Things to Do in Cornwall: September Highlights

Okay, so the good weather’s far from constant at the moment. Or, rather, the weather’s constantly unpredictable. But there’s one thing you can count on…
Come rain or shine, Cornwall guarantees you, your family and your friends a special introduction to the way things are done down in the South Coast of England. Maybe they’re just the next familiarly priceless instalment of a lifetime’s adoration for this place you know so well. Whatever your connection with Cornwall, it’s a place that welcomes one and all time and again…

Circus Funtasia | St Austell
Not your average, small-town circus. Funtasia is back by popular demand and promises still more death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping acrobatics and everything in between. It’s got it all: the costumes, the incredible choreography, state-of-the-art lighting, scares, jokes, and more. For all ages, Funtasia has only one requirement: the desire to experience a truly spectacular show! 13-17 Sept | Opening day tickets from £7 |


Image courtesy of William Fitzgibbon

Taste of Scilly | Isles of Scilly
Feeling hungry after all that excitement? Let’s feast! It’s no secret that Cornwall is renowned for its food: fresh fish, cream teas, pasties – the list goes on (and I feel peckish enough already). So take this fact along with the beautiful and equally delicious little islands just off the Cornish coast and you have quite the slice of foodie paradise. From lobster feasts to Scillonian produce markets, and from barbecues on the beach to pasty-making workshops. Mmmmm… 1-30 Sept |


Image courtesy of Daniel Norris

A Certain Kind of Light | Penzance
For those of you with a bent for the arts, A Certain Kind of Light is a must-see. This exhibition brings together many artists, local and international, who have made light, in all its forms, the central focus of their work. A Certain Kind of Light is an impressive collaboration of paintings, sculpture, installation and photography (after all, photograph literally means light drawing). 27 May – 23 Sept |


Image courtesy of Peter John Maridable

St Ives Festival | St Ives
Definitely another one for those with an interest in the arts. There’s music, visual arts, poetry, literature, theatre, cinema and more on offer over two weeks, and there’s variation to be found between. There’s even more, with arts workshops and classes, arts exhibitions, talks and walks. With an emphasis this year on Jazz, and including the popular band Toploader, the 2017 St Ives Festival promises to entertain the whole family. Also a must-see while in the area: the Tate gallery, one of only four in the world. 9-23 Sept |


Image courtesy of Allef Vinicius

South East Cornwall Walking Festival | Looe
Lastly, what better way to work off all the food and entertainment than with some walking. This festival will see local guides leading you through some of the best routes and hidden gems of the South East of Cornwall. Don’t worry, it’s not all walking, there’s plenty of drinking to be had, as the first walk will take you to the Duloe Beer & Cider Festival. This is the perfect way to explore the beautiful extent of the local countryside – along the coast, through creeks and woods and over fields and hills. 16-23 Sept |


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