Things to do

September events in Cornwall

1st week of September

30th August to 3rd September: Esedhvos Festival

You can’t get more Cornish than the annual identity and Celtic heritage celebrations held by Gorsedh Kernow. This year the host town is Launceston and as well as music, dance, events and displays, you’ll witness the annual Bardic ceremony where new Bards are initiated.


Until 3rd September: Eden Project Journey into Space

Catch the last few days of summer holiday activities before the kids go back to school for the new academic year.


8th to 10th September: Redruth International Mining and Pasty Festival

It starts with Mining Day, followed by the all important Pasty Day and finishing with Memorial Day (and the Redruth Fun Day).


2nd week of September

8th to 10th September: Cornwall Cider Festival

The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival is relatively new on the scene but is home to a huge range of delicious ciders, live music, hot tubs, feast evening, tractor rides, secret walks…and pig racing!


8th to 10th September: Eden Arts Festival

An immersive weekend of performance, pop-ups, music and visual arts. A lovely day out with family.


8th to 10th September: Newquay Fish Fest

Showcasing seafood from all the local eateries and set in the 300 year old harbour, there’s an array of entertainment over the weekend.


9th to 23rd September: St Ives September Festival

St Ives comes alive with a full spectrum of arts and entertainment.


3rd week of September  

16th to 18th September: Cornwall Design Fair

A plethora of Cornish talent displayed in the grounds of Trereife House, Penzance.


15th to 16th September: Fowey Valley Music Festival

World-class musicians bring classical music to life in a series of concerts


4th week of September 

22nd to 24th September: Great Cornish Food Festival

Held in the Cornish capital’s city centre, it’s the largest festival completely dedicated to all things Cornish and edible.


29th September to 1st October: Looe Music Festival


‘Last of the great late summer festivals’, this features a great big beach stage and musical entertainment on every street corner.


30th September to 1st October: Thunder Cat Races

Hosting the penultimate heats at Watergate Bay, there’s a watery ton of excitement to witness.


30th September: Eden Project Beer Festival

With an amazing selection of beer and cider from around the world, find your new favourite beverage in amongst some of your old favourites.

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