Cornwall has an abundance of festivals throughout the year. Whatever your area of interest may be, you’re bound to find a festival for it. From food and drink, to music and arts, check out our guide to festivals in Cornwall.


April

St Endellion Easter Festival

The St Endellion Easter festival brings a wide range of musicians from all over the world to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts. David Watkins, Professor of Strings at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Gramophone Award winner will be Guest Music Director this year.

Address: Collegiate Church of St Endellion, 4 Marshalls Way, Trelights, Port Isaac PL29 3TE

Price: Prices vary according to each event

Event date/ time: 4 -12 April 2020, times vary according to each event

 

Roseland Festival

This is a festival of folk and jazz, history and art, films and photography, choirs and quartets, and walks and talks – so there’s something for everyone. Join in on workshops, film screenings, cooking demonstrations and concerts.

Address: Various venues across the Roseland peninsula from Tolverne to Pendower

Price: Ticket prices to be announced closer to the time

Event date/ time: 25 April – 9 May 2020

 


 

May

St Ives Food Festival

The St Ives Food Festival is the king of the foodie festivals in Cornwall. For three days, there will be chef demonstrations, street food stalls, an artisan market, evening music sessions, fireworks, workshops. There will also be a children’s area and outdoor games and entertainment.

Address: Porthminster Beach, St Ives TR26 2EA

Price: Free entry for daytime attractions, tickets coming soon for evening sessions in The Lighthouse Stage

Event date/ time: Friday 15th May 2020 from 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 16th May 2020 from 10am – 11pm, & Sunday 17th May 2020 from 10am – 10pm.

 

The Great Estate Festival

This family-friendly festival is a quirky celebration of all things merry. There will be music, comedians, inspirational speakers, a vintage fairground, woodland silent disco, glamping, hot tubs and a secret gin garden.

Address: Scorrier House, Scorrier, Redruth TR16 5AW

Price: Adult weekend tickets from £70, children’s tickets from £10, under 5s are free

Event date/ time: 29 – 31 May 2020

 


June

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

The annual Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth is a fun and lively way to soak up the town’s seafaring past. Over 65 groups from the UK and Europe gather to perform their take on sea songs and shanties in venues across town, all while raising money for the RNLI.

Address: Various locations around Falmouth

Price: Free entry

Event date/ time: 12 – 14 June 2020

 

Golowan Festival

The Golowan Festival is a celebration of midsummer based on the Feast of St John. This year’s theme is ‘Golowan Gets Connected’ and is all about the importance of connecting with friends, family and communities for our wellbeing. The highlight of the festival is Mazey Day, when artists, schools and community groups take to the streets with music and giant sculptures. There will also be a huge market with a range of food and goods.

Address: Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2LG

Price: Free entry

Event date/ time: 19 – 28 June 2020

 


 

July

Tropical Pressure Festival

Tropical Pressure Festival is a celebration of food, dance and culture of tropical countries around the world, featuring live acts from Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Cuba and Jamaica. At the World Food Market, you can try global vegetarian cuisine. There will also be a tea tent and cocktail courtyard. Once the sun sets, the venue becomes a sparkly wonderland, with a dance floor and silent disco, as well as other tropical themed events and entertainment.

Address: Mount Pleasant Ecological Park

Price: Adult weekend ticket from £130, young adult weekend ticket from £75, child weekend ticket from £55, under 4s are free

Event date/ time: 17 – 20 July 2020

 

 

Leopallooza Festival

Now in its 14th year, the Leopallooza Festival is a family-friendly music festival showcasing alternative, electronic and indie music. There will also be bars, extreme sports, a fairground, food stalls, kids’ attractions and market stalls.

Address: The Wyldes, Lower Exe Farm, Week St Mary, Bude EX22 6UX

Price: From £90

Event date/ time: 24 – 26 July 2020

 


 

August

Boardmasters Festival

Boardmasters Festival is one of the coolest events in the country, and the surf and music festival is part of the World Surf League qualifying series. This year the festival has an impressive lineup, and headliners include Skepta, The Kooks, Kings of Leon, The 1975 and Dizzee Rascal. There will be other events like yoga, gong baths, wellbeing workshops, beach cleans, street food, gourmet dining, live comedy and the UK’s largest silent disco.

Address: Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4HR

Price: There is a tiered ticket system – Camping tickets start from £179, Day tickets start from £69

Event date/ time: 5 – 9 August 2020

 


 

September

Taste of Scilly

The Taste of Scilly is a month long celebration of local food and drink from across the five inhabited islands. It aims to promote the low-food miles and slow-food culture of the archipelago – from lobster feasts to fresh produce markets, from barbecues on the beach to crab shack evenings, from evening supper boats to Taste of Scilly cocktails and cream teas. There will also be wine tasting at Scilly’s two vineyards and a brewery tour of Ales of Scilly.

Address: Various venues on the islands

Price: Prices vary depending on each event

Event date/ time: 1 – 30 September 2020

 

St Ives September Festival

The St Ives September Festival is a two week celebration of music and the arts. The festival boasts an extensive programme of events, including music, exhibitions, walks, open studios, talks, workshops, comedy, films, theatre, plays, stories, poetry and street entertainment.

Address: Various venues around St Ives

Price: Prices vary depending on each event

Event date/ time: 12 – 26 September 2020

 


 

October

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Back for its 24th year, the Falmouth Oyster Festival is one of Cornwall’s most popular food festivals. It celebrated the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal oyster and the diverse range of Cornish seafood. There will be tasting sessions, cooking demos by top chefs in Cornwall, live music, ale and wine bars, and food and craft stalls. Don’t miss the Working Boat race, the Grand Oyster Parade, the shucking competition and the Grand Oyster Draw.

Address: Events Square, Falmouth TR11 3QY

Price: Free entry

Event date/ time: 8 – 11 October 2020

 


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Little Trevara

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Wheal Prosper

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Cornwall Riding Academy at Wheal Buller Riding School

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The Ember Room Roundhouse

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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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Avalen Rise, Newlyn

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Coastal Valley- Camp & Crafts

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Puzzle Room

Puzzle Room, Mount Hawke Skate Park, Mount Hawke, Cornwall, TR4 8BQ

Kernow View

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Flambards

Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

Hoseasons, Sea Acres Holiday Park, Cornwall

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