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What’s on in July: Cornwall’s Diary

5TH JULY: UP THE CREEK WITH ENTERPRISE BOATS 

Enjoy a cruise to hidden areas of the Fal River that other boat trips do not reach. The adventure departs from Ponsharden Park and Float at 6pm and the price is £13, inclusive of a pasty and a live commentary.

11TH JULY: STITHIANS AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Cornwall’s biggest one day agricultural show has been held annually since the early 1800s – originally as a competition between locals to see who could grow the tastiest vegetables, raise the finest cattle and breed the best horses. These days, alongside the livestock competitions, you can also expect music, food courts, craft stalls, fairground rides and classic cars.

14TH JULY – 28TH AUGUST: KNEEHIGH THEATRE, THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

This summer, the wonderful folk at Kneehigh Theatre will perform three exciting new shows in this iconic Cornish garden: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, FUP, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Asylum seasons are a chance for friends old and new to enjoy world class home-grown theatre, delicious food and drink, live music and a good old-fashioned Kneehigh knees-up.

15TH – 16TH JULY: ROCK OYSTER FESTIVAL

This festival’s motto of “love, eat, dance and play” is music to our ears. With a line-up of talented musicians, Cornish artisan grub, and comedy legend Kernow King thrown in for good measure, this is a weekend that cannot be missed. Not an oyster fan? You’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on offer – from fish curries, pulled pork and mussels, to bangers, breads and wood fired pizzas.

23RD-27TH JULY: ZESTIFAL, FALMOUTH

The big new one. A gigantic celebration of Falmouth’s healthy outlook and lifestyle which will see the town’s spaces transformed into active arenas, with loads of sports, activities, health and wellbeing initiatives, all inviting you to take part. Grab you wetsuit or trainers and get involved!

26TH- 30TH JULY: THE YOUNG GENERATION PRESENTS SPAMALOT, FALMOUTH

Cornwall’s longest running youth theatre group are performing a hilarious musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Starring Eric Idle as God, it starts at 7.30pm at The Poly in Falmouth.

26TH-28TH JULY: THE SIEGE OF PENDENNIS CASTLE, FALMOUTH

Join us as we mark the 370th anniversary of the Siege of Pendennis. Expect thrilling re-enactments and one almighty attack as the castle is besieged, from 11am until 5pm.

30TH JULY: MINI MOKE NATIONAL WEEKEND, FALMOUTH

Gather with Mini Moke drivers and enthusiasts from all over the UK in the third national weekend to be held in Falmouth. Meet drivers and their vehicles on Events Square before their grand tour of Cornwall, finishing at Lands’ End.