We here at Snaptrip want to put into practice our ‘make the most of your weekend’ ethos by bringing you the best ways to spend your precious free time. All across the country, there are counties and towns with their own calendar of amazing events, and we think June is looking particularly good for Cornwall holidays!
So why not the make the most of one of your June weekends and catch one of these great Cornwall events? It’s a beautiful month, and you deserve a beautiful short break with your loved ones. We have a number of cottages in Cornwall available throughout June for an amazing trip, so read on for our list of Top 5 Things to Visit in Cornwall in June!
1. The Royal Cornwall Show
Best for: Family Fun & Beautiful Bouquets
If you need somewhere to eat: Zacry’s Restaurant is all about British food from Cornish ingredients with bold and interesting chargrilled flavours.
Not only one of the biggest events in Cornwall, but also one of the biggest events in the entire country, the Royal Cornwall Show is a feast for the senses. Running every year, this family-friendly country show is made up of several different arenas serving up a whole host of different experiences.
In the Main Ring, you can be entertained with all manner of events from Show Jumping to The Eagle and Vulture Show! In the Food Pavilion, you can munch on tasty testers and experience the best of local Cornish food and drink. At the Funfair, you can reach dizzying heights, while at the Flower Show you can keep your feet firmly on the ground surrounded by one of the country’s best flower displays. To explore everything that’s on, simply visit The Royal Cornwall Show website.
Set in the beautiful town of Wadebridge, the festival is only 30 minutes’ from the popular town of St Austell and is surrounded by some of the prettiest towns in the country.
2. Golowan Festival
Best for: Wacky Cornish Tradition & Live Music
If you need somewhere to eat: Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar is open March until October-inclusive. An imaginative seasonal seafood bar serving ‘tasting plates’ of fresh, local seafood and fish.
If you’re in Penzance this June, then there is only one thing that should be on your festival radar, and that’s the wacky, wonderful Golowan Festival. Every year Penzance town centre comes alive with colour, community and Cornish tradition. A mix of theatre, performing arts and live music makes this festival one of the best in the country.
The summer fireworks are a must-see and you should definitely check out the Quay Fair, where you’ll find stalls selling local produce and arts&crafts. With local cream tea, fresh fish and chips and bespoke ice cream vendors, it’s a delight for the senses.
Expect crazy fancy-dress outfits – back in 2011 the festival broke the record for the largest number of pirates in one place at the same time! It’s a large-scale event meets good community fun, and will surely put the traditional in your trip to Cornwall!
3. Fal River Festival
Best for: River Festivities & Outdoor Activities
If you need somewhere to eat: Oliver’s is a Falmouth-based restaurant that excels in two areas: high quality seasonal menus using the finest local produce and first-rate service.
At the Fal River Festival, you can expect everything from live music and theatre, to outdoor events such as gig racing, swimming and walking. Plus, as the events are located all along the river, there’s lots of quaint towns to explore while here. Many of the events are also just a short drive from the beautiful town of Truro.
4. Great Estate Festival
Best for: Independent Music & Quirky Activities
If you need somewhere to eat: The Cornish Deli, nestled slightly behind the mian street in St Ives showcasing local produce. Open during the day and for dinner on certain evenings.
One of the country’s most dynamic fusion of art, music and food, the Great Estate Festival is not to be missed. Set in the beautiful grounds of Scorrier House, this award winning festival is ideal for families and couples looking for something a little bit different.
The festival boasts some of the country’s biggest musicians, as well as quirky activities including Mexican wrestling and a Victorian Sports Day. For motorheads, there’s even a Vintage Car Show! Located just 25 minutes’ drive from St Ives, this amazing garden fete festival is certainly one that will be remembered.
5. Eden Session Summer Concerts
Best for: Live Music in an Unforgettable Venue
If you need somewhere to eat: Edie’s Kitchen, A fabulous, reasonably priced, family-run restaurant in Carlyon Bay about 2 miles from the Eden Project.
Running throughout the summer at the spectacular Eden Project, the Eden Session Summer Concerts draws people from around the world to enjoy live music in a truly unforgettable venue. With natural acoustics and some of the biggest artists in the world, it’s the perfect way to make your trip to Cornwall a truly memorable experience.
There are musicians for every taste, with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Kylie Minogue and The Chemical Brothers playing. The world famous botanical gardens are located near the picturesque towns of St Austell and Bodmin.