If you are planning to visit Cornwall in 2020, why not enhance your experience and plan your stay around one of the fabulous cultural, music or literature events and festivals!
5 Mar 2020
There will be celebrations throughout Cornwall on and around March 5th to celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall.
19 Mar 2020 – 29 Mar 2020
A wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture.
17 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020
The Festival is a three-day feast of food, drink and music held in and around the historic harbour of Porthleven. As a well-established event on the festival calendar, the Festival brings around 40,000 people together in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven with national and international chef’s theatre, food stalls, street food, music day and night and entertainment for all.
25 Apr 2020
It’s the day of the year when local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) gets the recognition he deserves and Camborne celebrates its importance as a major player in Cornwall’s former mining industry. Lots of spluttering steam engines, singing, dancing and parades.
8 May 2020
The origins of this famous celebration dance are more than likely pre-Christian and connected to ancient spring festivals that take place all over Europe. Nowadays the festival’s original purpose of ushering in a prosperous harvest expresses itself in a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town. A great family day out.
22 May – 31 May 2020
This fantastic 10 day celebration is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more.
23 May – 31 May 2020
Artists and crafts people all over Cornwall throw open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer.
12 Jun – 14 Jun 2020
A fantastic free festival of maritime music and a great way to soak up the true atmosphere of Falmouth’s seafaring past with performances by dozens of groups from all the UK and beyond.
12 Jun 14 Jun 2020
The best Classic Boat Regatta comes to Falmouth, Cornwall in June. The highlight of the regatta is the Parade of Sail & Power, as competitors parade out into Carrick Roads under full sail.
19 Jun – 28 Jun 2020
Penzance community celebration of the traditional Feast of St. John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts & theatre.
1 Jul – 4 Jul 2020
The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too.
3 Jul – 18 Jul 2020
An annual event celebrating community arts, culminating in Lafrowda Day when there will be a day of free entertainment to suit every taste, with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and three spectacular processions.
7 Aug – 16 Aug 2020
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.
11 Sep – 20 Sep 2020
Celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. A once-a-year-chance.
12 Sep – 26 Sep 2020
300 events planned for this year, there is something for everyone, so join in the St Ives September Festival celebrations – two weeks of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre, plays.