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22nd May 2019

Things to do in Cornwall this June

June in Cornwall is the perfect time to start enjoying the warmer weather. Get your diaries at the ready, as we share the best things to do in Cornwall this June.

31ST MAY – 2ND JUNE: GREAT ESTATE FESTIVAL, SCORRIER ESTATE, REDRUTH

Where: 25 minute drive from The Alverton

Set within the beautiful grounds of Scorrier Estate, the Great Estate Festival is one parkland party you don’t want to miss! Deemed the most rambunctious garden fête, it's back in all its former glory. From major international headline acts, a mix of comedy, theatre, music and the arts to vintage fairgrounds, a woodland silent disco, secret gin garden and burlesque sessions as well as glamping, hot tubs and the Swamp Circus, it is a Cornish festival like no other. 

6TH - 8TH JUNE: THE ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW, WADEBRIDGE

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

Dig out your wellies, because the county's biggest annual diary date is back! The Royal Cornwall Show is all about showcasing the best of farming and food. This top agricultural show is the perfect day out to immerse yourself in the Cornish heritage. Full to the brim with animals, food stalls, live entertainment, a fun-fair and flower and crop competitions, the historic event dates back as far as 1793.

14TH - 16TH JUNE: FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL, FALMOUTH

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Visit Falmouth for a weekend of sea shanties and boat racing. The world-renowned Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival is a weekend full of musical performances in the beautiful seaside town. The Working Boat pub at The Greenbank Hotel will be hosting some of the festivities with 16 fantastic performances throughout the three days. Make sure you bag a front-row seat to see the harbour-side singers and soak up the festival atmosphere with a cold drink from the bar.

15TH JUNE: CORNWALL GIN AND PROSECCO FESTIVAL, TRURO

Where: 5 minute drive from The Alverton

Calling all gin and prosecco lovers! Truro is hosting the festival for you. Just head down the road from The Alverton hotel to discover live music, food stalls, a prosecco bar and demonstrations about all things gin. Enjoy a refreshing G&T or a glass of bubbly (or both!) in Cornwall's capital city.

21ST - 26TH JUNE: NATURAL WELL-BEING WEEK, THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN, ST AUSTELL

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Find your inner sanctuary in the Lost Gardens of Heligan this June. The gardens will be transforming into a tranquil venue for inspirational workshops, activities, talks and sessions with the aim to promote well-being. Relax, restore, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature by letting all your worries melt away with a visit back to the wilderness.

22ND - 23RD JUNE: ST MERRYN STEAM & VINTAGE RALLY, ST MERRYN

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

The St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally is a must-see for all vintage motor vehicle enthusiasts. The local rally, which dates back to nearly 40 years, features many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars. There’s also a variety of trade stands and a car boot sale, alongside authentic Cornish wrestling, performances from local majorette bands and a disco with live music in the evening.

22ND - 23RD JUNE: THE BIG DOGGY DAY OUT SUMMER FESTIVAL, WADEBRIDGE

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

Enjoy a weekend of fun with your four-legged friends and take part in activities including have-a-go agility,  fun scurry, temptation alley and fun dog show to name just a few. With over 40 dog service and product exhibitors, workshops and talks, it's every dog owner and their pup's dream.

23RD JUNE: EDEN SESSIONS 100TH SESSION, EDEN PROJECT, ST AUSTELL

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

The spectacular Eden Project biomes are transformed at night into a venue buzzing with atmosphere for live music. Eden Sessions are now celebrating their 100th show with a star-studded line up. Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Doves, Dreadzone, Asian Dub Foundation, Bill Jefferson and Backbeat Soundsystem will be taking to the stage at this Cornish landmark.

23RD - 29TH JUNE: MEVAGISSEY FEAST WEEK, MEVAGISSEY

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

The Mevagissey Feast Week is a wonderful community event, where both locals and visitors are welcomed to join in with the celebrations. It is thought to be the oldest ongoing festival in Cornwall and the event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. The entertainment includes choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

29TH JUNE: ROCK 2 ROCK, WATERGATE BAY, NEWQUAY

Where: 35 minute drive from The Alverton

Breathe in the fresh, sea air and get moving at the stunning Watergate Bay beach. Rock 2 Rock is a sunset beach run and plastic free event to raise awareness for environmental friendly causes. The event combines running with live music, fireworks and food and drink, so whether you are an avid athlete or just want to come and enjoy the atmosphere, it's a beach party worth checking out.

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