WHAT'S ON IN CORNWALL – FEBRUARY
Enjoy the last month of ice skating!
The largest St.Piran's Day event is the march across the dunes to St.Piran's cross.
Celebrate the last weekend of the season, the gathering, on the last wild oyster beds in the South West for the last fleet in Europe working under sail and oar.
Two day horticultural flower show at Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel.
Visit Truro and see all the art exhibitions and fairs with the Art in the city festival.
Food resourcefulness and re-skilling children and adults in the kitchen are themes for Porthleven Food and Music Festival, as well as providing even more action-packed all-day, all-evening music and enertainment for everyone.
On the 28th April this local town holds an annual celebration of local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick.
Enjoy a day of diving! Try dives or snorkelling plus talks from famous divers.
Celebrating Dame Daphne Du Maurier who lived and wrote in the area, its a sparkling mix of star names, guided walks, talks, drama, community events and free entertainment.
9th - 20th May
Taste, try, meet, buy, and enjoy the finest flavours and tastes that Cornwall has to offer and see some of the best chefs in the county giving cooking demonstrations. From the 21st - 28th May.
Padstow celebrates canival week in style with activities, quizes, music and much more.
30th July - 5th August
Enjoy the activities on offer on this two week long festival from the 9th - 23rd September.
Enjoy a week of various events for all the family.
The 10 day festival encompasses over 130 events which range from music and drama, the arts and heritage to rowing races, triathlons and walks.
Run to the Sun is a 3 day event in Newquay. From 24th - 27th May.
The week long free festival includes plenty of live music, an arts and crafts fair, a comedy night, the lighting of the solstice bonfire, the colourful village carnival and a unique mock mayor choosing ceremony with the winner being wheeled through the town, stopping at each inn before finally being dunked in the sea!
midsummer celebration of food, music and art, visitors to the festival eat their way through thousands of Cornish oysters in highlighting the county’s rich seafood traditions. As well as the ever-present oysters there’s live music, circus acts, endless kids’ entertainment, alternative performing arts and a shopping bazaar.
A local rally featuring many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars.
Various events throughout the week at Mevagissey.
23rd - 29th June.
The Looe Festival of Food and Drink is showcasing local produce and local suppliers, allowing visitors to the area to enjoy and sample a true taste of Cornwall and introducing diverse suppliers and produce to the locals.
Show gardens will provide great colour and vibrant activity offering the chance to talk to the experts from the city's Parks Team and buy some great local produce from the other stallholders on offer.
Enjoy live music, dancers, magic, Punch & Judy, demonstrations, games, a tug-of-war competition, a barbeque, cream teas and lots of stalls as well as a noisy and colourful procession through the town.
The Relentless Boardmasters is Europe’s most famous surf, skate and music festival! It has welcomed the biggest names in those fields. Nowhere else in Europe can you find the best of the best at one event.
7th - 11th August
The largest steam rally in the South West with over 50 full size steam engines plus stationary and scale steam engines.
17th - 19th August
Explore the summer fayre at Trereife Park with a range of attractions giving an atmosphere of a traditional country fayre.
Visit Fowey to do all your Christmas shopping, the unusual and unique shops in Fowey will be complimented by many more Cornish specialist traders offering art, crafts, local produce, gifts and much much more, mainly based in marquee's on the Town Quay.
30th November - 1st December
Renowned musician and performer Keith James visits Cornwall in March – when he’s set to play Leonard Cohen’s back catalogue in a gig at The Poly in Falmouth.
Green-fingered enthusiasts can head on down to the gardening course at the Eden Project.
Everything you need to organise your special day under one roof.
Relive the good old days with this Fleetwood Mac tribute band.
The Illegal Eagles play the Hall For Cornwall.
North Devonian Kiera Osment plays a wooodburner session in Newquay.
Trelissick gardens, near the Valley, hosts a special spring daffodil weekend.
Families gather at Glendurgan to make special posies of flowers for mothering Sunday.
The Hall For Cornwall plays host to Northern comic Jason Manford on April 2.
The Celtic Media Festival takes place in St Ives over the first weekend of April and promises to be an eye-opener for anyone who isn’t Cornish
There’s a spooky night in store for anyone visiting Bodmin Jail on April 11.
1980s heart throb Adam Ant reprises his role as the Dandy Highwayman in Falmouth on April 13.
The stunning Minack plays host to a production of Grease for three days.
Fight night in St Ives.
Brit award winning classical trio Blake visit the Hall for Cornwall at the end of April.
Padstow's annual May Day celebrations are not to be missed.
An annual music and ale festival takes place at The Smugglers Den Inn, near Newquay, for three days each May.
The famous St Ives Food and Drink Festival returns on May 17 & 18.
A week of yachting action comes to Cornwall when Falmouth Bay hosts the Pendennis Cup.
Newlyn School of Art kicks off June by hosting a course in landscape painting.
Dancing in The Moonlight stars Toploader play The Watering Hole in Perranporth on June 6.
The first weekend of June sees the Electric Beach Festival return to Watergate Bay, Newquay.
Yet another festival graces Cornwall in the second weekend of flaming June, when the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival takes place.
Despite the blazing sunshine which normally kisses June in Cornwall the month is home to the Falmouth Triathlon.
There’s plenty of water based action in Cornwall in June, with one of the highlights being the Three Peaks Yacht Race at St Mawes.
2014 will see the third Fowey Mussel and Beer Fest take place at Town Quay in the centre of the charming fishing village of Fowey.
The spectacular Minack Theatre hosts Moving Stories Theatre Company at the start of July, when the company will put on its production of The Tempest by William.
Perranporth beach hosts its annual Tag Rugby Championship over the first weekend in July.
The world famous Eden Sessions at The Eden Project get underway with a performance from Ellie Goulding on July 8.
Legends of 1980s and 1990s alt-rock The Pixies will headline the Eden Sessions, at The Eden project near St Austell, on July 9.
Towards the end of the month the Miller Centre Theatre Company presents Far from the Madding Crowd at The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno.
Trelissick Gardens in Feock, just a mile or two from The Valley’s Cornwall cottages, hosts a spectacular burlesque night on July 26.
Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lions' calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone.
Leopallooza is an annual celebration of music which takes place at The Wyldes, Week St Mary, near Bude every year.
The festival sees 4,000 visitors head to Week St Mary, with tickets starting at just £20.
Set in a scenic, lush valley in North Cornwall, and just a few miles from some of the best beaches in the UK, the festival is always a hit and makes a great place to head for a day of your holidays in Cornwall.
With a huge bar offering a view of both stages, called the Flying Squirrel, and a huge eatery, called the Hungry Badger, no-one goes hungry at Leopallooza.
The festival ends with the Leopallooza centrepiece – when a car loaded with wood is set alight.
Visit the website for more information.
August is part of the gig racing season in the South West and the first weekend of it is when Coverack Gig Club hosts its annual race day off the Lizard Peninsula.
The Minack welcomes Geoffrey Whitworth in August as the company tours with its version of Joan Littlewood's Musical Entertainment Oh What A Lovely War.
This eco-friendly festival sees world music’s best African and Brazilianmmusicians travel to Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan for a mammoth drumming festival.
The hip hop hero heads to Cornwall in August to headline one of Boardmasters’ three days.
The Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company’s version of the classic Midsummer Night's Dream comes to Cornwall.
Travel just four miles from the Valley on August 13 and you’ll find yourself in a town awash with champagne, as Royal Falmouth Yacht Club hosts its annual Falmouth Town Champagne Day.
A week after the town’s champagne day Falmouth’s sailors take to the water again for Falmouth Dinghy Week.
In the middle of a busy month at The Minack the Mitre Players will put on their version of Monty Python's Spamalot.
Each year Trelissick Gardens in Feock, just a mile or so from The Valley’s luxury cottages in Cornwall, hosts The Miracle Theatre Company, a fantastic company which puts on brilliant versions of Shakespeare plays.
St Ives Guildhall hosts the premiere Blondie tribute band on August 23.
The one and only Billy Ocean - with over 30 million records sold in his lifetime, he is hosting The Watering Holes biggest party on record taking us into the eighties. Time 8pm - 11.45pm.
Kneehigh Theatre’s award-winning Asylum returns to Cornwall with a brand new show to accompany the brand new location: the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell.
Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club are proud to host the 27th Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon. The event is recognised as one of the UK's oldest and toughest Triathlon's and there’s been a mini facelift for 2014.
The Newquay Fish Festival gives Newquay an opportunity to showcase one of its hidden gems 'the harbour'.
Don't miss out on the superb range of Music & Performance, Arts & Literature Events and Films on offer throughout St Ives September Festival 2014.
Newquay's Men’s and Women’s County Gig Championships are hugely competitive and signal the end of Cornwall's Gig rowing season.
Join the island's wardens for an enthralling walk around the nature reserve. Spaces are limited on these popular, unique trips so making an advanced booking is essential.
Famous for Little respect reaching number 3 in the charts and Teenage Dirtbag that reached number 2 Wheatus are sure to provide an abundance of 90’s nostalgia by the bucket load!
Truro’s Lemon Quay will transform into foodie heaven for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment as the festival celebrates the food revolution that has taken place in Cornwall over the past 11 years.
Dr Feelgood play at Princess Pavilion in Falmouth at the start of October.
Thanks to Doors Alive, one of the world’s best tribute acts to Jim Morrison and The Doors, Princess Pavilion will be rocking to the sounds of Riders On the Storm and other classics.
The sights, sounds and excitement of Eastern European circuses will abound in Cornwall this October, with the amazing Cirkus Spectacular set to take up residency at Calstock Hall from October 12 to 25.
Comedian and actor Alan Davies, best known as Jonathan Creek and a regular on QI, visits the Hall For Cornwall in mid-October with his latest stage show.
The autumn edition of Jamie Oliver’s seasonal farmers’ market takes place on October 18 at Fifteen Cornwall in Watergate Bay, near Newquay.
The annual marathon and half marathon at the Eden Project is always a great race and this year promises to be no different.
Falmouth’s regular Roughcut film nights are always entertaining, and make a great way to spend a Friday night.
Throughout November people on holiday in Cornwall can discover Cornwall’s distant islands, without having to board a boat or helicopter and spend a fortune.
Ska legends The Beat play Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on November 8.
Popular TV magician Paul Daniels and his wife and assistant Debbie Mcgee will be headed to the South West this November to play the Regal Theatre in Redruth.
East Cornwall Harriers athletics club hosts its annual marathon in November.
QI regular and acclaimed comedian Marcus Brigstocke heads to Cornwall at the end of November with his new show, Je M'accuse – I Am Marcus.
Kernow King has overtaken Jethro as Cornwall’s favourite comedian in recent years and will bring his smash hit show, Splann!, to Truro at the tail end of November.
Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way at Pendennis Castle.
This is a popular occasion, bringing the countryside and farming into the heart of the City of Truro
A host of events in the run up to Christmas Day over three weeks for everyone to enjoy the festive spirit!
Traditional feast celebrations at St.Ives
The World Pasty Championships take place at the Eden Project in Cornwall this February...
The magical ice rink is back for winter 2014/2015 for visitors to enjoy.
Truro Festival takes place over three weeks, from March 25th - April 5th, in various locations across the city and aims to celebrate the diversity and creativity of the arts across Truro and Cornwall.
This Lostwithiel based flower show takes place on March 28th & 29th
Don't miss out on Falmouth's Spring Festival. A fun-filled event packed with all sorts to keep the whole family entertained.
Inspiring tours of Trereife House, a delectable selection of locally produced food and drink, exquisite art and crafts to browse and buy, children’s Easter Egg Hunt and live music performances…these are just a handful of the attractions to be found at Trereife’s Easter Fair. 3rd-6th April 2015.
The St Endellion festival takes place over the course of a week in Port Isaac and is definitely one for culture lovers.
This food festival showcases some of the best Cornish food producers and also provides music and entertainment.
The May bank holiday weekend is home to the English National Surfing Championships, which are held at Watergate Bay, Newquay.
Visit Helston and see the whole town decorated with local greenery and bluebells and watch the local dance parade through the town.
The Thundercat Racing National Championships take place at Watergate Bay, Newquay, over the weekend of May 09 & 10.
Fowey holds its annual Festival of Words and Music from May 09 to May 16.
The Fal River Festival, from May 22 to May 31, is a must for anyone staying in dog-friendly cottages Cornwall.
For three days each year the showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade. It is a significant event on the Cornish calendar with well over 110,000 people attending.
Three day maritime festival!
Listen to traditional music played by the Golowan Band, don’t miss Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve and you can take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets. There’s also the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.
Mevagissey Feast Week kicks off at the end of June and the start of July, with plenty of exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and delicious food on offer for anyone staying in our Cornish cottages.
Newquay's Famous Polo On The Beach 2015 takes place at Watergate Bay in July.
The end of June sees the Looe Festival of Food and Drink take place.
Lafrowda Festival is a celebration of entertainment and arts in St.Just from the 3rd - 18th July.
Rock in North Cornwall is a popular destination for people on Cornish cottage holidays and it becomes even more popular during its annual Oyster Festival.
Cornwall's biggest one-day show.
Carnival Day in Perranporth is packed full of fun, celebration and challenge with Carnival Prince and Princess centre stage during the carnival parade.
Fast jets, helicopters and military aircraft will demonstrate their capabilities as they zoom across the skies, and visitors will be able to meet aircrew who have served on frontline squadrons all over the world.
Enjoy the thrills and sills of medieval jousting and cheer on your favourite knight as our competitors break lances in real mounted combat.
Henri Lloyd 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 shoreside events.
7th - 16th August
The Fowey Regatta is one of the best local regattas in the country and includes daily races plus other themed events.
A traditional regatta with a full programme of sailing over an exciting and highly visible course in beautiful Gerrans Bay and featuring a passage race from the Fal, plus various water-sports (swimming, canoeing, raft-racing), together with shore-based fun activities such as sandcastle-building and races for all ages on Tatam’s Beach.
Celebrate all things fishy in one of Cornwall's most distinctive and original fishing villages.
Visit Newquay and explore the harbour. Practical cookery demonstrations, and local fish available to purchase. From the 11th - 13th.
Now firmly established as one of the nation's favourite food festival, from the 25th - 27th September
Celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season - enjoy free seafood cookery demos and much more. 8th - 11th October