What’s On In Cornwall in 2022

After two years of uncertainty, it’s looking very much like Cornwall will be going back to ‘normal’ this year! Slowly but surely event planners are announcing the return of some of the most fabulous events across the county, and WE CAN’T WAIT!

There is something here to satisfy every member of the family, from golden egg hunts, to live music on the sand, foodie extravaganzas to floral festivals.

Whilst these events are all subject to government guidance and last minute changes, we thought it would be great to take a look ahead at what’s on in Cornwall this year to help you plan your visit to Harlyn Sands Holiday Park.

We’ll keep this page updated throughout the year, so remember to pop back closer to your visit, and if you know of an event we’re missing here, be sure to let us know so we can add it in!

March

Harlyn Sands OPENS for the season! If you have yet to book your 2022 holiday with us, what are you waiting for? Do it now, here

April Easter Holidays

02-03 April : Spring Flower Show – Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. 

Enjoy dramatic displays of spring flowers and shrubs; exquisite exhibits by leading nurseries and landscape artists; a spectacular spread of horticultural traders; a Floral Art marquee and botanical illustrations from the Eden Project’s Florilegium Society are just some of the features of the Cornwall Garden Society’s 2022 Spring Flower Show.

08-09 April : Band Practice with Whisky Falls – The Harlyn Sands Clubhouse

LET’S ROCK!! Big and little rockers! Join Whiskey Falls for Band Practice! Bring your own instruments or use ours.

09-24 April : Easter at Eden

A day of seeking and finding, fun and games with your Easter activity pack. Adventures for the whole family to enjoy and get stuck into, and games designed to help you explore the great outdoors and witness all the beautiful signs of spring.

09-24 April : The Easter Golden Egg Challenge – Paradise Park 

Have a cracking time on the Easter Golden Egg Challenge around Paradise Park (see over 1200 birds, rare red pandas, red squirrels, Asian otters and more, play in the JungleBarn and ride the Express train), and when you have completed the quiz, claim your yummy chocolate reward.

22-24 April : Porthleven Food Festival – Porthleven

Take a wander around the picturesque harbour for the award winning Porthleven Food Festival. Discover the fantastic chef’s theatre, food market, street food, and enjoy music by day and night. The festival brings families and foodies together to enjoy eats and beats.

May – Summer Half Term

01 May : Obby Oss – Padstow

A May Day celebration quite unlike any other, the Padstow Obby Oss is an ancient festival steeped in mystery. The Old Oss and Blue Ribbon Oss are let loose from their stables to roam around Padstow in a tradition that has taken place for centuries.

06-08 May : English National Surfing Championships – Watergate Bay

A full 3 days of double peak surfing will take place with divisions from U12s up to Kahunas (45+) in shortboard, and longboarding men and women, and U18s.

06-14 May : Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature – Fowey

Details TBC.

07 May : Flora Day – Helston

An ancient spring festival to celebrate the end of winter and mark the arrival of new vitality and fertility with the trees and flowers bursting into life. The houses and shops of the town are decorated with greenery and floral arrangements to express the spirit of renewal.

13-15 May : St Ives Food and Drink Festival – St Ives

A free to attend, weekend event with a packed music line up alongside daytime artisan tents, food and drinks vendors, live music and food demos

16-17 May : My Chemical Romance Eden Sessions – Eden 

Sold out.

26-30 May : Bude & Stratton Folk Festival – Bude

A friendly festival by the sea with an emphasis on enjoying & sharing traditional acoustic music. The Festival has a delightful mix of local and visiting artists and there is also lots of opportunity for festival goers to participate in a variety of workshops, open mike stages, music sessions and ‘sing arounds’.

June

02-05 June : The Great Estate Festival – Scorrier

The most rambunctious garden féte, set within the mystical grounds of Scorrier Estate, Cornwall. Expect the unexpected.

03-19 June : Penzance Art Festival – Penzance

Celebrating Penzance as one of the most vibrant and innovative artistic towns in the country, Penzance Festival of Art brings together the town’s artists, galleries and museums for a celebration of the very best of Penwith art, giving visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the creativity and beauty of this historic coastal town.

09-11 June : Royal Cornwall Show – Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.

17-19 June : Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival – Falmouth 

The largest free nautical music and song festival in Europe! Falmouth has a proud and long history as a first safe port of call for deepwater sailing ships. It was here that sailors filled our waterside alehouses with their songs and it is here that those shanties and stories are kept alive to this day. Rumour has it, if you listen very carefully as you walk along the seventeenth-century quays you can still hear them singing!

18 June : Newquay Rainbow Run – RAF St Mawgan

Children’s Hospice South West is excited to announce the return of Cornwall’s most colourful 5k and it’s going to be better than ever! You can run, skip, jog or walk through the different colour paint stations – it’s up to you.

15 – 29 June : Eden Sessions – Eden

Bryan Adams, Dianna Ross, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Nine Inch Nails play the Eden Session stage across June.

24-26 June : Tunes In The Dunes – Perranporth Beach

Shaggy, The Kooks and Paul Weller headline the UK’s biggest festival on a beach. 

July Summer Holidays

23-29 July : Charlestown Regatta – Charlestown 

Charlestown Regatta offers a week-long programme of events for all the family, including raft races, a fun triathlon, donkey derby, live music and more in the old fishing village and port of Charlestown.

29-31 July : Rock Oyster Festival – Wadebrigde

A Food and music festival hosted by Jack Stein and Friends, headlined by Happy Mondays, Laura Mvula and Passenger, on the banks of the Camel Estuary.

August Summer Holidays

05-14 August : Falmouth Week – Falmouth 

Expect family friendly activities, with everything from a large interactive gaming screen to a 40 foot Victorian carousel, alongside an eclectic market and buzzing atmosphere! Combined with evening entertainment, ranging from the famous 80s and 90s night to the RNLI Fun Day. Not to mention the marching carnival, firework display and craft markets.

10-14 August : Boardmasters – Newquay

Headlined by George Ezra, Disclosure and Kings of Leon

26-29 August : Cornwall Folk Festival – Wadebridge

Four nights and three days of the best of folk music from Cornwall and beyond. Concerts, sessions, folk clubs, dancing, workshops, craft fairs & children’s events, all in the beautiful market town of Wadebridge.

September

17-18 September : Watergate Bay Sprint – Newquay to Padstow

Cornwall’s only motorsport event on a closed public road. An exciting high-speed race against the clock along the coastal roads between Newquay and Padstow. 

22-25 September : North Cornwall Book Festival – St Endellion

North Cornwall Book Festival brings together readers and writers (and a few choice musicians) for a holiday of literature, narrative, craft, workshops and concerts in a site of outstanding beauty between the holiday resort of Polzeath and the fishing community of Port Isaac.

October Autumn Half Term