Best Cornwall Events July 2023

Tropical Pressure is one of many Cornish festivals in July 2023! Image by Joe Gray and Rose Summers


It’s summer now, for sure. We’ve already had one heatwave and more are bound to follow. So what’s the best way to enjoy the endless sunshine in Cornwall? Go to one of the Duchy’s many summer events in July 2023, of course!

There are loads of different events in Cornwall throughout July. But do any of these July 2023 things to do in Cornwall get your pulse racing? Sure they do. You just need to read our list of the best events in Cornwall 2023 below, click on each so you can read the full details and then start heading out to your chosen event. Pronto…

Big music festivals are the flavour of the month, such as Tropical Pressure 2023, (the last ever) Leopallooza 2023 and the Rock Oyster Festival 2023. Then there are regattas like the Saltash Regatta 2023, plus the grand Armchair Adventure Festival 2023 in Mount Edgcumbe too. Oh, and did we forget about the Penzance Litfest 2023? No we didn’t. Bookworms: scroll down for that annual literary festival.

All that not enough for you, eh? Well, Cornwall Pride 2023 is out in full force on all of July’s weekends, plus, for comedy fans, welcome to the Falmouth Cringe Festival 2023 that features Tim Key and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Helifest 2023 is also worth checking out for kids’ activities and, well, helicopters. And the Truck Show Cornwall 2023 should be MONSTER!

All of those events and loads more besides are listed below. So, if you’re looking for July 2023 events in Cornwall, get scrolling down now. Do remember to click that yellow ‘Read More’ button on each listing too so you can get the full details, times, dates and booking options. Get those shades on and enjoy July 2023’s Cornwall event recommendations from Proper Cornwall

Cornwall Pride 2023

Dates: Saturday 1 July 2023 – Bude Pride 2023 / Saturday 8 July 2023 – Penzance Pride 2023 / Saturday 15 July 2023 – Redruth Pride 2023 / Saturday 22 July 2023 – Newquay Pride 2023
Type: Four LGBTQ+ Pride events and parades in Cornwall in July 2023. Click on the ‘Read More’ button below for the full event details
Suitable for: Anyone, everyone and all in between. That’s the idea!
Locations: NewquayPenzanceBude and Redruth

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Newquay Sessions 2023

Dates: Kickoff gig is on Saturday 1 July 2023 and then it’s every Saturday in July and August 2023 from there
Type: Live music on The Killacourt green community space with family activities
Suitable for: Music lovers, families and those who want a good view
Location: The Killacourt, off The Crescent, Newquay

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Penzance Rotary Classic and Vintage Car Show 2023

Date: Sunday 2 July 2023
Time: 11am-3pm
Type: Exactly 100 vintage vehicles line up along the promenade in Penzance for this vintage vehicle show
Suitable for: Motormouths and vintage vehicle fans!
Location: Penzance Promenade, off Western Promenade Road, Penzance

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Gigspanner Trio, plus Knight & Spiers, play St Endellion Church

Date: Thursday 6 July 2023
Time: Concert starts at 7.30pm
Type: One of the greatest folk fiddle players of all time pulls a double-header inside the idyllic country church
Suitable for: Fans of folk, fiddles, fun and friends
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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Penzance Litfest 2023

Date: Wednesday 5-Saturday 8 July 2023
Type: Literary festival with all sorts of talks and workshops taking place over four days
Suitable for: Anyone who can’t resist a good book
Location: Various venues across Penzance

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Falmouth Cringe Festival 2023

Date: Thursday 6-Sunday 9 July 2023
Type: Huge comedy festival featuring all manner of laugh-inducing stars
Suitable for: Comedy fans who want to catch hilarious acts like Tim Key (above), Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Shaparak Khorsandi!
Location: Six venues across Falmouth‘s seafront

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Tropical Pressure 2023

Date: Friday 14-Monday 16 July 2023
Type: Colourful, welcoming and intimate world music festival
Suitable for: Families, friends and all lovers of world music at its finest
Location: Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Chapel Hill, Porthtowan, between Portreath and Perranporth

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Helifest 2023

Date: Saturday 15 July 2023 (11am-8pm)
Type: Cornwall’s emergency services are celebrated with helicopters, rides, live music, kid’s activities and great food
Suitable for: All the family. And anyone else for that matter. Click on the yellow button below for all the details
Location: Just off the A389, on a field adjacent to Padstow Main Road Car Park, on the way into Padstow

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Dr Rowan Williams’ Poetry Day 2023 @ St Endellion Church

Date: Saturday 22 July 2023 (10am-3pm)
Type: Day of poetry talks and recitals with the former Archbishop of Canterbury
Suitable for: Enthusiasts of verse and fans of Rowan himself
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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Leopallooza 2023

Date: Friday 21-Sunday 23 July, 2023
Type: Cracking music festival for all manner of bands, acts and entertainment
Suitable for: Festival-goers of all shapes and sizes who want to catch (sob) the last Leopallooza ever…
Location: The Wyldes, Lower Exe Farm, Week St Mary, near Bude

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The Lovely Bubbly Festival 2023 @ Mount Edgcumbe

Date: Sunday 23 July 2023 (10.30am-4pm)
Type: Bubbles of all forms, colours, shapes, sizes and flavours are celebrated in this unique fest
Suitable for: Kids. And big kids who love bubbles
Location: Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, next to Plymouth and near Looe

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Armchair Adventure Festival 2023

Date: Thursday 27-Sunday 30 July 2023
 Talk and activity festival dedicated to adventure, good food and live music
Suitable for: Aanyone who wants to be inspired. Find out all about this unique fest by clicking on the ‘Read More’ button below
Location: Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, next to Plymouth and near Looe

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Truck Show Cornwall 2023

Date: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July 2023 (9am-10.30pm each day)
Type: The biggest and best monster truck show in the Duchy
Suitable for: Truckers, truck fans and families who want their action loud and monstruous!
Location: Stithians Showground, off Tubbon Hill, Ponsanooth, near Penryn, Falmouth and Truro

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Saltash Regatta 2023

Date: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July 2023
Type: One of Cornwall’s best regattas, with a bucket-load of stuff happening on dry land too
Suitable for: Regatta fans and families who want plenty of entertainment too
Location: Saltash waterfront, near Plymouth, Looe and Liskeard

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Rock Oyster Festival 2023

Date: Thursday 27-Sunday 30 July 2023
Type: Food-meets-music festival headlined by Sophie Ellis Bextor (above) and Niles Rogers
Suitable for: Oyster fans who love live music too (yes, Groove Armada are playing too!)
Location: Dinham House, St Minver, between Rock and Wadebridge

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