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04th April 2017

Things to do in Cornwall in May

All day dancing, a coat of many colours and creative tours - Cornwall in May is a showcase of all that makes the county so special. There’s creativity round every corner, delicious food to sample and festivals to join in with. Make Cornwall your destination this May.

Watch the Dancing at Helston Flora Day

6 May
What better way to celebrate the end of the cold winter months and the start of the summer than with flowers and all day dancing. Dancing starts at 7am in the morning and carries on until late into the night with parades throughout the town during the day. 

Explore St Ives Food and Drink Festival

13 & 14 May
St Ives is renowned for its beautiful beaches so it’s the perfect location to showcase the county’s produce. Take time out at the fair and then dip your toes in the clear blue water. Arrive by train and enjoy the most incredible views from the carriage.

See Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Hall for Cornwall

16 May - 20 May
Starring X Factor winner Joe McElderry as Joe, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the world’s most successful touring shows selling nearly 15 million tickets. It burst onto Hall for Cornwall’s stage in May. Hall for Cornwall is just moments from the hotel.

Fal River Festival

26 May - 4 June
Dotted along the Fal River intimate performances, gig races and walking tours spring up during the Fal River festival. Travel by boat and skip between activities whilst exploring St Mawes, Trelissick or Falmouth.

Discover Cornwall's Open Studios

26 May - 4 June
All across Cornwall artists and makers are flinging open the studio door and inviting the public into their creative spaces to share their work and inspiration with visitors. Follow the bright orange O’s down woodland lanes and across dramatic cliff tops to discover these interesting spaces.


The Alverton Hotel in Truro is located in the heart of Cornwall with all of the county’s best attractions and beautiful destinations within easy reach. Find out more about staying at The Alverton Hotel.

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