2018 Top things to do in Cornwall

We have hand picked a few of the events going on around us here at The Point. These are our favourite venues or annual events which we think are great day trips from The Point and reasons to come and stay. The list is by no means comprehensive, as there are festivals and activities every month around the county. We will update the list throughout the year with new events we think are within reach for a good day out with the family. Several dates are still to be confirmed – but it gives you a taster of what goes on.

If you have not already visited the spectacular Tate St Ives, this deserves a special mention. Not a calendar event, but definitely a day trip we highly recommend. The iconic gallery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean has permanent displays and visiting exhibitions. A four year building project completed last autumn (17) – has doubled the gallery space.

Walking the coast line is very popular when visiting Cornwall. We have mapped our our own Top 5 Walks, but if you want to venture further away using us as a base, you might find the IwalkCornwall website useful.


January & February

Eden Project:

Ice skating January – 18th February

Faeries, Fables and Folklore 13-14th January

Xtreme Eden 20-21th January

Caerhays Castle (south coast):  Gardens open February 19th, largest collection of Magnolias in the country



St Piran’s Day celebrations across the county 3rd – 5th March

Boscastle Walking Week 15th – 20th March



St Endellion Easter Music Festival 1st – 8th April

Cornwall Spring Flower Show at the Boconnoc Estate  7th – 8th April

Tregothnan Estate  21st – 22nd April – UK’s largest Charity Gardening Open 2018



Padstow May Day – or “Obby Oss day” as it is also known as May 1st



Royal Cornwall Show 7th – 9th June – from livestock judging to flower displays

Eden sessions (open air concerts) 6th, 15/16th and 20th June



Eden Sessions – 5th July

Rock Oyster Festival 6th – 7th July

Polzeath Beer and Music Festival  27th – 28th July

Port Elliot Festival  26th – 29th July

Boconnoc Steam Fair  27th – 29th July

St Endellion Summer Music Festival  31st July – 10th August



SkyBar Polzeath  17th & 18th August

Newlyn Fish Festival  27th August (further afield, but definitely worth a visit for the fish enthusiast)

Bude Jazz 2018  28th – 31st August


September, October, November all tbc



Padstow Christmas Festival

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