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What’s on: Cornwall April & May 2016

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What’s on: Cornwall April & May 2016

Posted: March 30, 2016

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Celebrating Cornish identity, food and drink is something Cornwall does really well! Plus with our outdoor lifestyle and beautiful surrounding coastline, there is an abundance of sporting events too. With so many interesting and unique events in Cornwall this Spring we think some of them are worth a mention. Throughout April and May you will be entertained with traditional festivals, arts, sporting spectacles and great food – It is the perfect time to visit for your holiday in Cornwall.

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Porthleven Food and Music Festival

16 April – 17th April 2016

Cornwall’s favourite food festival has been running for seven years and now has around 20-30k visitors over two days. Celebrity chefs, food producers, local and national bands, seven different bars, kids zone and a huge amount of entertainment – all this over two days in around the Porthleven Harbour.

Trevithick Day, Camborne

30th April 2016

Annual celebration of the heritage and mining heritage of the area, in the streets of Camborne, with the focus on Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam-power. Well worth a visit to get involved in a proper Cornish vibe.   

English National Surfing Championships, Newquay

30 April – 2 May 2016

The next generation of young surfers battle it out in Newquay for one of the UK’s longest running surfing championships.

Padstow May Day

2 May 2016

Also known as Obby Oss, this street festival is hugely popular with around 30,000 visitors. A great family day out at traditional festival.

Thunder Cat Racing National Championships

14 May – 15 May 2016

This world renowned event will see 20 boats, 12 racing heats in round 3 and 4 in Fistral Beach, Newquay bay.

Helston Flora Day

7 May 2016

The day of the Furry Dance! A celebration of dancing and music through the streets of Helston led by the Helston Town Band playing its unique and well recognised tune, with dancers dressed in formal gowns, top hats and tails. Don’t miss the traditional Hal-an-Tow where participants act out and sing this history of St. George and the fight between St Michael and the devil.

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

14 May – 15 May 2016

Fabulous Cornish food and drink plus entertainment on the beautiful setting of Porthminster Beach, St Ives. See celebrity chefs and meet the producers of some of Cornwall’s finest food and drink.

Open Studios Cornwall

28 May – 5 June 2016

For art lovers this is a highlight in the arts calendar, where studios across Cornwall are thrown open to the public for 9 days and you can meet the local artists. Follow the large orange circles to find them located in towns and villages and tucked away locations, mostly in South Cornwall.

Fal River Festival

30 May – 5 June 2016

A seven day festival 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.

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