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Events in Cornwall 2022

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A full programme of events takes place across the Duchy every year. We've listed out some of our favourites for 2022, so grab your pencil and mark up that calendar. 

Ice Rink Eden 2017

January

Take part in an ice skating session or book a lesson with the Eden Project until 27 February. Prebook tickets online. 

Ice Skating

February

We Will Rock You, the worldwide smash hit by Queen and Elton John returns to the UK and to Cornwall. The musical is coming to the brand new Hall for Cornwall from 21 - 26 February, but there's a full lineup of national productions taking place throughout the year.

We Will Rock You 

Hall For Cornwall

March

Created and hosted by the Eden Project, the tenth anniversary of the World Pasty Championships takes place on 5 March 2022 with a celebration of homegrown musical and comedy talent.

World Pasty Championships

April

Chef's theatres, food stalls, street food, live music and free family entertainment. Porthleven is an award-winning food festival, a community-led event taking place around the picturesque Cornish harbour.

Porthleven food festival

Porthleven Food Festival 2020

May

Cornwall has a wealth of talented artists, often working behind the scenes in their own studios, from printmaking, painting, sculpting and jewellery making. Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 28 May until 5 June, create your own bespoke art trail with the open studios, meet the creators and explore their spaces. 

Open Studios

Royal Cornwall Show

June

Over the 9, 10, 11 June 2022, Cornwall's top agricultural show and the county's biggest annual event, packed with exhibits, activities, entertainment, competitions and shopping takes place. 

Royal Cornwall Show

Between 17 - 19 June watch three days of racing for Falmouth Classics, one of the largest parades of classic sailing boats. On shore the entertainment and food stalls will be showcasing the very best for the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. 

Falmouth Classics

Falmouth Classics

July

Dinham House plays host to headline acts from 29 - 31 July such as Laura Mvula, Happy Mondays and Passenger. Expect open fire cooking, family and wellness activities, yoga, circus skills and paddleboarding. 

Rock Oyster Festival

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August 

10 - 14 August, the famous Boardmasters festival returns. A five day event of surfing competitions at Fistral beach, wellness and live music across a series of stages on the cliffs above Watergate Bay.

Boardmasters Festival

September

A two-week celebration of music and arts for St Ives' September Festival, 10 - 24 September. 

St Ives September Festival

October

Falmouth Oyster Festival takes place 13 - 16 October, celebrating the return of the oyster season with freshly prepared seafood, music, arts and entertainment. 

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Boardmasters

More ideas

The Watergate Bay events calendar lists all our local events, from beach cleans to surfing competitions, active breaks and feast nights in the Beach Hut.

Our friends at Muddy Stillettos have more monthly event ideas further afield across the county. 

Learn about our favourite wild swimming spots, nearby coastal and woodland walks, cycle trails and more ideas on what to do during your stay.