Things to do in Cornwall this July

A run down of what’s on in Cornwall in the month of July – whether you’re looking for an evening at the Theatre, a top music festival or some wonderful Cornish cuisine out there’s something for everyone…

The Cherry Orchard
2nd-6th July, The Minack Theatre – Porthcurno

The Cherry Orchard - What's on in Cornwall

This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough? Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads the tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever.

Penzance Literary Festival 2018
4th-7th July, The Acorn Theatre – Penzance

The Acorn Theatre - What's On in Cornwall in July
Peruse the list of entertainments coming up at the Penzance LitFest: from the absurd to the sublime, poetry to music, crime to romance, history and geography – and not forgetting The Archers!So sit back and enjoy the flight because once we’ve touched down in Penzance, sitting on the shore of the iconic Mount’s Bay, you’ll have four days of the best the West can offer.

Flats & Sharps – A Night of Music & Food
5th July, The Honey Pot – Penzance

What's on in Cornwall July - Flats and Sharps at The Honey Pot

The Honey Pot are having a party to celebrate their first Birthday since the change of ownership a year ago! Serving up Honey Pot tapas style sharing plates from 7PM, followed by live music from local legends Flats And Sharps and a free glass of Prosecco on entry. With a fully licensed bar, delicious homemade food and live music from Penzance’s favourite bluegrass boys, it’s set to be a night to remember. Get your tickets by calling 01736 368686 or pop into the café.

Rock Oyster
6th – 7th July, Wadebridge


Rock Oyster is two nights camping and one rocking party. A festival unlike any other in the UK – they’ll give you a taste of the coast full of music, energy and charm. As well as some of the best oysters, mussels, and other delicious local produce.

Tropical Pressure, Porthtowan
13th – 15th July, Porthtowan

An exciting and inspiring festival to celebrate the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean on the cliffs of Cornwall. Tropical Pressure Festival brings a packed programme of live music, food, dance and culture to Porthtowan.

Sushi Sho: Presented by Tate St Ives & Carousel
26th – 28th July, Tate St Ives – St Ives

Sushi Sho at Tate St Ives - What's on Cornwall

This July, London based creative hub Carousel will be bringing their open kitchen ethos to St Ives for a one-off weekend of cooking, creativity and art with Swedish-Japanese chef Carl Ishizaki of Stockholm’s Michelin-starred Sushi Sho. Using the finest local seafood and produce, Carl will collaborate with Tate St Ives Head Chef Fraser Bruce and the Carousel team to create a unique Cornish-inspired sushi experience.

Port Eliot Festival
26th – 29th July – St Germans

Port Eliot Festival Music Festivals Cornwall 2018

Set in the beautiful Port Eliot estate this literary festival is unlike any other. More like a garden party, this magical weekend allows you to swim in the estuary, picnic under a 300 year old tree, rock out at the Park Stage, canoe on the river, catch an intimate gig in the church, watch a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen or dance ‘till the early hours in the Boogie Round.

27th – 29th July, Bude

Leopallooza Music Festivals Cornwall 2018

Leopallooza Festival is a multi award-winning, grass roots music festival that celebrates the very best in new, up-and-coming and established bands, artists and DJs within our bespoke festival site which is nestled in a hidden, tree-filled Cornish valley, just a few miles from the sea. Three days & nights, multiple stages, big names, free camping, family friendly, fairly priced bars… and they sure know how to throw a party.

The Pirates of Penzance – Illyria Theatre
31st July, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens – Penzance

Pirates of Penzance - Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens - What's on Cornwall

With hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, “The Pirates of Penzance” is as fresh as if it had been written today. It is packed-full of memorable songs such as “To be a Pirate King!”; “Modern Major General” and “A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One”. Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st Birthday, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84 – and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long?

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