Cornwall Open Studios
Between Saturday 27th May and Sunday 4th June, hundreds of artists, designers and makers from across The Duchy will throw open the doors of their studios and workshops to share their artistic practice against a uniquely Cornish backdrop of creek, countryside and coast.
By following the distinctive orange O’s that denote these quaint and quirky spaces in beautiful places, Open Studios Cornwall offers an exploration of multiple art forms – from painting to pottery, furniture to felt making, weaving to woodturning, and more–to inspire ideas, enchant the eye and stimulate the senses.
Meet the artists and hear their stories. Purchase original, affordable artwork and experience creative Cornwall. Discover more here.
The Great Estate Festival
One of the first major events of the summer season, Great Estate kicks the Cornish festival scene into high gear. Set in the impressive grounds of Scorrier House in Redruth, expect a three day carnival of glitter balls in trees, rambunctious workshops, incredible music, magic, and madness.
This year’s headliners include Primal Scream, Henge, and Symphonic Ibiza. It’s a family-friendly affair, with entertainment for all ages, from arts, crafts, yoga and wellness, to quirky magic shows, secret gin-garden parties and the infamous woodland silent disco. Join for a day, or make a weekend of it. It’s not one to miss!
The Eden Sessions
This summer, The Eden Project welcomes back world-class musicians from around the globe, to perform on Cornwall’s greenest stage. Set in a natural amphitheatre and boasting the most incredible acoustics, the Eden Sessions attract some serious talent, and this year is no exception.
Headliners include Lionel Richie, Yungblud, Jack Johnson, and The Pet Shop Boys. Your gig ticket also includes entry to the Eden Project, giving you the chance to explore inside the subtropical and Mediterranean biomes, before the show commences.
Royal Cornwall Show
The Royal Cornwall Show is a staple of Cornish culture, and dates back as far as the 1700s. A celebration of the county’s agricultural industry, expect cattle shows, horse-riding competitions, driving displays, cider competitions, live music, and plenty of food and drink.
Roots Culture Market
Discover local makers and independent creatives at the Roots Culture Market. Hosted at Mount Pleasant Eco Park in Porthtowan, spend as little or as long as you like browsing the stalls for handmade gifts, including jewellery, pottery, clothes and more. With tunes from Tropical Pressure Sound System pumping you up for some shopping, and delicious veggie and vegan street food to tempt your taste buds, this is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday.
Summer sessions at The Alverton
Our annual Alverton Summer Garden Sessions are back! This year, we’re welcoming nine talented local musicians to take to the terrace stage, from May through till August. Soak up the sounds of the summer with our beautiful private gardens as your backdrop. Dine al fresco with friends on the sun-trap terrace, and sip on a refreshing tipple of two. This month, we’re welcoming Ash Harding and Atlantic Roots, on 15th and 29th June.
Tickets are £15 per person and include a cocktail on arrival, your choice of small plate from our mezze menu, and live music in the gardens. Book your tickets today.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Europe’s largest free nautical music festival returns to Falmouth this June. Expect thigh-slapping, beer-swashing, shanty-singing good times, as venues across Falmouth host shanty bands from around the world. Proud sponsors of the festival, The Greenbank’s beer tent will once again be one of the main stages for this incredibly popular Falmouth event. Come on down and join in the fun!
Armed Forces Day
Falmouth will be the epicentre of the festivities for the prestigious Armed Forces Day. Prepare to be wowed by ‘Top Gun’ style displays from the Red Arrows, and a grand military parade featuring marching bands through the town. Pendennis Castle will host a Proms-style music concert, whilst fireworks over Falmouth Harbour will put the icing on the cake. The whole event is free and includes a tour of a naval ship if you book via the website in advance.
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Stay and Save This Season
Mix city, coast and countryside at The Alverton, and enjoy up to 20% discount on your stay. From 1st April until 15th October 2024.
From our much-loved Summer Garden Sessions and tasting evenings, to themed balls, theatre and gin festivals, discover what’s going on at the hotel on the hill.