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Our Cornish Events Calendar

Treat your senses to an unforgettable experience this summer, by diving headfirst into the incredible events line-up Cornwall has to offer! From the sound of symphonies and the smell of freshly grilled seafood, to the sparkling aquamarine waters and the warm sun on your skin, make your next self-catering escape one to remember in the UK’s favourite holiday hotspot…

BEST FOR: Our Trewhiddle Villas

Game On, Eden Project
27 May – 4 June
The Eden Project's celebration of game playing returns in 2017, bigger and better than ever.!From retro classics and traditional playground favourites, to the latest tech, there's something to get all members of the family competing, debating and having fun! Get set for awesome activities such as Virtual Reality, a giant Nintendo Controller, Pixel Pictures, Go-Karts, Giant Guess Who and more!

Eden Sessions 2017
15 - 23 June
Set against the spectacular, neon-lit biomes of the Eden Project, this series of musical extravaganzas sees some of the best artists from around the world perform in an incredibly unique venue. The beautiful site, with it's natural acoustics, draws a huge crowd each summer, many ranking it as one of the most unforgettable performances they've ever attended! (Plus, it's just a 15 minute drive from our spacious villas at Trewhiddle!)

Mevagissey Feast Week
25 June – 1 July
Celebrated since 1754, this historic foodie festival is one to try during your summer escape to the Cornish coast. The 'Fish Feast Day' aka 29th June features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of mouth-watering fish dishes to tuck into. Other events include choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races a fete and a ginormous firework display!

Carlyon Bay Events
June – October
This glistening, two-mile stretch of beach plays host to an incredible line-up of special events throughout the summer months.. For hungry visitors, there are pop-up eateries from the likes of The Offbeat Bar with live music a regular feature; the Smoking Hog BBQ Company, Keep Cornwall Fed, Angels in the Kitchen, the Cornish Waffle Box and more, alongside live outdoor theatre, outdoor cinema, yoga sessions and frisbee golf!

BEST FOR: Our Fistral Beach Apartments

Big Cats & Cupcakes, Newquay Zoo
14 June
Join Cornwall's favourite zoo, for an after-hours guided tour of the Carnivores section, including Lions, Lynx and Fishing Cats! Enjoy this rare opportunity to meet knowledgeable keepers and experts in Big Cat conservation. Also, enjoy cupcakes, a presentation and Q&A session with the keepers.

Electric Beach Festival
16-17 June
Welcome to the UK's greatest beach party! With world class acts, hip hop, reggae, dance and more, set against the stunning backdrop of Newquay's Great Western Beach, this is one not to miss for those looking for something a little more lively during their surfing getaway!

Newquay Fish Festival
8-10 September
Showcasing the incredible smorgasbord of seafood found in the Cornish waters, with top chef's from across the region demonstrating their favourite cooking techniques, this is a food-lovers dream and the perfect way to discover a 'true taste' of Cornwall!

BEST FOR: Our North Cornish Cottages

Royal Cornwall Show
8-10 June
With truly something for all the family, this historic agricultural show makes for an incredible day during your summer escape! Featuring, amongst a whole host of other events, show-jumping, livestock judging, famous flower tents, Cornish wrestling, a major dog show, traditional steam fair, a festival of dance, forestry, crafts, health & beauty and a motor fair!

Rock Oyster Festival
7-8 July
One of the leading food artisan festivals in the county,, a midsummer celebration of Cornish food and an epic selection of exciting entertainment! As well as the ever-present oysters (hungry visitors munch their way through thousands of them!) there is live music, circus acts, endless kids’ entertainment, alternative performing arts and a shopping bazaar.

St Endellion Summer Music Festival, Port Isaac
25 July – 4 Aug
The quaint St Endelienta church transforms into a unique concert venue during the summer months, for some of the most prestigious soloist and musicians in the country. More recently, the internationally famous festival hosts a symphony orchestra and a 75-strong chorus who, along with guest artistes, present a program that encompasses the classics from Brahms to Stravinsky, music from Broadway and late night brass bands.

For further information on any of the activities mentioned, or for personal recommendations of our favourite holiday hotspots, call our Xplore Team on 01625 416430 or e-mail [email protected]!