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Summer Events In Cornwall 2022

Summer Events In Cornwall 2022

Whether you live in Cornwall or you are visiting for the summer, there are several activities and events taking place in Cornwall so you will never be bored over the summer.

The events and activities taking place are for anyone from young children to adults, that can be enjoyed together as a family. Below will be some of the events you will be able to attend this summer.

Outdoor Theatre at Bedruthan

If you decide to visit Mawgan Porth whilst in Cornwall, the Bedruthan Hotel and Spa are hosting an Outdoor Cinema for all ages to enjoy. The scenery is also spectacular from the Outdoor Theatre because it is situated where you can see the beautiful bay of Mawgan Porth.

When attending the Theatre, you will be in comfort as rugs and garden cushions are placed across the meadow so you can experience the theatre acts to their fullest potential. If you get hungry, you will be able to purchase hampers full of goodness from the hotel's bakery.

This theatre production starts from the 7th of May to the 23rd of August. The lineup that will perform at the Outdoor Theatre is for all ages such as David Walliams’s Awful Auntie, Rapunzel, A Midsummers Night's Dream, and many more.

Fireworks at Flambards Theme Park 

If you are near Helston in Cornwall, Flambards is the perfect place to have a funfilled day out with the family, however, when it turns dark, the firework displace is the event worth waiting for.

The fireworks at Flambards are being set off throughout August for you to go and experience. The rides will still be operating at night whilst the Fireworks make the sky full of colour and light. 

Local bands that play across this region will be playing throughout the fireworks to make the display more special. 

Circus Funtasia 

From the 20th of July to the 9th of October, you will be able to experience the thrill of the Circus Funtasia from many venues in Cornwall that can be found in Bodmin, Helston, and Bude.

This Circus is for all ages with a range of different performances throughout the show. Some of the performances involved aren’t for the faint-hearted as fire breathers will show their talents, the Wheel of Death will be challenged by the acts and even motorbikes are included in the show. If you want to experience some real-time comedy, the show has its very own comedian The Geek. He has previously received awards for his performances to other audiences that loved his humour.

Rock Oyster Festival 

The Rock Oyster Festival is a 3-day event that runs from the 29th of July to the 31st of July. This Festival is a memorable experience for all the family.

You will be able to try mouth-watering food from chefs and masterclasses events held at the festival and if you want to spend some real family time together, there’s a zone where all the family can take part in body-boarding, circus skills, and even yoga.

The festival can be located in Wadebridge, Cornwall, and is held at Dinham House. The festival location has some breathtaking views as you will have access to world-class beaches and relaxing beach walks.

Monster Slip and Slide 

If your family loves water activities, the Monster Slip and Slide is an activity you need to try. The slip and slide is located near Widemouth Bay, Bude which is just 3 miles from the Devon and Cornwall border. This slip and slide launches on the 16th of July 2022.

The main attraction when visiting the Monster Slip and Slide is the 360ft long slide which spreads across 4 lanes. To go down this slide you can either use their free body boards or rubber rings to go down the slide at a high speed. If you are extra daring, the body boards are the quickest of the two.

If you require a wetsuit, you can hire one to use on the slide for a 1-hour session and it’s £12.50 per person for the hour. If you are hungry before and especially after your session, The Monster Munch team have plenty of snacks for you to choose from.

Events this Month in Cornwall

Events this Month in Cornwall (November 2019)

Events this Month in Cornwall

There is always something happening in Cornwall as it is such a luxurious and beautiful area of the UK. Music, literature, arts & craft, food and drink and much more are in abundance in events at Cornwall. If you are thinking of visiting this incredible part of the country then check out what’s on this month to see if it peaks your interest. Soon enough, you’ll be joining the locals in celebration and be surrounded by an atmosphere of Cornish culture.

Craft Workshops at Bedruthan Hotel

08/09/2019 - 28/11/2019


At this event you can learn from an expert tutor how to make something amazing. This craft workshop also offers a range of courses throughout the year for anybody wanting to learn the ways of the craftsmen. This event is located in Mawgan Porth on the North Coast of Cornwall.

Creative Tensions Exhbibition

14/09/2019 - 16/11/2019


This is the latest exhibition to be included at Penlee’s House located in Penzance in the West of Cornwall. This exhibit brings many different artists' works and puts them together to create a centre for art from the 20th century.

Otobong Nkanga at Tate St. Ives

21/09/2019 - 05/01/2020


Famous Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga is to add new and existing works to the art gallery of Tate St Ives. St. Ives is a small town located in West Cornwall.

Events at Carnglaze Caverns

28/09/2019 - 23/11/2019


This event is on at Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley and is set in the Carnglaze Caverns. At this event you will step deep down underground and experience live music like never before.

Wood to Water by James Dodds

02/10/2019 - 01/09/2020


Located on the South Coast of Cornwall in Falmouth, artist James Dodds will be showing off his work in his latest exhibition which is Wood to Water. James Dodds was inspired to do this work by the small boats that can be seen in the South West of Cornwall.

Sterts Theatre Autumn

2019 03/10/2019 - 21/12/2019


Head on down to Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley in Liskeard to see what is going on at Sterts Theatre during the Autumn of 2019.

70th Anniversary Exhibition

05/10/2019 - 02/11/2019


This exhibition is made up of work that has been created since 1961 by key members of the the Penwith Society. It also looks at the impacts that these members have had on the art world. This event takes place in West Cornwall, St. Ives.

The Woodfire Sessions

06/10/2019 - 22/12/2019


Come to the West of Cornwall to experience some great food, refreshing drinks and listen to some live music. What better way to spend a Sunday?

Ice Skating at the Eden Project

12/10/2019 - 23/02/2019


The Eden Project, located on the South Coast of Cornwall in St. Austell, is once again opening up it’s ice rink. Everyone is welcome, from pros to beginners, to join in the fun.


19/10/2019 - 03/11/2019


Another even hosted at the Eden Project, that will be going for two weeks so there is plenty of time to attend. Welcome to a world of magical beasts and mythical creatures for you to discover on you Halloweden adventure.

Halloween at Paradise Park

19/10/2019 - 03/11/2019


Located in the West of Cornwall is Paradise Park and for this Halloween you can come along and take a trip around the Pumpkin trail and ride the ghost train! There’s even a disco for children to dress up as their favourite monsters for a disco.

Spooks and Smugglers Season

21/10/2019 - 03/11/2019


Taking place at the Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre this Autumn is the Spooks and Smugglers Season event. Uncover tales and mysteries of secretive smugglers and hear the spooky stories that come with them. You will also have a chance to discuss Cornish Folklore and create your own puppet at the puppet making workshops. The Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre is located on the South Coast in Looe.

Firework Displays across Cornwall

2019 23/10/2019 - 05/11/2019


Come to Cornwall and you won’t be able to miss the many fireworks displays that will be taking place this Autumn.

Halloween at Pendennis Castle

25/10/2019 - 03/11/2019


This Halloween, head down to Pendennis Castle on the South Coast in Falmouth to get the scare of your life! It’s fun for all the family and children can join the quest around the castle to discover creepy crawlies. The adults can wait until nighttime for a guided tour through the shadow-world of ghosts!

Lowender Peran Festival

30/10/2019 - 03/11/2019


Taking place in Newquay on the North Coast is the Lowender peran Festival. This festival will celebrate traditional music, dance, storytelling, songs and their Celtic links to Brittany, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland. The Singer Gwenno will be headlining the festival this year.

Unbounded at the Eden Project

02/11/2019 - 26/01/2020


The Unbounded event is an exhibition of contemporary art and explores some of the many of Cornwall’s beautiful environments. The Eden Project is located on the South Coast in St. Austell.

Big Doggy Day Out Christmas Festival



If you head to Wadebridge on the North Coast on Saturday the 2nd November you can join in the first ‘Big Doggy Day Out Christmas Festival’ at the Royal Showground.

Gatsby’s Gamble



Occuring on the South Coast in Cornwall is a 1920s themed party held by Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. Be prepared for an evening of fine dining and luxury.

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

08/11/2019 - 10/11/2019


This event has a very ambitious lineup and is made up of great artists from the UK and other parts of the world. This event will be hosted in Bude on the North Coast.

Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair 2019

15/11/2019 - 17/11/2019


This year the venue is much bigger and in a new location on the South Coast which is perfect to host the Christmas fair. There are 70 talented makers, designers and illustrators who will be gathering at the fair with their stalls full of homemade items and decorations. For anyone looking for an original Christmas present then this is the place to be.

Cornwall Rocks

15/11/2019 - 17/11/2019


Cornwall Rocks is a brand new festival taking place on the South Coast. The main headliners are The Quireboys, Diamond Head and Massive Wagons so be sure not to miss it!

The Cornish Winter Fair



The Cornish Winter Fair is a free event taking place in Wadebridge along the North Coast. This event is held undercover within the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre. The event is to celebreate everything to do with farming and food in Cornwall and there is free parking on site.

Truro City of Lights



Taking place in Truro on the South Coast is the spectacular festivity that is Truro City of Lights. People gather in weird and wonderful attire and everything is illuminated throughout the streets.

Healey’s Cornish Christmas Markets

23/11/2019 - 16/12/2019


Hosted on Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, located between Newquay and Truro on the North Coast, is the Cornish Christmas Markets event. Head on over to Healey’s to experience the only Christmas market set on a working farm in Cornwall.

Bedruthan Christmas Fair

23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019


Featured at this fair are some of the most talented craftspeople from the South West gathering in Mawgan Porth on the North Coast. There are three levels of stalls which inclue art, ceramics, illustration, fashion, textiles and much, much more.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

27/11/2019 - 01/12/2019


Taking place in Truro on the South Coast is the Cornwall Christmas Fair which features handcrafted wall hangings, jigsaw puzzles, pottery and calendars just to name a few.

St. Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival



This is going to be the biggest party of the year for everyone who loves everything to do with beer. Come and try a true taste of the South West in St. Austell.

Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

30/11/2019 - 01/12/2019


Taking place in Helston, West Cornwall, is the Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre which is always packed with festive cheer and family friendly activities.

Bedruthan Sugar and Spice Grotto

30/11/2019 - 23/12/2019


Returning once more to Mawgan Porth on the North Coast is the Bedruthan Sugar and Spice Grotto. Bringing you a magical experience like no other, ensure you head on over this year to discover the magic for yourself!

Father Christmas at Eden

30/11/2019 - 23/12/2019


Taking place in St. Austell on the South Coast and being hosted by the Eden Project is yet another Christmas event. Meet Father Christmas and all his elves at the Eden Project this Christmas!
Events this Month in Cornwall (August 2019)

Events this Month in Cornwall (August 2019)

Huguette Caland at Tate St Ives

24 May 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

St. Ives

Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Huguette Caland created in her work.


Miracle Theatre presents: 'A Perfect World'

8 Jun 2019 to 24 Aug 2019


Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade! Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth and beyond....


A World of My Own

12 Jun 2019 to 8 Sep 2019


A World of My Own features photographs and objects from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s personal collection and celebrates fifty years since his remarkable single handed journey around the world.


Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition

15 Jun 2019 to 7 Sep 2019


Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance is showing a special exhibition to mark 60 years since the death of the eccentric and controversial artist Sir Alfred Munnings  exploring his works from the years he spent living in Cornwall.

Stuff and Nonsense

22 Jun 2019 to 7 Sep 2019


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and emerge into Falmouth Art Gallery’s extraordinary summer exhibition including poetry, illustration and photographs by Edward Lear, Spike Milligan, Quentin Blake, Lewis Carroll and other recognised ‘nonsense’ artists.


Wheal Martyn Summer Activities

5 Jul 2019 to 14 Sep 2019

St. Austell

There's loads to do at Wheal Martyn Clay Works this summer from Forest Schools to clay animation workshops, Teddy Bears picnic to paper making....


Outdoor Theatre at Bedruthan

6 Jul 2019 to 3 Aug 2019

Mawgan Porth

This summer catch two children's classics on the lawn at Bedruthan Hotel, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and Wind in the Willows will entertain you while you watch the sun go down over the bay.


Paulos Circus 2019 Rockets Tour

12 Jul 2019 to 7 Sep 2019


We will be blasting off our 2019 tour with out of this world acts we have created to show you and your family the very best of live entertainment.


Tin Mine Clay

18 Jul 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

West Cornwall

An exhibition of ceramics made of clay found in Penwith tin mines that coincides with the centennial of two major events -  the sinking of Victory shaft at Geevor Mine and the Levant mining disaster which claimed 31 lives.


Summer of Fun & Fireworks at Flambards

20 Jul 2019 to 2 Sep 2019


A fun-packed line up of entertainment has been put together for the summer holidays at the Cornish attraction with creepy crawly shows, fantastic firework displays, VR adventures, music and much, much more.

Open Air Cinema at Porthminster Beach

21 Jul 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

St. Ives

Iconic films, spectacular locations, Open Air Cinema UK are coming to Porthminster Beach, St Ives this summer!

Earth Story at the Eden Project

24 Jul 2019 to 3 Sep 2019

St. Austell

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.


A Summer of Scoundrels and Scallywags

24 Jul 2019 to 2 Aug 2019


Be transported back 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy. Armed with only a treasure map, new recruits will need to solve the clues in order to claim their pirate treasure.


Paradise Park's Summer of Parrots

26 Jul 2019 to 3 Sep 2019


Celebrate the colourful world of parrots at the home of the World Parrot Trust (WPT). See rare Blue-throated and Great Green Macaws, Citron-crested Cockatoos, Sun Conures, Mitchell’s Lorikeets and many more in their aviaries at the Park.


Charlestown Regatta Week

27 Jul 2019 to 2 Aug 2019

St. Austell

A week of fun events for all the family including includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival to raise funds for the local community.


27 Jul 2019 to 24 Aug 2019

St. Ives

What are the Echoes inspiring the new work of Sue Davis, Lesley Harry and Jane Smith?

Looe Carnival Week

28 Jul 2019 to 3 Aug 2019


The highlight of the Looe Lions' calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun

Venues throughout Looe.


Treasure Island of Summer Activities

29 Jul 2019 to 4 Sep 2019


Inspired by stories and life on the Mount, both past and present, join a crafty hub of activity and make your own treasure to take home throughout the summer holidays


St Endellion Summer Music Festival

30 Jul 2019 to 9 Aug 2019

Port Isaac

Internationally famous festival. Symphony orchestra and a chorus of 75, with guest artistes, encompasses the classics from Brahms to Stravinsky, music from Broadway and late night brass bands.  


Sister Act!

30 Jul 2019 to 3 Aug 2019


Rejoice! Sister Act is heading to Falmouth this summer.

Wild Wednesdays Kids’ Club

31 Jul 2019 to 28 Aug 2019

St. Austell

Give your kids a wild adventure this summer holidays in our weekly outdoor play club for 7-11-year-olds. Facilitated by our experienced Education Team and based in Eden's unique outdoor learning space in our wild outer estate.

Open Air Cinema at Pendennis Castle

1 Aug 2019 to 22 Aug 2019


Iconic films, spectacular locations, Open Air Cinema UK are coming to Cornwall this summer! Whether you want to see this summer’s ‘must see’ film, the Oscar winning Bohemian Rhapsody or family favourites like Shrek,  there's something for everyone!

Miracle Theatre - 40 Years of Touring

1 Aug 2019 to 3 Sep 2019


As part of its 40th year celebrations, Miracle Theatre are joining forces with the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston to share and celebrate their history with a month-long Miracle Theatre Time Capsule Exhibition this August


Kneehigh present The Dancing Frog

2 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

Carlyon Bay

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again!


Creation Fest

3 Aug 2019 to 9 Aug 2019


Creation Fest is a free admission Christian music festival with Bible teaching, and fun for the whole family.

Newquay Society of Artists: Trenance Cottages Exhibition

3 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2019


A selection of local arts and crafts will be on display at Trenance Cottages, Trenance Gardens, Newquay.


Mount Edgcumbe American & Classic Car Show & Fayre

4 Aug 2019


500 American and Classic cars to see, a craft fayre and stalls, a car boot fair, amusements, refreshments, a licenced bar and live music.


Boardmasters Surf, Skate & Music Festival

7 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2019


Surf, skate & music festival situated across two legendary locations featuring the best in action sports including surfing and a laid back music festival.


Falmouth Week

9 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019


Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days, and a lively programme of shoreside events. Various Venues in Falmouth


The Chestnut Appeal - St Michael’s Mount Swim

10 Aug 2019


If you are a strong swimmer and have always wanted to take a swim around the St Michael's Mount, this is a great opportunity to swim in safety and raise some money for this important South West region charity.

Tregony Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre

11 Aug 2019

The Roseland

Tregony annual Heavy Horse Show and Country Fayre presents the parading and judging of heavy horses and Shetland ponies.


Camelford Agricultural Show

14 Aug 2019


Traditional agricultural show, Includes dog shows, vintage vehicle collections, displays of cattle, sheep and horses, sheep shearing displays, a heavy horse show and much more.

Kneehigh present Ubu

15 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

South Coast > St. Austell

We all know an Ubu. Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably hell-bent on making our country great again! Sound familiar? Expect world-class buffoonery from Kneehigh in this deliriously unhinged improvised musical of stark raving sing-along satire


Cornish Steam and Country Fair

16 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

West Cornwall

Previously known as the West of England Steam Rally. Up to 100 full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country, rural craft displays & children's entertainment.


Science in the Square

16 Aug 2019


Be a scientist for the day! This fantastic event gives children of all ages the chance to experience the wonders of science first hand through a series of talks and interactive sessions. Free Event

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

18 Aug 2019 to 24 Aug 2019


One of the best local regattas in the country, with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include tightly contested races, a midweek carnival and a spectacular firework display over the harbour.


St Ewe Country Fair

18 Aug 2019

St Austell

A traditional rural country fair with arena events, sideshows, animals, food, horticultural, craft and children's tents, cream teas and competitions. A great day out for all the family raising money for local charities and good causes.


Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show

22 Aug 2019


A fun filled day out for all the family. Entertainment all day long including gymnastics, falconry, motorcycle stunts, Jive dancing, children’s sports, and horse jumping.

Holsworthy & Stratton Agricultural Show


47th Cornwall Folk Festival

22 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019


There's an amazing line up of international, national and local performers coming to Wadebridge in August with stages all over the town as musicians fill the place with music.


Cornwall Pride 2019

24 Aug 2019


An annual celebration of diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Cornwall, their friends and families. A parade, live entertainment, stalls and food.

The Return of the Secret Gin Garden

24 Aug 2019


From the creators of The Great Estate Festival comes a decadent one-night soirée of tantalising beverages, live music, burlesque, DJs and fire dancing.

Polkerris Swim Festival 2019

24 Aug 2019

South Coast

The Swim Festival is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to try a swim of a particular distance if you’re a beginner or experienced swimmer.


Cornwall Motorsport Month

26 Aug 2019 to 4 Oct 2019


Champion the diversity of motorsport in Cornwall by showcasing some of the best events on both two and four wheels throughout the month of September.


Bude Jazz 2019

27 Aug 2019 to 30 Aug 2019


Bude has been involved in staging jazz festivals for 25 years and is renowned world-wide for its support for the music.


Cornwall Motorfest 2019

30 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019


Cornwall's biggest motoring event returns this summer, spread over three days, offering a great day out for families and petrol heads. Highlights include live music, stunt shows, classic cars, the Saturday Soapbox Race and much much more...


Classic Sail Festival

30 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019


Charlestown Harbour is staging their first ever Classic Sail Festival taking place in the Inner Harbour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the ports maritime heritage, classic sail, music, food and drink.