Although Winter has seemed to stretch on forever, the nicer weather is on its way (hooray!). And with Spring comes the beginning of Festival season in Cornwall, which means loads of great local Cornish events to support.
Here are a few of our highlights on what to add to your calendars, and a few reminders from last years blogs on how great these Cornish events are!
The Best Cornish Events of 2017…
Porthleven Food and Music Festival, 21st – 23rd April
The Porthleven Food and Music Festival attracts over 30,000 across the weekend with Porthleven being taken over. Porthleven is becoming well known as a food hub with many amazing restaurants on the harbourside, including Rick Stein, Amelies, Kota, Kota Kai and The Square.
Read more about the Porthleven Food and Music Festival.
Trevithick Day, 29th April
Trevithick Day is Cambornes annual mining celebration of its mining heritage and giving Richard Trevithick the recognition he deserves. The Cornish inventor and engineer is famous for the ‘Puffin Devil’ and his steam locomotive that took passengers through the streets of London.
Find out more about Trevithick Day in Camborne.
Helston Flora Day, 6th May
Helston welcomes thousands of people each year to celebrate Flora Day, from Flora Eve all the way throughout Flora Day and into the night. Flora is a Spring festival held in the streets to mark the end of the Winter and the arrival of the warmer Spring. The Furry Dance and Lily of the Valley flowers are iconic parts of the celebrations.
Here’s all you need to know about Helston Flora Day.
St Ives Food and Drink Festival, 13th & 14th May
You cannot ask for a better location for a festival, and when you team that with some awesome Cornish food and drink what more could you want. This beach festival on St Ives’ Porthminster Beach welcomes thousands of people to sample some of Cornwall’s finest foodie delights.
View our photos from last years St Ives Food and Drink Festival.
Royal Cornwall Show, 8th – 10th June
One of the biggest events in the farming calendar, Royal Cornwall Show is a great family event and day out. This Wadebridge showground is set over 10 acres, including the main ring, horse ring, cattle barns and countless marquees bringing you a chance to see prize winning animals and sample lots of delicious Cornish produce.
Here’s what to expect at Royal Cornwall Show.
Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, 16th – 18th June
One of our favourite Cornish events the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival welcomes around 60 singing groups spread over 20 venues throughout Falmouth there was non-stop shanty singing over the weekend.
Take a peek at last years Falmouth Sea Shanty Weekend.
Which Cornish events will you be heading to this year?
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