Culture lovers guide to Summer

Cornwall comes alive in the summer with festive happenings, from outdoor theatre to food and literature festivals. Here are our top recommendations for cultural Cornwall this summer…


Open Studios in Cornwall
Open Studios, 28th May – 5th June
To celebrate the county’s creative art scene, artists and craftspeople throughout the county open their studio doors to the public – allowing you a unique insight into their practice and ways of working.

Mevagissey Feast Week Cornwall
Mevagissey Feast Week, 26th June – 2nd July
Visit the wonderful fishing harbour of Mevagissey during this longest surviving Cornish festival, with traditional flora dances, cooking demonstrations and plenty of delicious seafood to eat.

Miracle Theatre at Bedruthan Hotel
Life’s a Dream, Miracle Theatre, 1st July
The open air theatre company returns to our sister hotel, Bedruthan, for its second year with their  adaptation of an epic fable of love, war and destiny. With food stalls and sea views it’s our favourite way to watch this award winning production. Get tickets here.

Rock Oyster Festival in Cornwall
Rock Oyster Festival, 15th – 16th July
A midsummer celebration of food, music, art and, of course, Cornish oysters set in stunning Dinham House overlooking the Camel Estuary.

St Endellion Summer Music Festival
St Endellion Summer Music Festival, 26 Jul 2016 to 7 Aug 2016
The beautiful church of St Endelienta becomes concert venue for some of the most prestigious soloist and musicians in the UK. Nowadays the internationally famous festival fields a symphony orchestra and a chorus of seventy-five who along with guest artistes present a program that encompasses the classics from Brahms to Stravinsky, music from Broadway and late night brass bands.

Port Eliot Festival
Port Eliot Festival, 28th – 31st July
The eccentric and every-popular four-day festival of books, food, music, art, comedy, fashion, films and wildlife in the spectacular grounds of the Port Eliot estate.

Falmouth Week in Cornwall
Falmouth Week, 5th-14th August
Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shore side events including music, street theatre and dance.