Top Events in Cornwall 2024

Cornwall will captivate you from the moment you arrive – from the dramatic coastal walks to the picturesque harbours. However, did you know that Cornwall is also a buzzing hub of exciting events all year round, hosting music festivals, food festivals and the annual Royal Agricultural Show? We’ve put together some of our favourites – all within easy reach of our beautiful boutique hotel near St Ives.p

Porthleven Food Festival

26 - 28 April 2024

This year's Porthleven Food Festival will return from 26 - 28 April 2024, bringing with it some of the best chefs and foodies from the region. Porthleven's quaint harbour transforms into a bustling hub of foodie and musical delights showcasing fantastic local produce, soul-quenching music, and breathtaking sea views.

The festival is free to attend and features a wide range of family entertainment and food stalls, offering everything from freshly caught seafood to artisan cheeses and breads. Visitors can sample and purchase a variety of local produce and watch as chefs and food producers demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge.

Spring Feast Nights at Carbis Bay Estate

Friday 19 & Saturday 20 April and Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April 2024

After the huge success of their Winter Feast Night, Carbis Bay Estate is looking forward to welcoming you to their Spring Feast Nights this April.

Celebrating the arrival of a new season with a specially curated 6-course menu, featuring Homemade Elderflower Champagne, New Season Asparagus with Radish and Hen's Egg, Whole Lamb Spit Roast and a Strawberry Meringue Roulade, the menu pays homage to Cornwall's rich food produce. Live music will set the mood for an evening of feasting and being merry under the stars.

Friday 19 & Saturday 20 April
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April

Arrival drinks from 6pm. The first course will be served at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £55 per person and include 6 courses with a welcome drink on arrival. Book your table now.

Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show

6 - 8 June 2024

One of the biggest events on the Cornish calendar is the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, showcasing the best of Cornwall’s farming and agricultural industries. The event brings together farmers, producers, and enthusiasts from across the region to showcase their livestock, produce, and expertise in various competitions and exhibitions.

Visitors can explore exhibits and displays showcasing the latest farming techniques and technologies, as well as traditional crafts and skills such as weaving, pottery, and blacksmithing. It’s the perfect day out for families and visitors, offering the chance to learn about farming and rural life, and to enjoy a range of entertainment and activities.

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

14 - 16 June 2024

The Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth is a unique event that celebrates the rich maritime heritage of Cornwall and the Southwest.

The festival will return this year from 14 - 16 June 2024, with performances taking place at various venues throughout Falmouth and on the large, waterfront outdoor stages. There is also a range of outdoor events, including parades and singalongs, which provide a great opportunity to join in the fun and get involved in the festival spirit. There are also workshops and talks, which provide an opportunity to learn more about the history and significance of sea shanties and other maritime traditions.

St Ives September Festival 2024

14 - 28 September 2024

The St Ives September Festival returns for 2024 with a 15-day kaleidoscope of music and arts events across the town. Taking place between 14 and 28 September, this festival brings the pretty seaside town alive with performances, films, open studios, workshops, talks and art galore.

One of the highlights of the festival is the live music, with a range of genres and styles represented, from jazz and blues to rock and pop. There are also theatre productions, comedy shows, and dance performances, which take place in a variety of venues across the town, from traditional theatres to outdoor stages.

Christmas in Cornwall 2024

Cornwall is a beautiful destination to visit at any time of year, and Christmas is no exception.

Cornwall has a vibrant theatre scene, and many theatres put on special Christmas productions during the festive season. The Hall for Cornwall in Truro and the Minack Theatre in Penzance are great places to catch a festive show. One of the highlights of Christmas in Cornwall is the many markets that pop up across the county. These markets offer a range of unique gifts, local crafts, and delicious treats, including the famous Cornish pasty. The Truro Christmas Market is particularly popular, with over 80 stalls selling everything from handmade jewellery to festive decorations. For the first two weekends in December, Carbis Bay Estate will also be holding its annual CoastalChristmas Market, raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

The Perfect Place to Relax

Book you holiday to Cornwall early to make sure that you are in town for your chosen event. Take a break in our luxury sea view rooms, and join in the vast spectrum of art, literature, food and music festivals produced right on our doorstep.

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