Best Cornwall events March 2023

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It’s spring! Hooray. Okay, if you’re reading this before 20 March, then it is isn’t technically springtime yet but the weather is certainly getting warmer and many of those places that close in Cornwall for the winter are opening themselves back up again. And there’s a bucketload of events taking place this month across the Duchy. But are there actually any decent March 2023 things to do in Cornwall? There sure are, of course, as we let you know below!

Prepare for a charity Cornish craft beer festival, a ‘Barrel of Laughs’ comedy festival, a British Science Week event for kids, the Far Woolly West yarn festival and probably the best flower show in the Duchy. And, of course, St Piran’s Day is in early March and that’s a Cornwall-wide celebration of, well, Cornwall, so do not miss that. And that’s just a taster. There’s loads going on if you’re looking for March 2023 events in Cornwall so take a look below. Remember to click that ‘Read More’ button on each listing, though, so you can get into the event’s full nitty gritty and details. So, without any further ado: March 2023’s Cornwall event recommendations from Proper Cornwall

National Pasty Week 2023

Date: Until Sunday 5 March 2023
Type: Week-long worshipping of the famous Cornish pasty!
Suitable for: Oggy lovers! The Cornish Pasty Association is using the week to raise funds for Devon and Cornwall Food Action. Read more by clicking that yellow button…
Location: All over the home of the Cornish pasty. Cornwall, of course!

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Truro St Piran’s Market 2023 and Pasty Making Competition

Date: Saturday 4 March 2023
Type: Cornwall’s best St Piran’s Day 2023 farmers market, hands down!
Suitable for: Kids, adults, dogs, budgies. Anyone who loves St Piran, basically. And Cornwall, of course. And markets. And oggies!
Location: Lemon Quay, Truro

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St Columb Major Hurling of the Silver Ball 2023 (second leg)

Date: Saturday 4 March 2023
Type: Traditional (and rough!) festival that’s like a rugby scrum with a silver ball. This is the second and final leg of this year’s event
Suitable for: The game: tough players. Spectating: anyone else. Click the yellow button below for all the details…
Location: The rough ‘n’ tumble action starts at 4.30pm in Market Place, St Columb Major, near Newquay

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Cornish Craft Beer 2023 charity event at The Alverton, Truro

Date: Saturday 4 March 2023, from 7pm
 Charity ales and craft beer tasting event with a raffle and a pasty supper
Suitable for: Ale lovers and anyway who want to support a good cause for children
Location: The Alverton hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro

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St Piran’s Day 2023

Date: Sunday 5 March 2023 (although the whole celebration is 3-6 March 2023 really!)
Type: The big one! Cornwall’s day celebrating Cornwall and its beloved Patron Saint
Suitable for: Everyone in the Duchy! So many towns and villages put on events. Click on ‘Read More’ for full details…
Location: Newquay, Truro, Falmouth, oh everywhere across Cornwall! There’s a traditional march at Perranporth Beach too

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Jack Carroll plays the Barrel of Laughs Comedy and Beer Fest 2023 at The Driftwood Spars

Date: Friday 10-Sunday 12 March 2023
 Comedy and ale-loving festival starring the Kernow King and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ runner up Jack Carroll
Suitable for: Comedy lovers who like a tipple or three alongside their belly laughs
Location: Driftwood Spars pub, Trevaunance Road, St Agnes, near Perranporth

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Super Sunday Family Festival @ Tate St Ives

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023 (11am-3pm)
Type: Art fun day for families, exploring the ‘wonderful artwork of Barbara Hepworth
Suitable for: Kids and parents who like making rainbow costumes, creating mini sculptures, storytelling and crafting creatures!
Location: Tate St Ives gallery, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives (free for kids!)

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Cornwall Music Festival 2023

Date: Monday 13-Saturday 18 March 2023
Type: Musical and poetic celebration of local Cornish talent
Suitable for: Anyone who wants to enjoy homegrown Cornish talent, particularly in two glorious concerts that bookend the week
Location: Truro Methodist Church, Union Place, Truro

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Ocean Agency Charity Gala Dinner at Boconnoc House

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023 (6pm-11.30pm)
Type: Gala four-course dinner and auction at the historic house in aid of Dive Project Cornwall, a not-for-profit that works to eliminate plastic pollution
Suitable for: Charitable types who love a top notch meal and auction, which is organised by The Ocean Agency Ltd marketing agency
Location: Off the A390, just east of Lostwithiel, near Bodmin, Liskeard and St Austell

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British Science Week event for families at Wheal Martyn

Date: Saturday 18 March 2022 (2pm-3.30pm)
Type: Fun event for families that marks national British Science Week 2023, with STEM activities and science investigations
Suitable for: All ages. Anyone with an inquisitive mind who also wants to explore the china clay museum. No booking required!
Location: Wheal Martyn, off the B3274, Carthew, near St Austell

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Far Woolly West 2023 yarn festival in Marazion

Date: Sunday 19 March 2023 between 10am and 4pm
Type: A celebration of yarn, spinning and knitting!
Suitable for: Mums (it’s Mother’s Day!) and anyone who loves yarn and knitting
Location: Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion

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Ninebarrow play St Endellion Church

Date: Thursday 23 March 2023 from 7.30pm
Type: One of the best young folk music duos play inside the idyllic Cornish church
Suitable for: Folk music fans who want to watch one of the best acts on the circuit!
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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Falmouth Spring Flower Show 2023

Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2023 (from 10am each day)
Type: Historic flower show in its 113th year and packed spring community event
Suitable for: Bloomer boomers and anyone with even a passing interest in flowers. This is an old, beautiful Cornish event!
Location: Princess Pavilion, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

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Kids Easter Disco at Studio 4 Dance, St Austell

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023 (from 6pm)
Type: Easter disco for children and young people featuring games, dancing and music
Suitable for: Kids of all ages in the new Studio 4 Dance community events space in St Austell
Location: 1/F, Burton House, Trinity Street, St Austell

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