What's on 2013
4th & 5th March, Thursday: St. Pirans Day
Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and various celebrations take place all over the county.
Main events on the 4th in Bodmin, on the 5th in Redruth
In Falmouth Parade and Dance between The Moor and Prince of Wales Pier on the 5th March
9th March, Saturday: Spring Clean in Falmouth
As part of the Spring Festival, the community gets together, rolls up its sleeves and gives Falmouth a bit of a makeover! Numerous sites will be tackled, from beaches to squares.
10th March, Sunday: St Nazaire Anniversay
Parade from The Moor to Prince of Wales Pier for Service at 11am.
16th - 17th March, weekend: Glorious Gold Daffodil Weekend at Trelissick Gardens
Huge exhibition of daffodil varieties and daffodil related talks. Normal admission charges.
16th – 24th March, week: Falmouth Spring Festival,
Falmouth's yellow festival, this year with guided walks, talk, tours, garden spring clean events, Zumba dance event, Half Marathon around Falmouth, Folk & Cider Fayre and of course the Falmouth Spring Flower Show
17th March, Sunday: Run Falmouth
new Half Marathon event, starting 9.30a.m. a 13.1 mile run starting and returning to The Moor
23rd - 29th March: Isles of Scilly Walking Festival
Walk Scilly: guided walks, presentations, talks and a special dinner and dance.
29th March - 7th April, week: St Endellion Easter Music Festival
The St Endellion Easter Festival will feature various delightful motettes and there is the chance to join in singing as well.
April, 2 weeks TBC: Art in the city Festival, Truro
Make art accessible to all: explore new art ideas and ventures in Cornwall's capital.
6th & 7th April, weekend: Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc in Lostwithiel
An annual event which showcases the best of Cornwall's plants and flowers. There will be horticultural stands, botanical displays, competitive classes and a Cornish food marquee.
15th - 20th April, week: Boscastle Walking Week
Enjoy a week of walking with local guides, literary, historic, geological, natural history and general interest.
20th & 21st April, weekend: Porthleven Food and Music festival
All day music performances on stage.
27th April, Saturday: Camborne Trevithick Day
The annual day of celebration in Camborne.
April, weekend - again in 2014: Aberfest in Falmouth
Celebration of all things Cornish and Breton with free public events on The Moor, Events Square, the Art Gallery and other locations around Falmouth.
1st May, Wednesday: Padstow Obby Oss
Traditional Cornish May Day Celebrations.
2rd - 6th May, weekend: Cornwall International Male Voice Choir
Listen to the wonderful sound of male voices from choirs from all over Britain and Europe in various concerts in and around Falmouth..
8th May, Wednesday: Helston Flora Day
Traditional Cornish May Day Celebrations including the famous 'Furry Dance'. 7am to 7 pm, Morning Dance : 7 am from the Guildhall, The Hal-an-Tow : 8:30 am at St John's Bridge, The Children's Dance : 9:40 am from Wendron Street, The Midday Dance : 12 noon from the Guildhall, The Evening Dance : 5 pm from the Guildhall
8th – 18th May, week: Daphne du Maurier Festival
This is the annual festival held in Fowey that celebrates the author's life and works. There will be talks, plays and guided walks.
24th May – 2nd June, week: Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival
A ten day festival to celebrate life on the River Fal featuring Music, Drama, Arts, Craft, Food and Drink at various locations in Falmouth and the surrounding district. Opening ceremony Friday 24th May with boat flotilla.
24th – 27th May, Bank Holiday weekend: Run to the Sun Festival
This is the annual Custom Car and VW festival that is held in Newquay over three days.
25th - 27th May, Bank holiday weekend: Falmouth Fish Festival
Cookery demonstrations, Live Music along an Art's & Craft market on Event Square.
25th May - 2nd June, week: Cornwall Open Studios
Artists from across Cornwall will be throwing open their doors to the public as part of the county’s increasingly popular Open Studios scheme.
3rd June, Monday: Castle to Castle Swim
Pendennis to St. Mawes
6th - 8th June, weekend: Royal Cornwall Show
This is a three day event that showcases the best that Cornwall has to offer in farming, food, livestock and much more. Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge.
14th – 16th June, weekend: Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Featuring groups from all over the UK and abroad at various locations around the town raising money for the RNLI and other Charities.
14th - 16th June, weekend: Falmouth Classics sailing event
Expect over 100 classic yachts racing in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.
15th June, Saturday: Murdoch Day
Redruth's annual celebration of its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch. The programme of events includes children's dance and art procession, all day music and entertainment, street market, old tyme fair and much more.
15th – 23rd June, week: Polperro Festival and Lights
This is the annual celebration in Polperro which includes dances, art and music.
22nd June, Saturday: Armed Forces Day in Falmouth
Opening Ceremony on Event Square with display of various Armed Forces, including Beat the Retreat, culminating in evening concert by HM Royal Marines
22nd - 30th June, week: Golowan Festival and Mazey Day
This is the annual celebration in Penzance of Golowan which is Cornish for midsummer or the Feast of St. John. It is one of Cornwall's largest art festivals which includes street theatre and story telling. The week culminates in Mazey day which is Cornish for dazed and confused!
23rd – 29th June, week: Mevagissy Feast Week
Fish festival, dates back to 1754: live music events, processions, dancing, choral events, fishing boat race, raft craft, mini triathlon, fete, carnival, spectacular firework display.
13th – 21st July, 2 weeks: Lafrowda Festival
Lafrowda Festival is a two-week celebration of entertainment and the arts in St Just. There is something for everyone, from ballroom dancing to stiltwalking, with no excuse for not joining in! Lafrowda Day is on 20th July.
15th July, Monday: Stithians Show
Cornish Agricultural Show.
21st July, Sunday: Falmouth Sea Sunday
An important date in the Civic calendar that recognises the Towns rich Maritime traditions and in particular the strong naval links. The parade consisting of the Royal Naval Association, Standard Bearers, Town Councillors and other organisations march from The Moor at 10:20 am to the Parish Church for a Service at 11 am then reforms following the service and marches to the National Maritime Museum via the sailing base alongside Trago Mills.
24th July, Wednesday: Culdrose Air Day
Visit our Royal Naval Air Base at Helston and get an insight in jets, helicopters including air flight display.
28th July - 3rd Aug, week: Padstow Carnival Week
A carnival celebration with music, quizzes and other activities.
30th July - 9th Aug, week: St Endellion Summer Music Festival
The St Endellion Summer Festival - held every August in the lovely old church at St Endellion near Port Isaac.
3rd - 9th Aug, week: Charlestown Regatta Week
Charlestown Regatta Week (nr St Austell) includes watersports, games and entertainment. The events raise funds for the people of the village of Charlestown, including the provision of children's equipment in the Regatta Playing Field.
9th – 18th Aug, week: Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week
Sailing Regatta and many entertaining events in the town like Carnival, Fireworks and air display
16th – 18th Aug, weekend: West of England Steam Rally
Stithians, Largest steam rally in the South West with over 50 full size steam engines plus stationary and scale steam engines, old time fairground, a large selection of vintage vehicles andmoror cycles, stationary engines, heavy horses and more.
18th - 24th Aug, week: Fowey Regatta
An annual celebration of all things maritime with sailing, races and other activities like fireworks, carnival and live music.
23rd - 26th Aug, weekend: Wadebridge Folk festival
Lots of live music and entertainment
26th Aug, Bank Holiday Monday: Newlyn Fish Festival
This is a celebration of Cornwall's fishing industry in the surroundings of Newlyn Harbour. There will be cookery demonstrations, a wide selection of seafood and fish auctions as well as music, entertainment and activities on the water.
1st Sept, Sunday: World Bellyboard Championships
Chapel Porth, St Agnes, A very simple, back-to-basics comp – no wetsuits, no leashes and no swim fins. A bit of wood and a swimsuit is all you need, you don’t even need to bring money as the entry fee is free although a donation would be massively appreciated!
12th – 15th Sept, weekend: Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days 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.
14th Sept, Saturday: Shoreline Quadrathlon 2013
The Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon, held in Bude, has become one of the major events in the UK. Competitors from across the UK and Europe descend on North Cornwall.
14th – 21st Sept. week: South East Cornwall Walking Festival
The walking festival around the Looe Valley.
14th - 22nd Sept, week: Splash! Falmouth Art Festival
Award winning plays, contemporary dance, light & sound exhibitions, talks from authors
14th - 28th Sept, fortnight: St. Ives Festival
A two-week long celebration of the art world. There will be music, exhibitions, poetry and talks.
18th Sept, Saturday: 150th Maritime Line anniversary
The branch line between Truro and Falmouth is 150 years old, look out for a big event over Bank Holiday weekend.
28th - 30th Sept, weekend: Cornwall Food and Drink Festival
The annual festival is showcasing the best food and drink that Cornwall has to offer. Held in Truro on Lemon Quay.
2nd Oct, Wednesday: Callington Honey Fair
Callington Honey Fair has become one of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, with hundreds of people visiting the town to enjoy the friendly and community-based fair. In fact, Callington is the only town in Cornwall which still retains a Honey Fair.
5th & 6th Oct, weekend: Boscastle Food, Arts & Crafts Festival
Festival with lashings of fresh food, harbour fun and evening frolics. See local Chefs demonstrating and visit stalls where producers will be selling their food, arts and crafts.
10th - 13th Oct, long weekend: Falmouth Oyster Festival
Celebrate the opening of the Oyster season. Three days of cooking demonstrations, events and trade stalls, lots to entertain. DiscoveryQuay.
16th – 20th Oct, weekend: Lowender Peran Festival
Perranporth, Lowender Peran is an annual festival celebrating Cornwall's Celtic connections.
18th Oct - 3rd Nov, week: Fal Autumn Walking Festival
Discover the wonderful walks around the River Fal and surrounding areas and links with ferries, Local pubs, attractions and gardens.
21st & 22nd Oct, weekend: Falmouth Beer Festival
Princess Pavilion: Try a hose of real cask ales and ciders at this year’s CAMRA event. Around 200 ales, ciders and perries to choose from.
8th - 11th Nov, weekend: Cornwall Film Festival
A three day event which celebrates the best of Cornish and International film making.
9th Nov, Saturday: Falmouth St Nazaire
Annual memorial service held at Prince of Wales Pier for the veterans of the St. Nazaire raid.
10th Nov, Sunday: Falmouth Remembrance Parade
Annual memorial service held at Prince of Wales Pier for the veterans of the St. Nazaire raid.
14th Nov, Wednesday: City of Lights Parade in Truro
This is an annual procession through the town which also incorporates the Christmas lights being switched on. It also marks the start of late night shopping and there is a firework display on Lemon Quay.
29th Nov, Friday: Falmouth Christmas Lights Switch & Parade
6th - 8th Dec, weekend: Padstow Christmas Festival
Promising an array of seasonal treats including Christmas lights and decorations, Santa’s grotto, fireworks, seasonal food, festive demonstrations and late night shopping.
16th – 21st Dec, week: Montol Festival
The Penzance Montol Festival is a 6-day arts and community festival based on the Cornish Christmas and Midwinter traditions of the past, culminating in Montol Eve on the 21st December.
24thDec, Monday: Harmony Choir
Commencing at the Watersports Centre and proceeding through the town stopping at Church Corner, Nat West Bank, end of Market Street /Market Strand and finishing up on The Moor.
1st - 31st January, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Trago Mills 15 % Discount Sale on everything
10th – 17th February, Saturday: Falmouth Food & Drink Week
Various great Falmouth cafes, pubs, restaurants and delis bring a series of deals and offers