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Events for 2020 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.


Ice Skating at Eden

Until 23 February 2020

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


2020 date tbc (usually Shrove Tuesday)

The traditional street sport of hurling a silver ball takes places in St Columb, Newquay. 4.30 – 8pm.

World Pasty Championships

29 February 2020

Annual competition at the Eden Project.


St Piran’s Day Celebrations

5 March 2020

Celebrations for Cornwall’s patron Saint at Perranporth from 1.30pm.


Easter Activities at Eden

2020 dates tbc

Egg hunts and Easter fun at the Eden Project.

Surfaced Pro 2020

18 – 20 April 2020

Event at Watergate Bay.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival


May Day in Padstow

1 May 2020

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

9 May 2020

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

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

8 – 16 May 2020

Meet authors, take part in workshops and talks.


Royal Cornwall Show

4 – 6 June 2020

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

Legend of the Bay

6 – 7 June 2020

SUP and Kite Surfing event at Watergate Bay.


Newquay Carnival

2020 date tbc

Starts at 6pm.

Rock Oyster Festival

2020 date tbc

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

17 July 2020

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



5 – 9 August 2020

Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Rip Curl Grom Search

15 – 18 August 2020

Surf competition at Watergate Bay.


Newquay Fish Festival

18 – 20 September 2020

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

Speed Hill Climb

19 – 20 September 2020

Event at Watergate Bay.

September cont.

British SUP Championships

26 – 27 September 2020

Stand Up Paddle boarding event at Watergate Bay.



2020 dates tbc

Spooky half term activities at the Eden Project.

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

2020 date tbc

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.


Padstow Christmas Festival

3 – 6 December 2020

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