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Events for 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.

January

Ice Skating at the Eden Project

All month

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

February

Half Term at Eden

19 – 27 February

Moomin at Eden – play with words and have a tour of the magical Moominvalley. 9:30am – 6pm.

Ice Skating at Eden

Until 27 February

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

Half Term Explorer Quest

19 – 27 February

Track down the fun-filled challenges around the site at Pendennis Castle, for their outdoor explorer quest in Falmouth.

March

Hurling of the Silver Ball

1 March

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.

Boscastle Walking Week

27 March – 1 April

An intimate event run by local people.

Falmouth Spring Festival

26 – 27 March

Events around Falmouth celebrating its green spaces.

April

Easter Activities at Eden

2022 dates TBC

Egg hunts and Easter fun at the Eden Project.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show

2 – 3 April

At the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.

Porthleven Food Festival

22 – 24 April

Food demos, food & craft stalls around the harbour.

Trevithick Day

30 April

Street festival and entertainment in Camborne.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival

May

May Day in Padstow

1 May

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

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

2022 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships

6 – 8 May

A full 3 days of double peak surfing will take place with divisions from U12s up to Kahunas (45+) in shortboard, and longboarding men and women, and U18s.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

6 – 14 May

Meet authors, take part in workshops and talks.

Open Studios Cornwall

23 – 31 May

A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival

26 – 30 May

A great line up of folk musicians and bands.

June

The Great Estate Festival

2 – 5 June

Held at Scorrier – “The most rambunctious Garden Fête”

Royal Cornwall Show

9 – 11 June

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

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

17 – 19 June

A celebration of the sea.

Murdoch Day

18 June

Celebrations held in Redruth.

Golowan Festival

17 – 26 June

Traditional performing arts and music festival in Penzance.

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally

2022 dates TBC

Steam Fair, digger dancing, music and entertainment.

Mevagissey Feast Week

26 June – 2 July

A yummy programme of events in Mevagissey.

July

Bodmin Heritage Riding Festival

2 – 4 July

Chase the Beast of Bodmin and enjoy the entertainment! Feast day, carnival and traditional fun in Bodmin.

Newquay Carnival

2022 dates TBC

Starts at 6pm.

Charlestown Regatta Week

23 – 29 July

Fun and entertainment in Charlestown.

Rock Oyster Festival

29 July – 31 July

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

22 July

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

August

Camelford Agricultural Show

10 August

A traditional country show.

Boardmasters

10 – 14 August

Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Cornwall Folk Festival

26 – 29 August

international, national, and local performers take to the town stages in Wadebridge.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

26 – 28 August

Festival with food & music festival, for all the family.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

14 – 20 August

A full week of events in and around the River Fowey.

September

St Ives September Festival

10 – 24 September

Post Summer entertainment, exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops.

Looe Music Festival

16 – 18 September

Music, arts, dance and workshops.

Newquay Fish Festival

2022 dates TBC

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

Korev lager English Interclub Surfing Championships

24 – 25 September

Surfing contest at Fistral.

Speed Hill Climb

2022 dates TBC

Event at Watergate Bay.

October

Halloweden

23 – 32 October

Spooky half term activities at the Eden Project.

Callington Honey Fair

5 October

One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, based around a traditional theme of honey.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

13 -16 October

Celebrating the start of the oyster season.

Eden Ice Rink

23 October – 27 February 2023

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

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow

November

Truro City of Lights

2022 date tbc

Spectacular festive event in Truro.

November cont.

Cathedral City Christmas Market

6 – 7 November

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.

Christmas at Eden

24 November

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

Falmouth Christmas Lights

25 November

Get in the festive spirit and visit Falmouth.

December

Festival of Christmas

2022 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

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

Mousehole Christmas Lights

2022 dates TBC

Christmas light display in the harbour.

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