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Things to do in 2023

We have compiled a short list of fun things to do in Cornwall this year, there are lots of fabulous of things to do across Cornwall throughout the year, here are a few that you can do during your stay, within an hour’s drive of Helsbury.

First of all, we have one for the pasty lovers (like myself) – The World Pasty Championships & Cornish Pasty Week are taking place at the Eden Project! This event takes place on the 5th of March so look out for it. Sponsored by the Cornish Pasty Association, the competition celebrates the Cornish Pasty and draws competitors from all over the world.

From May 12th to the 20th, Fowey is holding the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. The festival, held in the hometown of Daphne du Maurier, includes guest speakers and workshops. This year will be the towns 25th run of the festival.

Cornwall Open Studios

This event that takes place in a variety of locations. It gives artists the opportunity to display their work and meet other artists in the area. This fantastic event takes place from the 27th of May to the 4th of June, exhibiting the work of almost 300 Cornwall based artists.

Eden Sessions is a summer event where The Eden Project hosts many wonderful and well-known musicians, such as Lionel Richie (Wednesday 7th June), The War on Drugs (Sunday 18th June) and Jack Johnson (Friday 23rd of June).

Festivals in Cornwall

From the 21st to the 23rd of July, Leopallooza, a music festival held near Bude, takes place. We attended this festival last year and had a fantastic time and we 100% intend to go again this year. It’s a great environment and hosts some fantastic bands.

Of course, we can’t talk about music festivals without including Boardmasters. Held in Newquay from the 9th to the 13th of August, the festival draws people from all over the country who want to enjoy some great music and amazing waves. If you’re a fan of surfing and incredible bands, Boardmasters is the place for you.

Make a note in your diary of any of these amazing events to take in while you are staying with us.