What's on Summer 2022 in Cornwall

Events this August

Boardmasters 10th – 14th August – Newquay

Take part in the biggest surf competition in the UK with some of the world-renowned artists all joining in this famous festival taking place every year in Newquay. George Ezra, Disclosure or even Kings of Leon will be here in Cornwall amongst many others to create a one in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a festival with the most amazing sea view.

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Hellys international Guitar Festival 18th – 20th August

If you are a guitar amateur or professional, this festival is for you. With free lessons for everyone, some workshops, talks and music all day, this is the perfect opportunity to improve your skills or discover a new instrument.


Cornwall Folk Festival – Wadebridge – 26th to 29th August

This entertaining festival taking place in the lovely village of Wadebridge has many stages indoor and outdoor which will welcome many artists all passionate by folk music. This festival also offers a variety of local beverages and food to make this event a true all-day experience .


Places to Visit in Summer

LitFest – 6th-9th July – Penzance


A four-day LitFest focusing on the theme of Resilience. Attend Workshops, talks, met authors, performers, poets and fellow literature lovers in Penzance.

Tropical Pressure Festival – 15th-17th July –Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan

Tropical Pressure Festival 2022

Tropical Pressure will treat you to a sustainable themed weekend of music, food and workshops. This three day festival celebrates the cultures of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, all from the heart of Cornwall.

Minack Theatre


There is a great selection of entertainment this July at the Minack, including plays, opera, music and children’s entertainment.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Minack, secure a place on one of the theatres guided tours with former theatre manager Phil Jackson or a garden tour with one of the head gardeners.

The Tate & Barbara Hepworth Museum


Don’t forget, if you are staying with us at Sail Lofts, all guest free entry to The Tate and The Barbara Hepworth Museum. Just get in touch with the office, or pop in during your stay and we can book your tickets for your chosen date.

Music, Festivals and Fireworks

The Eden Project – 5th July – Stereophonics at Eden Sessions


The last Eden Sessions gig of 2022, join Stereophonics in grounds of Eden for music around the bio-domes.

Rock Oyster Festival 2022 – 29th – 31st  July – Wadebridge

Join michelin star chefs, for demonstrations, tasting, alfresco dinning as well as live music on the oyster stage from acts including Happy Mondays.

Magic in the skies Fireworks at Lands End – Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 26th July-1st September.

Head to Lands End for an evening of music and fireworks at the most westerly point of Cornwall, hosted several nights a week you are sure to find a date to suit you.

Family Friendly Events in Cornwall

Mousehole Sea Salts and Sail – 1st -3rd July – Mousehole Harbour

Mousehole harbour will be filled with scores of historic and classic sailing boats, invited from Brittany to Falmouth. There will be lots of entertainment, with stalls, music and food and drink too.

Cornwall Balloons & Tunes Festival – 2nd & 3rd July – Stithians Showground Truro


Join friends at Stithians showground for 2 days of entertainment, rides, craft, food, drinks and of course hot air balloons!

Go wild with Beano at Eden! 23rd July – 3rd September


Teaming up with Beano favourites including Dennis and Gnasher, join then on an epic quest to save the planet against climate change at the Eden Project.

Helifest – 16th July –Padstow


Launched by Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, Helifest will deliver live music, circus entertainment, stalls for a full day of family fun.

Days out in Cornwall

The Lizard

August is one of our favourite month of the year and with sunny days on the horizon, Cornwall has many beautiful locations for a great summer day out. If you haven’t been to The Lizard yet, take the opportunity to drive down to Kynance Cove, Coverack or The Lizard Point and explore areas of Cornwall you may have never seen before.

To know more about places to visit or eat around The Lizard, check our related blog post on our website:

Kernow Adventure Park

If you fancy a change from the beach on a hot summer day, why not booking a trip to Kernow Adventure Park where many activities will be waiting for you to entertain the whole family. From paddle boarding to bouncing on the aquapark on the lake, everyone will have fun.



Events this August

Stones and Bones – Minack Theatre – 18th July to 10th August

This stunning outdoor theatre is worth a visit during your time in Cornwall and if you are a dinosaur lover, this is for you. Explore the different stories about giants and wizards and learn more about our stone-age ancestors.

Available from 18th July until 10th August, this makes the perfect evening activity for the whole family.


Martha Tilson – Minack Theatre – 26th August

If you are after a relaxed evening with folk music you would like to enjoy with a warm cup of tea Martha Tilston is playing at the Minack on 26th August.

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Dinosaur World – Hall for Cornwall – 29th– 31st August

Enter the world of Dinosaur and explore many different species through this uncharted territory. Join the explorer for an evening of adventures in the newly-refurbished Hall for Cornwall in Truro.