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Unmissable Events this Summer!

Summer in Cornwall is a time for festivals, outdoor activities, and beach days. There are plenty of fun-filled events for you to get involved in whilst staying here at Hendra Holiday Park, all within a close vicinity. Whether you’re looking for an exciting family event or an adventurous day out for two, we’ve got you covered!

St Ives Food and Drink Festival – May 12 – 14th

The St Ives Food and Drink Festival is a gastronomic event that showcases the best of Cornish cuisine. The festival takes place on the Porthminster Beach and features cooking demonstrations, food stalls, and live music.

Tunes in the Dunes – May 12 – 14th 

Tunes in the Dunes is a popular music festival that takes place on Perranporth Beach. The festival features performances by a variety of artists, including tribute bands, local musicians, and headlining acts such as The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs and James Bay.

Royal Cornwall Show – June 8 – 10th

The Royal Cornwall Show is one of the biggest agricultural shows in the UK, featuring livestock competitions, horse shows, and agricultural machinery displays. The event also features food and drink stalls, crafts, and live music.

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival – June 16 – 18th

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is a celebration of maritime heritage and music. The festival features performances by local and international shanty groups, as well as workshops, talks, and a parade of boats.

Rock Oyster Festival – July 27 – 30th

The Rock Oyster Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place on the banks of the Camel Estuary. The festival features food and drink stalls, live music, and activities for children.

Falmouth Week – August 4 – 12th

Falmouth Week is a ten-day event that celebrates the maritime heritage of the town of Falmouth. The week includes sailing races, live music, and a variety of entertainment, making it a great day out for all the family.

Boardmasters Festival – August 9 – 13th

Boardmasters is a popular event in Cornwall that combines surfing competitions, music, and beach lifestyle. Held at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay, the festival attracts visitors from all over the UK and beyond. This year, the festival features headliners like Lorde, Liam Gallagher and Florence + the machine.


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Cornwall Folk Festival – August 24 – 28th

The Cornwall Folk Festival is a celebration of traditional music and dance. The festival takes place in the town of Wadebridge and features performances by local and international musicians, as well as workshops and dance displays.

Dinomania Weekend at Hendra – September 16 – 17th

Get ready for a roarsome weekend at Hendra! Dino fans will blown away by life-sized dinosaurs, at our dino show. Pet a dinosaur, learn some ranger skills, and do some dino crafts in The Venue too!

Newquay Beer Festival – September 22 – 24th

This popular September charity event is back at Hendra again. You are spoilt for choice with a selection of beer, as well as gin, ciders, and bubbly available. Get moving to some live music and enjoy the last of the summer sun!

No matter what the weather, Cornwall has something for everyone during the summer. So, make sure to mark your calendar and join us this season!