Local Events and News
Are you looking for the latest gatherings, gigs, news and festivals in Cornwall? Keep an eye on this page and our blog for regional highlights, forthcoming events and all those essential diary dates. There is always something to look forward to, whatever the season, whether it is the British Firework Championships in Plymouth, or Looe's superb literary and music festivals.
War Horse Only Remembered, Pentillie Castle
2nd July 2017
Author, Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply-moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed and former War Horse National Theatre songman, Ben Murray, who accompanies him with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse. Find out more here.
Polperro Water Carnival
8th July 2017
Polperro’s popular Water Carnival is set to return this summer after an absence of 16 years. The fun event will see teams of villagers racing home-built rafts on a course out of the harbour and back. Find out more here.
Port Eliot Festival
27th-30th July 2017
Taking place each summer in the woodland gardens and park of an ancient stately home and mediaeval monastery in south east Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival remains a rare original, an event which “runs the gamut from endearingly pseudish to singularly brilliant”. Described as a literary festival, but with the feel of a garden party. Attracts mix of celebs, art lovers, foodies, party animals and book worms. Find out more here.
Journey into Space, Eden Project
27th July - 3rd September 2017
This summer, get ready to boldly go where no visitor has gone before, when you journey into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe – all in one epic day out. Begin your intergalactic adventure at the Space Academy where you’ll find out if you’ve got what it takes to become an Eden astronaut. Find out more here.
Boconnoc Steam Fair
28th-30th July 2017
An old fashioned steam extravaganza held annually in the magnificent grounds of the Boconnoc Estate. Showcases vintage vehicles including full size and miniature steam engines. Find out more here.
Looe Carnival Week
30th July - 5th August 2017
The highlight of the Looe Lions' calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun. Find out more here.
British Firework Championships
9th-10th August 2017
The British fireworks championships in Plymouth is recognised as the premier annual display in the UK, each year six professional display companies are selected by draw to take part – three on each evening of the event. Find out more here.
Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
13th-19th August 2017
One of the best local regattas in the country, with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include a midweek Carnival, Red Arrows display and a spectacular firework display over the harbour. There’s a full programme of races, including the famous Troys, a class of sailing boat built only in Fowey. Find out more here.