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 £7 per person.


Until 18 February

Ice Skating at Eden

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


3 March

World Pasty Championships

Annual competition at the Eden Project.

16 – 18 March

Beer & Mussel Festival

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


2018 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

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.

5 – 6 May

St Agnes Bolster Festival

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

12 – 19 May

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Meet authors, take part in workshops and talks.


7 – 9 June

Royal Cornwall Show

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

2018 date tbc

St Austell Feast Week

Celebrating the Feast of St Austol.


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


Different dates during August

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

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

8- 13 August


Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

August cont.

25 – 27 August

Lusty Glaze Annual Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

Family festival with food, music and fun.


2018 date tbc

The Big Autumn Market

Lemon Quay, Truro.

2018 date tbc

Eden’s Festival of Food

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

September cont.

7 – 9 September

Newquay Fish Festival

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

2018 date tbc

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


13 – 14 October

Stand Up Paddleboard Championships

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


2018 date tbc

Cathedral City Christmas Market

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.

2018 date tbc

Truro City of Lights

Spectacular festive event in Truro.


2018 date tbc

Padstow Christmas Festival

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

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