Events in Cornwall Summer 2024

Events in Cornwall Summer

Calling all adventurers, music lovers, and foodies! This summer in Cornwall is a kaleidoscope of vibrant events, promising something for every kind of traveller. From toe-tapping celebrations of Cornish heritage to world-class music under the biodomes, get ready to create lasting summer memories. Let’s explore the festivals, shows, and cultural experiences that will make your Cornish escape truly special.

May 31st to June 2nd, Great Festival, Truro

The Great Estate Festival, set in the picturesque Scorrier House in Cornwall, is a vibrant celebration scheduled for 31st May to 2nd June 2024. This festival stands out for its unique blend of music, art, and theatrical performances, all set in a luxurious garden party setting. The event features a diverse range of music acts across various stages, masquerade balls, comedy, vintage funfair attractions, and a secret gin garden. Craft workshops and a variety of gourmet food options are also available for attendees to enjoy. This event promises a unique blend of fun and sophistication, appealing to a diverse audience.

For more detailed information about the festival, you can visit their official website here.

17th to 19th June Tunes in the Dunes

Tunes in the Dunes is a lively three-day live music festival held directly on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall, from May 17th to 19th, 2024. This beachfront festival features a lineup of diverse acts, creating a unique experience where music meets the seaside. Alongside the main musical performances, the festival offers food stalls, camping options, and a variety of entertainment ensuring a memorable time for all attendees.

For more details about the festival and to get tickets, you can check their official website here.

Every Friday in July Ghosthunting in Bodmin Jail

The Paranormal Investigations at Bodmin Jail offer a thrilling experience where participants can explore the reputedly haunted site after dark. These four-hour sessions are held every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM, providing guided and independent ghost-hunting opportunities. Participants can use the provided equipment or bring their own to search for paranormal activity in this historical setting. The experience is designed for beginners and seasoned ghost hunters, emphasising an approach of integrity and curiosity.

For more details and to book this experience, visit their website here.

5th to 8th July Southwest Bike Festival Wadebridge

Bike Festival SW is an annual charity motorcycle festival held at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Sladesbridge. The event, from July 5th to 8th, 2024, features live music, entertainment, and various activities such as axe throwing and archery. It’s family-friendly and supports charities like Blood Bikes Cornwall and Armed Forces Bikers. Attendees can enjoy a weekend filled with motorcycle showcases, a custom and classic show, and diverse musical performances.  For more details, visit their website here.

30th July Ibiza Classics Lusty Glaze Beach

The Ibiza Club Classics event at Lusty Glaze Beach, scheduled for July 30, 2024, features the 30-piece Symphonica Orchestra and four-time DMC World Champion DJ Mr. Switch. This unique celebration combines classic club tracks with orchestral music in a beach setting. The event promises an exciting atmosphere with a firework finale and exclusive VIP amenities. Note that access to the site involves navigating 133 steps.  or more details, visit their website here.

7th to 11th August Boardmasters

Boardmasters is a premier five-day festival blending live music and competitive surfing, held annually on the picturesque coast of Cornwall, typically at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. Scheduled from August 7th to 11th, 2024, the festival offers an exciting lineup of top musical acts across multiple stages, alongside world-class surfing competitions. Beyond the performances, attendees can indulge in wellness activities, local food stalls, and various workshops, making it a holistic cultural and sporting experience.

The festival not only highlights Cornwall’s vibrant music scene but also showcases its surf culture, attracting both locals and tourists. It’s designed to appeal to a diverse audience with options for camping and VIP experiences, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Boardmasters continues to grow each year, fostering a community spirit and a commitment to sustainability, evident from its activities and partnerships. For more details, visit the Boardmasters website here.

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24th August Cornwall Pride; Truro

Cornwall Pride is a vibrant celebration of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance within the LGBTQ+ community across Cornwall. It features a series of annual events in various towns, providing a platform for visibility, advocacy, and community cohesion. These events include parades, live entertainment, and a variety of stalls, making them a significant occasion for both the local and wider community to support and celebrate LGBTQ+ identities and rights.

For more detailed information and event scheduling, you can visit the Cornwall Pride website here.

13th to 15th September Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival

The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival is an annual event held at Healey’s Cyder Farm in Penhallow, Cornwall. Taking place from September 13th to 15th, 2024, it offers a blend of live music performances from big bands to local artists, a variety of cider tasting from across the UK, and multiple entertainment activities like silent disco, barn dances, and craft workshops. The festival celebrates Cornish cider culture with a festive and family-friendly atmosphere.

For more information, visit their website here.

20th September Newquay Beer Festival

The Newquay Beer Festival, hosted by the Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club at Hendra Holiday Park, is an annual charity event that combines a love for craft beer with live music and community spirit. Scheduled from September 20th to 22nd, 2024, the festival offers a diverse range of beers and ciders, alongside entertainment and food stalls, making it a significant social and fundraising event in Cornwall. All proceeds are directed towards supporting local causes.

For more details and ticket information, visit the festival’s website here.

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