What’s On in March 2020

February 07th, 2020

Tucked away in the south-west of the country, Cornwall may seem like a sleepy place, yet there is always something going on, and you are sure to be visiting when something exciting is happening!

 

With an assortment of festivals, cultural activities and locally sourced treats on offer each month throughout Cornwall, it is the perfect place to head for a family-friendly holiday. Cornwall is jam-packed with fun activities throughout March, so read on to discover what events are coming up in the month ahead!

 
Camellias in Cornwall

West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

6th and 7th March, Marazion Community Centre

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been an annual event for over 90 years and showcases the horticultural excellence of the county. Every year, there are stunning cut blooms, camellias, magnolias and early spring flowers to be seen.

 

The event is open to all, and there are exhibits from the great historic gardens to domestic growers. Children have also been allowed to enter the show in the last few years, inspiring the next generation to get creative with flowers.

 

How to Attend:

The West Cornwall Spring Flower Show is held at the Marazion Community Centre. It is open from 11am to 6pm on Friday and 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday. Entrance costs £3 for over 14’s.  

 

St Piran’s Day Celebrations

5th – 8th March, across Cornwall

Throughout Cornwall, there will be celebrations for St Piran, the patron saint of the county.

 

Truro

In Truro, there will be a St Piran’s Day parade on the 5th March, followed by a folk festival, with local musicians and delicious food.

 

Perranporth

One of the most popular events is the St Piran’s Parade at Perranporth on Sunday 8th March. The parade crosses the dunes of Perranporth beach to the oratory and old church, as the story of St Piran is re-enacted with the traditional play.

 
Monsters of the Deep

Monsters of the Deep

Opening 20th March, National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is opening a new exhibition in March, that will do a deep-diving exploration of the world beneath the waves.

 

Discover the secrets of the sea, hearing tall tales of the monsters that lurk in the deep depths of the ocean. Explore the myths, legends and fascinating sightings that have captured our imaginations for centuries.

 

As an interactive exhibit, you’ll be able to see how scientists of past and present were able to explore uncharted waters and take a peek at microscopic monsters!

 
Book Cornwall Getaway

St Columb Hurling

25th February and 7th March, Newquay

St Columb hurling is a traditional Cornish event taking place on Shrove Tuesday (25th February) and the second Saturday following (7th March). A fairly rough game, it is played on the streets and surrounding countryside of St Columb Major near Newquay.

 

What is Hurling?

The aim of the game is to place the ball in respective goals which are set two miles apart or take it over the parish boundary. The ball can be run with, passed, thrown, snatched or tackled away.

 

The game is played between two teams. ‘Town’ and ‘Country’. A town affair, visitors are welcome to watch the hurling game, though should remember to not get in the way!

 
Daffodils in Falmouth

Falmouth Spring Festival

19th to 29th March, Falmouth

The Falmouth Spring Festival celebrates the beautiful green and open spaces in the Cornish town. The early season festival brings the community together and offers an explosion of life and colour to visitors.

 

The town will be turning yellow as schoolchildren are welcomed to brighten up shop windows with daffodils and decorations. There will be beach cleaning, painting and gardening around the town, revamping areas which need it. Visitors can also join in rockpooling sessions and guided walks.

 

Falmouth Spring Flower Show

28th to 29th March, Gyllyngdune Gardens

Falmouth will be celebrating its 110th display of the finest spring flowers, including rare and exotic plants at this year’s Spring Flower Show. Falmouth Spring Flower Show is the oldest flower show in Cornwall, and it has developed into one of the best events on the calendar in Falmouth.

 

There will also be floral art, photography and children’s work to admire. Head to the Princess Pavilion to see the exhibitors and trade stalls packed with stunning displays and flowers and plants to buy. Entry is £3 or free for under 16-year-olds.

 
A gin cocktail

Gin and Cornish Drinks Festival

21st March, Truro

This year sees the return of the Alverton Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival! Held in the Great Hall of The Alverton Hotel in Truro, it will be a celebration of Cornwall’s best producers.

 

What’s Included?

Guests can get a free souvenir gin glass as the first tipple is on the house! There will be a chance to meet the makers and producers of the county’s best producers and live demonstrations where you can learn some tricks on making great tipples at home.

 

The line-up of makers includes Tarquin’s, Wrecking Coast, Holly’s Gin, Land of Saints, Morvenna Rum, Sharp’s and many more! There will be music throughout the day, including a performance from Falmouth Soul Sensation. Tickets are £15 per person and available to over 18s only, and ID is required.

 
Cornish Daffodils

Daffodil Weekend at Trelissick

21st and 22nd March, Trelissick

Celebrate Mother’s Day this March with a delightful trip to Trelissick. As well as wandering around the gorgeous gardens here, you must visit the stables, where the annual Daffodil weekend is being held. Make the most of these brilliant blooms as they are at their best at this time of year!

 

The display is bursting with colour and will showcase some of the finest daffodil breeders and growers in Cornwall!

 

Visiting Cornwall

We are sure you will have an action-packed trip to Cornwall when visiting in March with so many activities and attractions to enjoy.

 

We will be sharing the upcoming events taking place near our holiday cottages each month, so be sure to check out our blog on information and guides on the area!

 

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