Cornish Spring Days Out
Spring is one of our favourite times of year in Cornwall. Beaches all to yourself, hedgerows bursting with wild flowers and warm sun on your skin. It's also the time of year that local events start popping up again after the hush of winter.
We've rounded up the best of what's on in Cornwall this spring. So pack a picnic, pull on your new spring sandals and let's head out...
St Agnes Bolster Festival - 30th April & 1st May
Once upon a time a giant called Bolster fell in love with Saint Agnes and constantly followed and pestered her. As a lady of virtue this was too much for her so she tricked him and he died in a grisly manner. The villagers of St Agnes re-enact the fall of Boulder every year with a bonfire and bbq on St Agnes Beacon, a lantern procession, pageant and a dramatic conclusion on the cliffs above Chapel Porth.
Roseland Festival - 23rd April - 7th May
The beautiful Roseland Peninsula hosts an annual festival that has something for everyone. From jazz, folk and choir music to art, film, photography and walks.
Pentille Gardens Open Days - 8th & 15th May
A rare chance to visit these beautiful woodland gardens. There will be lots going on including plant sales, afternoon teas and foraging walks.
English National Surfing Championships - 6th - 8th May
Head to Watergate Bay and watch these elite surfers compete amongst the waves for the top spots.
Fowey Festival - 6th - 14th May
This world renowned festival of arts and literature is back after a two year break due to the pandemic. Among this year’s literary stars, you will find author, poet and playwright, Michael Morpurgo; novelist, fashion writer, biographer and former Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar - Justine Picardie; poet, broadcaster, and playwright - Roger McGough; prize winning children’s author, Lauren Child and British historian, author and television presenter, Kate Williams.
Along with workshops, author interviews, live music, art exhibitions and audience participation events, you will be spoilt for choice.
Helston Flora Day - 7th May
One of the country's oldest customs, this celebration of the passing of winter and the arrival of spring sees dancing in the streets, live music and lots of fun.
St Ives Food & Drinks Festival - 13th - 15th May
Taking place on the iconic Porthminster beach the festival will feature the very best food, drink and music Cornwall has to offer, kicking the summer season off in style. There's a jam-packed line-up of chef demos featuring many of Cornwall’s top restaurateurs, live music and plenty of stalls to fill your fridge with local produce.