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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.

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Falmouth Oyster Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Celebrating the start of the oyster season.

2024 Dates TBC
Spooky children’s activities for half term.

Eden Ice Rink
15 October – 19 February 2024
Start of the Eden Project’s winter ice skating sessions.


Artisan Christmas Market at Truro Cathedral
2024 Dates TBC
Artisan Markets for their Christmas Market at Truro cathedral.

Falmouth Christmas Lights
30 November 2023
Spectacular festive event in Falmouth.


Christmas at Eden
2 – 24 December 2023
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
7 – 10 December 2023
Get in the festive spirit and visit Padstow. Parades, fun events, chef demos and fireworks.

Mousehole Christmas Lights
11 December 2023 – 3 January 2024
The Lights will be switched on between 5pm & 6pm, but there will be no formal ceremony.

child with sheep

crowd at festival

Father Christmas in Padstow


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

Bodmin Wassail
6th January 24
A tradition first recorded in Bodmin in 1624, this is a singing and charity fundraising event.


Ice Skating at Eden
Until 19 February 2024
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.

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.

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

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

ice skating at Eden

girl eating pasty

Cornish food festival


Cornwall Spring Flower Show
1 – 2 April 2024
The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

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

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.

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


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
8 May 2024
Traditional floral carnival day in Helston.

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

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.

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

Open Studios Cornwall
2024 Dates TBC
A chance to see inside some of the famous art studios across the Duchy.


The Great Estate Festival
31 May – 2 June 2024
Held at Scorrier – “The most rambunctious Garden Fête”

Royal Cornwall Show
6 – 8 June 2024
Head to the showground at Wadebridge for the best of Cornwall’s agriculture, food and entertainment.

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
14 – 16 June 2024
Sea celebrations in Falmouth.

Golowan Festival
14 – 23 June 2024
Traditional performing arts and music festival, Penzance.

Murdoch Day
15 June 2024
Celebrations in Redruth.

St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally
22 – 23 June 2024
Steam Fair, digger dancing, music and entertainment.

Mevagissey Feast Week
2024 Dates TBC
A mouth-watering programme of events in Mevagissey.

Legend of the Bay
2024 dates TBC
SUP & Kitesurfing Championship at Watergate Bay.

musicians at Fal River Festival

chef at food festival

man dressed as Maid of Cornwall


Bodmin Heritage Riding Festival
1 – 3 July 2024
Chase the Beast of Bodmin and enjoy the entertainment! Feast day, carnival and traditional fun in Bodmin.

Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions
30 July 2024
Lusty Glaze Beach 25th Anniversary Edition – Celebrating 25+ years of dance music anthems, brought to life by the raw power of a full orchestra to the pulse of a world renowned DJ.

Looe Carnival week
2024 Dates TBC
Carnival celebrations in Looe.

Rock Oyster Festival
25 July – 28 July 2024
Enjoy local oysters and entertainment at Dinham House, Rock.

Charlestown Regatta Week
2024 Dates TBC
Fun and entertainment in Charlestown.


St Agnes Carnival
Saturday 3rd August 2024
Celebrating its 60th year. Clever floats, great ingenuity, even dance routines, all led by the famous Giant Bolster!

Falmouth Week
9 – 18 August 2024
Sailing Regatta events, sailing and fireworks.

Camelford Agricultural Show
2024 Dates TBC
Traditional country show.

7 – 11 August 2024
Newquay’s surf, skate and music festival.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
18 – 24 August 2024
A packed week of events in and around the River Fowey.

Cornwall Folk Festival
22 – 26 August 2024
Local, national and international performers take to the town stages in Wadebridge.

Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby Tournament
2024 Dates TBC
Family festival with food & music.


St Ives September Festival
14 – 28 September 2024
Entertainment, exhibitions, walks, talks and workshops.

Looe Weekender Music Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Music, arts, dance and workshops.

Callington Honey Fair
2024 Dates TBC
One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, based around a traditional theme of honey.

Newquay Fish Festival
2024 Dates TBC
Plenty of entertainment and, of course, fish.

Korev lager English Interclub Surfing Championships
2024 Dates TBC
Surfing contest at Fistral.