Sun, sea, sails and spreads, say hello to June in Cornwall.
The arrival of June in Cornwall means the official start of summer. Blue skies, warm sunshine and a delicate breeze. Delicious. So, aside from contentedly spread-eagling on the beach soaking in the rays, what can we expect from June in Cornwall? Well, a lot actually.
Food, Glorious Food
Make the most of this month’s collection of foodie festivals and enjoy the sensational tastes of Cornwall. Local farmers markets and the Mevagissey feast offer tantalising treats for the tongue and tum, while Truro’s Gin Festival gives grown-ups the opportunity to sample liquid loveliness, guilt-free.
St Ives Farmers Market – 6th June 2019
Cornwall Gin Fest – 15th June 2019
Heart Food Festival – 22nd – 23rd June 2019
Mevagissey Feast Week – 23rd – 29th June 2019
There are plenty of family-friendly activities to get involved in this June in Cornwall. Treat your dad for Father’s Day to some fun-filled, controlled chaos and watch dilly cart racing at Lanhydrock, or head over to the impressive Royal Cornwall Show and get lost in the huge mix of incredible displays. For a day that includes the whole family, check out the Doggy Day Out Summer Festival and treat your four-pawed pals to some much-deserved fuss and attention.
Royal Cornwall Show – 6th – 8th June 2019
Dilly Cart Races at Lanhydrock – 9th June 2019
European Legends Link Championships – 20th – 23rd June 2019
Big Beach Clean with Newquay Zoo – 22nd June 2019
Doggy Day Out Summer Festival – 22nd – 23rd June 2019
June in Cornwall offers visitors and locals alike an exciting line-up of local festivals. The award-winning Golowan Festival, Penzance’s midsummer celebration, is an absolute must for anyone staying nearby. Meanwhile, Polperro’s music and arts festival is a great one for all the family.
Merdoch Day – 15th June 2019
Polperro Festival – 15th – 23rd June 2019
Golowan Festival – 21st – 30th June 2019
Music, Theatre and Art
If you enjoy a spot of live entertainment, June in Cornwall is a really exciting month. Check out the Eden Project’s fantastic line up for their hugely successful Eden Sessions, with world-class acts including Stereophonics, the Chemical Brothers and Kylie Minogue. Be swept away by Miracle Theatre or give into belly laughs at Carnglaze Caverns’ Comedy in a Cave.
Miracle Theatre’s A Perfect World – June 2019
Stand Up Comedy in a Cave – 1st June 2019
Kalmynji: An Exhibition of Sculptures – 2nd – 16th June 2019
Eden Sessions 2019 – 20th – 29th June 2019
Summer by the Sea
A trip to Cornwall in June wouldn’t be complete without ample time spent by the sea. Whether you would like to find a quiet corner to relax in or want to jump straight into the celebratory action, there are plenty of choices for you. For sailors and yachty types, this is a particularly exciting month.
2019 Azores and Back Race – 1st June 2019
Looe Raft Race – 9th June 2019
Falmouth Classics Regatta – 14th – 16th June 2019
Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival – 22nd – 23rd June 2019