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Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this July

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1. Newquay Carnival, 6th of July

Visit Newquay on the 6th of July for the Newquay Carnival. Enjoy festive floats, as local businesses dance through the town. A great opportunity to enjoy the town on a summer’s evening.


2. Tropical Pressure Festival, Porthtowan Eco Park, 12th – 14th of July

An immersion in the cultures of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean through music, art, food and dance, and all here at Tropical Pressure by Porthtowan.
Intimate, family friendly, with an incredible line up of music, free workshops and selection of amazing food. All food is vegetarian.

Paulos Circus is in Newquay3. Paulos Circus 2019 Rockets Tour, here from the 12th of July until the 7th of September

The summer holidays must be here, as Paulos Circus takes summer residence in the field opposite Morrison’s, near Newquay. Venture to the big top for clowning around, illusions, trapeze, stunts and more. Grab a hot dog and some popcorn for the full experience.

4. Paul Oakenfold Live in Newquay, Tall Trees, 20th of July

Dance music fans can unite, with one of the most influential producers and DJs, Paul Oakenfold, coming to Newquay. He has played at some of the biggest Clubs in the country and the world. This is Hypnosis – a 30th anniversary spectacular party where you can party like it’s 1989 the year of the first Hypnosis event. Full Club transformation with high end visuals, lights and sound.

5. Open Air Cinema at Porthminster Beach, St Ives,21st of July until September 1st

Love films but want to soak in every bit of summer? Not to worry the open cinema on the white sandy beach of Porthminster combines the two. This July watch the Oscar winning Bohemian Rhapsody on the 21st of July or get in a pirate mood with The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on the 28th.

6. Earth Story at the Eden Project, from the 24th of July throughout the summer holidays

Visit the famous biomes and enjoy the Earth Story. This summer at Eden, get ready to discover the evolution of life as we know it. Giant beasts, incredible stories, mind-blowing virtual reality, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits will take you on a journey through Earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day – and a future that’s ours to make.

7. Outdoor Theatre at Bedruthan, on the 6th of July

Enjoy some family-friendly theatre on the lawn with a sea view, for Quantum Theatre’s adaptation of the of the Kenneth Grahame classic Wind in The Willows.

Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There’s boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr. Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their adventures, picnicking on the river bank, messing about on boats, and rescuing the reckless Mr. Toad from his brushes with the law in this heartwarming, whimsical tale of friendship, mishap and madcap adventures.

Perfect for those that are aged 5+.

8. Charlestown Regatta Week, from July 27th until 2nd of August

Run by volunteers, this week provides a week of entertainment bringing the local community and visitors together at this harbour village. Charlestown’s harbour is an unspoiled late Georgian harbour, a mile outside of St Austell. There will be live music, competitions, Cornish pasty demonstrations, raft races, water sports and children’s sports.

9. Newquay Town Council presents ‘Newquay Sessions’, at the Killacourt on July 6th, 7th, 13th, 21st, 27th and 28th of July.

The Killacourt in Newquay is the hub of the town, overlooking Towan Beach and the Harbour. This summer some live music is added to the mix, which is sure to make it even better. From brass bands, party band Qwest, to singer songwriter Joe Hurworth.

10. Lusty Glaze, Sundowner Sessions, throughout July

Lusty Glaze is a gorgeous privately-owned beach voted the ‘Beach of the Year’ in Sunday Times in 2017. Throughout July there are numerous sundowner sessions where you can enjoy live music from local artists, including Daisy Clark on the 18th – a firm favourite at Hendra’s live music sessions throughout the season.