Posted 8 May 2015
Few would deny that spring is anything but the most wonderfully invigorating and inspiring season in which to take in the very best of the Cornish coast. Ahead of the summer rush and mercifully free of the bitterness of the winter, there’s a near-tangible energy in the air around this time of year that’s uniquely intoxicating. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the time of year when many of the region’s most fantastic events and festivals are be held and the most wonderful holiday cottages in Cornwall are still gloriously good value for money.
So, if you’ve been thinking of bringing the family to the south-west this year for a springtime break, it may well be worth trying to time your visit to coincide with one or more of the following:
Eight days of literature in St. Ives featuring book launches, poetry and prose readings, live music, comedy acts, and creative writing workshops.
09 May to 10 May - Newquay Thunder Cat Racing National Championships
The series of National Thunder Cat Powerboat Racing returns to Watergate Bay when the fastest surf powerboat catamarans will race across the shoreline in circuit races, fighting the incoming surf.
May 22 to 31 – Fal River Festival
Always a highlight of the annual spring calendar for the people of Falmouth. The Fal River Festival is nothing less than a celebration of how great it is to live and spend time in this gorgeous part of Cornwall. It’s a week-long event packed with more than 150 events, which include everything from wildlife walks to a fish festival and every opportunity to get involved.
May 25 – St Agnes Victorian Street Fair
Take a trip back in time in one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic corners with the incredible St Agnes Victorian Street Fair. With entertainment courtesy of the St Agnes Silver Band. Aall manner of wonderful stalls and stands, local produce everywhere and more fancy dress than you can shake two sticks at, it’s a pleasant spring day out for the whole family.
These are just a few of our favourite events. For a comprehensive list, please visit: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on