There’s always so much to see and do in Cornwall. With an epic schedule of annual events, all set to the stunning backdrop of the Cornish coast! From dancing on the beach to sampling the freshest bites at an array of food festivals. Here’s our guide to what’s on in and around Perranporth and St Agnes on the North Cornwall coast in 2023.
St Pirans Day
Sunday 5th March, across Cornwall
Celebrations for St Pirans Day will take place across Cornwall, with processions parading through towns and villages featuring live music and entertainers. You’ll hear the stiring sounds and traditional songs of Kernow wherever you go on this commemorative weekend.
St Agnes Bolster Festival
May Bank Holiday Weekend, St Agnes
A celebration of Cornish art, music and culture! Featuring a lantern procession, street theatre, bonfire and barbecue, all to mark the legend of mythical giants marauding across the North Cornwall coast!
Tunes in the Dunes (pictured)
Friday 12th-Sunday 14th May 2023, Perranporth beach
With a stellar line -up across the three days including chart-toppers The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs and James Bay, this festival on the beach is not to be missed.
Bands in the Sands: Sam Ryder
Friday 23rd June 2023, Perranporth beach
After the success of Eurovision and a number one album, Sam Ryder comes to Perranporth with a headline show on the sand!
Back to the 80s Party with Martin Kemp
Saturday 24th June 2023, Perranporth beach
Go back in time for one night only, as the 80s pop legend brings his 80s DJ show to the sands of Perranporth beach. Legwarmers optional!
July 2023 (Date to be confirmed), Perranporth
After a few years away, the carnival will return to Perranporth this July! A procession of themed floats will parade along the high street, and there’ll be live music and entertainment across the village.
St Agnes Carnival
Saturday 5th August 2023, St Agnes
The annual Cornish carnival procession will make its way through the Cornish village, with live music, food and drink all evening long!
Wednesday 9th-Sunday 13th August 2023, Newquay
The iconic cliffside festival will return to Newquay with headliners including Florence and the Machine and Liam Gallagher. The surf village and surf competition will be at Fistral Beach everyday, with live music, food, drink, pop-up shops and more.
Little Orchard Cider& Music Festival
Friday 8th-Sunday 10th September 2023, Healeys Cyder Farm
A quintessentially Cornish party! With live music all weekend long, featuring Ocean Colours Scene, The Wurzels and Hayseed Dixie. Plus a silent disco, camping, glamping and a lot of cider!
Chris Moyles 90s Hangover Party
Saturday 16th September, Perranporth beach
Join the radio superstar for a night of 90s classics, party the night away to anthem after anthem, from one of the biggest decades in music!
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