June is one of our favourite months in Cornwall – wildflowers bloom in the hedgerows, the sun sits high in the sky, and our favourite places are still crowd free. There is also lots to look forward to – from artists opening their studios to outdoor theatre, from music on the beach to seafood festivals – here’s our edit of experiences not to be missed…
Miracle Theatre on Bedruthan’s lawn, 19th June
Just a two-minute walk away from the Scarlet, our sister hotel, Bedruthan is hosting a magical performance on their sea view lawn. The award-winning Miracle Theatre will be performing their brand new spaghetti western: The Magnificent Three, a side-splitting, hoe-down dancing adventure across the Prairie. With food stalls, a well stocked bar and the sun setting over the sea, it will be a truly magical evening.
Open Studios Cornwall, 23rd May – 31st May
Although not officially in June, Open Studios in Cornwall is a wonderful event spread all over the county, celebrating Cornwall’s rich creative art scene. Almost 200 artists will open their studio doors giving a rare opportunity to explore behind the scenes and seeing artists at work. To find out which artists and exhibiting and where, take a look at the Open Studios website.
Polo on the Beach, 26th – 28th June
Back for the ninth year at Watergate Bay, GWR Polo on the Beach promises to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be two polo matches being played at 6pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 and plenty of other arena and beach entertainment including a horse display stunt display team, polo demonstrations, a dog show on Sunday all alongside live music, welling wanging, the LandRover Experience, food, drink and, of course, plenty of Champagne!
On Saturday 27 June, straight after the main Watergate Bay polo match, the music arena will be transformed into the GWR Polo on the Beach Party with international DJ Krystal Roxx and live music. Tickets are on sale now at £20pp.
Mevagissey Feast Festival, 28th June – 4th July
Mevagissey is a beautiful place to visit in it’s own right – a working harbour dotted with colourful fishermen’s cottages and narrow cobbled streets. But the place comes alive during the Mevagissey Feast Festival: a week long celebration with live music, delicious locally caught fish dishes to eat, carnivals through the town, all culminating in a huge firework display.
Electric Beach Festival, 12 – 13th June
If you’re looking for something a bit more lively, take a look at the Electric Beach Festival taking place a couple of beaches down from Mawgan Porth: Fistral Beach, Newquay. Acts from around the world will be playing on the white sandy beaches throughout the weekend whilst the sun sets on the horizon.