Children go free on a touring pitch for the weeks commencing 10th & 17th June and 16th & 23rd September.
1. Tropical Pressure Festival, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, near Porthtowan, 14th – 16th of July
In the spacious grounds, there is live music, food, and dance. Enjoy this festival which celebrates Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, with music acts from these parts of the world. It is a family friendly festival, with a kid’s zone, music, and dance.
2. Rock Oyster Festival, 7th – 8th of July
Don’t worry if you aren’t oyster mad – there’s more to this festival than oysters! You can chill in the hots tubs, eat, not just oysters but, Indian and Thai cuisine, and have a few drinks at the Cider Bar. You can go to the didgeridoo workshop and yoga. There’s plenty on for the kids with lots of creative play, music making and face painting.
3. Leopallooza, Bude, 28th – 30th of July
Leopallooza is a multi-award-winning independent festival, named ‘The greatest house party… in a field.’ It is back in its 11th year. The Festival is in a lush wooded valley close to the Cornish coast. There is quality grub available to suit all. Above all this festival is affordable, with the organisers committed to keeping the ticket prices down, the parking free, and the food and drink at a reasonable cost. Not to be missed.
4. Charlestown Regatta Week, 22nd to 28th of July
Charlestown is an unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port, and it has been the location for many film and television locations, including Poldark and Mansfield Park. This week-long regatta hosts a series of exciting sailing races.
5. Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot, 27th – 30th of July
Another festival in our top ten; festival season has officially landed in Cornwall and beyond! This festival is set in the beautiful grounds of Port Eliot, with all sorts on this rather magical festival has something for everyone. There is a wellness area, river swimming, music, fashion, literature reading, art exhibitions, comedy, and family activities. Famous faces last year included Dawn French and Noel Fielding. Hadley Freeman, from The Guardian says: ” Glastonbury and Port Eliot in Cornwall are the only festivals I’ve been to that appreciate that what makes a festival feel special is not the acts but the experience.”
6. Bryan Adams, Eden Sessions, 6th of July
Canadian singer and songwriter, Bryan Adams, is an international star, his hits include Run to You, Summer of 69, and (Everything I Do) I Do It for You. He has won multiple awards and is known worldwide. See this super star in Cornwall this July.
7. Gin and Jazz in the Park, Penzance, 29th of July
Discover the Secret Gin Garden at Penlee House. Gin lovers will find a range of flavoursome and unique spirits. There is live music, entertainment, and delicious food.
8. Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth, 30th of June – 2nd of July
In Perranporth’s famous dunes, this annual summer event returns with some class acts including Example, English rapper, singer, and songwriter, with two number one singles including Changed the Way You Kiss Me and Stay Awake. There is also The Levellers, an English rock band, KT Tunstall and Billy Ocean.
9. Stithians Agricultural Show, 17th of July
This is the largest one day agricultural show in Cornwall and one of the largest in the country. There is a horticultural marquee, along with arts, crafts, and cookery sections. There are catering stalls too, and it is a great family event.
10. Newquay Carnival, 8th of July
Starting at 6pm from the Barrowfields, Newquay’s colourful community carnival has the theme cartoon this year. There’s a fun atmosphere, and this is a great event for the whole family.