What’s On

Events for 2019 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!

January

Ice Skating at the Eden Project

All month

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

February

Ice Skating at Eden

Until 24 February

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

March

World Pasty Championships

2 March 2019

Annual competition at the Eden Project.

Beer & Mussel Festival

2019 date tbc

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

March cont.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations

3 March

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

Hurling

5 & 16 March

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

April

Easter Activities at Eden

6 – 25 April 2019

Egg hunts and Easter fun at the Eden Project.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival

May

May Day in Padstow

1 May 2019

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

4 – 6 May 2019

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

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

11 – 18 May 2019

Meet authors, take part in workshops and talks.

June

Royal Cornwall Show

6 – 8 June 2019

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

July

Newquay Carnival

6 July 2019

Starts at 6pm.

Rock Oyster Festival

2019 date tbc

Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Rock.

28 July 2019

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

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

Boardmasters

7 – 11 August 2019

Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

23 – 25 August 2019

Family festival with food, music and fun.

August cont.

Cornwall Pride

24 August 2019

Parade, stalls and live music, Newquay.

September

Newquay Fish Festival

13 – 15 September 2019

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

Speed Hill Climb

14 – 15 September 2019

Event at Watergate Bay.

Eden’s Festival of Food

2019 date tbc

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

October

Eden Ice Rink

2019 date tbc

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

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow

November

Cathedral City Christmas Market

2019 date tbc

Food, drink, arts & crafts in Truro.

November cont.

Truro City of Lights

2019 date tbc

Spectacular festive event in Truro.

December

Padstow Christmas Festival

5 – 8 December 2019

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