Best Cornwall Events November 2023

A crescent moon illuminates the 'mud maid' at The Lost Gardens of Heligan during this year's winter walk. Image courtesy of The Lost Gardens of Heligan


Remember, remember the fifth of November. And the fourth too. And the sixth. And, oh, remember, remember every single day in November 2023 because there’s a whole lotta stuff going on in Cornwall!

Okay, with an intro like that you’d think we’d include some details about fireworks night 2023 in Cornwall but actually we don’t. One simple Google search and you’ll find a ton of pieces from other fonts of knowledge on all the bonfire night fun going on around the Duchy.

No, this year we have not focused on the fireworks and have instead picked our selection of the other best events, activities and happenings taking place around Cornwall in November 2023. Scroll below to find your fave event…

Forget about your pre-Christmas blues with Proper Cornwall and check out all the happenings and events across the Duchy throughout the month, including the best Cornwall festivals in November 2023. Discover the fun and even Christmas-related happenings for yourself below.

So, if you’re looking for November 2023 events in Cornwall, get scrolling below now. And don’t forget to click on those yellow ‘Read More’ buttons wherever they appear so you can get that event’s full details. Enjoy your November 2023 Cornwall event recommendations from the awesome people here at Proper Cornwall

Singles Day in Cornwall 2023

Date: Saturday 11 November 2023
Type: Big day for online bargains and shopping deals in Cornwall
Suitable for: Those looking for a deal ahead of Christmas
Location: All across Cornwall, however mostly online. Click on the yellow button for more…

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Remembrance Day in Cornwall 2023

Date: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2023
Type: Saturday: Remembrance Day with two-minute silence. Sunday: church services and parades across Cornwall
Suitable for: Everyone. Of course
Location: All across Cornwall. Plenty of details for parades and services in our special article. Click on the ‘Read More’ button…

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Eden Project Sleep Out 2023

Date: Thursday 16 November 2023 (from 6pm, all night)
Type: Rough sleeping experience between the attraction’s biomes overnight
Suitable for: Charitable types who want to raise money for the homeless while enjoying music, readings and the cold night air
Location: Eden Project, Bodelva, near St Austell

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Christmas at the Lost Gardens of Heligan 2023

Date: Friday 17 November 2023-Tuesday 2 January 2024
Type: An incredible Christmas lights display across the gardens with a special ‘Heligan Night Garden’ (pictured above)
Suitable for: Christmas lovers and those who want to stroll at night and see beautiful lantern installationd
Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, just off the B3273, Pentewan, near Mevagissey and St Austell

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Lobster Lollop from Padstow 2023

Date: Saturday 18 November 2023 (from 8am until the evening)
Type: An annual Camel Trail running event from Padstow that you can watch or take part in
Suitable for: Fit types (and their dogs) who want to raise money for the National Lobster Hatchery while they jog
Location: All distance runs start from the Camel Trail’s start in Moyle Road, Padstow

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Black Friday Cornwall 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023
Type: A day for bargains across Cornwall, especially online
Suitable for: Shoppers who want early Christmas deals. Click on the yellow button below for details…
Location: All across the Duchy!

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St Ives Shanty Shout 2023

Date: Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November 2023
Type: Festival of top sea shanty acts at venues across St Ives
Suitable for: Sea shanty fans and those people who just want to hear incredible voices
Location: All sorts of pubs and hotel venues across St Ives. Click on the ‘Read More’ button for details…

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Tunnel of Lights 2023 at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Date: Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2023; Friday 1-Sunday 31 December 2023 (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Type: The museum in Charlestown transforms into a wonderland of tunnels, lights and a snow globe
Suitable for: Families, kids, adults and Christmas fans who want to discover a huge tunnel of festive lights and more
Location: Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Quay Road, Charlestown, near St Austell

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Truro BIG Christmas Market 2023

Date: Wednesday 29 November-Sunday 24 December 2023 (9am-5pm each day; 9am-9pm on Wednesdays)
Type: Probably the best Christmas farmers market in Cornwall 2023
Suitable for: Shoppers, drinkers, eaters, merry people and those who want that Christmas feeling!
Location: Lemon Quay, Truro. Get the full details by clicking on the ‘Read More’ below…

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