Cornwall Diary

What's on in Cornwall & places to visit for family days out in 2017
Within this section we have tried to showcase activities, days out, sports and events, fun for the family and dates of interest. Clearly we cannot due justice to every event held in Cornwall but hope you find this brief summary of interest. If you are holding an event in Cornwall you may add this to Cornwall's Finest Cornwall Diary at no charge simply contact us with your event details times & dates and we will do the rest.

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The New Cornwall Diary for 2017
Looe Festival by the Sea
LOOE – dates tbc
The historic port of Looe is the place to be with two days of fun and frivolity over the towns fourth Festival by the Sea. 

June 2017
The Royal Cornwall Show
The Royal Cornwall Showground
Cornwall PL27 7JE 
The premier annual event of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association. 
Tel: 01208 812183
Fax: 01208 812713

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
This festival allows the public the opportunity to enjoy this traditional nautical music and song. Various Shanty Groups from across the county will perform at venues along the waterfront. 

Golowan Festival
Golowan, the Feast of St. John, is Cornwall's greatest annual community arts festival, blending Celtic traditions of Penglaz and the Serpent Dance with a ten day programme of diverse festivities and entertainment. 

Polperro Festival 
An annual event with celebrations and activities throughout the week including music, art, drama, morris dancing and more! 

July 2017
Stithians Agricultural Show 
Stithians Show is one of the largest and oldest one day shows in the country. It is held annually in July and the attendance is in excess of 20,000 people each year. 

August 2017
Rip Curl Board Masters - World Championship Tour 2013
Two events: the men's WCT (World Championship Tour) and the women's WCT. 

Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week 2017
Internationally recognised sailing regatta complemented by lively shore-side entertainment. 

West of England Steam Rally 
The Biggest and Best Steam Engine Rally in the West - over 200 steam engines expected. Tywarnhayle Farm, Chiverton Roundabout (first left turn from the roundabout on the B3277 St. Agnes Road). 

Fowey Regatta
The Fowey Royal Regatta is hailed by many as one of the best local regattas in the country and is generally held over the third full week of August. 

Cornwall Folk Festival 2017
Four nights and three days of the best traditional and contemporary folk music, song, dance and street entertainment set in the lovely riverside town of Wadebridge. 

Bude Jazz Festival
New Orleans comes to Cornwall as Bude hosts one of Britain's leading annual jazz festivals, packing 200 jazz events into eight days. 

Newlyn Fish Festival
The Newlyn Fish Festival is a fundraising event for the Fishermen's Mission in Newlyn, part of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, attracting over 20,000 people each year.

September 2017
Newquay Fish Festival 2017
The Quay. Newquay.
With a host of exciting events from dolphin watching to shark throwing (!) and cookery demonstrations, local produce stands, fresh fish BBQ, live music and beer tent. 

October 2017
The Lowender Peran Festival 
Celebrating Cornwall's Heritage and Celtic links in a programme of concerts, dance, markets, workshops, entertainment and more.

Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth Oyster Festival is becoming acknowledged as a must travel to event by many visitors and holiday makers from all over the country. Timed to coincide with the start of the oyster harvesting season. 

Roseland Festival
ROSELAND – dates tbc 
A series of music, film, dance, drama and literary events at venues within the Roseland.
Tel: 01872 245220

November 2017
Sea Monsters Week at the Blue Reaf Acuarium - Newquay
Blue Reef will be taken over by Sea Monsters for the October half-term holidays. As well as revealing the truth behind some of the world's most famous sea monster stories there's even a chance to come face to face with some real monsters of the dee.
Tel: 01637 878134

Snake Day At Newquay Zoo
Come into the warm and meet our Royal Python ‘Monty' and his keeper also Ssssssnake masks and crafts in the Tropical House.
Tel: 01637 873342

December 2017
Fowey Christmas Market
Live music and dance around the town, mulled wine, chestnuts etc. all creating a really festive atmosphere. Over 60 traders in 3 heated marquees on Town Quay and in the Town Hall plus the many places to eat and drink around the town.
Tel: 01726 808126

Plymouth Waterfront Writers Stanza
This local poetry group perform at Cotehele Booking Not Needed Cotehele is a Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds. Waterfront Writers is the Plymouth Stanza of the Poetry Society.
Tel: 01579 351346

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