May time in Cornwall signals the start of festival season. With open gardens, music festivals and food festivals, May is the perfect month to visit Cornwall. The beaches are reasonably empty, the sky is blue and the sea is warm.
1st May 2019
The biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It’s not unusual for 30,000 people to flock into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.
2nd May 2019 to 6th May 2019
All Over Cornwall
From across the globe, male choirs of all ages from boys to senior citizens descend on Cornwall for the 2019 International Male Choral Festival, for what is now the largest event of its kind in the World. More than 50 concerts and celebrations in 40 venues across the county.
3th May 2019 to 5th May 2019
The Masked Ball is a spectacular themed event in Cornwall, staged by a group of friends who just love throwing parties. The three-day spring ball on a cliff takes place on the cliffs at Beacon Crag, Porthleven and is a real launchpad to the Festival season.
8th May 2019
The famous Flora Day celebration is believed to be pre-Christian and at one time during the Victorian era was banned as being “a drunken revelry.” Dancing begins at 7am. A great family day out.
4th May 2019 to 6th May 2019
A celebration of Cornish music and art featuring life size puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the famous Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. A great day out for all the family.
10th May 2019 to 12th May 2019
A celebration and gathering of some of the finest food & drink producers and chefs in Cornwall which will take place in St Ives on Porthminster Beach – believed to be the UK’s only beach food and drink festival.
26th May 2019
A naturally wild day out for everyone to celebrate our wildlife and wild places in Cornwall at a sustainable eco-park on the North Coast of Cornwall.
31st May 2019 to 2nd Jun 2019
Great Estate Garden Fete, held within the prestigious and mystical grounds of Scorrier House, minutes away from the beautiful Cornish coastline, you can be sure to expect the unexpected.