Events In Cornwall

Seek South West: Find Events in Cornwall

Are you looking to visit Cornwall when the skies are adorned with fireworks, the atmosphere with passion, and the streets with parades? There’s great news, and it is that a wide range of events happens yearly in the tourist location. Experience the lively atmosphere that accompanies the shopping events. When you need to procure a unique gift for someone or even a keepsake, those are the perfect events to join. The art exhibitions and their creative works and relics are both spectacular and inspiring. At the food events, you will witness the finest of farm produce in Cornwall.

If you would like to learn about when and where the next, or a particular, event in Cornwall will take place, reach out to Seek South West information centres in the region.

Top 6 Events in Cornwall

Three ladies covered in paint

The Royal Cornwall Show

This is the leading annual event in Cornwall and one of the biggest agricultural shows in England consisting of three days of entertainment and family activities for everyone. It takes place in June at the Cornwall Showground and includes classes featuring hundreds of various animal types from goats, birds, bees, dogs and rare breeds. Other attractions include locally grown food, trade posts, traditional steam fair and a vast number of stages for music and dance.

Address: Whitecross, Wadebridge, PL 27 JE, UK

Phone number: +441208812183



The festival of St. John, patron saint of Penzance is a summer solstice celebration going back thousands of years. Golowan died out in the 19th century but returned in 1990 and has become one of the top event in Cornwall over the years. The main action takes place on Mazey Day when the streets are filled with parades, carnival processions, stalls, bands and other fun activities.

Phone number: +441736369686


Oby Oss

This is one of the oldest festivals in the UK with roots in Pagan fertility rites. The streets of Padstow are stylishly decorated with flags, flowers and greenery with a tall maypole that serves as the centralpoint of the decorations. Large crews of dancers and musicians walk in a procession led by two large men clad as horses and it all concludes with the town’s residents gathering around the maypole to recite Padstow’s may song.


A crowd at a concertIves September Festival

St Ives is a popular two-week festival filled with film exhibitions, music, poetry, guided walks, theatre and comedy among others. The festival attracts performers and filmmakers from across the world featuring great acts like Barbara Dickson, Seth Lakeman, Elkie Brooks and George Melly. If you don’t want to buy tickets there are street artists who perform impromptu gigs in clubs and pubs so you’re guaranteed to have fun either way

Phone number: +441736796297

Email: [email protected]


Boats in a river

Newlyn Fish Festival

The festival is Cornwall’s celebration of seafood, fishing and the sea and it takes place every year during the August bank holiday. Highlights of the event include cooking demonstrations, live music. Open boats, lugger racing, fish auction, coastguard rescue display among many others.

Phone number: +447518603955

Email: [email protected]


SSW tip

Cornwall is a safe place and extra security is always on ground during public events. With all public gathering,we advise you to keep your wallets in a safe place, follow instructions and book well ahead of time to avoid the hassle of last-minute preparations, especially where accommodation is concerned.