Mon 19 - Sun 25 Aug
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge, Thurs 22 – Mon 26 Aug
The bank holiday weekend is all about folk music in Wadebridge, with four nights and three days of concerts, sessions, folk clubs, dancing, workshops, craft fairs and children’s events in the beautiful market town. This year’s line-up includes local and international stars including The Unthanks, Steve Knightley, Flats & Sharps and Midnight Skyracer.
Cornwall Pride, Newquay, 24 Aug
Now in its 12th year, Cornwall Pride is a celebration of diversity in Cornwall. This traditional Pride event includes a colourful and vibrant parade from Towan Beach, Rainbow Fest with an afternoon of live music at Newquay’s Killacourt and a ticketed evening ‘Moonbow’ party.
Sea Swim Festival, Polkerris Beach, Sat 24 Aug
The Swim Festival is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to challenge yourself in a particular distance. If you’re feeling fit and strong you could swim two or even all three distances! The event offers a choice of a 1km, 2km, or 3km distance.
A Perfect World, Miracle Theatre, Venues across Cornwall, until 24 Aug
A Perfect World tells the story of a feisty young woman who ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure. Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true?
SkyBar, Polzeath, Fri 16 – Sat 17 Aug & St Agnes, Sat 24 – Sun 25 Aug
SkyBar takes the best of the aprés ski vibe and turns up the heat to create the highlight of your summer. Building on the amazing sell-out successes of recent years, it’s going big in 2019. With excellent music and plenty of drinks to compliment the awesome sunsets, in some beautiful South West locations.
HabourQ, Charlestown Harbour, Fri 5 July – beginning of Oct
Charlestown’s newest foodie hot-spot opens on Friday 5th July – serving up the best local produce cooked over fire, with an unrivalled setting on the historic Georgian harbour. The Smokin’ Harbour BBQ, HarbourQ, is the latest development from the team behind the popular steak and seafood restaurant, The Longstore. Chef Ben Ambridge’s menu offers melt-in-your-mouth BBQ flavours, including slow-cooked meat, fish and veggie specials – all served with pickles, homemade sauces, potato salad and flatbreads – freshly cooked in a new purpose-built smoker and grill. A communal outdoor seating area has been purpose built on the harbour, with an undercover canopy to protect guests from summer showers.
Earth Story, Eden Project, Bodelva, Weds 24 July – 3 Sept
This summer at Eden, get ready to discover the evolution of life as we know it. Giant beasts, incredible stories, mind-blowing virtual reality, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits will take you on a journey through Earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day – and a future that’s ours to make.
Magic in the Skies, Land’s End Landmark, every Tues and Thurs from 25 Jul – 31 Aug
Enjoy a thrilling cocktail of pyrotechnic wizardry that lasts all summer long, with vibrant explosions lighting up Land’s End every Tues and Thurs evening at dusk. Each of the twelve firework displays will transport you on a musical journey.
Story By The Sea – Restaurant Residency, Carbis Bay Estate, 2 Aug – 14 Sept
The entire team of Michelin-starred Restaurant Story will be moving to Carbis Bay for six weeks this summer, where they will launch an exclusive residency in a bid to help clean up the ocean. They will be launching a six-week residency in Carbis Bay titled Story by the Sea. Over the course of the pop-up they will work with creative ocean campaigners, Parley, to remove 50 metric tonnes of plastic from the oceans. Diners will enjoy a unique five or six-course menu inspired by the ocean, including the likes of Crab Tart, Lobster & Leek, and Lemon Sherbet. The five-course lunch menu is available for £95pp + service charge. The six-course dinner menu is available for £125pp + service charge.