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Events for 2021/2022 near Porth

Events and festivals in Cornwall often reflect the deep heritage of the county and its Celtic roots. Taking place throughout the year, they usually combine all the elements the Cornish are so good at – great food, live music and art, often in the form of a giant puppet or two!

The following information was correct prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact individual organisations for their programmes and guidelines.


Ice Skating at the Eden Project

All month

Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.


Half Term at Eden

2022 date tbc

Activities for all the family.

Ice Skating at Eden

Until 21 February 2022

Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.


Hurling of the Silver Ball

1 March 2022

The traditional street sport of hurling takes places in St Columb, Newquay. 4:30 – 8pm.

World Pasty Championships

5 March 2022

Annual competition at the Eden Project.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations

5 March 2022

Celebrations for Cornwall’s patron Saint at Perranporth from 1:30pm.


Easter Activities at Eden

2022 dates TBC

Egg hunts and Easter fun at the Eden Project.

Surfaced Pro 2022

2022 dates TBC

Surfing event at Watergate Bay.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival


May Day in Padstow

1 May 2022

Otherwise known as Obby ‘Oss day. Join the locals as they decorate the streets in readiness for two ‘osses (people in horse costumes) race through the streets.

St Agnes Bolster Festival

2 May 2022

A great family event with a lantern procession, bonfire and BBQ. Giant Bolster street theatre, drums, and Pageant too!

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

6 – 14 May 2022

Meet authors, take part in workshops and talks.


Royal Cornwall Show

9 – 11 June 2022

Head to the showground at Wadebridge for the best of Cornwall’s agriculture, food and entertainment.

Legend of the Bay

2022 dates TBC

SUP and Kite Surfing event at Watergate Bay.


Newquay Carnival

2022 dates TBC

Starts at 6pm.

Rock Oyster Festival

29 July – 31 July 2022

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

22 July 2022

Ibiza Club Classics mark the start of the summer sundowner sessions.

musicians at Fal River Festival

chef at food festival

man dressed as Maid of Cornwall



10 – 14 August 2022

Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Rip Curl GromSearch

2022 dates TBC

Surf competition at Watergate Bay.


Newquay Fish Festival

2022 dates TBC

Entertainment, chef demos and plenty of fish at the harbour.

Speed Hill Climb

2022 dates TBC

Event at Watergate Bay.

September cont.

British SUP Championships

2022 dates TBC

Stand Up Paddle boarding event at Watergate Bay.



23 – 32 October 2021

Spooky half term activities at the Eden Project.

Eden Ice Rink

23 October 2021 – 21 February 2022

Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow


Truro City of Lights

2020 date tbc

Spectacular festive event in Truro.

November cont.

Cathedral City Christmas Market

6 – 7 November 2021

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.

Christmas at Eden

24 November 2021

Meet Father Christmas, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.

Falmouth Christmas Lights

25 November 2021

Get in the festive spirit and visit Falmouth.


Festival of Christmas

2021 dates TBC

Meet Father Christmas, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.

Padstow Christmas Festival

3 – 6 December 2020

Get in the festive spirit and visit Padstow. Parades, fun events, chef demos and fireworks.

Mousehole Christmas Lights

2021 dates TBC

Christmas light display in the harbour.

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