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Events for 2023/2024 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!

Please contact individual organisations for their programmes and any guidelines that they might have in place.


Ice Skating at the Eden Project
All month
Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.


Half Term at Eden
2024 Dates TBC
Moomin at Eden – play with words and have a tour of the magical Moominvalley. 9:30am – 6pm.

Ice Skating at Eden
Until 27 February 2024
Winter ice rink at the Eden Project. Usual entrance plus skating fee.

Half Term Explorer Quest
2024 Dates TBC
Falmouth – outdoor explorer quest at Pendennis Castle. Track down the fun-filled challenges around the site.


St Piran’s Day Celebrations
5 March 2024
Celebrations around the county for Cornwall’s patron Saint.

Boscastle Walking Week
15 April – 20 April 2024
An intimate event run by local people.

Falmouth Spring Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Events around Falmouth celebrating its green spaces.

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival


Easter Activities at Eden
2024 Dates TBC
Family fun at the Eden Project.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show
2024 Dates TBC
The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

Porthleven Food Festival
19 – 21 April 2024
Food demos, food & craft stalls around the harbour.

Trevithick Day
27 April 2024
Street festival and entertainment in Camborne.


May Day in Padstow
1 May 2024
Otherwise known as Obby ‘Oss day. Join the locals as they decorate the streets in readiness for the two ‘osses (people in horse costumes) to race through the streets.

Helston Flora Day
5 May 2024
Traditional floral carnival day in Helston.

St Agnes Bolster Festival
30 April 2024 TBC
Family event with a pageant, street theatre, lantern procession, bonfire & BBQ.

Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships
2024 Dates TBC
A full 3 days of double peak surfing will take place with divisions from U12s up to Kahunas (45+) in shortboard, and longboarding men and women, and U18s.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature
10 – 18 May 2024
Guest authors, workshops and competitions.

Fal River Festival
2024 dates TBC
Festival of arts, literature, theatre, food & more.

Open Studios Cornwall
27 May – 4 June
A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.


The Great Estate Festival
2 – 4 June 2023
Held at Scorrier – “The most rambunctious Garden Fête”

Royal Cornwall Show
8 – 10 June 2023
Head to the showground at Wadebridge for the best of Cornwall’s agriculture, food and entertainment.

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
16 – 18 June 2023
Sea celebrations in Falmouth.

Legend of the Bay
2023 dates TBC
SUP & Kitesurfing Championship at Watergate Bay.

Murdoch Day
17 June 2023
Celebrations in Redruth.

Golowan Festival
16 – 25 June 2023
Traditional performing arts and music festival, Penzance.

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally
24 – 25 June 2023
Steam Fair, digger dancing, music and entertainment.

Mevagissey Feast Week
25 June – 1 July 2023
A mouth-watering programme of events in Mevagissey.

musicians at Fal River Festival

chef at food festival

man dressed as Maid of Cornwall


Bodmin Heritage Riding Festival
1 – 3 July 2023
Chase the Beast of Bodmin and enjoy the entertainment! Feast day, carnival and traditional fun in Bodmin.

Charlestown Regatta Week
29 July – 4 August 2023
Fun and entertainment in Charlestown.

Rock Oyster Festival
27 July – 30 July
Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Dinham House, Rock.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions
14 – 15 July 2023
Ibiza Club Classics mark the start of the summer sundowner sessions.

Looe Carnival week
24 – 29 July 2023
Carnival celebrations in Looe.


Camelford Agricultural Show
2023 Date TBC
Traditional country show.

Falmouth Week
4 – 13 August 2023
Sailing Regatta events, sailing and fireworks.

9 – 13 August 2023
Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Cornwall Folk Festival
25 – 28 August 2023
Local, national and international performers take to the town stages in Wadebridge.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament
25 – 27 August 2023
Family festival with food & music.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
13 – 19 August 2023
A packed week of events in and around the River Fowey.


St Ives September Festival
9 – 23 September 2023
Entertainment, exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops.

Looe Music Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Music, arts, dance and workshops.

Newquay Fish Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Plenty of entertainment and, of course, fish.

Korev lager English Interclub Surfing Championships
2023 Dates TBC
Surfing contest at Fistral.

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow


Eden Ice Rink
23 October – 21 February 2023
Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.

Callington Honey Fair
5 October 2023
One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, based around a traditional theme of honey.

Falmouth Oyster Festival
2023 Dates TBC
Celebrating the start of the oyster season.

23 – 31 October 2023
Spooky children’s activities for half term.


Christmas Artisan Market
12 November 2022
Artisan Markets for their Christmas Market at Truro cathedral.

Falmouth Christmas Lights
24 November 2022
Spectacular festive event in Falmouth.

Cathedral City Christmas Market
26 November
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair. A cornucopia of delights from local Cornish artisans.

Christmas at Eden

24 November
Meet Father Christmas, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.


Christmas at Eden
2 – 24 December 2022
Meet Father Christmas and his newest helper Elfie this Christmas at the Eden Project, join in with activities, go skating and see the festive plant displays at the Eden Project.

Padstow Christmas Festival
1 – 4 December
Get in the festive spirit and visit Padstow. Parades, fun events, chef demos and fireworks.

Mousehole Christmas Lights
12th – 17th December
There is no switch-on night this year. Instead, there will be a gradual switch-on.