Cornwall and showcase the depth and diversity of Cornish Culture. Many events such as Padstow’s Obby Oss, Helston’s Flora Day and Mazey Day in Penzance have their roots in pagan traditions whilst others such as Newquay’s Boardmasters celebrate more recent trends such as surfing. The creativity and imagination required to make these events possible underlines what fun loving people the Cornish are!

Follow the links below to find out more about these events:

February

The Silver Ball, St Columb Major

March

St Pirans Day Perranporth www.stpiransday.com

April

Trevithick Day,Camborne www.trevithick-day.org.uk
Food Festival, Porthleven www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com

May

Flora Day, Helston www.helstonfloraday.org.uk
Obby Oss, Padstow
Gig Championships, Scilly www.worldgigs.co.uk
Fowey Festival of Words and Music www.foweyfestival.com
Lostfest, Arts Crafts and Music, Lostwithiel www.lostfest.co.uk
Sunnyside Festival Polruan
Music Festival Port Isaac
Bolster Festival St Agnes https://bolsterfestival.wordpress.com
Fal River Festival, St Mawes www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/fal-river-festival
Flower Festival Newlyn East

June

Royal Cornwall Show www.royalcornwallshow.org
Feast week, Mevagissey www.mevagisseyfeastweek.org.uk/
Golowan Festival, Penzance www.golowan.org
Music and Arts Festival, Polperro www.polperrofestival.co.uk
Regatta and waterside Festival, Saltash www.saltashregatta.co.uk
Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk

July

Riding and Heritage Day, Bodmin
Port Elliot Festival, St Germans www.porteliotfestival.com
Lafrowda, St Just www.lafrowda-festival.co.uk
Rock Oyster Festival
Beer Festival, Polzeath
Heritage Festival, Portreath
Feast Week St Austell www.staustellfeast.btck.co.uk
Stratton Festival, Stratton

August

Boardmasters Festival, Newquay www.boardmasters.co.uk
Fish Festivals, Newlyn, Newquay and Portscatho www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk
Carnival week, Tintagel
Tregony Heavy Horse Show
Fowey Regatta
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

September

Food and Drink Festival, Truro www.cornwallfoodanddrink.co.uk
Music, Food and Drink Festival, Looe looefoodfestival.com
Arts Festival, St Ives www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
Pasty Festival, Redruth
Summercourt Fair
Sport Festival, Marazion
Carnival, Grampound www.grampoundcarnival.org.uk

October

Oyster Festival, Falmouth www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk
Music Festival, Truro

November

City of Lights Festival, Truro www.cityoflights.org.uk

December

Mousehole Lights www.mouseholelights.org.uk
Christmas Tree Festival, Sennen