What’s on in Cornwall

What's on in Cornwall?

See what's on in Cornwall when you're next staying at the Ocean Blue apartments and plan your stay around your favourites. We share details of all the best events, festivals and shows that will help make your holiday memorable and extra special. Check out the full list below or read our seasonal round-ups below: What's on in Cornwall this February half-term? What's on in Cornwall this Easter? Know of a good event not listed here? Email details to stay@oceanbluecornwall.co.uk and we will list it here!
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St Columb Major – Hurling the Silver Ball

Every February

Hurling the Silver Ball is a centuries old form of Rugby. The St Columb Major Hurling is an ancient tradition (not to be confused with the Irish game) and generates a lot of fun and excitement in the town.
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Point to Point Horse Racing

Every February

The East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point is a horse racing event over a well established course near Liskeard. Race distances are between 2.5 and 3 miles over brush fences. There are a minimum of six races.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Pasty Championships

World Pasty Championships – The Eden Project

Early March

The pasty championships – also known as the Olympics of the Oggy - celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties.
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St. Pirans Day

Early March

St. Pirans Day is the national day of Cornwall, named after St. Piran, the Patron Saint of tin miners. The event is celebrated throughout the County.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Falmouth Spring Festival

Falmouth Spring Festival

March/April

A festival to celebrate Falmouth's beautiful open green spaces, with guided walks and talks, garden spring clean events, Gardeners' Question Time and a Spring Fair. A full schedule is will be posted on the Festival website.
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Boscastle Walking Week

March

A week of walks with experienced and informed local guides, for all ages and abilities. Explore the beautiful countryside around the village of Boscastle, steeped in myth and Arthurian legend.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Spring Flower Festival

Cornwall Spring Flower Show

April

A fragrant celebration of Cornish garden mania. Exuberant displays with camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons guaranteeing a colourful spectacle at the Boconnoc Estate. Featuring show gardens, horticultural trade stands and competitive classes.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall St Endellion Music Festival

St Endellion Easter Music Festival

March/April

This festival is a musical experience not to be missed.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall St Agnes Outdoor Festival

Outsider St Agnes Outdoor Festival

April

The weekend is a quirky little celebration of the best that St. Agnes’s unique coastline and countryside have to offer – encouraging both the local community, and visitors.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Tregothnan Open Garden

Charity Garden Open Weekend at Tregothnan

April

This beautiful historic private garden opens its gates each Spring, just in time for guests to enjoy the magnificence of the camellia and rhododendron. Tickets for the event are limited to ensure the UK's largest garden opening is a pleasurable experience, and profits are donated to a different chosen charity each year.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Trevithick Day

Trevithick Day, Camborne

April

An impressive display of vintage steam powered vehicles, model exhibitions and fairground rides celebrate Cornwall's pioneering Richard Trevithick.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Porthleven Food Festival

Porthleven Food Festival

April

This mouth-watering event celebrates all things food and drink, from locally produced dairy, meats, fruit and vegetables to ciders, wines, real ales, juices and gins.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Newquay Arts & Culture

Art 8 – Newquay Arts and Culture Festival

May

An Arts and Culture Festival, held over four days in the seaside town of Newquay. The festival is bursting at the seams with events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Fal River Festival

Fal River Festival

May/June

Celebrating life on the river Fal this is a community festival encompassing over 150 events, including a fish festival, gig racing, swimming, wildlife walks and lots more.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Royal County Show

Royal Cornwall Show

June

Cornwall’s agricultural county show since 1793, this event has evolved into a fun-packed three-day event. Expect traditional livestock displays, but there is also the famous flower tent, show-jumping, impressive performances in the main ring and even a fun fair.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Falmouth Sea Shanty

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

June

A fantastic free festival of maritime music and a great way to soak up the true atmosphere of Falmouth’s seafaring past with performances by dozens of groups from the UK and beyond.
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Rock Oyster Festival

July

A midsummer celebration of food, music and art, taking place at the stunning venue of 17th century Dinham House overlooking the Camel Estuary near Wadebridge.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Charlestown Regatta

Charlestown Regatta Week

July

A week of fun events for all the family including raft races, craft fairs, donkey derby, live music and a colourful carnival - all raising funds for the local community.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall St Endellion Music Festival

St Endellion Summer Music Festival

July

Internationally famous festival, featuring a symphony orchestra, brass bands, and a chorus of 75, with guest artistes, all performing classics from Brahms, Stravinsky, and Broadway.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Boardmasters

Boardmasters, Surf, Skate and Music Festival

August

Surf, skate & music festival, taking place across two legendary locations on the stunning North Coast of Cornwall. The festival features the best in action sports including Surfing, as well as a weekend packed with live music from top performers.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Fal Regatta

Falmouth Week

August

Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days, and a lively programme of shore side events.
Ocean Blue what's on in Cornwall Fowey Regatta

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

August

One of the best local regattas in the country, with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include a midweek Carnival, Red Arrows display and a spectacular firework display over the harbour.
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Padstow Christmas Festival

Early December

Embrace the festive season with a trip to Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival and see this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights, craft fair, fireworks over the harbour and festive fun.

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