With so many different types of events happening on your Cornish holiday, it can be hard to figure out which ones to take part in. To help lighten the load, and leave you stress free on your holiday, we have looked at five of the best events happening in June, which you can see below:
Guided walk of Fowey
When visiting us in Fowey for your holiday, we would recommend taking in the sights of our ancient and historic town with a highly informative guided tour.
It was a major port in the west during the medieval period and today it remains a main exporting port for the South West coast and you will discover some of the places and people that made it famous as you wander through the tiny streets.
The walks are available every Tuesday through June and run from 11.00am to 1.00pm. To take part, meet at the Fowey Town Quay where adults cost £5.00 and Children £2.00.
Please remember that the walk is over ground that includes several short flights of steps and may not be suitable for those with some mobility issues.
Looe Lugger Regatta
This weekend, from 9th to 11th June, sees the bi-annual regatta in the bustling seaside town of Looe take place, where people gather to celebrate the area's fishing heritage.
The regatta celebrates traditional 'Luggers', which were two-mast sailing boats, once hugely common along the coasts of England and France. These traditional boats will start arriving at the historical port for the regatta from tomorrow.
The 'luggers' compete in six races spread over the two days of competition with roughly fifty boats, many of which were built more than a hundred years ago, before being lovingly and painstakingly restored by their owners, unfurl their sails in the harbour creating a site to behold.
The town's banjo-shaped pier is the best place to watch the action as it provides a great viewing point as the boats head in and out of the harbour. The town provides a mix of shops and eateries, many of which are in buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, to keep you fed and watered through the event, with many pop-up stalls also serving delicious local cuisine and beverages, there will also be live music and entertainment on the Saturday evening in Looe fish market.
The Polperro Festival, happening from the 18th June to the 25th June, is based on a much older tradition dating back centuries, which celebrates the coming of summer and came to life from a mixture of known old traditions, and the community's desire to attract more people to this beautiful south coast village... and we think they have succeeded!
The week-long festival is free and includes live music, arts and crafts fair, a comedy night, the lighting of the solstice bonfire, the colourful village carnival and a unique and very funny mock mayor choosing ceremony, which see's the winner being wheeled through the town, stopping at each inn before finally being thrown in the sea!
Wind in the Willows River Cruise
On the Wednesday 21st June at 2.30pm, hop aboard for a cruise from Fowey up the river to the gorgeous creek side village of Lerryn, spotting wildlife and taking in the sights of this glorious Cornish river.
Once there, you'll have plenty of time to wander around Lerryn, we recommend stopping to enjoy a traditional cream tea before returning to Fowey.
Accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, learn about Kenneth Grahame and his association with Fowey, where you will find out how the river gave Grahame inspiration for his book.
Booking is highly advisable and the cost is £14.25 for adults and £9.50 for children.
Please note this is an open boat, with trips subject to tide and weather conditions.
Mevagissey Feast Week
This week-long festival that starts on the 25th June is considered to be the longest surviving event in Cornwall. With many noting its long-standing success to the blend of traditional and contemporary events that allows the whole community to come together, as well as welcoming hundreds of visitors to share in its unique celebrations.
Featuring exhibitions, demonstrations, live music, delicious local cuisine and fish dishes to sample, choirs and bands, flora dances, children's entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and to top all of that off, the final day will see a huge firework display!
We believe this festival perfectly showcases the Cornish spirit and way of life!