What’s On

Events for 2018 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!


All month

Ice Skating at the Eden Project

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


Until 18 February

Ice Skating at Eden

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


2 March 2019

World Pasty Championships

Annual competition at the Eden Project.

2019 date tbc

Beer & Mussel Festival

Annual festival with feature ales and great food at The Cornish Arms, St Merryn.


2019 date tbc

Easter activities at Eden

Egg hunts and Easter fun at the Eden Project.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival


1 May 2019

May Day in Padstow

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.

2019 date tbc

St Agnes Bolster Festival

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

May cont.

11 – 18 May 2019

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

Meet authors, take part in workshops and talks.



6 – 8 June 2019

Royal Cornwall Show

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


6 – 7 July

Rock Oyster Festival

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

musicians at Fal River Festival

chef at food festival

man dressed as Maid of Cornwall


8- 13 August


Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

August cont.

28 – 30 August 2018

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

Family festival with food, music and fun.


7 – 9 September

Newquay Fish Festival

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

2018 date tbc

Eden’s Festival of Food

Join celebrity chefs for a food festival at the Eden Project.


6 October 2018

Eden Ice Rink

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

13 – 14 October 2018

British SUP National Championships

Event at Watergate Bay.

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow


21 November

Cathedral City Christmas Market

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.

November cont.

21 November

Truro City of Lights

Spectacular festive event in Truro.


6 – 9 December

Padstow Christmas Festival

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

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