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WHAT'S ON IN CORNWALL – MARCH

Ice Skating at the Eden Project

Enjoy the last month of ice skating!

St.Pirans Day at Perranporth

The largest St.Piran's Day event is the march across the dunes to St.Piran's cross.

Oyster Gathering and seafood Harvest

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.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Two day horticultural flower show at Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel.

Art in the City Festival

Visit Truro and see all the art exhibitions and fairs with the Art in the city festival.

Porthleven Food and Music 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.

Trevithick day in Camborne

On the 28th April this local town holds an annual celebration of local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick.

Dive Fest

Enjoy a day of diving! Try dives or snorkelling plus talks from famous divers.

Daphne Du Maurier Festival

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

St.Ives First Food and Drink Festival

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 Carnival Week

Padstow celebrates canival week in style with activities, quizes, music and much more.
30th July - 5th August

St.Ives September Festival

Enjoy the activities on offer on this two week long festival from the 9th - 23rd September.

Falmouth Spring Festival

Enjoy a week of various events for all the family.

The Fal River Festival

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

Run to the Sun is a 3 day event in Newquay. From 24th - 27th May.

Polperro Music and Arts Festival

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!

Rock Oyster Festival

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.

St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally

A local rally featuring many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars.

Mevagissey Feast Week

Various events throughout the week at Mevagissey.
23rd - 29th June.

Looe Festival of Food and Drink

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.

Garden Truro

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.

Marazion Carnival

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 2013

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

Cornish Steam and Country Fair

The largest steam rally in the South West with over 50 full size steam engines plus stationary and scale steam engines.
17th - 19th August

County Fair at Trereife

Explore the summer fayre at Trereife Park with a range of attractions giving an atmosphere of a traditional country fayre.

Fowey Christmas Market Weekend

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

Keith James performs The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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.

Gardening course: seed propagation at Eden Project

Green-fingered enthusiasts can head on down to the gardening course at the Eden Project.

Boconnoc Wedding Fair

Everything you need to organise your special day under one roof.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Relive the good old days with this Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

Illegal Eagles

The Illegal Eagles play the Hall For Cornwall.

The Woodburner Sessions - Kiera Osment

North Devonian Kiera Osment plays a wooodburner session in Newquay.

Trelissick’s Daffodil weekend

Trelissick gardens, near the Valley, hosts a special spring daffodil weekend.

Mother's Day Posy Making

Families gather at Glendurgan to make special posies of flowers for mothering Sunday.

Jason Manford

The Hall For Cornwall plays host to Northern comic Jason Manford on April 2.

The Celtic Media Festival 2014

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

The Ultimate Paranormal Dining Night

There’s a spooky night in store for anyone visiting Bodmin Jail on April 11.

Adam Ant

1980s heart throb Adam Ant reprises his role as the Dandy Highwayman in Falmouth on April 13.

Grease at The Minack

The stunning Minack plays host to a production of Grease for three days.

St Ives Amateur Boxing

Fight night in St Ives.

Blake

Brit award winning classical trio Blake visit the Hall for Cornwall at the end of April.

Padstow May Day

Padstow's annual May Day celebrations are not to be missed.

Music & Ale Festival at Smugglers Den Inn

An annual music and ale festival takes place at The Smugglers Den Inn, near Newquay, for three days each May.

St Ives Food & Drink Festival 2014

The famous St Ives Food and Drink Festival returns on May 17 & 18.

The Pendennis Cup

A week of yachting action comes to Cornwall when Falmouth Bay hosts the Pendennis Cup.

Cornish Landscape Painting

Newlyn School of Art kicks off June by hosting a course in landscape painting.

Toploader

Dancing in The Moonlight stars Toploader play The Watering Hole in Perranporth on June 6.

Electric Beach Festival 2014

The first weekend of June sees the Electric Beach Festival return to Watergate Bay, Newquay.

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

Yet another festival graces Cornwall in the second weekend of flaming June, when the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival takes place.

Falmouth Triathlon

Despite the blazing sunshine which normally kisses June in Cornwall the month is home to the Falmouth Triathlon.

Three Peaks Yacht Race

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.

Fowey Mussel Fest 2014

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 Tempest at the Minack Theatre

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 Tag Rugby Championship

Perranporth beach hosts its annual Tag Rugby Championship over the first weekend in July.

Ellie Goulding

The world famous Eden Sessions at The Eden Project get underway with a performance from Ellie Goulding on July 8.

The Pixies

Legends of 1980s and 1990s alt-rock The Pixies will headline the Eden Sessions, at The Eden project near St Austell, on July 9.

Far from the Madding Crowd at the Minack Theatre

Towards the end of the month the Miller Centre Theatre Company presents Far from the Madding Crowd at The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno.

Burlesque Dinner

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 Week

Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lions' calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone.

Leopallooza 2014

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.

Coverack Gig Club Race Day

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.

Oh What a Lovely War at the Minack Theatre

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.

BEATS Cornwall 2014

This eco-friendly festival sees world music’s best African and Brazilianmmusicians travel to Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan for a mammoth drumming festival.

Snoop Dogg at Boardmasters

The hip hop hero heads to Cornwall in August to headline one of Boardmasters’ three days.

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Minack Theatre

The Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company’s version of the classic Midsummer Night's Dream comes to Cornwall.

Falmouth Town Champagne Day

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.

Falmouth Dinghy Week

A week after the town’s champagne day Falmouth’s sailors take to the water again for Falmouth Dinghy Week.

Monty Python's Spamalot at the Minack

In the middle of a busy month at The Minack the Mitre Players will put on their version of Monty Python's Spamalot.

Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest at Trelissick

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.

Dirty Harry - Blondie Tribute

St Ives Guildhall hosts the premiere Blondie tribute band on August 23.

Billy Ocean at The Watering Hole

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.

Dead Dog in a suitcase (and other love songs)

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 Extreme Surf Triathlon

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.

Newquay Fish Festival 2014

The Newquay Fish Festival gives Newquay an opportunity to showcase one of its hidden gems 'the harbour'.

St Ives September Festival 2014

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 Men’s and Women’s County Gig Championships 2014 - Newquay Harbour, Newquay

Newquay's Men’s and Women’s County Gig Championships are hugely competitive and signal the end of Cornwall's Gig rowing season.

Looe Island Nature Reserve Guided Walk

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.

Wheatus at The Watering Hole

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!

Cornwall Food and Drink Festival 2014

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

Dr Feelgood play at Princess Pavilion in Falmouth at the start of October.

The Doors, Alive

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.

Cirkus Spectacular

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.

Alan Davies: Little Victories

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.

Jamie Oliver’s Farmers’ Market

The autumn edition of Jamie Oliver’s seasonal farmers’ market takes place on October 18 at Fifteen Cornwall in Watergate Bay, near Newquay.

Eden Marathon and Half Marathon 2014

The annual marathon and half marathon at the Eden Project is always a great race and this year promises to be no different.

Roughcut - Film Night in Falmouth

Falmouth’s regular Roughcut film nights are always entertaining, and make a great way to spend a Friday night.

Discover the Scillies

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.

The Beat

Ska legends The Beat play Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on November 8.

Paul Daniels & Debbie Mcgee

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.

Cornish marathon

East Cornwall Harriers athletics club hosts its annual marathon in November.

Marcus Brigstocke: Je M'accuse – I Am Marcus

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 - Splann!

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.

Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas

Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way at Pendennis Castle.

Truro Primestock Show

This is a popular occasion, bringing the countryside and farming into the heart of the City of Truro

St Austell Christmas Events

A host of events in the run up to Christmas Day over three weeks for everyone to enjoy the festive spirit!

'Hurling' in St Ives

Traditional feast celebrations at St.Ives

World Pasty Championships

The World Pasty Championships take place at the Eden Project in Cornwall this February...

Ice skating at Eden

The magical ice rink is back for winter 2014/2015 for visitors to enjoy.

The Truro Festival

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.

The Cornwall Spring Flower Show

This Lostwithiel based flower show takes place on March 28th & 29th

Falmouth Spring Festival

Don't miss out on Falmouth's Spring Festival. A fun-filled event packed with all sorts to keep the whole family entertained.

Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair

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.

St Endellion Easter Music Festival

The St Endellion festival takes place over the course of a week in Port Isaac and is definitely one for culture lovers.

Porthleven Food Festival

This food festival showcases some of the best Cornish food producers and also provides music and entertainment.

English National Surfing Championships

The May bank holiday weekend is home to the English National Surfing Championships, which are held at Watergate Bay, Newquay.

Flora Day

Visit Helston and see the whole town decorated with local greenery and bluebells and watch the local dance parade through the town.

Thundercat Racing National Championships

The Thundercat Racing National Championships take place at Watergate Bay, Newquay, over the weekend of May 09 & 10.

The Fowey Festival of Words and Music

Fowey holds its annual Festival of Words and Music from May 09 to May 16.

Fal River Festival 2015

The Fal River Festival, from May 22 to May 31, is a must for anyone staying in dog-friendly cottages Cornwall.

Royal Cornwall Show

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.

Golowan 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 2015

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 Polo On The Beach

Newquay's Famous Polo On The Beach 2015 takes place at Watergate Bay in July.

Looe Food Festival 2015

The end of June sees the Looe Festival of Food and Drink take place.

Lafrowda Festival

Lafrowda Festival is a celebration of entertainment and arts in St.Just from the 3rd - 18th July.

The Rock Oyster Festival

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.

Stithians Agriculture show.

Cornwall's biggest one-day show.

Perranporth Carnival

Carnival Day in Perranporth is packed full of fun, celebration and challenge with Carnival Prince and Princess centre stage during the carnival parade.

RNAS Culdrose Air Day

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.

Grand Medieval Joust at Pendennis Castle

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

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

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

The Fowey Regatta is one of the best local regattas in the country and includes daily races plus other themed events.

Portscatho Regatta

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.

Newlyn Fish Festival

Celebrate all things fishy in one of Cornwall's most distinctive and original fishing villages.

Newquay Fish Festival

Visit Newquay and explore the harbour. Practical cookery demonstrations, and local fish available to purchase. From the 11th - 13th.

Great Cornish Food Festival

Now firmly established as one of the nation's favourite food festival, from the 25th - 27th September

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season - enjoy free seafood cookery demos and much more. 8th - 11th October

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