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Unmissable events happening in Cornwall this summer

Wondering what’s happening in Cornwall this summer? After a long, rainy winter, we’re ready for some holiday fun – and we bet you are, too!

So, if you’re planning the ultimate Cornish getaway, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve listed some of the best and most unmissable events happening in Cornwall through Summer 2024, so you can make unforgettable memories during your stay with us.

From foodie festivals to music and adventure, there’s a little something to keep everyone entertained. Plus, here at The Plume, our central location makes us the ideal spot to set up base and venture to your heart’s content.

Cornwall's unmissable events for Summer 2024

Penzance LitFest
Penzance, 2 – 6 July

Expect talks, workshops and more from writers and authors of Cornwall and beyond at this year’s Penzance LitFest. Whether you’re looking for inspiration on how to start that first novel, or learning about storytelling in a world navigating great change, the guide is jam-packed with exciting and eclectic sessions to get the imagination going.

Paradhis Festival
Lostwithiel, 5 – 7 July

Where music meets mindfulness, check out this brand new festival for 2024. Set on the idyllic Cornish Boconnoc Estate, Paradhis Festival is all about creating a holistic experience to help you disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Featuring artists like Morcheeba and Hang Massive, enjoy live music or reconnect with nature through yoga meditation and live performances throughout the weekend.

Cornwall Pride
Newquay, 20 July

One of Cornwall’s biggest Pride events is back in Newquay this summer, celebrating diversity with a fun and vibrant parade through town. Starting at Towan Beach, Rainbow Fest will feature an afternoon of live music at Newquay’s Killacourt, followed by a ticketed evening ‘Moonbow’ party.

Rock Oyster Festival
Rock, 25 – 28 July

For avid foodies, Rock Oyster Festival is a must-visit on Cornwall’s summer calendar. This year, not only will you get to enjoy food and demos from some of the south west’s most celebrated chefs (including Matt Tebutt and Nathan Outlaw), you’ll also get the chance to dance the weekend away to headliners such as The Human League, Sugababes, and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Images: Matthew Hawkey/Parahdis Festival

Armchair Adventure Festival
Torpoint, 25 – 28 July

What started back in 2020 as the world’s first virtual adventure travel festival, is now one of the country’s most exciting events for thrill-seekers – and it happens right here in Cornwall. The Armchair Adventure Festival is all about celebrating the great outdoors and all the fun that goes with it. With talks from iconic speakers, live music and the chance to take part in some heart-racing activities, revellers can expect this year to be the biggest yet.

Newquay, 7 – 11 August

Boardmasters returns to Cornwall’s north coast this summer for five days of music, surf and beach fun. With performances from the likes of Chase & Status, Sam Fender and Stormzy, this festival has fully-embraced its reputation as the biggest in Cornwall, celebrating the best of that laid-back, beach lifestyle. Don’t forget to check out the skate and surfing competitions on Fistral Beach, just minutes by foot from our sister venue, Lewinnick Lodge.

Falmouth Week
Falmouth, 9 -18 August

Falmouth Week is a summer highlight for locals and visitors alike each summer, so don’t miss the action this August. The largest sailing regatta in the South West, this event is a week-long celebration of the town’s history and continued love of the ocean. Throughout seven days, expect family activities, dining and shopping, as well as themed party nights and more – all topped off with a spectacular fireworks to end the festivities.

Cornwall Folk Festival
Wadebridge, 22-  26 August

Dance the Bank Holiday weekend away at the Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge. Spread across four nights and three days, this event brings top local, national and international artists to the picturesque North Cornwall town. Key highlights include a little something for all, from live concerts, dancing and workshops to craft fairs and children’s events.

Excited about your summer adventure in Cornwall? Book your accommodation at The Plume to get started!