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Riverside Family Holidays in Cornwall


Highlight events for 2016

Here’s our favourites…

Cornwall Spring Flower Show
2nd – 3rd April 2016

At Boconnoc Estate featuring show gardens, horticultural trade stands and competitions all set in this beautiful Estate. The displays of camellias, daffodils and rhododendrons are not to be missed.

Flora Day
7th May 2016

In Helston, the tradition of Flora Day has been celebrated for hundreds of years. The town is decorated with beautiful spring flowers and over eighty couples and hundreds of local school children dance through the streets to the iconic ‘Hal an Tow’ beat, performed by the Helston Town Band.

Fowey Festival of Words and Music run by The du Maurier Festival Society
7th – 14th May 2016

National and International celebrities provide music, talks, workshops and entertainment. Programme available from The Tourist Office 01726 833 616

Lostfest in Lostwithiel
Sunday 15th May (tbc) 2016

Arts and craft stalls in venues all over the town along with live music and dance.

The Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
9th – 11th June 2016

This is the county’s biggest annual event covering entertainment, competition and shopping and showcases food and farming. There are classes for dogs, goats, chickens, rabbits and rare breeds. Also a large flower section and main ring full of events from showjumping to various display teams. A show with something for everyone in the family.

Polperro Music Festival
18th – 25th June 2016

Live music, arts and crafts fair, comedy night and the lighting of the solstice bonfire.

The Fowey Big Gig & BBQ Weekend
24th – 26th June 2016

A stage on The Quay in Fowey hosting numerous bands throughout the week-end all available to watch for free! With an array of food available not only in the local pubs and restaurants but also from the BBQ and various stalls. A fairground for the children. St Pinnock band there really is something for everyone.

Looe Food Festival
CANCELLED THIS YEAR (25th – 26th June 2016)

Festival showcasing local produce and local suppliers with cookery demonstrations.

Looe Carnival Week
24th July – 1st August 2016

Family fun with a week of events that will appeal to everyone.

Port Eliot Festival
28th July – 31st July 2016

A popular literary festival with a feeling of a garden party. Attracts a mix of celebrities, art lovers, foodies and book worms.

Boconnoc Steam Fair
29th – 31st July 2016

An old fashioned steam extravaganza held annually in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc Estate. Vintage vehicles including full size and miniature steam engines.

Fowey Regatta
14th – 20th August 2016

Sailing races and quayside events for children and adults alike. Two free firework displays, torchlight parade of boats and carnival.

Polruan Regatta
27th – 29th August 2016

Great day on Bank Holiday Monday for all the family. Games, dancing, silver band, carnival procession and open air disco. A good fun filled day for all.

Fowey River Lions Triathlon
Sunday 4th September 2016

Now in its 31st year this triathlon is very popular. 100 triathletes start by swimming from Fowey town quay to Polruan quay, they collect their bikes from the coal wharf to then cycle up Polruan hill and around the roads to Lostwithiel for the last transition to run back to Fowey.

Polo On The Beach
POSTPONED TO 2017 (9th – 11th September 2016)

A week-end of Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay near Newquay. Featuring some of the country’s top professional polo players, speed and excitement will be experienced.

Looe Music Festival
23rd – 25th September 2016

Live music taking place in various locations, with over 40 bands playing on 3 music stages from jazz and easy listening to folk, indie and rock music.

Fowey Christmas Market
The first weekend in December

The Christmas lights are switched on by Father Christmas on 2nd December 2016 followed by the market on Saturday and Sunday. A marquee is situated on The Quay with further stalls in the school and the Town Hall.