Cornwall is home to some of the best events and festivals around, bias we know but once the Festival season kicks off in the Spring there’s just so much happening. With the weather beginning to warm, the locals come out of their winter slumbers and the events calendar in Cornwall begins to take off at an alarming rate.
Here we are highlighting some of the Best Cornish Events of 2018 to look forward to, and make sure are in your diaries!
The Best Cornish Events of 2018 will be…
St Pirans Day, 5th March
Starting with none other than a celebration of our County in all its glory. St Pirans Day is a great time to dress in the home colours, eat a pasty, cream tea, saffron cake, drink scrumpy and anything else Cornish you can lay your hands on. Calories just don’t count on this day!
Take a look at our St Pirans Day blog for everything you should be doing to celebrate.
Porthleven Food and Music Festival, 20th – 22nd April
The Porthleven Food and Music Festival attracts around 30,000 people over the weekend with this festival really beginning the Cornish foodie event season. Porthleven is tucked away on the south Cornish coast, yet is a well known food hub with many amazing restaurants on the harbourside, including Rick Stein, Amelies, Kota, Kota Kai and The Square. Head to this wonderful festival for lots of great food and music taking over the harbour.
Read more about the Porthleven Food and Music Festival.
Trevithick Day, 28th April
Trevithick Day is Cambornes yearly celebration of its mining heritage and giving the infamous Richard Trevithick the recognition he deserves. This Cornish inventor and engineer is famous for the ‘Puffin Devil’ and his steam locomotive that took its passengers through the streets of London.
Find out more about Trevithick Day in Camborne.
Helston Flora Day, 8th May
Helston welcomes thousands of people at the start of May to celebrate it’s Flora Day. Beginning on Flora Eve, throughout Flora Day and into the night there’s people celebrating everywhere! Flora is a Spring festival to mark the end of the Winter and the arrival of the warmer Spring. The Furry Dance, Hal an Tow and Lily of the Valley flowers are all iconic parts of the celebrations, head along to experience for yourself.
St Ives Food and Drink Festival, 11th – 13th May
Where else would you want to hang out, eat freshly cooked local food and listen to local music? On a beach of course, and not just any beach, Porthminster looking across to St Ives Harbour! You cannot ask for a better location for a festival. This beach festival on St Ives’ Porthminster Beach welcomes thousands of people across the weekend to sample some of Cornwall’s finest foodie delights.
Read our blog from last years St Ives Food and Drink Festival.
Royal Cornwall Show, 7th – 9th June
The biggest event in the Cornish farming calendar, Royal Cornwall Show is a great family event and day out welcoming people from across the Duchy. The Wadebridge showground is set across 10 acres, with the main show ring, horse ring, cattle barns and many marquees all giving 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, 22nd – 24th June
One of our favourite Cornish events of the year, the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival welcomes a wide range of singing groups spread over 20 venues throughout Falmouth. From the harbour, to the streets and Events Square there’s non-stop shanty singing everywhere you wander.
Take a peek at last years Falmouth Sea Shanty Weekend to find out more.
Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival, 8th – 12th August
Held at Newquays Watergate Bay this surf and music festival has so much going on. From bmxing and skateboarding, to a top surfing competition and world class music there’s a jam packed events list. With weekend camping and day tickets available you can spend as much time at Boardmasters as you want. Head down to Fistral Beach, try surfing for yourself, or just watch the pros!
Head to their website for the up to date lineup.
Also one to keep your ears open for is Pirates on the Prom… it’s not confirmed if there will be another attempt at breaking this world record, but if it’s going to happen in 2018 make sure you take part!
What are going to be your Best Cornish Events of 2018? Share with us…
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