We’ve already had the longest day of Summer, can someone please explain how July has arrived so quickly! With long sunny days and hot temperatures to match Cornwall is an ideal place to spend time in the summer months. July in Cornwall offers many festivals, events and things to do, here’s just a few of our favourite suggestions…
Lafrowda Festival, 1st – 16th
This annual community celebration combines both music and arts and puts St Just on the Cornish Festival map. There are lots of events happening over the fortnight, but Lafrowda Day is the highlight, always held on the third Saturday of July this year it falls on the 15th. The street party takes over the whole village with decorations, processions, performers and stalls enhancing the atmosphere. The Plain an Gwarry outdoor amphitheatre in the centre of the village will also be used for live theatre and family entertainment throughout Lafrowda Day.
Rock Oyster Festival, 7th & 8th
Always a great event, food festivals are guaranteed to draw massive crowds in Cornwall. The Rock Oyster Festival is held at Dinham House overlooking the Camel Estuary, with lots of food, music and entertainment over the weekend. There will be lots ad lots of oysters as you can imagine, along with other local seafood and food to try out. Cooking demonstrations, competitions and live music will all be happening, and if you want to make a weekend of it you can even camp on site.
Tropical Pressure, 14th – 16th
This Music, Food and Culture Festival brings together a fusion of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. This family event is located on the clifftops of Porthtowan and offers workshops, costume creation, circus activities and lots of live music!
Find out more here.
Camborne Show, 15th
This agricultural show is very popular amongst Cambornians, with lots of animal shows including horse, dog and goats. Take the family along for a full day of entertainment and activities alongside local live music.
Camel River Festival, 15th
Including a Raft and SUP (stand up paddle board) race this day promises some competitive entertainment. Celebrating everything around The Camel River here will be childrens activities, live music and food stalls to enjoy.
Cycle the Camel Trail while your near by.
Stithians Show, 17th
Arguably the biggest one day show in the county, Stithians Show always makes in on to most peoples list of events to attend during July in Cornwall… Held on the nearest Monday after the 10th July this traditional show entertains thousands of people coming to see the dog agility competition, rare breeds, live music and food and craft stalls. There are also flower arrangement displays, blacksmiths, bee keeps and horses to explore. Not one to miss!
Charlestown Regatta Week, 22nd – 28th
The Regatta week in Charlestown combines so many activities it’s hard to know where to start. There’s live music, pasty demonstrations, RNLI demos, raft races and a fun triathlon. Along with a Grand Carnival on the Thursday followed by a Flora Dance, free Proms in the Park and firework display. The week ends with ‘Regatta Rocks’ on Friday with an open air evening of live music from local bands. The whole week raises money for the people of Charlestown, made more famous recently by Poldark.
Port Eliot Festival, 27th – 30th
Find out more here.
ZestiFAL, 27th – 30th
Falmouths The Moor, Events Square, Kimberley Park and Gylly Beach are transformed with so many activities over the three days. Primarily giving the public the opportunity to try something new. There will be the chance to have a go at so many sports you wouldn’t necessarily think of trying! Pilates, zumba, climbing, tennis, archery, triathlon, cricket, swimming and hockey are all being showcased to all ages and abilities. Pop along and find your hidden talent.
Looe Carnival Week, 30th – 5th August
Bringing an end to July in Cornwall, Looe Carnival ends a week of entertainment in this East Cornish town. There’s Cornish singing, bands, mini fun run, dancing and sandcastle competitions to entertain the family.
Find more Cornish things to do via our activities and days out blog.
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