Activities to Look Forward to in Cornwall in 2021

May 18th, 2020

With the impact of COVID-19 seeing many events, activities and summer plans put on hold this year, it is unlikely we will be able to cross off many things from our travel bucket list this year.


But that can’t stop us thinking ahead to the future, so we have decided to share some of the things we can look forward to in Cornwall in 2021 and beyond.


Of course, many of these activities and events are subject to change, depending on future event and travel guidelines, but these are some we are anticipating.


Music Festivals

With the stunning Cornish coastline offering an incredible backdrop for events, there are many festivals that people from around the UK flock to each year. In 2021, we can anticipate the return of Boardmasters, which was also unable to be held in 2019 due to weather concerns. Other music events include Leopallooza, Tunes in the Dunes and the Eden Sessions.


cornish pasty at the beach

Food Festivals

Locally sourced produce is at the heart of many Cornish restaurants, and the county is renowned for its beloved pasty, hearty portions of fish and chips and scrumptious cream teas.


This is reflected in the number of food festivals that can be found on the calendar for Cornwall each year, and we are expecting to enjoy a great deal of these occasions in 2021! From street food stalls and local produce vendors to celebrations of gin and ale – and, of course, a whole week dedicated to the Cornish pasty – there are plenty of occasions for you to indulge.


Royal Cornwall Show

As one of the biggest events in Cornwall, the Royal Cornwall Show is rather organised and have dates set for future shows until 2024. It is planned that the Royal Cornwall Show will next be taking part on the 10th-12th June 2021 – so that’s one date to pop in our diaries already!


The Royal Cornwall Show is an annual event that celebrates all that Cornwall has to offer. Here you’ll find a classic agricultural show, complete with horses, dogs and rare breeds, as well as an exciting assortment of stalls, ranging from crafts to local produce.


You’ll spend the day entertained by local performers, as well as enjoying the flower show and steam fair.


Making the Most of the Great Outdoors

After months of being cooped up inside, we should all be excited at the prospect of exploring the natural wonders of the Cornish countryside.


This is a pretty safe addition to this list, as while some attractions or events may not be able to run as usual, it can be easier to keep a safe distance when exploring moorland and beaches!


Follow coastal paths, find adventure in the woodlands or get active in the sea – there is plenty of fun to be had in the Cornish countryside!


Cornwall Tour of Britain

Something new for 2021, Cornwall is set to host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever next year. The professional cycling race will see cyclists embark on a cross-county trip, from Penzance to Bodmin, covering 170 kilometres. The event is set to take place on the 5th of September 2021.


With a vast number of attractions, events and activities to enjoy in Cornwall each year, we are expecting a great deal more from 2021. But if any of these events on the 2021 calendar have inspired you to make a trip to Cornwall next year, then you can experience luxury family holidays in Cornwall at our five-star cottages near Truro!