What’s On

Events for 2016/17 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 £7 per person.


Until near the end of the month

Ice Skating at Eden

Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus £7 per person.


4th March 2017

World Pasty Championships

Annual competition at the Eden Project.

17th – 19th March 2017

Beer & Mussel festival

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


16th – 21st April 2017

Easter activities at Eden

Egg hunts and Easter fun at the Eden Project.

29th April 2017

Trevithick Day

Annual celebration day in Camborne.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival


1st May 2017

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.

29th April – 1st May 2017

St Agnes Bolster Festival

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

19th – 21st May 2017

Polo on the Beach

Annual event at Watergate Bay.

Other May events

Look out for the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, Open Studios where you can visit artists in residence & Fal River Festival.


8th – 10th June 2017

Royal Cornwall Show

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

17th – 24th June 2017

St Austell Feast Week

Celebrating the Feast of St Austol.

24th – 25th June 2017

Newquay Surf 7’s

Rugby tournament in Newquay.


1st & 2nd July 2017

Bodmin Riding Heritage Day

Join in with chasing the beast of Bodmin or enjoy the craft fair and entertainment!

TBC July 2017

Rock Oyster Festival

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

7th – 9th July 2017

Electric Beach Festival

Fun at Fistral beach.

musicians at Fal River Festival

chef at food festival

man dressed as Maid of Cornwall


Different dates during August

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Evening music sessions at Lusty Glaze Beach, just around the corner from Porth.

9th August 2017

Camelford Agricultural Show

Traditional country show.

9th – 13th August 2017


Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

August cont.

Date tbc for 2017

Camel River Festival

Family festival with food, music and fun.

Date tbc for 2017

Newquay Harbour Sports Day

Family fun day at the harbour.

Date tbc for 2017

Newquay Lifeboat Day

Family fun day near the harbour.


Date tbc for 2017

The Big Autumn Market

Lemon Quay, Truro.

Date tbc for 2017

Eden’s Festival of Food

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

September cont.

Date tbc for 2017

Newquay Fish Festival

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

Date tbc for 2017

The Great Cornish Food Festival

Head to Lemon Quay, Truro for fabulous food and fun.

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow


Date tbc for 2017

Stand Up Paddleboard Championships

Two day championship at Watergate Bay hosted by the Extreme Academy.


12th – 13th November

Cathedral City Christmas Market

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.

16th November 2016

Truro City of Lights

Spectacular festive event in Truro.

19th – 20th November 2016

Thundercat Racing

Watch the thrills of the fast powerboat catamaran’s annual Thundercat racing championships.


1st – 4th December 2016

Padstow Christmas Festival

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

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