Best Cornwall Events June 2023

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June. The sun is getting hotter and we’re getting out and about in Cornwall more and more as the summer begins at the end of the month. And as that weather hots up so does the Duchy’s events calendar. In fact, there are loads of different events in Cornwall throughout June. But do any of these June 2023 things to do in Cornwall light your fire? (Protip: two of the traditional Cornish midsummer events listed below really do light a massive fire!). Of course you’ll be interested in many of the events so we recommend our favourites to you below…

Get excited about the big music festivals in June like The Great Estate Festival 2023 and the launch of the Bands in the Sands 2023, the Live in the Wyldes 2023 and the 2023 Eden Sessions series. Experience the majesty of the Royal Cornwall Show 2023. Watch boats race out on the water in the Point and Penpoll Regatta 2023 and Falmouth Classics 2023, and while in Falmouth, marvel at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2023 and the Armed Forces Day Cornwall 2023.

Not enough for you? There are also a host of traditional Cornish festivals and events to experience, like Golowan 2023, the Hayle Carnival 2023, Mevagissey Feast Week 2023, Murdoch Day 2023 and an array of midsummer bonfire fests. Plus, there’s the 3 Wishes Fairy Festival 2023 that you won’t want to miss if you cherish your inner Tinkerbell.

Those events and loads more besides are listed below. So, if you’re looking for June 2023 events in Cornwall, have a good peruse and remember to click that yellow ‘Read More’ button on each listing so you can get the full details and all those times, dates and booking options. Prepare to enjoy June 2023’s Cornwall event recommendations from your pals over here at Proper Cornwall

The Great Estate Festival 2023

Date: Friday 2-Sunday 4 June 2023
Type: Fun, music, entertainment, art and even more fun festival
Suitable for: Primal Scream fans (they’re headlining!) as well as those who love their festivals zany and fun!
Location: Scorrier House, Scorrier, near Redruth

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Point and Penpoll Regatta 2023

Date: Saturday 3 June 2023 (although there’s a service on the Sunday too!)
 One of the oldest regattas in Cornwall that’s more than 128 years old!
Suitable for: Boat enthusiasts and families who love entertainment by the water (and, er, excellent tea!)
Location: Point Quay, off Old Tram Road below Point and Penpol villages, near Falmouth and Truro

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Eden Sessions 2023 kick off with Lionel Richie

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2023 sees Lionel Richie open the Sessions. (There are then eight more concerts before The Who finish the series on Tuesday 25 July 2023)
Type: Massive annual concert series outside the famous biomes. Click on the ‘Read More’ for all the iconic acts and dates
Suitable for: Fans of The Who, Lionel Richie, Incubus, Jack Johnson, Anne-Marie, Yungblud, Pet Shop Boys, Kasabian and more!
Location: Eden Project, near St Austell

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Royal Cornwall Show 2023

Date: Thursday 8-Saturday 10 June 2023
Type: Major agricultural, animal and cultural fair (also see Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show 2023 and Royal Cornwall Dog Show 2023)
Suitable for: Royal and celeb spotters, country folk and anyone who loves the rural Duchy
Location: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

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Great Gardens of Cornwall Exhibition in Truro

Dates: Tuesday 13-Tuesday 20 June 2023, with an auction on Tuesday 20 June 2023
Type: Great artists pay homage to Cornwall’s great gardens over this week-long exhibition and auction
Suitable for: Art aficionados, green-fingered great garden fans and those who want to raise cash for a grand local cause
Location: Lemon Street Market, Lemon Street, Truro

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Live in the Wyldes 2023

Dates: Friday 16 June 2023: ‘Ministry of Sound Classical’ with DJs Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Judge Jules; Saturday 17 June 2023: Rudimental live; Friday 30 June 2023: Two Door Cinema Club live; Friday 21 July-Sunday 23 July 2023: Leopallooza 2023
Type: Three massive live music concerts on farmland and a massive festival. Click ‘Read More’ below for the full details…
Suitable for: Festival fans and those who love their DJs old school and their bands awesome
Location: The Wyldes, Lower Exe Farm, Week St Mary, near Bude

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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2023

Date: Friday 16-Sunday 18 June 2023
Type: Traditional shanty festival with 78 acts and more than 25 venues. This is big, loud and fun!
Suitable for: Shanty fans who want a dizzying variety of acts and shows across three days
Location: Various venues across Falmouth. Click on the ‘Read More’ button for the full details

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Falmouth Classics 2023

Date: Friday 16-Saturday 18 June 2023
Type: A massive three-day regatta with many boat races and parades, plus a few onshore events too
Suitable for: Classic sailing boat fans who love watching drama on the waves
Location: Falmouth and its surrounding waters

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Golowan Festival 2023 in Penzance

Date: Friday 16-Sunday 25 June 2023
Type: Colourful, action-packed and traditional midsummer festival with mock mayor elections, Mazey Day, parades, live music and fireworks
Suitable for: Anyone of any age or background. This is a real slice of Cornish traditional festivities with so much going on!
Location: All around Penzance

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3 Wishes Fairy Festival 2023 @ Mount Edcumbe

Date: Friday 16-Sunday 18 June 2023
Type: A magical festival dedicated to sprites, elves, gnomes and pretty fairies
Suitable for: Anyone of any age. Welcome to three enchanting days of fairy-related fun, music and activities
Location: Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, near Plymouth and Looe

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Hayle Carnival 2023

Date: Saturday 17 June 2023 (parade leads off at 6pm)
Type: Big and vibrant Cornish carnival with a fab parade across town
Suitable for: Visitors, locals and everyone in between
Location: Hayle Recreation Ground, off Brookway, Hayle

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Flats and Sharps play St Endellion

Date: Saturday 17 June 2023, from 7.30pm
Type: Incredible Cornish bluegrass band plays its foot-tappin’ tunes inside the idyllic church
Suitable for: Bluegrass enthusiasts
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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Murdoch Day 2023 in Redruth

Date: Saturday 17 June 2023
Type: Celebratory day of entertainment, events and community that pay tribute to inventor Murdoch
Suitable for: Anyone! There are parades, fairs, live music, vintage vehicles and much more besides
Location: All across Redruth town centre!

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Bands in the Sands 2023: Sam Ryder and Xavier Rudd!

Date: Friday 23 June-Saturday 16 September 2023
Type: New series of concerts on a Cornish beach. Eurovision sensation Sam Ryder plays on 23 June!
Suitable for: Fans of Ryder and singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd, who plays the next day…
Location: Perranporth Beach, Perranporth

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St Ives Midsummer Eve Bonfire 2023 in Halsetown

Date: Friday 23 June 2023, from 8.15pm
Type: Traditional bonfire-focused midsummer event to celebrate St John’s Eve
Suitable for: Anyone who wants to experience Cornish tradition. All are invited! Click on the ‘Read More’…
Location: Carnstabba Hill, near the Halsetown Inn, Halsetown, St Ives

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Madron Midsummer Eve Bonfire 2023

Date: Friday 23 June 2023, from 8.30pm
Type: Traditional Cornish midsummer event to celebrate St John’s Eve
Suitable for: All people from all walks of life
Location: Bulls View, around a mile outside of Madron, near Penzance (for full directions click on ‘Read More’)

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Armed Forces Day 2023 in Falmouth

Date: Saturday 24 June 2023, 10am-10.30pm (with activities on the Friday and Sunday too)
Type: Epic day (or, in fact, days) that pays tribute to the armed forces, including a military parade, flying displays, marching bands, a Proms-style concert at Pendennis Castle and fireworks
Suitable for: Armed forces supporters who want an engaging day (or days) out. Fun for all the family
Location: Falmouth seafront, Pendennis Castle and other locations in the town. Click on the ‘Read More’ for the full itinerary

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Mevagissey Feast Week 2023

Date: Sunday 25 June-Saturday 1 July 2023
Type: Historical week of activities in Mevagissey that centres around the Feast of St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, on Thursday 29 June 2023 and dates back to 1754
Suitable for: Locals and visitors, young and old, who want to experience all manner of events, including live music, local food, prize draws, massive parades and raft races
Location: All around the village of Mevagissey

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Sea Glass Collage workshop at Budock Vean hotel, near Falmouth

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2023, 10am-12.30pm
Type: Workshop on creating framable sea collages, run by artist Polly Radford
Suitable for: Budding artists. All skill levels catered for, including zero skill level!
Location: Budock Vean hotel, near Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth

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Causley Festival 2023 in Launceston

Date: Friday 30 June-Sunday 2 July 2023
Type: Cornish poetry, arts and lit festival in tribute to Launceston’s greatest poet
Suitable for: Urban poets. And rural ones too!
Location: All around Launceston, including Launceston Town Hall. Click the yellow button below for the full details…

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